Francesca Neubauer - Women's Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Francesca Neubauer

Class Senior
Hometown Berlin, Germany
High School Sportschule im Olympiapark - Poelchau Schule
Major Communication Studies

As a Junior (2020-21)

  • First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Competed in four meets
  • Recorded season-bests in 50 breast (29.89), 50 back (27.28), 100 back (57.12), 100 breast (1:03.38) and 200 breast (2:18.99) at SEC Championships (Feb. 17-20)
  • Clocked in a seventh-place finishing time of 2:18.06 in her only 200 fly at Georgia Tech (Jan. 23)
  • Swam a season-best 200 IM (2:12.52) at Tennessee (Oct. 30)
  • Achieved three top-seven finishes in her inaugural meet as a Commodore against Kentucky (Oct. 16)

As a Sophomore at Arizona (2019-20)

  • Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
  • Winter Pac-12 All Academic
  • Competed in nine meets for the Wildcats
  • Scored at Pac-12 Championships with 19th-place finish in the 200 breast (2:16.11)
  • Also scored at conference meet with 22nd-place finish of 1:03.10 in the 100 breast

As a Freshman at Arizona (2018-19)

  • Held the second-fastest Wildcat time in the 200-yard breaststroke with an NCAA B cut time of 2:13.83
  • Placed top-5 in 11 of her events including two victories in the 200 breast
  • Scored at Pac-12 Championships with 21st-place finish in thee 100 breast

The Neubauer File 

  • Prepped under Lasse Frank at Sportschule im Olympiapark- Poelchau Schule
  • Born in Berlin, Germany
  • Father swam and mother played basketball at University of Cincinnati
  • Daughter of Deanna and Eckhard Neubauer
  • Sister played basketball at Bryant University and brother played basketball at University of San Diego
  • Older sister, Sophia, and older brother, Cameron
  • Grandfather played and coached in the NFL

Why Vanderbilt:

“I chose Vanderbilt because I believed I could excel both athletically and academically. The SEC is one of the most competitive swim conferences in the nation and I wanted to race against some of the fastest swimmers in the world. The unity and positivity of the team and coaches mirror the reason why I chose to swim in the first place and I believe this program will allow me to grow as an individual.”