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University of Miami Athletics

Taylor Grenda

position

Butterfly

Height

5-6

Class

Sophomore

Hometown

Hockessin, Del.

High School

Ursuline Academy

Grenda’s Career Bests ?
500 Free 5:04.60 (Feb. 17, 2010)
100 Fly 59.65 (Nov. 20, 2010)
200 Fly 2:06.25 (Feb. 18, 2010)
400 IM 4:29.66 (Feb. 19, 2010)

Junior (2010-11)…
Claimed the team’s ninth-best time on the year in the 500 freestyle, turning in a time of 5:04.96 in the prelims of the Georgia Tech Fall Invite (Nov. 19-21)… Claimed a third-place finish in the 500 free race against FIU (Oct. 15)… Also registered a top-five time against Florida Atlantic (Jan. 21)… Touched the wall in a career-best time of 59.65 in the 100 butterfly at the GT Fall Invite… Season-best time of 2:08.93 in the 200 fly came at the GT Fall Invite… Registered a third place finish in the 200 fly race against FIU (Oct. 15)… Raced in one 200 individual medley competition at the All Florida Invite (Oct. 1-3)… Turned in a season-best mark of 4:33.69 for the 400 IM prelims at the GT Fall Invite…

Sophomore (2009-10)…
Posted the team’s fourth-best 500 freestyle time of the season, putting up a career-best mark of 5:04.60 in the prelims of the Atlantic Coast Conference Championships… Finished fourth in the 500 free in a tri-meet against Illinois and Nebraska with a mark of 5:13.10… Raced in four 100 butterfly events, turning in her best time of 1:00.28 at the Georgia Tech Fall Invite… Registered three of the team’s top five times in the 200 butterfly, with her best being a time of 2:06.25… Finished the prelims of the Ohio State Invitational in a time of 2:07.41… Took part in four 400 individual medley races, taking a time of 4:29.66 in the ACC Championships…

Before Miami…
Transferred to Miami from the University of Michigan, spending one year with the Wolverines program… Lettered one year while swimming primarily in the 100 butterfly event… Prepped at Ursuline Academy under head coach Bruce Gemmell… Competed in the 200 butterfly, 400 individual medley and 500 freestyle… Finished the Delaware State Championships in fourth place in the 200 IM as a senior, collecting a time of 2:09.00… Picked up First team All-State honors as a senior, as well as Second Team All-State in her junior year… Tabbed First Team All-Conference back-to-back years to finish her career… Selected a Team Captain as junior and senior, while also being a Team MVP during her junior season… Member of the National Honor Society and student council…

Personal…
Born Taylor Alexis Grenda… Parents are Tom and Debbie Grenda… Has two siblings – Tyler and Dane… Hopes to work towards a degree in Communications… Lists going to the beach as a hobby, as well as playing beach volleyball… Says a superstition before every race is making sure her goggles are on very tight… Favorite television show is What I Like About You… Favorite sports team is the Philadelphia Phillies… Says pizza is her favorite meal… Brothers both swam collegiately at Notre Dame (Tyler) and Michigan (Dane)… Brother Dane was an All-American for the Michigan Wolverines…