Collin Higgins
    • Event
    • Class
    • Hometown
    • Backstroke/Individual Medley
    • Senior
    • Charlotte, N.C.

    Updated: October 28, 2014

    2014-15: At Duke, won the 100 breast with a time of 49.06, won the 200 back with a time of 1:46.76 and helped the 400 free relay team finish third … At UNC, won the 100 back in 48.75, took second in the 200 back and helped the 400 medley relay team finish second … Swam in one event at the Virginia Tech Swimming & Diving Challenge, winning the 50 back with a time of 23.48.

    2013-14: Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors in the 200 backstroke after placing ninth and setting a new ACC record in 1:40.10 at NCAAs … At ACCs, earned the Hokies 65 team points as he won the bronze medal in the 200 backstroke and recorded an NCAA “A” cut with a school-record time of 1:41.28, also finished eighth in the 100 backstroke and eleventh in the 200 IM … At UNC Wilmington, helped place third in the 300 medley relay and placed fourth in the 50 free … At No. 18 Virginia, finished third in the 200 backstroke, helped finish second in the 200 medley relay, won the 100 backstroke and helped win the 400 medley relay … At Tennessee, helped take fifth in the 200 medley relay and finished second in the 200 and the 100 backstroke … At the H20kies Fall Invitational, won the 200 backstroke, took third in the 100 backstroke, finished fifth in the 200 IM and helped win the 400 medley relay … At Pittsburgh, helped take third in the 200 medley relay and won the 100 and the 200 backstroke … Placed fifth in the 200 freestyle at Cincinnati … At Ohio State, helped claim second in the 200 medley relay and finished third in the 100 and 200 backstroke events … Against NC State, helped take second in the 200 medley relay and won the 100 and the 200 backstroke events … At the VT Swimming Challenge, helped win the 400 medley relay, placed second in the 50 backstroke, won the 200 backstroke and helped take second in the 200 medley relay.

    2012-13: Scored 28 points for the H2Okies at the ACC Championships ... Placed 12th in the 200 IM, eighth in the 100 backstroke and seventh in the 200 backstroke at ACCs ... Won the 100 backstroke and placed second in the 200 backstroke at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Took fourth in the 200 backstroke, fifth in the 100 backstroke and eighth in the 100 butterfly at Virginia ... Won the 100 backstroke against William & Mary ... Placed second in the 100 backstroke and won the 200 backstroke at NC State ... Placed second in the 200 backstroke and third in the 100 backstroke against Tennessee ... Posted two top-five performances at the H2Okie Fall Invitational, placing third in the 100 backstroke and second in the 200 backstroke ... His 200 backstroke time was his first B standard time of his career and a career best ... Placed second in the 100 backstroke and third in the 200 backstroke at Georgia Tech ... Posted third-place finishes in the backstroke events at Duke ... Took fourth in the 100 backstroke and third in the 200 backstroke to open the season at No. 9 North Carolina.

    2011-12: Had a great freshman campaign, scoring 16 points for the H2Okies at the ACC Championships ... Finished seventh in the 100 backstroke, 13th in the 200 backstroke and 22nd in the 200 IM at ACCs ... Posted third-place finishes in the 100 and 200 backstrokes against Georgia Tech ... Took home the title in the 200 backstroke, while coming in second in the 200 backstroke at William & Mary ... Placed fourth in the 100 and 200 backstrokes against Virginia ... Added 44 points for the H2Okies at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, finishing fourth in the 200 backstroke and fifth in the 100 backstroke ... Also bettered his 200 IM time by almost six seconds, with a time of 1:54.92 ... Placed in the top-10 in two events at Ohio State, coming in sixth in the 100 backstroke and fourth in the 200 backstroke ... Won his second title in the 200 backstroke in the quad meet against Florida State, Duke and UNC Wilmington ... Exploded in his collegiate debut against NC State, as he set a new pool record in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:48.57.

    High School: Four-year letterwinner at Charlotte Latin High School … Four-year State Champion in the 100 backstroke … Three-year State Champion in the 200 IM … Multiple State Champion for the SwimMac Carolina club team … Southern Zone Champion in the 100 and 200 backstroke … National qualifier in the 100 and 200 backstroke.

    Personal: Collin Higgins was born Sept. 19, 1993, in Charlotte, N.C. ... Son of John and Sally Higgins … Has two older siblings, Charlie and Caroline, who are also H2Okies … Majoring in university studies.

    Higgins' Collegiate Best
    50 Free: 21.87 200 Free: 1:45.14
    50 Back: 22.94 100 Back: 46.98
    200 Back: 1:40.10 100 Fly: 52.32
    200 IM: 1:45.77
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