Alex Rieger
Sprint Free, Back

Alex Rieger

Sprint Free, Back

Year Senior
Height 5-7
Hometown Davis, Calif.
Last School Davis
Club Team Davis Arden Racing Team
Alex Rieger

Biography

2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll

 

2017-18 (Senior): Competed for the Yellow Jackets in two meets in the fall … Posted season times of 25.01 (versus Delta State) and 25.03 (versus Pittsburgh) in the 50 free … Also recorded times of 2:05.05 (versus Delta State), which was the eighth-best time on the team, and 2:10.00 (versus Pittsburgh) in the 200 back.

2016-17 (Junior): Competed for the Jackets in every meet, swimming for Tech in the 50 free and both the 100 and 200 back events … Posted the fourth-fastest time for the Jackets on the year in the 200 back (1:59.61) … Also had the fifth-fastest time on the team in the 100 back (56.39) and the 50 free (23.44) … Totaled 15 top-10 finishes on the season, highlighted by two first-place wins … Earned a win in the 100 free (53.30) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Took first-place overall in the 200 back (2:02.39) in the tri-meet versus Cincinnati and FAU … Placed second overall in the 150 back (1:32.16) versus Georgia Southern and in the 200 back (2:02.43) in the double dual meet with Boston College and Pitt … Also finished runner-up in the 200 back (2:02.39) in the dual meet with Alabama … Finished fourth overall in the 200 back versus Notre Dame (2:02.42), against Georgia (2:03.84) and in the tri-meet with SCAD and Florida State (2:05.37) … Placed 16th overall in the 200 back (2:00.33) and 28th in the 100 back (56.79) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Finished 25th in the 200 back (1:59.61) at the 2017 ACC Championships … Also swam in the 50 free (23.44) and 100 back (56.39) at the conference championship meet.

2015-16 (Sophomore): Had a strong season finding her way on to multiple top-10 lists … Set career-best times in the 50 free, 100 back and 200 back … Led off the record-breaking 200 free relay at the 2016 ACC Championships with Morgan Lyons, Maddie Paschal and Chiara Ruiu … Swam a career-best 100 back at the ACC Championships with a time of 55.32 … Posted a career-best finish in the 200 back at the ACC Championships with a 19th-place finish and a career-best time of 1:58.71, also good for the third-fastest time in Tech history … Recorded a career-best in the 50 free with a time of 23.30 at the ACC Championships … CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.

2014-15 (Freshman): Finished her rookie campaign as the Yellow Jackets’ fastest swimmer in the 200 back … Finished 10th overall at the Georgia Tech Invitational in the 200 back, clocking in at 1:59.84 that was Tech’s best of season and fourth-fastest time in program history … Also used GT Invitational for career-best times in the 100 back (25th, 57.01) and the 100 free (36th, 52.46).

Before Tech: Led Davis Senior High School to sectional championships in both her sophomore and junior seasons … Helped lead St. Francis to a sectional championship as a freshman in 2011 … Earned all-American honors in the 50 free, the 200 free and the 200 medley relays in 2012 and 2013 … Was a Junior National qualifier … Was also an NCSA Finals qualifier in the 50 free … A member of the California Scholarship Federation and a three-time scholar-athlete while in high school … Received the “Most Influential Award” and the “Denali Knapp Award” … Was awarded the All-City Sports Award four-straight years in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.

Personal: Full name is Alexandra Beth Rieger … Born February 20, 1996 in Sacramento, Calif. … Daughter of Mark and Amy Rieger… Has two brothers in Brian and Andrew … Mother was on the crew team at Mills College and ran cross country at Simmons College … Father played ice hockey at Buffalo State … Most memorable non-athletic accomplishment was teaching swimming as a volunteer with the Special Olympics … Chose Georgia Tech because of excellent academics, the swimming program and the top-end facilities … Majoring in business administration.

 

Rieger’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
50 Free23.302016 ACC Championship
100 Free52.462014 GT Invitational
200 Free1:56.94at Pitt (10/17/15)
100 Back55.322016 ACC Championship
200 Back1:58.542016 ACC Championship