Fair 39°
Collin Higgins
  • Event
  • Class
  • Hometown
  • Backstroke/Individual Medley
  • Junior
  • Charlotte, N.C.

Updated: April 2, 2013

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' Career Best

100 Back: 48.48 200 Back: 1:46.24
200 IM: 1:48.14
GALLERY  | Photos of Collin
© 2014, hokiesports.com