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Paul O'Hara
Paul O'Hara
Height: 6-1
Year: Gr. Senior
Hometown: Alexandra, Va.
High School: Gonzaga College High School
Position: Sprint Freestyle
Major: Chemistry

Graduate Senior 2017-18
Member of the 200 medley relay and 200 freestyle relay All-America honorable mention squads that placed 16th with a time of 1:25.60 and 13th with time of 1:17.00, respectively, at the NCAA Championships ... Finished seventh in the 50 freestyle at the Ivy League Championship Meet with a season-best, NCAA B-cut time of 20.01 ... Swam a personal-best in the 200 freestyle at the Ivy League Championship, finishing third in the "B" final with an NCAA B-cut time of 1:37.79 ... FInished third in the 50 freestyle (20.64) against Arizona State ... Third in 50 freestyle against Penn with a time of 20.39. 

Senior 2016-17
Fifth in the 50 free against Columbia … Sixth in the 100 free and ninth in the 200 free against Cornell and Dartmouth.

Junior 2015-16
Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials ... NCAA honorable mention All-America (200 free relay) … First team All- Ivy League (50 free, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay) … Member of the 200 medley relay that broke the Teague Pool record at Cornell in 1:30.16 … Also won the 50 free in 20.71 and took second in the 100 free in 46.30 in tri-meet against Cornell and Dartmouth … Lead on the 200 free relay team that broke the Uris Pool record at Columbia in 1:20.74 and also took second in the 50 free in 20.70 … With a top-10 finish at the Texas Invitational, O’Hara finished 10th in the 50 free with a time of 20.24 … With a good performance, O’Hara included a 18th place position in the 100 free to put his time at 44.95 at the Texas Invitational ... Raised a win in the 50 free to touch the wall at 20.36 against Brown and Penn with a second place finish in the 100 free (45.37) ... Third-place showing in the 50 free at tri-meet with UNLV and Air Force … Touched the wall in third-place in the 100 free (44.50) at the H-Y-P meet … Won the 50 free (19.59), and was a member of the championship 200 free and Medley relay teams, at the Ivy Championship Meet … Also captured the B final of the 100 free (44.00) at Ivies … Finished 16th at the NCAA Championships as a member of the 200 free relay team.

Sophomore 2014-15
Took fifth in the 200 medley relay (1:32.64), won the 50 free (20.54), fourth in the 100 free (46.21) and second in the 400 free relay (3:03.37) against Dartmouth and Cornell … Took second in the 200 medley relay (1:30.33), fourth in the 50 free (20.99) and fourth in the 100 free (46.15) against Columbia … Placed fifth in the 200 free relay (1:19.21), took 10th in the 50 free (20.16), 23rd in the 200 free (1:39.89) and 21st in the 100 free (44.55) at the Texas Invite … Took fourth in the 50 free (20.90) and sixth in the 100 free (46.90) against Duke and South Carolina … Placed sixth in the 200 free (1:42.55) and fourth in the 50 free (20.88) vs. Brown and Penn … Took second in the 200 free relay (1:19.58), won the 50 free (20.00) and third in the 100 free (44.60) at HYP … Took second in the 200 free relay (1:18.76), third in the B Final of the 50 free (20.10), first in the C Final in the 200 free (1:38.70) and eighth in the B Final of the 100 free (44.94) at Ivy Championships. 

Before Harvard
Selected as captain his senior year and earned four varsity letters in swimming … Led Gonzaga to three consecutive Washington Metropolitan Prep School Swimming and Diving League championships and Washington Metro Interscholastic Swim and Dive championship … At the WMPSSDL championships in 2012, placed first in the 200 IM setting a meet record with an All-America consideration time … Also placed first in the 100 breast at the WMPSSDL championships… Finished first in the 50 free and 100 free at Metros … Member of Gonzaga’s 200 free relay team that placed first at WMPSSDL and Metro’s … Three-time WMPSDDL Championship Individual High Point List selection … Holds Gonzaga records in the 50 free and 200 IM, and is a member of the record holding 200 free relay team … Earned two NISCA All-America times in the 50 free as a senior and junior … Earned NISCA All-America times consideration in the 100 free, 200 IM and as a member of the 200 free relay … Named The Washington Post All-Met first team as a senior and second team as a junior … Two-time team MVP … Recipient of the Purple Eagle as the most versatile swimmer as a junior … As a freshman, named Rookie of the Year … With the Nation’s Capital Swim Club, competed at the 2011, 2012 and 2013 NCSA Junior National meets as a member of the 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley relay teams which all placed first overall … Member of the 400 medley relay team that set a new National Age Group record at NCSA … Three-time USA Swimming scholastic All-America selection … 2013 National Merit Scholarship Finalist … College Board AP Scholar … NISCA Academic All-American as a senior … Four-time Potomac Valley Swimming Scholar Athlete … Member of the Honor Roll for four years … Three-year member of the National Honor Society.

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