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Nikki
Vetterlein
Class: Sr.
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
Height: 5-6
Sport: Women's Swimming
Position: Back/Fly

Biography

At West Virginia in 2011-12
  • Finished ninth in the 200 back (2:00.21), 12th in the 100 back (55.95) and 14th in the 100 fly (56.08) at the Big East Championships
  • Took fifth in the 100 back (58.80) and 200 back (2:06.50) at Ohio
  • Had a third-place finish in the 100 fly (58.00) and a fourth-place finish in the 100 back (58.93) against Pitt
  • Opened season with first-place finishes as a member of the 200 medley relay (1:51.43) and 400 free relay (3:41.23), also finishing third in the 100 back (1:00.07), fourth in the 50 free (25.26) and 100 fly (59.90) and fifth in the 200 back (2:13.10) in the West Virginia State Games
At West Virginia in 2010-11
  • Placed third in 200 back (2:08.60) against Maryland
  • Member of the second-place 400 medley relay (4:04.26) against Rutgers, and also placed second in 100 back (58.61)
  • Took second in the 100 back (1:00.49) and 50 free (26.00) at Marshall
At West Virginia in 2009-10
  • Finished 22nd in the 100 fly (58.79) at the Ohio State Invitational
  • Swam on the second-place 200 medley relay (1:46.12) and 200 free relay (1:37.17) against Louisville
  • Earned first place as part of the 400 medley relay (3:53.16) against Cincinnati; also placed fourth in the 200 back (2:13.17)
  • Opened her career with a second-place in the 200 medley relay (1:49.11) against Marshall; also finished the 50 free (25.77) in fourth place
In High School
  • Helped John F. Kennedy High to two Washington 3A state titles
  • Four-year state qualifier
  • State champion in the 100 fly in 2007
  • Placed second in the 100 fly and third in the 100 back at 2008 state championships
  • Member of the 200 medley relay that finished first four-straight years at the state championships
  • Also on the 400 free relay that finished first at states in three consecutive seasons and set state and school record in 2008
  • Swam at KING Aquatic Club where she was a two time U.S. Open qualifier and holds records in the 400 free relay and 200 medley relay
Personal
  • Daughter of Malcolm and Lisa Vetterlein
  • Twin sister Allie is a swimmer at Pacific
  • Birthday is October 6
  • Majoring in business management
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll member
  • Big East Academic All-Star
  • Dean’s List honoree

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