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Claire Ferro
Claire Ferro
Height: 5-9
Year: Sr.-3L
Hometown: Litchfield Park, Ariz.
High School: Millennium
Previous College: Glendale CC
Position: Swimming

Academic Notes: Majoring in elementary education … Three-time Academic All-WAC recipient … Three-time Golden Eagle Scholar-Athlete Award winner.

2009-10 (Junior): Swam on four relays and in three individual events at 2010 WAC Championships … Earned All-WAC second team with a bronze medal on 400-yard medley relay … Anchored fourth-place 800-yard freestyle relay … Placed sixth on 400-yard freestyle relay … Narrowly missed championship final in 500-yard freestyle finishing 17th and 200-yard backstroke finishing 18th … Placed seventh on 200-yard freestyle relay … Posted highest individual finish (second) in the 200-yard freestyle against New Mexico State and Northern Colorado on Oct. 31 … Part of nine top three finishers on relays.

2008-09 (Sophomore): Earned four first team All-WAC Awards by being part of all four school-record setting relay teams at the WAC Championships ... Earned a silver medal as part of the 200 freestyle relay team and 800 freestyle relay team and took fourth place in the 400 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay ... Placed 12th in the 50 freestyle in a career-best time of 23.76 ... Placed ninth in the 500 freestyle in a time of 4:58.06 ... Earned 12th place in the 200 freestyle in a career-best time of 1:52.36 ... Part of winning and pool-record setting 400 freestyle relay team vs. Loyola Marymount on Jan. 17 ... Earned second individual career win in the 100 backstroke vs. Loyola Marymount ... Earned a total of 29 top-five finishes over the course of the season.

2007-08 (Freshman): Earned two bronze medals at the WAC Championships as part of the 800 freestyle relay and the school-record setting 200 freestyle relay (1:34.33) ... Took home a third first team All-WAC Award by placing fourth in the 200 backstroke in a career-best time of 2:04.72 ... Part of the pool-record setting and winning 200 medley relay team vs. New Mexico on Dec. 6 ... Took first individual career win at NAU in the 200 backstroke vs. Grand Canyon on Jan. 26 ... Swam on winning 400 medley relay team vs. Idaho and New Mexico State on Nov. 10 and the winning 400 freestyle relay teams vs. New Mexico and Grand Canyon ... Took second place in four events vs. Pac-10 Washington State on Nov. 16, the 100 back, 200 back, 200 free relay and 400 medley relay.

Prior to NAU: Attended Glendale Community College and Estrella Mountain Community College.

High School: Is a 2005 graduate of Millennium High School … Four-year starter and letterwinner as well as three-time team captain for coach Sonny Culbreth … Placed first in the 200 freestyle relay and fourth in the 100 backstroke at the state meet in 2005 … Holds team record in the 100 backstroke at 59.62, the 100 freestyle at 54.32 and the 50 freestyle at 25.18.

Personal Info: Claire Lyn Ferro was born June 4, 1988 in Phoenix … Daughter of Robert and Robyn Ferro … Has a brother, Brian and a sister, Michelle … Hobbies are hanging out with friends, watching movies and ice cream … Most memorable high school experience was when her 200 freestyle relay team tied for first in the state with Cactus Foothills High School.

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