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Charlie Higgins
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  • Backstroke
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  • Weddington, N.C.

General: The school-record holder in the 100 backstroke with a time of 46.54 ... A member of the 200 medley and 400 medley relay teams that hold school records.

2011-12: Brought in 27 individual points for Tech at the ACC Championships, placing third in the 100 backstroke and eighth in the 200 backstroke ... Also helped gather 74 points in relay events, including a first-place finish in the 200 medley relay at ACCs ... Posted a second-place finish in the 100 backstroke against Georgia Tech ... Swam the leadoff leg of the 200 medley relay to help set a new pool record at William & Mary ... Took home the title in the 100 backstroke against the Tribe ... A member of the 200 medley relay team that swam a pool-record time of 1:29.34, while placing second in the 100 backstroke against Virginia ... Earned 22 points for the H2Okies at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, helping the 200 medley relay squad to a first-place finish with a "B" cut time of 1:29.10 ... Also added a third-place showing in the 100 backstroke ... Led the 200 medley relay squad to a first-place finish with a pool record time of 1:30.27, while coming in second in the 100 backstroke to help the men's team to their first program win of Florida State ... Won the 100 backstroke against North Carolina ... Led his 200 medley relay squad to a first-place finish with a pool record time of 1:30.26 and placed second in the 100 backstroke in the season opener against NC State.

2010-11: Finished fifth in the 100 backstroke and 14th in the 100 butterfly to earn 17 points for Tech at the ACC Championships … Swam the leadoff leg of the 200 and 400 medley relays, finishing fourth and third, respectively … Was the first male swimmer of the season to swim a “B” cut time, winning the 100 backstroke at the Volunteer Invitational with a time of 48.58 … Finished third in the 200 backstroke at the Invite, earning 36 total points for the H2Okies … Swam the leadoff leg of the 200 and 400 medley relays, finishing second and fourth, respectively … Earned five individual titles on the season, winning the 100 backstroke against Charleston, Penn State, William & Mary and at the Volunteer Invite and winning the 100 breaststroke against Charleston as well … His time of 47.69 in the 100 back at ACCs ranked fourth in the conference and 44th in the nation on the season … Added a “B” cut time in the 100 fly (48.34) at ACCs.

2009-10: Qualified for the NCAA Championships for the second-straight year…Placed 23rd in the 200 back, breaking his own school record in 1:43.72, and 25th in the 100 back…Placed third in the 100 backstroke and earned an eighth-place finish in the 100 butterfly at the ACC Championships…Also added a ninth-place performance in the 200 backstroke and swam the first leg to help the 400 medley relay team to a fourth-place finish…Placed fourth in the 100 back at the Volunteer Invitational…Earned four titles in the 100 backstroke throughout the season.

2008-09: Had a standout freshman season and qualified for the NCAA Championships, competing in the 100 and 200 back, placing 20th and 33rd, respectively … Placed second in the 100 backstroke, 10th in the 200 backstroke and 15th in the 100 butterfly at the ACC Championships … Helped the 400 medley relay team finish third and the 200 medley relay team finish fifth at championships … Took fourth in the 100 back and 12th in the 100 fly at the Volunteer Invitational and helped the 400 medley relay team place second … Named Team Rookie of the Year.

High School: Competed at Charlotte Latin H.S. … State champion in the 100 back and 100 butterfly his junior and senior season … Three-year letter winner.

Personal: Charlie Higgins was born on November 8, 1988, in Winston-Salem, N.C. … Son of John and Sally Higgins … Majoring in consumer studies and resource management.

Higgin's Career Best
50 Freestyle: 21.11 100 Freestyle: 47.67*
200 Freestyle: 1:48.38* 100 Backstroke: 46.54#
200 Backstroke: 1:43.72# 100 Butterfly: 47.96

* Denotes leadoff split; # Denotes school record

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