ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Danielle Lee
Danielle Lee
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Paradise Valley, Ariz.
High School: Phoenix Country Day School
Position: Freestyle/Backstroke
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Leverett

Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving
Personal Records

50 Free: 23.64 (Georgia Invitational, 12/2/12)
200 Free: 1:47.68 (Princeton and Yale, 2/2/13)
100 Fly: 55.11 (Georgia Invitational, 12/2/12)
100 Back: 54.36 (Ivy League Championships, 2/28/13)
200 Back: 1:56.11 (Georgia Invitational, 12/2/12)
200 IM: 2:05.86 (Cornell & Dartmouth, 11/10/12)

Sophomore 2013-14
Represented Harvard at the 2014 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. … Part of the 200 medley relay (1:44.34) that placed third and the 400 freestyle relay (3:27.25) that placed first at Columbia … Came in first in the 100 backstroke (54.54), first in the 200 backstroke (1:58.88) against Columbia (Nov. 9) … Raced on the 200 medley relay (1:45.00) that finished first and came in first in the 200 freestyle (1:50.63),first in the 500 freestyle (5:00.51) and was part of the 400 freestyle relay (3:24.74) that came in first against Dartmouth and Cornell (Nov. 16) … Part of the 200 freestyle relay (1:35.62) that finished 13th and was part of the 400 medley relay (3:43.49) that finished eighth at the Texas Invitational Dec. 5-7 … Swept all four races she competed in against Brown; was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team (1:44.18), took the top spot in the 100 back (54.84), the 100 free (51.15) and the 200 IM (2:06.73) … Finish first four times at Penn; as a member of the 200 medley relay unit (1:44.59), in the 200 free (1:50.19), the 200 back (2:00.85) and the 200 IM (2:08.62); also competed in the 100 breast (1:18.05) … Was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team (1:43.12) and swept the 100 back (54.42) and 200 back (1:58.19) at HYP … Became an Ivy League champion in the 200 medley relay (1:43.12), the 100 back (52.83) and the 200 back (pool-record setting 1:55.70); raced on the second-place 400 medley relay team (3:38.69) and took ninth in the 100 fly (54.21) … Swam the 100 back (53.39) and the 100 fly (54.86) in the NCAA Championships before posting a career-best time in the 200 back (1:55.50), jumping up 14 places from her seeding.

Freshman 2012-13
Owns a 'B' cut qualifying time of 1:56.11 in the 200 back, set at the Georgia Invitational where she won the second final ... Posted back-to-back wins in the 200 freestyle and 100 backstroke against Penn and Brown Jan. 19 ... Cruised to victoy in the 100 butterfly (56.39) against Vermont Jan. 20 ... During the Princeton and Yale meet, set a new personal-best in the 200 freestyle (1:47.68), winning that race and placing second in the 200 backstroke (1:56.91). Also was a member of the 200 medley relay team that placed first at the Princeton and Yale meet (Feb. 1) ... Finished fourth in both the 100 back (54.59) and 200 back (1:57.64) at the Ivy meet. Also a member of the 400 freestyle relay team that finished fourth, and the 800 freestyle relay team that finished second at the Ivy meet (Feb. 28) ... Posted a third-place finish in the 200 back (2:00.20) at the ECAC Championships (Mar. 3).

Before Harvard:
Four-year varsity letterwinner and four-time team MVP at Phoenix Country Day School … Named team captain as a senior … Named Swimmer of the Meet at high school state championships all four years … Also named Swimmer of the Year by Arizona Republic as a senior … Four-time All-American … Won eight individual state titles  and holds seven school records … Also set three Division 1 records in the 100 free, 200 free and 100 back … Won Phoenix Country Day School’s Most Outstanding Athlete Award in 2011 and 2012 … Volunteered at the John C. Lincoln Hospital from 2010-2011 … Coached for the Special Olympics from 2009-2012 … Part of Project Excellence as a teacher’s assistant tutoring under-privileged students in the community.