Brittany Usinger
Brittany Usinger
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lafayette, Calif.
High School: Acalanes
Position: Freestyle/Butterfly
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Dunster

Sophomore 2016-17
First team All-Ivy League in the 100 and 200 fly … Placed sixth in the 100 back and was a member of the third-place 200 medley relay team at the Ivy League Championship meet … Second in the 100 and 200 fly at H-Y-P … Runner-up in the 100 and 200 fly against Penn and Brown … Victorious in the 100 (56.20) and 200 fly (2:03.46) vs. Columbia … Won the 100 fly ‘C’ final at the Texas Invite … Top time in the 200 fly (2:03.48) against Cornell and Dartmouth.  

Freshman 2015-16
Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Placed third against Cornell and Dartmouth in the 200 fly (2:06.14) … Took fourth against Cornell and Dartmouth in the 100 free (53.25) … Finished fifth in the 50 free (24.70) and third in the 100 fly (56.75) against Columbia … Took 10th at the Texas Invitational in the 400 IM (54.45)  in a time and 18th in the 200 fly (2:00.19) in the Texas Invitational … Finished fourth in the 100 butterfly (57.18) and  10th in the 50 free (24.61) against Brown and Penn … Recorded Harvard’s second-fastest times in the 100 (53.94) and the 200 fly (1:58.89) at the Ivy League Championship Meet.

Before Harvard:
Top Times:
50 free (lead-off leg): 23.18
200 free: 1:47.51
100 fly: 52.43
200 fly: 1:57.64

In 2014, Brittany Usinger was a finalist in the 100 fly (A final) and 200 fly (B final) at winter SCY Junior Nationals, and summer LCM Junior nNationals (B and C final). She also was a Santa Clara Arena International Grand Prix 200 IM finalist (C final) and a 200 fly finalist (B final), before placing first in the 100 fly and second in the 200 free at California's North Coast Section championship. Usinger is a three time Academic All-American, a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation, and was nominated for the Acalanes Gifted and Talented Education program at her high school. She is interested in studying psychology, reading postmodern literature and traveling.

"I chose to attend Harvard because of the exceptional education Harvard has to offer and the endless, unique opportunities that are available to students," Usinger said. "Also, I feel it is the perfect place to meet a diverse group of classmates who will help me to learn and grow as an individual. Harvard's combination of academics and athletics is unparalleled, and I cannot wait to be a part of the HWSD family."