Marissa Cominelli
Marissa Cominelli
Year: Senior
Hometown: Shaker Heights, Ohio
High School: Hawken
Position: Backstroke/Fly
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Cabot

Senior 2016-17
Placed third in the 100 back and eighth in the 200 at the Ivy Championship Meet … Took eighth in the 100 back and 10th in the 200 at H-Y-P … Finished third in the 100 back against Penn and Brown … Fourth in the 100 and 200 back events against Columbia …  Third in the 200 breast and fourth in the 100 back vs. Cornell and Dartmouth. 

Junior 2015-16
Placed fourth against Cornell and Dartmouth in the 100 back (58.06) … Finished ninth against Cornell and Dartmouth in the 50 free (25.09) … Place third against Cornell and Dartmouth in the 200 back (2:05.58) … Earned second in the 100 back (54.69) and third in the 200 back (2:00.31) at the Hawkeye Invitational … Registered a third-place finish in the 100 backstroke (57.55) against Brown and Penn … Posted Harvard’s fourth-fastest time in the 200 back ( 1:59.24) at the Ivy League Championship Meet.

Sophomore 2014-15
Took 11th in the 50 free versus Dartmouth and Cornell (25.15), before taking sixth in the 200 back (2:07.94) … Placed fifth in the 100 back (57.97) and third in the 200 back (2:06.01) against Columbia … Had a ninth-place swim in the 100 back (58.37) and finished in 11th in the 200 back (2:06.79) against Duke and South Carolina … Took 10th in the 50 free (25.07) and fourth in the 200 back (2:06.12) against Brown and Penn … Placed eighth in the 100 breaststroke (57.70), 13th in the 50 free (24.70) and third in the 200 back (2:00.48) at HYP … Finished Ivy prelims in 32nd in the 50 free (24.14) … Earned an evening swim and seventh place finish in the 100 back (55.29) … Finished fourth in the consolation final of the 200 back (2:01.38) during the Ivy League Championships.

Freshman 2013-14
Part of the 200 medley relay (1:51.61) that placed fourth and finished sixth in the 200 backstroke (2:04.13) against Columbia (Nov. 9) … part of the 400 medley relay (3:45.88) that placed 11th at the Texas Invitational (Dec. 5-7) … A member of the third-place 200 medley relay team (1:48.71) against Brown … Took part in the fifth-place 200 medley relay unit at Penn (1:51.75), while grabbing a second place finish in the 100 back (57.06) … Part of the 200 medley relay team to finish third at HYP (1:45.34), while also swimming the 50 free (24.70), the 100 back (56.43) and the 200 back (2:02.71) … Swam the 50 free in 24.02 at the Ivy League Championships, before taking third in the 100 back (54.34) and fourth in the 200 back (1:58.86).

 

Before Harvard
Selected as captain as a senior and earned four varsity letters in swimming at Hawken ... Led Hawken to four consecutive Division II Ohio State High School Girls' Swimming and Diving championships ... Two-time 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard medley relay team Division II Ohio State High School Girls' Swimming and Diving champion... State record holder in girls 100-yard back and 200 yard medley relay ... Named Girls' Swimmer of the Meet by the Division II Ohio State High School Association in 2012 ... Two-time National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches All-American ... Two-time Association/Speedo All-American … Four-time Northern Ohio News-Herald, Sun-Herald, and The Cleveland Plan Dealer  Girls' Swimming All-Stars team selection ... 2012 Olympic Trials qualifier ... Recipient of borsa di studio AILA in 2013 ... Team captain of Relay for LifeMay ... Member of the Student Preparatory Program, Strings Ensemble ... Volunteered with the Special Olympics.