Talita Ribeiro Event: Sprint Freestyle/Backstroke
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5' 6"
Hometown: Sau Paul, Brazil
photo SKINNER ON RIBEIRO: "Incredible speed coupled with a strong work-ethic. Talita looks to excel at the ACC and NCAA levels."

2004-05: Joined the team at the semester break ... Finished fifth in the 100 free at the ACC Championships ... Seventh at the ACCs in the 50 free ... Was on the fourth-place 400 free relay team at the same meet ... Was third at the ACCs in the 100 back in a school-record time of 55.90 ... Won the 200 free against West Virginia ... Owns the fourth-fastest time in school history in the 50 free.

HIGH SCHOOL: Studied in Colegio Santa Marcelina ... Three-time national champion in the 100 backstroke and one-time national champion in the 50 backstroke ... Broke the South American record in the event ... Swam for Alberto Pinto for the Esporte Clube Pinheiros.

PERSONAL: Talita Ribeiro was born October 31, 1985 in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Daughter of Heloisio and Beatriz Ribeiro ... Majoring in biology.