Gabrielle Aranda
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    Gabrielle Aranda

    Class:
    Graduated

    Hometown:
    Biloxi, MS

    High School:
    Biloxi

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    Fly

    personal bests
    50 free - 24.14
    100 fly - 56.23^
    200 fly - 2:04.04^
    200 IM - 2:06.59^
    Academy Top 10

    2012-13 (JUNIOR): Swam the second-fastest 100 fly time on team with a time of 56.64...third-fastest 200 fly time on team (2:05.25)...fourth-fastest 200 IM time on team (2:07.82)...also swam the 50 free, ranking seventh on team (24.77).

    2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Swam the team's fastest 100 butterfly with a time of 56.25... second-fastest times on the team in the 50 free, 200 fly and 200 IM...50 free time of 24.14 was done on a relay split...swam a time of 2:02.67 in the 200 fly, which is the third-fastest time in school history...swam a time of 2:07.61 in the 200 IM...also swam on the team's fastest 200 medley relay group.

    2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Swam the team's fastest 200 IM and the fourth-fastest in school history...swam the second-fastest 100 and 200 fly times on the team...100 fly time is fifth and 200 fly is fourth-fastest in school history...swam fourth-fastest 100 breast time, and fifth-fastest 100 and 200 back times on the team...also swam the 100 meter fly at the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

    HIGH SCHOOL (Biloxi): Lettered four years in swimming and one year in softball...team captain...earned gold awards in the 100 fly and 200 IM and silver in the 100 fly and bronze in the 100 free at the state championships...set five school records...was the class vice president as a senior...National Honor Society member...AP scholar...girls' swimming scholar athlete...graduated sixth in her class of 338...high school swimming coach was Al Pickich...also swam for Biloxi Elit Swim Team coached by Jamie Lee.

    PERSONAL: Member of cadet squadron 40...major is management...has twin siblings...nickhame is Gabby...major is business management with a minor in Spanish...hobbies are cooking, fishing and golfing...favorite food is shrimp and grits...favorite movie is Space Jam...favorite books are anything by Christopher Moore...person in history she'd like to meet is Elvis Presley, who she wouldn't mind being serenaded by...something not many people know about her is that she has had braces three times...credits her club coach Jamie Lee as having the biggest influence on her sports career...most notable thing about her hometown is that it's the home of Barq's Rootbeer, beaches and casinos...favorite athlete is Muhammad Ali...pre-race ritual is stretching stretching and more stretching...if she could be on any reality TV show she would change her age and be Toddlers and Tiaras...enjoys listening to Lana Del Ray, Amy Winehouse and Luke Bryan...spent her summer before senior year on the CSLIP program to Panama for three weeks, then returned to Academy to be director of operations for mission support group...favorite quote: "Laissez Bon Temps Rouler (Let the good times roll)."...daughter of Alex and Anne Aranda.

    Inside Women's Swimming