Madelyn Porter - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Madelyn Porter

Class Freshman
Hometown Newburgh, Ind.
High School Castle
Major Undeclared

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

Career-Best Times (collegiate)
200 Free: 1:50.85 at SEC Championships, 2.22.24
500 Free: 4:58.53 at SEC Championships, 2.21.24
1,000 Free: 10:24.05 at Little Rock/North Texas, 1.27.24
1,650 Free: 17:21.91 at Gamecock Invitational, 11.17.23
200 Fly: 2:03.76 at SEC Championships, 2.23.24

Commodore Record Watch
• Ranks ninth on Vanderbilt’s all-time performer list in the 1,000 free while standing 10th in the 200 free

As a Freshman (2023-24)
• Met the B Standard for the CSCAA National Invitational Championship in the 200 fly
• Had the second-fastest time on the team in 200, 1,000 and 1,650 free, and was among the top five in the 500 free and 200 fly as well
• Recorded season-low marks in the 200 and 500 free along with the 200 fly at the SEC Championships (Feb. 20-24)
• Won the D Final of the 1,000 free (4:59.19) and also posted a top-15 finish in the 1,650 free—recording a career-best time in the latter event—at the Gamecock Invitational (Nov. 15-17)
• Also finished with a career-low mark at the time in the B Final of the 200 free after touching the wall in 1:52.36 at the competition
• Was runner-up with the best time of her career in the 1,000 free in Vandy’s defeat of both Little Rock and North Texas (Jan. 27)
• Placed second in the 500 free (5:01.18) and was third with a career-best time in the 1,000 free at Illinois (Nov. 4)
• Led the Commodores while finishing third overall in the 1,000 free (10:31.46) in win at Iowa (Oct. 28)
• Raced in both the 500 and 1,000 free in opening meet of the spring at Miami (Fla.) and Iowa (Jan. 2)
• Swam the 200 (1:54.06) and 500 (5:06.95) free in tri-meet with Georgia and Florida State (Jan. 13)
• Competed in the 200 and 500 free again the following week at Arkansas (Jan. 20)

The Porter File
• Plans to major in medicine, health & society
• Swam for both Castle High and the Newburgh Sea Creaturesclub tean
• A finalist at the Indiana state championships each of her last three years at the prep level
• Won 14 events at the IHSAA sectional meet
• Received the Kilwanis Mental Attitude Awardher senior year
• Served as a team captain for the Knights three seasons
• Helped Castle High to three sectional championships and a top-10 finish at the IHSAA state meet her final season
• Part of a Knights team that won the Southern Indiana Athletic Conference title four straight years
• A member of the National Honor Society
• Daughter of Kristy and James Porter
• Has two older sisters, Krislyn and Kaitlyn
• Oldest sister, Krislyn, swam for the Commodores from 2018-22
• Older sister, Kaitlyn, was a member of the swim team at South Carolina

Why Vanderbilt: “Vanderbilt just has the perfect combination of prestigious academics and SEC athletics. After meeting the girls and the coaches officially I knew that Vanderbilt was where I wanted to be. It also doesn’t hurt that it’s in Nashville with lots of great food and music.”