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Danika Huizinga




Redshirt Senior


Toronto, Canada

High School


Danika Huizinga - Swimming & Diving - University of Miami Athletics

Redshirt Senior (2021-22): Delivered impressive lone season with Hurricanes after transferring into program, setting school record in 200-yard backstroke (1:55.49)…Posted one other individual time that ranked in Miami’s ‘Top 10’ performers list in school history (100-yard backstroke, 53.04, second) in addition to two school-record relay times (200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay)…Competed in 100-yard backstroke (55.10) and 200-yard backstroke (1:59.96) at SMU Classic (Oct. 8-9)…Won both 100-yard backstroke (54.93) and 200-yard backstroke (1:59.36) at Miami Invite (Nov. 18-20), while serving on multiple winning relays…Captured wins in both backstroke events in dual meet win over FGCU (Jan. 12), winning 100-yard backstroke (58.37) and 200-yard backstroke (2:05.58)…Finished fourth in 100-yard backstroke (53.99) in dual meet with Florida State (Jan. 21)…Scored points for Miami at ACC Championships in Atlanta, taking seventh in ‘B’ final of 200-yard backstroke (1:56.75) and fourth in ‘C’ final of 100-yard backstroke (53.38), posting NCAA ‘B’ cut times in both events…Added Miami-best time of 53.04 in 100-yard backstroke as part of 400-yard medley relay team at conference championships… Member of school record 200-yard medley relay (1:38.00) and 400-yard medley relay teams (3:37.27) that etched name into school record books at ACC Championships.

Before Miami: Guatemalan National Team member who delivered dominant four-year career at NC State before transferring to Miami…Qualified for NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in final two seasons in signature backstroke events…Cracked NC State all-time top 10 in the 2021 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships prelims of 100 backstroke (52.90) and went 52.94 in the ‘A’ final to place seventh…Competed in ‘A’ final of 200 backstroke at 2020 ACC Championships where she placed eighth in season-best time of 1:50.79….Placed fourth in 200 backstroke at 2018 ACC Championships as true freshman with time of 1:53.78 in ‘A’ final, just missing out on podium finish.