ACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

IN DIVISION I ATHLETICS

 
Deirdre Clute
Deirdre Clute
Year: Junior
Hometown: Alamo, Calif.
High School: Carondelet
Position: Freestyle/Backstroke
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Dunster

Harvard Women's Swimming and Diving
Personal Records
50 Free:
25.51 (Brown, 1/14/12)
100 Free: 52.34 (ECAC Championships, 2/27/11)
200 Free: 1:51.22 (Georgia Invitational, 12/3/11)
500 Free: 4:54.70 (Ivy League Championships, 2/23/12)
1000 Free: 10:21.31 (HYP, 1/28/11)
1650 Free: 17:06.90 (Ivy League Championships, 2/25/11)
100 Back: 54.94 (Speedo Sectional Championships, 3/8/12)
200 Back: 1:59.15 (HYP, 2/4/12)

Junior 2012-13
Was second in the 200 back (2:06.38) behind teammate Kendall Crawford against Penn and Brown Jan. 19 ... Posted a second-place showing in the 100 back (57.61) behind Harvard's Faith Martin against Vermont Jan. 20 ... Came in fourth in the 200 backstroke (2:00.64) at the Princeton and Yale meet (Feb. 1) ... Member of the 400 medley relay team that placed fourth at the Ivy meet (Feb. 28).

Sophomore 2011-12
Finished fifth in the 500 freestyle in 5:09.62, placed eighth in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 10:04.75 and was a participant on the 400 freestyle relay team against Cornell and Dartmouth ... Placed second in the 200 back with a time of 2:06.97 against Brown ... Took fifth in the 100 back (58.39) against Iowa and Northwestern ... Placed third in the 200 back with a time of 1:59.15, fifth in the 100 back with a time of 56.96 and was a member of the second-place finishing 400 free relay team at HYP ... Took fourth in the 100 back (55.79) and 200 back (1:59.54) at the Ivy League Championships ... Earned CSCAA Scholar All-America honorable mention accolades.

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.