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    Zach McGinnis
    • Event
    • Class
    • Hometown
    • Sprint Freestyle/Backstroke
    • Senior
    • Raleigh, N.C.

    Updated: April 15, 2013

    General: The school-record holder in the 100 and 200 backstrokes ... The 2012 ACC Champion in the 100 backstroke ... A member of the 400 medley relay team that were named the 2013 ACC Champions ... A member of three relay events that hold school records, including the 400 medley relay that also holds the ACC record ... A two-time Honorable Mention All-American in the 100 backstroke.

    2012-13: Placed on the All-ACC Academic team for the third-straight year ... Tallied 14 points at his final NCAA Championships, being named a Honorable Mention All-American in the 200 freestyle relay, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and the 100 backstroke ... Brought in 106 relay points and 44 individual points for the H2Okies at the ACC Championships ... Helped win the 400 medley relay, placed second in the 200 medley relay and third in the 200 freestyle relay, while winning the silver in the 100 backstroke and bronze in the 200 backstroke at ACCs ... Went undefeated in the 100 backstroke during the dual season ... Won the 100 backstroke and placed fourth in the 50 freestyle at Virginia ... Won the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke against William & Mary ... Won the 100 backstroke and took sixth in the 200 backstroke at NC State ... Won the 100 backstroke and placed third in the 200 backstroke against Tennessee ... Swept the backstroke events and was on four relay events that went undefeated at the H2Okie Fall Invitational ... Was named the ACC Male Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 20 for his efforts at the H2Okie Fall Invitational ... Won the 100 backstroke at Georgia Tech ... Won the 100 backstroke and placed second in the 200 backstroke at Duke ... Won the 100 backstroke and placed second in the 200 backstroke at North Carolina.

    2011-12: Had an outstanding junior campaign, winning the 100 backstroke at the ACC Championships ... Scored for Tech at the NCAA Championships, coming in 14th in the 200 backstroke and earning Honorable Mention All-America honors ... Also placed ninth in the 200 backstroke and 20th in the 50 freestyle at ACCs ... Went undefeated against Georgia Tech, taking home both backstroke titles ... Placed third in the 50 freestyle at William & Mary ... Took home the titles in the 100 and 200 backstrokes against Virginia ... Earned 40 points for the H2Okies at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, taking home the 200 backstroke title, placed second in the 100 backstroke and eighth in the 50 freestyle ... Also helped his 200 and 400 medley teams to first-place finishes and both "B" cut times ... Recorded a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 and 200 backstrokes at Ohio State ... Helped the 400 freestyle relay team set a new pool record, while taking home the 100 backstroke title in the quad meet against Florida State, Duke and UNC Wilmington ... Led the 400 medley relay squad to a first-place finish with a pool record time of 3:18.40, while placing second in the 100 backstroke against North Carolina ... Took home the gold in the 100 backstroke and placed second in the 200 backstroke in the season opener against NC State.

    2010-11: Earned 28 points in his first season as a H2Okie at ACCs, finishing fourth in the 200 back and sixth in the 100 back … Finished third in the 100 back, sixth in the 200 back and 15th in the 100 free at the Volunteer Invitational … Won the 100 back and set a new pool record at Cincinnati with his former team, Kentucky, on Jan. 29 … Swam “B” cut times in the 100 back (48.37) and 200 back (1:44.86) … Ranked seventh in the ACC and 54th in the nation in the 200 back and eighth in the ACC and 77th in the nation in the 100 back.

    2009-10: Swam for the University of Kentucky … Placed 17th at the SEC Championship in the 100 meter backstroke and sixth in the 200m and 400m medley relays … Male Freshman of the Year.

    High School: Swam for Ravenscroft School and the YMCA of the Triangle Area (YoTA) … Ravenscroft team MVP 2008, 2009.

    Personal: Zachary Scott McGinnis was born on Sept. 20, 1990, in St. Petersburg, Fla. … Son of Tim and Kate McGinnis … Has two older brothers, both also swimmers: Matt swam for the University of Texas and Eric was his teammate at the University of Kentucky … Majoring in political science.

    McGinnis' Career Best
    50 Freestyle: 19.90 100 Freestyle: 46.40
    200 Freestyle: 1:39.41 100 Butterfly: 48.85
    100 Backstroke: 46.28* 200 Backstroke: 1:42.34*

    * Denotes school record

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