Georgia Tech swimming and diving’s Matt Casillas finishes fourth in men’s platform dive
Megan Young (100 back), Iris Wang (200 free) break school records on Friday night
Georgia Tech sophomore breaks school record in 500 free finals
Two season-best performances in relays; Matt Casillas finishes 10th in 3-meter diving
Georgia Tech women’s swimming & diving and the men’s diving portion of the ACC Championships are set for this week in Greensboro, N.C.
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 All-ACC Academic Team
2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 (Sophomore): Had a superb sophomore season, setting and re-setting her own records in the 50 free, 100 free and 200 free events ... Set the Tech record in the 50 free (22.69), 100 free (48.63) and 200 free (1:45.71) at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Was also a member of four record setting relay teams in the 200 free relay (1:30.73), 400 free relay (3:18.41), 800 free relay (7:08.87) and 400 medley relay (3:37.26) ... Also swam the final leg on the second-fastest 200 medley relay with a time of 1:40.56 ... Led the Jackets with 22 top-10 finishes on the season, including eight first-place finishes ... Touched the wall in first-place in both the 50 free (23.59) and 150 free (1:20.25) in the half-double meet with Georgia Southern ... Posted a pair of first-place finishes in the 100 free (51.21) and 200 free (1:52.30) events at the double-dual meet at Boston College and Pitt ... Picked up a first-place finish in the 200 free (1:48.88) versus Georgia and in both the 100 free (49.96) and 200 free (1:48.43) races against Alabama ... Also took first-place overall in the 200 free (1:49.51) versus SCAD and Florida State ... Recorded runner-up finishes on the year in the 200 free versus Notre Dame (1:49.62), in the 100 free against Georgia (49.95) and in both the 100 free (50.82) and 200 free (1:49.50) in the tri-meet with Cincinnati and FAU ... Also registered a par of second-place finishes in the 100 free (48.91) and 200 free (1:45.92) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Placed second overall in the 100 free (51.01) versus both SCAD and Florida State in the regular season finale ... Also turned in a third-place finish in the 50 free (23.78) versus BC and Pitt, as well as in the 50 free (23.55) and 100 free (50.47) against Notre Dame ... Finished eighth overall in the 200 free (1:45.87), 10th in the 100 free (48.63) and 22nd in the 50 free (22.81) at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Also swam in the 100 free (49.51) and 200 free (1:46.62) events at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet.
2015-16 (Freshman): Named to the 2015-16 academic all-ACC team ... Made an immediate impact on the team by helping to break six school records overall with two individual records and four relay records ... Swam a career-best 50 free at the ACC Championships with a time of 22.90, the second-best time in Tech's history ... Anchored the record-breaking 200 medley relay unit with Maddie Paschal, Florina Ilie and Laura Branton ... Led off the record-breaking 800 free relay squad with Chiara Ruiu, Kira de Bruyn and Efrat Rotsztjen with an individual record time of 1:46.94 in the 200 free leg ... Anchored the 400 medley relay team at the ACC Championships to help break the school record with Maddie Pascal, Florina Ilie and Laura Branton with a time of 3:39.92 ... Posted a career-best 15th-place finish in both the 100 free and 200 free at the ACC Championships ... Led off the record-breaking 400 free relay unit with an individual record time of 48.97 in the 100 free leg.
Before Tech: Attended Shenzhen Huaqiaocheng High School in Xiamen, China ... Participated in the 4x100 freestyle relay at the 2012 London Olympic Games, where her team finished fourth and set the Chinese record ... Won a gold medal in the 100 free at the 2011 China City Games ... Won the bronze medal at the 2012 Chinese National Championship (Olympic Trials) in the 100 free ... Won four medals at the 2012 Asian Swimming Championships ... Won two gold medals in the 4x100 and 4x200 relay events at the 2013 East Asian Games.
Personal: Full name is Haibing Wang, but goes by Iris ... Daughter of Jianjun Wang ... Born Aug. 29, 1995 ... Enjoys playing the piano ... Majoring in industrial design with aspirations to be a designer.
|Wang's Career Top Times (through 11/30/17)|
|50 Free||22.69||2017 ACC Championships|
|100 Free||48.23||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|200 Free||1:45.67||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|500 Free||5:09.01||2015 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|* relay split (s)|