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University of Miami Athletics

Deidre Novotny

position

Butterfly/backstroke

Height

5-6

Class

Freshman

Hometown

Palm Harbor, Fla.

High School

East Lake HS

Junior (2009-10)
Posted three of the team’s top five times in the 100 butterfly on the season… Registered her best time at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships with a mark of 56.41 in the preliminary round… Picked up a win in the 100 fly against Central Connecticut State in a time of 58.36… Took part in six 200 backstroke races, posting her best mark of 2:03.27 in the finals of the ACC Championships… Also owned three of the team’s top five seasonal times in the 200 individual medley… Posted the team’s best time of 2:04.84 at the Ohio State Invitational… Claimed a win in the 200 IM (2:06.49) in the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational… Claimed another victory in the event in a home tri-meet against Illinois and Nebraska, scoring a time of 2:09.71… Finished with a time of 25.37 in her only 50 freestyle race of the year in a win against Central Connecticut State… Served third leg on all of the top four 200 medley relay teams on the year, with the fastest being a mark of 1:45.00 against Florida Atlantic… Recorded her best split time in the relay event at the ACC Championships, finishing her leg in 25.42 – the team finishing at 1:46.04… Third leg on the 400 medley relay team that set a season-best mark of 3:46.88 at the ACC Championships… Swam the anchor leg of the 200 free relay for the second entry at the Ohio State Invitational, helping the team post a time of 1:37.48… Also served anchor on the 400 free relay team in that same meet with the Hurricanes finishing at 3:29.91… Swam in three 100 backstroke races, with her best performance being a personal-best 58.88 mark set during the Georgia Tech Invitational…

Sophomore (2008-09)
Picked up 13 top five finishes on the year… Established 13 top five times for the Hurricanes in different events… Posted a team season-best time of 2:02.11 for the 200 IM in the preliminary round of the ACC Championships… Held the top three times, including four of the top five marks overall, for UM on the year in the 200 back… Registered a school-record mark of 1:59.98 at the ACC Championships… Collected a win against Central Connecticut State with a mark of 2:09.32… Had her third-fastest time on the year in the 200 back at the Ohio State Invitational (2:05.32)… Performed a new career-best time in the 100 butterfly at the ACC Championships, toughing the wall in 55.90… Collected a third place time of 25.24 for the 50 free in a dual match against Central Connecticut State… Recorded a new career-best mark in the 100 back at the Ohio State Invite with a time of 58.90… Posted the best time for UM on the year in the 200 IM at the ACC Championships, turning in a time of 2:02.11… Collected a third place time of 56.78 in the 100 fly in a tri-meet with Maryland and Richmond… Competed in one (1) 200 fly event, picking up a mark of 2:16.80 (5th place) against Florida Atlantic… Had the fifth-fastest time on the year for the `Canes in the 200 IM with a time of 2:03.60 in the finals of the ACC Championships… Had five (5) top five marks in the 200 IM, including a third place finish (2:08.69) at the Georgia Tech Fall Invite… Swam the third leg for the school-record breaking 200 medley relay team that collected a time of 1:42.95 at the ACC Championships… Had a split of 25.31 in that race… Took part in four of the team’s top five marks in the 200 MR… Team finished first in two meets against Florida Atlantic (1:48.15) and FIU (1:48.77)… Swam third leg in both races… Helped the team to a top 10 finish at the Ohio State Invitational in the 400 MR, picking up a time of 3:50.54 where she served third-leg with a split time of 56.77… Served third-leg for the 400 MR winning team (3:56.66) against Central Connecticut State…

Freshman (2007-08)
Took home a second place and two (2) third place finishes in the 100 backstroke… Had her best time in the event at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational with a time of 59.41… Posted six top five times in her main event–100 butterfly… Posted a first place time of 59.09 against FIU… Recorded a season-best mark of 57.89 in a tri-match with Florida Atlantic and Florida Gulf Coast… Had a second place time of 2:11.16 in the 200 backstroke against Vanderbilt… Against Florida Atlantic, secured a third place finish in the 200 fly with a mark of 2:10.83 (season-best)… Registered her best finish (second) against Houston with a time of 2:12.99… Helped the 200 freestyle relay team to a win against Vanderbilt (1:40.01), serving in the second leg of the event with a split-time of 25.07… Had four top five times in the 200 IM, including a win (2:09.74) versus Florida International… Posted her best time (2:08.10) at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational… Participated in the 200 medley relay four times, helping the Hurricanes to a win once against FIU (1:47.13) with a split-time of 27.92 in the leadoff portion of the event… Third in her only 400 IM race (4:38.10) versus FGCU…

High School/Prep
High School All-American while swimming for head coach Sybil Lotz at East Lake… Competed in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke during her career… At the state championships, timed in at 56.55 in the 100 fly and 58.2 in the 100 back event… Earned district and regional championship in the 100 back and runner-up in both in the 100 fly… Broke own school record in the 100 fly… Named team MVP as a junior and a senior… Earned All-American status as a sophomore swimming the 100 back…

Personal
Majoring in Business at Miami… Born in Mission Viejo, California… Parents are John and Deena Novotny… Has an older brother, Michael (23)… Chose to attend UM because she felt it was the right school for her from the second she stepped on campus…

Around the Pool with Novotny
Lists her favorite sports team at the Miami Hurricanes… Favorite movie is The Notebook… Watches Grey’s Anatomy on television… Lists favorite athlete is Angelina Jolie… Charlotte’s Web is her favorite book… Listens to Hip-Hop, Rap and Justin Timberlake… Says her favorite meal is sushi… Says the most influential person in her life has Mark Beach–her personal trainer, because he helped her grow as a person…