Christian & O'Brien Take 2nd & 4th In 400-IM; Meet Concludes Saturday
At Rice 2011- 2012: Conference USA Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Rice University Honor Athlete; Scored for the Owls in three events at the C-USA Championships, highlighted by a seventh place finish in the 100-butterfly where she notched a career-best 56.23 in the prelims... Posted new career-best times in five different events as a sophomore... Swam a Rice-best 2:06.23 to finish 16th in the 200-backstroke at the C-USA meet, then came back just three events later and scored for the Blue & Gray in the 200-butterfly after a 2:07.50 in the prelims... Notched a pair of career-bests at the Phill Hansel Invitational held across town at the University of Houston with a 1:00.49 in the 100-backstroke and a 25.11 in the 50-freestyle (which she garnered from the lead leg of a relay).
2010-2011:C-USA Commissioner's Academic Medalist; C-USA Academic Honor Roll; Scored for the team in three events at the C-USA Championships held across town at the University of Houston... Only freshman in the conference to reach the championship final of the league's 100-yard butterfly... Finished eighth in the C-USA's 100-fly after a career-best 56.58 in the morning prelims... Placed 15th in the 200-fly with a Rice-best 2:08.91... Contributed to the team's championship title with a 14th in the 200-backstroke on the strength of a season-best 2:07.18... Top time in the 100-back was 1:00.93 at home at the Rice Aquatics Center... Swam the 50-free (25.14) at the Cougar Classic and the 100-free at the Florida Atlantic Invitational (55.24).
A 2010 graduate of Arcadia High School in Phoenix... High School All-America honoree... Twice named the 4A Division II Arizona Female Swimmer of the Year... Seven-time state champion for the Titans... Coached by Erica McClurg... Class Saluditorian... Member of the National Honor Society... Academic All-America.
Competed for the Arizona Marlins Swim Club... Winter Nationals Zone Qualifier... Coached by Mike Maczuga.
Full Name: Carter Louise Graves. Born: October 30, 1991 in Memphis, Tenn. Parents: Stan and Karin Graves of Scottsdale, Ariz. (one brother). Both grandfathers were college athletes: Cecil Graves played football at the University of Arkansas (1951-53), and Bob Owen was a pole vaulter at Penn (1954). Great-grandfather, Benjamin Owen, was a member of the 1924 U.S. Olympic team. Rice College: Sid Richardson.