Georgia Van de Zande
Georgia Van de Zande
Height: 5-8
Year: Jr.
Hometown: Raleigh, N.C.
High School: Cary Academy
Position: Free-MD
Major: Mechanical Engineering

2013-14: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … against Wellesley (11/22), she was fourth in the 1000 free in 11:17.99 and, against Bowdoin and Babson (11/23), she was eighth in the 100 back with a 1:11.68 and was fourth in the 500 free with a time of 5:35.56 … improved her time in the 500 to a 5:21.35 at the MIT Winter Invitational (12/6-7) to take 11th , while also finishing in fifth in the 1650 free in 18:32.75 … at the NEWMAC Championships (2/20-23), she was 20th in the consolation final of the 500 with a time of 5:25.95 after going 5:20.24 at prelims, was 15th in the 200 free with a time of 1:59.94 and came 13th in the 1650 in 18:32.18.

2012-13: NEWMAC Academic All-Conference … against Wellesley (11/16), she came sixth in both the 200 free and the 500 free, going 2:02.34 and 5:33.21 respectively … at the NEWMAC Championships (2/15-17), she was the third leg of the 400 Free Relay that came third in prelims with a time of 3:41.88 … finished 24th in the 500 free with a time of 5:26.12 … was 18th in the 200 free in 2:00.77 … came 29th in the 100 free with a time of 56.25.

2011-12: Saw action in both freestyle and backstroke as a freshman … took second in the 200 free vs. Colby (1/14) … also took second in the 200 free at Springfield (1/15) … also scored second-place finishes against Colby and at Springfield in the 500 free … took 10th in the 200 free at the NEWMAC Championships with a 1:58.26 … solid sixth-place showing in the 500 free in 5:15.83.

Out of the Pool at MIT: Majoring in mechanical engineering … completed a UROP with MIT GEAR Lab working with water purification for villages in India … conducted a UROP with the Ocean Engineering Department and MIT Sea Grant … Marine Robotics team.

High School: A 2011 graduate of Cary Academy … all-conference in the 100 and 20 free … conference swimmer of the year as a sophomore … part of the school record 200 and 400 free relay teams … team captain … National Honor Society … French Honor Society.