ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Courtney Otto
Courtney Otto
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: West Seneca, N.Y.
High School: West Seneca West
Position: Freestyle
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Eliot

Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving
Personal Records
200 Free:
1:49.43 (Columbia, 11/16/12) 
500 Free:
4:45.68 (Ivy League Championships, 2/23/12)
1,000 Free: 9:57.72 (HYP, 2/4/12)
200 Breast: 2:20.98 (Brown, 1/14/12)
100 Fly: 56.21 (Columbia, 11/16/12)
200 Fly: 1:56.24 (Georgia Invitational, 12/2/12)
200 IM: 2:00.31 (Georgia Invitational, 11/30/12)*
400 IM: 4:10.22 (Ivy League Championships, 2/23/11)*
* - Harvard record 

Sophomore · 2012-13
Placed sixth in the 400 IM and eighth in the 200 fly at the 2012 U.S. Open Swimming Championships ... Earned personal records in the 200 fly (1:56.24)and 200 IM (2:00.31), which was also a Harvard record, at the Georgia Invitational ... Placed third in the 200 fly at the Georgia Invitational behind Olympians Rachael Bootsma and Caitlin Leverenz of Cal ... Cruised to a first-place finish in the 200 butterfly (1:58.11) at the Princeton and Yale meet (Feb. 1) ... Set a new Harvard record in the 400 IM (4:11.91*) while also finishing second in the 200 fly (1:57.80) at the Ivy meet. In addition, was a member of the 800 freestyle relay team that finished second, all at the Ivy meet (Feb. 28).

Freshman · 2011-12
Placed first in the 200 fly with a time of 2:01.20 and was runner-up in the 1,000 free and 200 IM in 10:04.75 and 2:08.15, respectively, against Cornell and Dartmouth ... Posted an NCAA B standard time of 1:56.94 to place third in the 200 fly and took eighth in the 400 IM with an NCAA B standard time of 4:15.14 at the Georgia Invitational ... Set a pool record of 2:00.32 in the 200 fly at Columbia and also won the 1,000 free (10:04.96) and 500 free (5:43.33) ... Won the 200 breast in 2:20.98 against Brown ... Placed second in the 200 IM (2:04.99), third in the 1,000 free (10:09.82) and fourth in the 200 breast (2:21.22) against Northwestern and Iowa ... Placed second in the 1,000 free (9:57.72), third in the 200 fly (2:00.37) and fourth in the 500 free (4:56.08) at HYP ... Won the 400 IM in an NCAA B standard time of 4:10.22 and was a member of the winning 800 free relay team at the Ivy League Championships ... Also placed second in the 200 fly (1:58.74) and 500 free (4:45.68) at the Ivy League Championships ... Placed 24th in the 200 fly (1:57.47), 30th in the 400 IM (4:14.58) and 54th in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships ... Swam to a ninth-place finish in the 200 fly at the 2012 Olympic Team Trials ... Also took 22nd in the 200 IM and 28th in the 400 IM at the Olympic Trials.

Berfore Harvard
Lettered three years on the West Seneca West varsity swimming team … Three-time school MVP and two-time league MVP … Named the West Seneca Bee Athlete of the Year twice and was named the West Seneca West Athlete of the Year in 2010 … Holds every individual swim record at West Seneca West and multiple section records as well … Took home two state championships in 2010 and was also a member of the NCSA National Youth Team that same year … Member of National Honor Society, French Honor Society and Peer Counseling group … Was a middle school tutor as a senior … Cousin, Aaron Miller, played hockey at Vermont, in the NHL and on the 2002 U.S. Olympic hockey team … Brother, Joe Otto, was an All-American track runner at RPI and sister, Amanda Otto, captained swim team at Army.