Mercedes Traba - Women's Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Mercedes Traba

Class Freshman
Hometown Sarasota, Fla.
High School Sarasota
Major Undeclared

The Traba File
• Prepped at Sarasota High under head coach Andrew Eckhart
• Letterwinner in swimming
• Four-time state finalist
• Two-time Junior National qualifier and finalist
• Two-time Sarasota High swim team MVP
• 2018 and 2021 High Point Award winner
• Scholastic All-American
• Daughter of Betsy and Fernando Traba
• Has an older sister, Isabel
• Born in Sarasota, Fla.
• Instagram: @mercedes_traba
• Twitter: @MercedesTraba
• Favorite animal is an elephant
• Cannot sleep without socks on
• Has seen all of the Marvel movies at least three times

Why Vanderbilt: “I chose Vanderbilt because I know getting a degree from a world-class university will open doors for me, and my future, that wouldn’t have been open otherwise. The coaches and teammates create such a welcoming environment and I simply couldn’t turn down this incredible opportunity.”