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Women's Swimming & Diving
Cynthia Donovan
Position: Freestyle
Year: Senior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Ursuline Academy

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2012-13: Donovan has been a strong freestyle swimmer for the RedHawks, kicking off her season with two fifth-place finishes at Purdue in the 50 and 100 free events. She placed second in the 50 free at Kenyon, but has won the event three times this season against Xavier, Evansville, and Akron. At the 2012 Miami Invitational, she was a member of the winning 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams, while her 200 medley relay squad placed third. Also placed third in the 50 freestyle and sixth in the 100 free. She took fourth in the 50 free against Bowling Green, and won the 400 free relay. She again placed fourth in the 50 free against Buffalo, but took third in the same event against Ball State. In Miami's final dual meet of the season at Ohio University, Donovan finished fourth in the 50 free, and helped her relay teams to third-place finishes in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay. 

2011-2012:Donovan swam a strong third leg in the 200-yard freestyle relay at the 2012 MAC Championships, helping her team to third-place finish with a time of 1:31.13.

2010-11: Sprinter who swam to third place finishes in the 100 freestyle against Xavier and the 50 freestyle against Toledo and Ohio ... finished second in the 50 free against Evansville ... finished fifth in the 50 free and ninth in the 100 free at the Miami Invitational ... placed 15th in the 50 free at the MAC Championships ... was the third fastest RedHawk of the season in the 50 free with a time of 23.62 ... swam a personal-best in the 100 free with a 52.13.

High School: Four-year letter winner ... Captain as a senior ... State Champion 200 free relay ... team state runner-up twice ... All-American ... enters with top times in 50 freestyle (24.06) and 100 freestyle (52.90). Personal: Parents are Dean and Patti Donovan ... born January 6, 1992 ... graduated high school with first honors.

Donovan's Career Bests

(Top Times Through Mar. 13, 2013)

50 Freestyle 23.12
100 Freestyle 51.26
200 Freestyle 1:52.79 
100 Backstroke 1:02.61