ODU Swimming & Diving BIO
Raquel Couto
Player Profile:
Raquel Couto 1819576
Position: Backstroke
Height: 5'5"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Major: Pre-Med

2016-2017: Earned second place in the 500-yard freestyle against UMBC, with time of 5:14.24... Placed third in the 1000-yard freestyle with final time of 10: 42.92... Came in third place in the 200-yard backstroke, with final time 2:09.77... Swam on the second place 400-yard freestyle relay team, with a finishing time of 3:52.63... Placed third in the 1000-yard freestyle against Georgetown with a time of 10:34.32... Swam to a second place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:07.89)... Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle with time of 5:11.76... Participated on the forth place 400-yard freestyle relay team, finishing in 3:45.63... Finished top-20 in the 500-yard freestyle at the 2016 Hokie Fall Invitational with a time of 5:00.79... Competed in the 400-yard IM at the 2016 Hokie Fall Invitational, finishing in the top-15 with a time of 4:37.56... Competed in the breaststroke at the 2016 Hokie Fall Invitational with a time of 58.36... Placed 14th overall in the 800-yard freestyle relay along with teammates J. Vandepoel, Vido, and Kristan with finishing time of 7:54.42... Swam in the 1000-yard freestyle against FAU finishing in second with a time of 10:56.88... Placed fourth in the 500-yard freestyle with a time of 5:24.21... Finished third in the 200-yard freestyle relay with a time of 1:44.59... Swam to a fifth place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle with a time of 11:00.18... Placed eighth in the 100-yard backstroke against ECU with a time of 1:01.54... Came in fifth in the 200-yard backstroke with time of 2:13.64... Swam on the sixth place 200-yard medley relay team with a final time of 1:55.20... Swam in the 100-yard backstroke against GW, finished in fourth with a time of 1:00.27... Swam the 500-yard freestyle, finishing second with a time of 5:18.56... Swam the 200-yard relay at the 2017 Women's Championship (1:45.65)... Swam in the 200-yard backstroke, with a time of 2:06.25...

2015-2016: Won the 1000 yard freestyle finals finishing with a time of 10:22.98 at the Navy in October … Finished 1st in the 1000 yard freestyle in January … Finished 4th in the 500 yard freestyle at Davidson … Came in the 1st place in 200 yard backstroke … Swam in the 500 yard freestyle finals in the C-USA Championships and finished with the time of 5:03.33 … Finished 11th in the 100 yard backstroke finals with the time of 56.63 … Also finished 11th in the 200 yard backstroke finals … Earned C-USA Commisioner's Academic Medal. C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

2014-2015: Completed the 500 freestyle in 4:58.15 and the 1000 free in 10:42.34 … Moved into seventh in the ODU record books for her 500 freestyle time … Swam the 100 backstroke in 0:56.95 and the 200 back in 2:00.92 claiming second in the record book for 200 backstroke … Posted times of 2:14.62 in the 200 individual medley and 4:31.84 in the 400 IM … Finished the 200 free relay in 1:37.34, the 400 free relay in 3:31.32 and the 800 free relay 7:43.31 … Made the 2014 Fall Dean's List with a 3.4 GPA or better …

2013-2014: Swam in the 400 free relay against ECU and finished with a time of 3:40.54 … Finished with a score of 1:48.89 in the 200 medley relay against William and Mary … Swam in the 400 IM against William and Mary and finished with a time of 4:44.25.

Prep: A two-time Brazilian champion in the 200-meter backstroke  …  Named high school female athlete of the year.

Personal: Daughter of Ronaldo and Mariangela Couto … One sister, Debora … Majoring in pre-med.

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