Madison Eaker - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Madison Eaker Season 2018-19

Class Senior
Hometown Pearland, Texas
High School Pearland High School


  • 2016 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll
  • 2016-17 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017-18 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll

2017-18 (Junior):
2017-18 was a strong season for Eaker… Set 5 personal best times… Achieved three personal bests at the 2017 Phill Hansel Invitational with a time of 24.27 in the 50 Y free, a time of 26.46 in the 50 Y back and an exact 2.00.00 in the 200 Y back… At the 2018 SEC Championships, Eaker was able to set another personal best record with a time of 1:52.26 in the 200 Y free… Eaker was a finalist in the CSCAA National Invitational Championship achieving 7thplace in the 100 Y back with a time of 55.26 also setting a personal best time… Placed third in the 100 Y back against Marshall.

2016-17 (Sophomore):
Swam in every meet for the Commodores last season… Earned personal best times at the Phil Hansel Invitational and the SEC Championships… Personal best times down in Houston came in the 100-yard backstroke (56.08) and 200-yard backstroke (2:00.42)… She tied the PR in the 100-yard backstroke during the prelims of the SEC tournament… Set season-best times in the 200-yard freestyle (1:53.60), 200-yard freestyle relay (1:37.76) and 400-yard freestyle relay (3:32.92) in Houston…. Placed fourth in the 200-yard backstroke against Alabama & West Florida (2:10.03), Tennessee (2:08.20) and Marshall (2:07.39).

2015-16 (Freshman):

One of four freshman to compete in the SEC Championships, set a season best time in the prelims of the 100 backstroke (59.41)… Season best times in the 200 backstroke (2:05.90) and the 200 freestyle (1:53.33) in the prelims of the UGA Fall Invitational… Made collegiate debut against Florida and finished 5th in the 400 medley relay (4:07.45), 6th in the 200 freestyle relay (1:44.44) and 200 backstroke (2:11.27)… Placed 3rd in the 50 backstroke (28.41), 4th in the 100 freestyle relay (47.87), and 5th in the 25 freestyle (12.13) against UALR… 3rd place finish in the 200 medley relay (1:46.40) against Tulane… Finished 4th in the 200 freestyle (1:59.59), the 400 freestyle relay (3:51.05), and 5th in the 500 freestyle (5:22.91) against Campbell and NC A&T.

Signing Day Release:

From Pearland, Texas, Madison Eaker joins the `Dores as the 25th-ranked swimmer in the state of Texas. Primarily a backstroker, Eaker swam to a 30th place finish in the 100 back at the NCSA Junior Nationals back in March. Eaker also boasts top times in freestyle, with a personal best time of 1:53.59 in the 200 Free.

“Madison is from Pearland Texas where she swims for Coach John Burke at Pearland Aquatics, she will bring some much needed depth to our backstroke group and has all the tools to be competitive at the next level of swimming.”