Marcella Ruppert-Gomez
Marcella Ruppert-Gomez
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Miami, Fla.
High School: Gulliver Prep (Fla.)
Position: Freestyle/IM

Freshman - 2018-19
Second-team all-Ivy League selection in the 1,650 free ... Logged a time of 16:25.22, which was No. 2 all-time in Harvard history and No. 1 for the 2018-19 campaign, to finish second in the 1,650 free at the Ivy meet ... Posted the ninth-best 1,000 free performance (9:52.05) in program history at the Ivy League Championships ... Ranked fifth on the team in the 500 free after producing a time of 4:51.57 at the Hall of Fame Invitational ... Swam the 200 free at the Hall of Fame Invite and turned in a time of 1:54.08 ... Competed in the 100 fly at the Ivy meet (1:00.60) ... Also logged season bests in the 200 fly (2:04.93) and 400 IM (4:20.13) at the Hall of Fame Invite ... Her best 200 IM time came vs. Columbia (2:09.48).

Before Harvard
Three-time state champion in the 500 freestyle (2017), 200 IM (2017), and 400 freestyle relay (2017) ... Named to the first team in the 500 freestyle (2016) … Earned second team honors in 200 IM (2016) … Two-year team captain (2016, 2017) … Selected as the 2018 Gulliver Prep Athlete of the Year … Class 2A Swimmer of the Year (2017) … Four-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America … Competed in the Speedo Junior National Championship in 2017 … Member of the National Honor Society … Earned the Excellence in Global Politics Award … Daughter of Maria Carolina Gomez and Thomas Kent Ruppert.