Gray Almasi - Swimming - Vanderbilt University Athletics

Gray Almasi Season 2022-23

Class Sophomore
Hometown Calgary, Alberta, Canada
High School St. Mary's Senior
Major Human & Organizational Development

Career-Best Times
50 Free: 23.66 at SEC Championships, 2.16.22
100 Free: 51.96 at SEC Championships, 2.19.22
50 Back: 26.62 at Arkansas-Little Rock, 1.29.22
100 Back: 56.03 at SEC Championships, 2.18.22

Commodore Record Watch
• Stands ninth on the Commodores’ all-time performance list in the 100 back and is 10th in the 50 back as well

As a Sophomore (2022-23)
• Recorded a season-best time to win the 100 back (58.05) in Dores’ victory over North Florida and Georgia Southern (Oct. 15)
• Finished with her fastest time of the season in the 100 free (53.36) in in prelims at the Gamecock Invitational (Nov. 18)
• Posted best time of the season in the 50 free (24.56) at Queens/Richmond (Nov. 4)
• Touched the wall in 54.68 in the 100 free in season debut at LSU (Sept. 23)

As a Freshman (2021-22)
• Ranked in the top five on the team in the 50 (fifth) and 100 (third) free, and was also second in the 100 back
• Recorded the best times of her career in the 50 and 100 free, as well as the 100 back at the SEC Championships (Feb. 15-19)
• Won both the 50 (23.90) and 100 (52.66) free in Dores’ victory over Tulane (Nov. 6)
• Tied for first in the 50 (23.84) and for third in the 100 (53.00) free in win over Illinois (Oct. 30) also
• Placed second in 50 (23.90) and 100 free (52.34) in defeat of Florida Gulf Coast (Oct. 16)
• Was the Dores’ top finisher in the 50 free (23.84), coming in third overall, at season-opening meet against Arkansas and Drury (Oct. 9)
• Ended up fourth in the 50 (24.56) and was fifth in the 100 (54.27) free in dual meet with Tennessee (Jan. 20)

The Almasi File
• Major is human & organizational development
• Prepped at St. Mary’s Senior High and with Cascade Swim Club under Dave Johnson
• Canadian and Alberta record-holder for 4×100 relay, where she swam freestyle
• Led 4×100 free relay team to bronze medal at the Canadian Junior Championships
• Holds numerous records at Cascade Swim Club
• Competed in the Canadian Olympic Trials
• Nationally-ranked in the 50 free
• In addition to swimming, she competed in luge
• Named to the honor roll in every semester of high school
• Raced to a 53.91 100-back finish, 23.87 50-free time, a 25.49 50-back and a 2:02.75 200-yard back
• Daughter of Nicole Almasi
• Has a younger sister, Marin
• Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada
• Instagram: @gray.almasi
• Twitter: @gray_almasi
• Was a nationally-ranked luge athlete in Canada

Why Vanderbilt: “Vanderbilt stood out for its care and commitment of its athletes both in the pool and in their academic pursuits. The swimmers on the team were very positive and encouraging and the coaches foster a positive team environment. Vanderbilt was the obvious choice for elite academics and athletics!”