Francesca Neubauer - Women's Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Francesca Neubauer Season 2021-22

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

• 2021-22 SEC Academic Honor Roll
• 2020-21 First-Year SEC Academic Honor Roll
• Pac-12 Academic Honor Roll
• Winter Pac-12 All Academic

Commodore Record Watch
• Concluded her collegiate career second on the Commodores’ all-time performer list in the 50 100 IM (58.52)
• Also was among the top 10 in the 50 back (26.44), 100 breast (1:02.44), 200 breast (2:17.06) and 200 IM (2:04.65)

As a Senior (2021-22)
• Had the fastest 200 breast (2:17.06) and 200 IM (2:04.65) on the team, recording both at the SEC Championships (Feb. 15-19)
• Also ended the season second on the squad in the 100 breast (1:02.44) with her performance at that meet
• Finished first in the 100 (1:03.99) and 200 (2:18.68) breast in win over Tulane (Nov. 6)
• Had season-best mark in the 100 fly (57.65) at the Miami Invitational (Nov. 18-20)
• Posted fastest time of the season in the 50 back (26.44) in the Dore’ victory over Arkansas-Little Rock (Jan. 29)

As a Junior (2020-21)
• 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)
• 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 the 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.”