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Brittany Usinger
Brittany Usinger
Year: Senior
Hometown: Lafayette, Calif.
High School: Acalanes
Position: Freestyle/Butterfly
Major: Psychology
House Affiliation: Dunster

Senior - 2018-19
Garnered all-Ivy League second-team accolades in the 200 medley relay after swimming the third leg at the championship meet ... The quartet finished in second place at the conference meet with a school-record time of 1:39.34 ... Completed the year with Harvard's top 200 fly time (1:58.04 - Hall of Fame Invitational) ... Finished the season with the team's second-best 100 fly time (53.60), accomplished at the Ivy meet ... Recorded the team's third-fastest time of the season in the 100 back (55.08) at the Ivy League Championships ... Posted the team's fifth-best performance of the year in the 200 IM (2:03.31) at the Hall of Fame Invitational ... Had her best 100 free time of the season (52.63) in the double-dual meet at UCLA and vs. San Diego, which was good for the 10th best of 2018-19 ... Was on the team's third-best 200 free relay team (1:34.46) and 400 free relay team (3:24.99), times that were both accomplished at the Hall of Fame Invitational.

Junior - 2017-18
Recorded two NCAA B-cut times at the Ivy League Championship Meet ... Finished fifth in the 100 butterfly (53.55) and fourth in the 200 butterfly (1:59.06) ... Placed third in the B-final of the 100 backstroke at the Ivy League Championship Meet, clocking in with a time of 55.46 ... Second in the 200 butterfly (2:04.29) against Brown and Penn ... Clocked an NCAA B-cut time in the 100 butterfly (54.26) and the 200 butterfly (1:58.31) at the Texas Invitational ... Finished second in the 100 butterfly (56.28) against Cornell ... Won the 200 butterfly (2:04.00) against Columbia. 

Sophomore - 2016-17
First-team all-Ivy League in the 100 and 200 fly … Placed sixth in the 100 back and was a member of the third-place 200 medley relay team at the Ivy League Championship meet … Second in the 100 and 200 fly at H-Y-P … Runner-up in the 100 and 200 fly against Penn and Brown … Victorious in the 100 (56.20) and 200 fly (2:03.46) vs. Columbia … Won the 100 fly ‘C’ final at the Texas Invite … Top time in the 200 fly (2:03.48) against Cornell and Dartmouth.  

Freshman - 2015-16
Qualified for the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Placed third against Cornell and Dartmouth in the 200 fly (2:06.14) … Took fourth against Cornell and Dartmouth in the 100 free (53.25) … Finished fifth in the 50 free (24.70) and third in the 100 fly (56.75) against Columbia … Took 10th at the Texas Invitational in the 400 IM (54.45)  in a time and 18th in the 200 fly (2:00.19) in the Texas Invitational … Finished fourth in the 100 butterfly (57.18) and  10th in the 50 free (24.61) against Brown and Penn … Recorded Harvard’s second-fastest times in the 100 (53.94) and the 200 fly (1:58.89) at the Ivy League Championship Meet.

Before Harvard
Top Times:
50 free (lead-off leg): 23.18
200 free: 1:47.51
100 fly: 52.43
200 fly: 1:57.64

In 2014, Brittany Usinger was a finalist in the 100 fly (A final) and 200 fly (B final) at winter SCY Junior Nationals, and summer LCM Junior nNationals (B and C final). She also was a Santa Clara Arena International Grand Prix 200 IM finalist (C final) and a 200 fly finalist (B final), before placing first in the 100 fly and second in the 200 free at California's North Coast Section championship. Usinger is a three time Academic All-American, a lifetime member of the California Scholarship Federation, and was nominated for the Acalanes Gifted and Talented Education program at her high school. She is interested in studying psychology, reading postmodern literature and traveling.

"I chose to attend Harvard because of the exceptional education Harvard has to offer and the endless, unique opportunities that are available to students," Usinger said. "Also, I feel it is the perfect place to meet a diverse group of classmates who will help me to learn and grow as an individual. Harvard's combination of academics and athletics is unparalleled, and I cannot wait to be a part of the HWSD family."

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