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Michael Strand
Position: Back/Fly/IM
Year: Senior
Hometown: Chatham, N.J.
High School: Chatham
At Princeton — 2013-14: repeated as the Ivy League champion in the 100 back in 46.80 at the Ivy League Championships … placed seventh in the 100 fly (48.22) and 10th in the 200 back (1:46.85) … earned First-Team All-Ivy League honors in the 200 medley relay and Second-Team honors in the 400 medley relay … posted Princeton’s fastest times in the 100 back (46.68) and the 100 fly (47.63), as well as Top-5 times in the 200 back (fourth, 1:46.42) and the 50 free (fifth, 20.44). 2012-13: earned first-team All-Ivy League honors and helped Princeton to fifth-straight Ivy League title …  won the 100 back Ivy championship in a pool record 47.43; time was Princeton's fastest 100 back of the season  … helped Princeton to Ivy championship and NCAA ‘A’ cut in 200 medley relay (1:26.25) … competed in both medley relays at the NCAA Championships and earned Top 25 finish … took seventh in 200 back in 1:47.69; went 1:46.68 in prelims for fourth-fastest time of Princeton season … split 19.96 on the 200 free relay, helping Princeton to season-best time of 1:19.29 at Ivies … helped Princeton to third-place finish in 400 medley relay … won the ‘B’ final in the 100 fly at the Ivy Championships; time of 47.87 was Princeton's second-fastest of the season. 2011-12: earned All-America Honorable Mention in the 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championships … earned Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention … reached the conference team as a freshman and earned first-team All-Ivy League honors in both the 200 medley relay and the 400 medley relay … earned second-team All-Ivy honors individually with a second-place finish in the 100 back (47.49) … reached the ‘A’ final in the 100 fly and placed third in 47.87 … finished fifth in the 200 back in 1:47.38 … won the 100 back at H-Y-P in 49.10.

Before Princeton - won New Jersey state championships in 100 back (2010, 2011) and 100 fly (2011) ... holds New Jersey state record in 100 back ... holds Chatham High records in eight events, including five individual (100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 100 back and 100 breast) ... won USA Swimming sectional championships three times (2010, 2011 back; 2011 fly) ... invited to USA Swimming Junior Nationals and Senior Nationals ... five-time NISCA All-America selection ... NISCA Academic All-America honoree ... three-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-America.

Personal - born Dec. 18, 1992 ... son of David and Anna Marie Strand ... both parents are attorneys ... has a younger sister Gianna ... enjoys playing golf and lacrosse ... may study economics or math at Princeton.

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