Bailey Ratzburg - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Bailey Ratzburg

Class Freshman
Hometown Janesville, Wis.
High School Milton
Major Undeclared

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Career Honors
• 2023-24 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll

Career-Best Times (collegiate)
500 Free: 5:12.51 at Little Rock/North Texas, 1.27.24
200 Back: 2:02.72 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.17.23
200 Breast: 2:25.43 at Illinois, 11.4.23
100 Fly: 1:00.95 at SEC Championships, 2.22.24
200 IM: 2:06.75 at SEC Championships, 2.21.24
400 IM: 4:29.88 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.16.23

As a Freshman (2023-24)
• Met the CSCAA National Invitational B standard in the 400 IM
• Ranked among the top five on the team’s performer list in the 200 back as well as 200 and 400 IM
• Posted fastest time of her career in the 200 IM while also swimming the 200 back (2:04.53) and 400 IM (4:30.96) at the SEC Championships (Feb. 20-24)
• Recorded career-best marks at the time in winning the 200 back C Final while also reaching the B Final in the 400 IM and C Final of the 200 IM (2:06.85) at the Gamecock Invitational (Nov. 15-17)
• Was top-five in the 200 back (2:06.21) to help the Commodores defeat Iowa (Oct. 28)
• Placed fourth in both the 200 back (2:08.85) and 200 IM (2:13.04) at Arkansas (Jan. 20)
• Earned a top-five finish in the 200 IM (2:08.06) and competed in the 500 free in Vandy’s wins over Little Rock and North Texas (Jan. 27)
• Swam in the 200 back and 200 IM in collegiate debut against Florida (Sept. 29) and in tri-meet with Miami (Fla.) and Iowa (Jan. 2)

The Ratzburg File
• Intends to major in biochemistry
• Prepped at Milton High School and with the Madison Aquatics Club
• Earned all-state honors
• Finished second in the 400 IM at the Wisconsin Senior Short Course Championships
• Advanced to the finals of both the 100 free and 200 IM at the 2021 Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association state championships
• Also was a finalist, placing sixth overall, in the 200 IM her freshman season
• A Scholastic All-American
• Member of the National Honor Society
• Daughter of Shana and Trevor Ratzburg
• Has one older brother, Mason

Why Vanderbilt: “I chose Vanderbilt because it has the perfect balance for me. It has the academic rigor and athletics to help me reach all my goals. After visiting campus, I felt the community at Vandy was unmatched. The coaches, staff, and team made me feel Vanderbilt is where I wanted to be for the next four years!”