Holly Harper
    • Event
    • Class
    • Hometown
    • Backstroke/Individual Medley
    • Junior
    • Charlottesville, Va.

    Updated: October 21, 2014

    2014-15: At the Virginia Tech Swimming & Diving Challenge, won the 50 back in 26.25, finished fourth in the 200 back and helped the 200 free relay team finish second.

    2013-14: Swam the first leg of the 400 medley relay (24th) and the third leg of the 800 freestyle relay (28th) for the H2Okies at NCAA Championships … Racked up 148 relay points and 60.5 individual points for the H2Okies at ACC Championships … Set school records in both the 200 backstroke (1:55.66, 6th) and 200 IM (1:58.99, 8th) at ACC Championships … Took fourth in the 100 backstroke and sixth in the 1000 freestyle in a dual meet against UNC Wilmington … Capture top-10s in the 100 backstroke (fifth), 200 backstroke (ninth) and 200 IM (10th) in a dual meet against Miami, No. 9 Virginia and Wisconsin … Finished eighth in the 100 backstroke and sixth in the 200 backstroke in a dual meet against No. 23 Missouri and No. 15 Tennessee … Tallied 60 individual points and 140 relay points to wrap up the fall season at the H2Okie Fall Invite … Finished third in the 50 backstroke and seventh in the 200 backstroke to kick off the season at the Virginia Tech Swimming Challenge.

    2012-13: Had a solid freshman campaign, scoring 11 points at the ACC Championships ... Took 15th in the 200 backstroke, 14th in the 200 IM and 11th in the 100 backstroke - setting lifetime bests in all three events at ACCs ... Placed eighth in the 200 backstroke, seventh in the 100 backstroke and ninth in the 200 IM at No. 10 Virginia ... Took second in the 100 backstroke in the win against William & Mary and Miami ... Placed second in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 200 backstroke at NC State ... Took fifth in the 200 backstroke against No. 10 Tennessee ... Placed third in the 200 backstroke, second in the 100 backstroke, and fourth in the 200 IM with all career bests at the H2Okie Fall Invitational ... Won the 100 backstroke and took second in the 200 backstroke at Georgia Tech ... Finished second in the 200 backstroke at Duke ... Finished third in the 200 backstroke at North Carolina ... Led the H2Okie women in her first collegiate event against Gardner-Webb, VMI and Liberty ... Swam the first leg of the 200 medley relay to help her squad to a first-place finish ... Also collected first-place showings in the 200 backstroke and 50 backstroke.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner at Albemarle High School ... Two-time State runner-up ... Two-time 100 backstroke All-American ... 16-time District Champion ... Two-time Scholastic All-American ... A member of the Virginia Gators swim club for six years ... Junior National Qualifier.

    Personal: Holland Joann Harper was born on Oct. 7, 1993 in Charlottesville, Va. ... Daughter of Ernie and Karen Harper ... Has two younger siblings, Hannah and Hogan ... Her father, Ernie, threw the discus at the United States Navel Academy ... Majoring in English.

    2014-15: At the Virginia Tech Swimming & Diving Challenge, won the 50 back in 26.25, finished fourth in the 200 back and helped the 200 free relay team finish second.

    2013-14: Swam the first leg of the 400 medley relay (24th) and the third leg of the 800 freestyle relay (28th) for the H2Okies at NCAA Championships … Racked up 148 relay points and 60.5 individual points for the H2Okies at ACC Championships … Set school records in both the 200 backstroke (1:55.66, 6th) and 200 IM (1:58.99, 8th) at ACC Championships … Took fourth in the 100 backstroke and sixth in the 1000 freestyle in a dual meet against UNC Wilmington … Capture top-10s in the 100 backstroke (fifth), 200 backstroke (ninth) and 200 IM (10th) in a dual meet against Miami, No. 9 Virginia and Wisconsin … Finished eighth in the 100 backstroke and sixth in the 200 backstroke in a dual meet against No. 23 Missouri and No. 15 Tennessee … Tallied 60 individual points and 140 relay points to wrap up the fall season at the H2Okie Fall Invite … Finished third in the 50 backstroke and seventh in the 200 backstroke to kick off the season at the Virginia Tech Swimming Challenge.

    2012-13: Had a solid freshman campaign, scoring 11 points at the ACC Championships ... Took 15th in the 200 backstroke, 14th in the 200 IM and 11th in the 100 backstroke - setting lifetime bests in all three events at ACCs ... Placed eighth in the 200 backstroke, seventh in the 100 backstroke and ninth in the 200 IM at No. 10 Virginia ... Took second in the 100 backstroke in the win against William & Mary and Miami ... Placed second in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 200 backstroke at NC State ... Took fifth in the 200 backstroke against No. 10 Tennessee ... Placed third in the 200 backstroke, second in the 100 backstroke, and fourth in the 200 IM with all career bests at the H2Okie Fall Invitational ... Won the 100 backstroke and took second in the 200 backstroke at Georgia Tech ... Finished second in the 200 backstroke at Duke ... Finished third in the 200 backstroke at North Carolina ... Led the H2Okie women in her first collegiate event against Gardner-Webb, VMI and Liberty ... Swam the first leg of the 200 medley relay to help her squad to a first-place finish ... Also collected first-place showings in the 200 backstroke and 50 backstroke.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner at Albemarle High School ... Two-time State runner-up ... Two-time 100 backstroke All-American ... 16-time District Champion ... Two-time Scholastic All-American ... A member of the Virginia Gators swim club for six years ... Junior National Qualifier.

    Personal: Holland Joann Harper was born on Oct. 7, 1993 in Charlottesville, Va. ... Daughter of Ernie and Karen Harper ... Has two younger siblings, Hannah and Hogan ... Her father, Ernie, threw the discus at the United States Navel Academy ... Majoring in English.

    Harper's Collegiate Best
    50 Free: 23.45 100 Free: 51.72
    1000 Free: 11:30.17 50 Back: 25.37
    100 Back: 53.54 200 Back: 1:55.66
    100 Fly: 58.60 200 IM: 1:58.99
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