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University of Miami Athletics

Roxanne Meyer

position

Backstroke/im

Height

5-7

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Johannesburg, South Africa

High School

Crawford College HS

Roxanne Meyer - Swimming & Diving - University of Miami Athletics
Meyer’s Career Bests  
100 Back 58.55 (Dec. 4, 2009)
200 Back 2:01.18 (Feb. 18, 2010)
200 IM 2:05.56 (Nov. 19, 2010)
400 IM 4:26.69 (Nov. 20, 2010)

Junior (2010-11)…
Turned in two top-10 times in the 200 backstroke… Posted the team’s seventh-best time of 2:01.60 in the prelims of the ACC Championships (Feb. 16-19)… Finished second in a race against Houston (Nov. 6)… Had a third place finish and season-best mark of 58.56 in the 100 backstroke against FIU (Oct. 15)… Also posted a second place finish in the 200 backstroke race in a tri-meet with FIU and Central Connecticut State (Jan. 15)… Tallied a career-best time of 2:05.56 in the 200 IM prelims of the Georgia Tech Fall Invite (Nov. 19-21)… Recorded a career-best time of 4:26.69 a day later in the 400 IM… Finished third versus Houston…Sophomore (2009-10)…
Posted three of the team’s top-10 times on the season in the 100 backstroke… Registered her season-best time of 58.55 during the prelims of the Ohio State Invitational… Picked up a win in the 100 back against Florida Atlantic… Her second-fastest time in the 100 back came on a relay leadoff at the Ohio State Invite… Finished 11th overall at the Georgia Tech Fall Invite with a time of 59.06… Recorded four top-five finishes in the 200 backstroke, including a win against FAU… Had her best performance of the year in the finals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships with a mark of 2:01.18 during the finals… Tallied her second-fastest time (2:02.68) in the prelims of the ACC Championships… Had three top-five finishes the 200 individual medley… Picked up her best time at the ACC Championships in the prelims with a time of 2:06.61… Had a time of 2:06.82 at the Ohio State Invite… Collected the team’s fifth-fastest mark of the year in the 400 IM at the ACC Championships in a time of 4:28.21… Leadoff for the `Canes in the 200 MR at the Ohio State Invite, recording a split time of 27.98, while the team finished at 1:46.21… Also leadoff for the second-fastest MR team on the season (3:53.81) at the OSU Invite, using a split time of 58.86…Freshman (2008-09)…
Did not compete for Miami during her freshman year…High School/Prep…
Attended Crawford College and swam for head coach Dean Price… Events were the 100m and 200m backstroke… Also saw action in the 200m and 400m IM, as well as the 200m backstroke… 5-A Champion in 2006 for the 200m backstroke (2:14), 100m backstroke, 200m breaststroke (2:34) and 200m IM (2:22)… Central Gauteng (State) Champion in the 100m and 200m backstroke in 2006… Team captain in 2006 and ’07… Helped Gauteng to the Provincial Championship in 2006… Earned a second place finish in 2006 in the 100m backstroke, as well as the 50m backstroke…Personal…
Parents are Juliet and David… Born in Bloemfontein, South Africa… Chose to attend Miami because the weather is good year-round and the facilities were amazing… Majoring in Theatre and Motion Pictures… Has two siblings in sister, Samantha and brother, Michael… Lists Natalie Coughlin as her favorite athlete she is a world record-holder in the backstroke… Favorite sports team is Manchester United (soccer)… Watches Heroes and Friends on television… Listens to R&B and Hip-Hop music…