Coral Springs, Fla.
Had her best finish in the 100 freestyle with a fifth place showing against Florida International (58.60) … Turned in her best time of the year in the 100 free at the ACC Championships with a time of 56.87 … Posted seven Top 10 times in the 200 free … Turned in a time of 56.87 in the 100 freestyle at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … Established a career-best time of 2:01.26 in the 200 free at the ACC Championships … Had her highest finish in the 200 free event against Houston (sixth place) where she had a time of 2:07.01 … Helped the 200 freestyle relay team to a third place finish (1:44.88) … Took part in the 500 free three times, taking a best time of 5:31.43 at the Georgia Tech Fall Invitational … Established a time of 25.87 at the ACC Championships in the 50 free.
Competed in the 200 freestyle at the ACC Championships, clocking in at 2:00.50 … Swam the 500 free at the ACC Championships with a time of 5:22.18 … Placed sixth against FSU in the 1000 free event, coming in at 10:40.17.
Swam for Michael Lohnberg at Coral Springs High School … Placed third in Class 3A District 9 100- and 200-yard freestyle events … In Class 3A Region 3, she placed seventh in the 100-yard freestyle event … Was named team captain her senior year … Academic All-American as a junior and senior.
Full name is Meredith Barrett Hatic … Majoring in Marketing … Birth date is June 13, 1988 … Daughter of Haas and Debby Hatic … Sister, Dana, is on the swimming team this year for the Hurricanes as a freshman … Chose to attend UM because they offered her an academic scholarship that was too good to pass up … Wants to become an entertainment attorney or film producer after graduation.
Around the Pool with Hatic…
Favorite actor is George Clooney … Favorite movie is listed as The Princess Bride … Enjoys watching Friends on television … Listens to rock music … Says her favorite food is anything but seafood … Advice to youngsters is to learn qualities like focus and discipline because they’ll need it later in life.