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Mari Kraus

  • position Freestyle/backstroke/im
  • height 6-0
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Oswego, IL
  • Major Biological Sciences
  • High school Oswego High School
  • position Freestyle/backstroke/im
  • height 6-0
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Oswego, IL
  • Major Biological Sciences
  • High school Oswego High School

Mari Kraus Bio

KRAUS’ TOP TIMES
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle

100 Freestyle

23.14p

51.20#

2/18/21

11/24/19

SEC Championships

GT Invite

Athens, GA

Atlanta, GA

200 Freestyle 1:46.18 2/17/22 SEC Championships Knoxville, TN
500 Freestyle 5:04.33 1/24/20 SC College Invite Columbia, SC
100 Backstroke 53.54 2/18/22 SEC Championships Knoxville, TN
200 Backstroke 1:53.11 2/19/22 SEC Championships Knoxville, TN
200 IM 1:59.84p 11/18/21 Tennessee Invitational Knoxville, TN
400 IM 4:30.96 1/26/19 SC College Invite Columbia, SC

! = School Record  |  t = Time Trial  |  # = Leadoff Split/Split | p = Prelims

AWARDS AND HONORS

  • 4x CSCAA Scholar All-American – 2019, 2022 (1st team) 2020, 2021 (honorable mention)
  • 4x SEC Academic Honor Roll (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022)

IN THE RECORD BOOK 

  • 3rd – 200 free
  • 3rd – 100 back
  • 2nd – 200 back
  • 6th – 200 IM
  • 2, 3, and 10 – 200 free relay
  • 3 and 5 – 200 free relay
  • 4 and 10 – 800 free relay
  • 5th – 400 medley relay

2021-22 (SENIOR)

  • Achieved personal records in three events at the SEC Championships – 200 free, 100 back and 200 back
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 200 back and 200 free
  • Became the programs second fastest swimmer in the 200 back with her performance at the SEC Championships
  • Placed first in the 200 back four times during the regular season – vs. Gardner-Webb, at Georgia, vs. Queens, and vs. UNCW

2020-21 (JUNIOR)

  • Achieved personal record in two events– 50 free and 100 back
  • Competed in three events at the SEC Championships – 50 free, 100 back, and 200 back
  • Took home first place four times during the season – 100 back (vs Georgia), 200 back (vs Georgia and at Georgia), and 200 IM (vs Gardner-Webb)

2019-20 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Swam the seventh fastest 200 IM in program history, a 2:00.44, at SECs
  • Took home her first career win, winning the 200 backstroke against East Carolina
  • Earned seven top-10 finishes on the season

2018-19 (FRESHMAN)

  • Posted five top-three finishes in backstroke events during her freshman season at Carolina
  • Won the 200 backstroke at the SC College Invite after clocking a 2:01.97
  • Finished 12th at the CSCAA National Invitational in the 100 backstroke with a season-best 55.31
  • Placed 5th at the CSCAA NIC in the 200 IM with a finals time of 2:00.86

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Graduated from Oswego High School in Oswego, Ill.
  • Earned four varsity letters in swimming for the Oswego Panthers with two top-three team finishes at the IHSA State Championships
  • Two-time state champion and state record holder
  • Owns one individual school record (200IM) and is a part of two record-holding relay teams (400 & 200 free relay)
  • Was a four-time state qualifier in high school and a three-time state finalist
  • Five-time national qualifier helping team to 10th place finish at NCSA nationals
  • Swam for Delta Aquatics club team for coach Deryl Leubner

PERSONAL

  • Her father, John Kraus, played football at the University of Illinois and her brother Andrew Kraus, played football for Augustana College

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