Black Knights Host Boston College, Rowan & Vermont
2012-13 (FRESHMAN): Began her Army swimming career with a steady freshman campaign in the butterfly and freestyle events...capped off her first year with a personal-best time of 59.25 in the 100 fly at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 23)...posted a third-place finish in the 100 fly and a fourth place finish in the 200 fly versus Lehigh (Jan. 11)...came in runner-up in the 200 fly in the quad-meet versus Boston, Rowan and Vermont...took home two fifth-place finishes in the 200 and 500 free versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 26)...posted two fifth-place finishes in the 200 fly and 100 free in addition to a sixth place finish in the 100 fly against Delaware (Jan. 18)...came in third in the 200 fly and sixth in the 100 fly versus Bucknell (Jan. 12)...posted a personal-best time of 2:08.50 in the 200 fly for a third-place finish versus Navy (Dec. 6)...took home three top-10 finishes in the tri-meet versus LIU Post and Columbia (Nov. 17)...came in fourth in the 200 fly at Buffalo (Nov. 10) and the 100 fly versus UConn (Oct. 26)...finished third in the 200 fly and fifth in the 100 fly in the tri-meet versus American and George Mason (Jan. 19)...posted two personal-best times at the Big Brown Invitational (Dec. 2)...clocked in at 53.72 in the 100 free and had a time of 5:10.27 in the preliminaries of the 500 free.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Earned four varsity letters while a member of the swim team at Oakcrest High School ... named MVP of the squad as a junior ... three-time Cape Atlantic League all-star ... broke five school records (two individual, three relay) ... named to the school's academic Honor Roll all four years.
PERSONAL: Alaura Dannon Walz was born June 10, 1994 in Annapolis, Md. ... daughter of Michael and Pamela Walz ... has two siblings, Zachary and Delaney ... brother Zachary is a firstie at the U.S. Naval Academy ... did not begin swimming competitively until she was 11 years old ... hobbies include sewing and costuming ... will sew hats or scarves in her spare time ... also enjoys writing poetry ... major is undeclared.