University of Miami Athletics

Sydney Knapp






Germantown, Md.

High School


Sydney Knapp - Swimming & Diving - University of Miami Athletics

Senior (2020-21): Enjoyed another strong season for Hurricanes, serving as one of top point-getters and captain for second straight year…Picked up first individual win of season at Miami Invite (Nov. 18-20), winning 50-yard freestyle in 23.22…Posted ninth-fastest time in 50-yard freestyle in school history (22.98) as part of 2021 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships 200-yard freestyle relay…Finished in second in 200-yard freestyle (1:50.65) at Miami Invite…Took second in 100-yard freestyle (52.90) in dual meet versus FGCU (Jan. 13)…Touched wall in 24.16 in 50-yard freestyle in dual meet versus FIU (Jan. 22).

Junior (2019-20): Served as one of Miami’s top point-getters and swimming co-captain…Ranked third on team in total points scored over course of season…Posted sixth-fastest time in school history in 100-yard freestyle (49.88) at Kansas Invite (Nov. 24)…Added 10th-fastest time in Miami history in 50-yard freestyle (23.11) at Kansas Invite, and led Hurricanes with 99 points scored over multi-day meet…Helped lead Hurricanes to dual meet win over FGCU (Jan. 18), scoring team-high 20.75 points at meet…Posted eighth-fastest time in 200-yard freestyle (1:48.52) to cap season at 2020 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships (Feb. 22) in Greensboro, N.C…Was swimming team’s second-highest scorer at ACC Championships.

Sophomore (2018-19): Helped lead Miami to victories over Boston College and FAU in tri-meet (Nov. 2-3), serving on Miami’s top-finishing 200-yard medley relay team (1:45.59)…Won finals heat at Bruno Invite (Nov. 30 – Dec. 2) in 100-yard freestyle, finishing in 51.06...Member of Miami’s record-setting 200 freestyle relay team at 2019 ACC Swimming & Diving Championships in Greensboro, N.C….Helped Hurricanes break school mark at ACC Championships, finishing in 1:31.10 (Feb. 20-23)…Also competed in 50-yard freestyle in Greensboro, finishing in 23.51…Posted time of 1:51.30 in 200-yard freestyle at ACCs.

High School/Prep: Four-year varsity letter winner at Northwest High School…Maryland state champion in 100-yard freestyle in senior season…Set team records in 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay…Potomac Valley Scholar Athlete all four years of high school….Scholastic All-American athlete in 2016.

Personal: Parents are Mike and Cassie…Has one sister, Lindsay…Intends to major in international relations and spanish.