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Erica Belcher
Erica Belcher

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Reading, Massachusetts

High School:
Reading Memorial High School

Last College:
Auburn University

Event:
Back/IM


12/04/2014

Swimming Notches Another Relay Win at USA Short Course Nationals

Cardinal men take medley relay

11/23/2014

Swimming and Diving Win Louisville Invitational

19 Cardinal swimmers made NCAA B-cuts in a total of 38 events

11/22/2014

Swimming and Diving Complete Day 2 Prelims

38 Cards advance to A-finals

11/22/2014

Swimming and Diving Lead Louisville Invitational After Day 2

Cards lead WKU, SIU, UConn, Missouri State

11/21/2014

Swimming and Diving Lead Louisville Invitational After Day 1

Cards lead WKU, SIU, UConn, Missouri State

11/07/2014

LOUISVILLE SWIMMING & DIVING v NORTH CAROLINA | DAY 1

Louisville Swimming & Diving v North Carolina | Day 1

02/21/2014

AAC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS | DAY 3

AAC Swimming & Diving Championship | Day 3

02/20/2014

AAC SWIMMING & DIVING CHAMPIONSHIPS | DAY 2

AAC Swimming & Diving Championships | Day 2

01/18/2014

LOUISVILLE v NOTRE DAME | WOMEN

Louisville Women's Swimming & Diving v Notre Dame

Junior: After an influential sophomore year, Belcher added to her strong resume with a performance of confidence at the AAC Championships. As a member of the 400-medley relay, the team posted a school record at the AAC Championships with a time of 53.95. Adding to her performance, she placed third in three other events. She placed third with a time of 2:00.57 in the 200-IM while adding third place finishes in the 100-back with a time of 53.87 and a time of 1:56.35 in the 200-back. Her performance in the Championships allowed her to be selected to the All-Conference squad. Belcher notched three first place finishes in the 200-back this season. She also added second place finishes in the 200-IM against Georgia Tech, with a time of 2:07.56, and against Kentucky with a time of 2:04.88. Belcher also placed second in the 200-back against Kentucky with a time of 2:00.50 but posted the fast split in the event.

Sophomore: Belcher's first year as a Cardinal was an influential one. She made the A-final in every event she swam at the BIG EAST Championship, swimming for 3rd place in the 200-IM, being the second fastest Cardinal in a time of 1:59.61, she had a faster prelim time of 1:59.35 earning a recognition as an All- BIG EAST performer. Belcher was one of four Cardinals in the 100-backstroke where she placed 6th in 54.74 just off her prelim swim of 54.53. Her final event at BIG EAST was the 200-backstroke where she was the second fastest Cardinal placing 4th in 1:56.70. At the Purdue Invite, Belcher placed 3rd in the 100- and 200-backstroke swimming at a time of 55.55 and 1:59.84 respectively. She also placed 6th in the 200- and 400-IM in 2:03.47 and 4:24.42. Belcher was one of eight Cardinals to be chosen to compete at the SMU Classic where she swam the 100- and 200-backstroke and the 200-IM in a time of 56.29, 2;00.91, and 2:05.22 respectively. She qualified to swim at the Charlotte UltraSwim in May, where she made finals in every event she swam. Belcher finished 20th in the 50-meter backstroke in 30.93, 23rd in the 200-meter IM with a prelim time of 2:23.17, 30th in the 100-meter backstroke with a prelim time of 1:05.49, 31st in the 200-meter backstroke in 2:22.70, and 32nd in the 400-meter IM with a prelim time of 5:05.21. Belcher is a part of the Athletic Director's Honor Roll as well.

Freshman: Erica comes to U of L as a transfer from Auburn University. She handled the backstroke for the Tigers and qualified for the SEC's in both the 100- and 200-back. Prep: Swimming for Reading High School, she was an 11-time Massachusetts state champion (four times in the 100-back, three times in the 200-IM, two times in the 400 Free Relay, 100-free, 200- Medley Relay). She was named an All-American in 2010 in the 200-IM and 100-back. Holds Massachusetts state record in 200-IM and 100-back. She qualified for US Nationals in 100- and 200-back and 200-IM. She also qualified for Junior Nationals in the 200-IM and 200-back. A two-time Boston Globe Swimmer of the Year, she was also a four-time Boston Globe/Boston Herald All-Scholastic Team member. A four-time Middlesex League MVP and team MVP, she is a four-time Reading Chronicle Swimmer of the Year. She was the captain of her Reading team that won its first state championship in 2010.

Personal: Daughter of Charlene and Francis Belcher. Born April, 16, 1993. Major is Exercise Science.

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