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Deirdre Clute
Deirdre Clute
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Alamo, Calif.
High School: Carondelet
Position: Free/Backstroke

Freshman · 2010-11
Finished first in the 500-yard freestyle at the MIT Invitational ... Won the 100 back in 58.55 at the MIT Invitational Dec. 4 ... Member of the 800 free relay team that finished first at the MIT Invitational ... Won the 1,650 free at the MIT Invitational ... Won the 200-yard backstroke in 2:08.71 against Penn Jan. 23 ... Swam numerous events at ECAC Championships, placing fifth in 500 free, fourth in 100 back, 1,650 free and second in the 400 free relay. 

Before Harvard
Four-year member of the Carondelet swim team and captain of the team as a senior … Junior national qualifier in four events … Four-time All-American, six-time all-league first team nominee and all-league second team nominee … League champion in 100 backstroke and 500 freestyle in 2008 … Four-year NCS/CIF Distinguished Scholastic Team member and Scholar Athlete Award recipient freshman through senior year … Scholastic All-American as a senior … Undefeated in three of four years of high school swimming … Seven-year national charity league member and student council treasurer all four years of high school … Recipient of the Bank of America Award for Outstanding Achievement in Art … Cousin, Paul Koss, pitched for USC and was drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in 2007.