Iris Wang
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Iris Wang

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Year Senior
Height 5-3
Hometown Xiamen, China
Last School Shenzhen Huaqiaocheng
Iris Wang

Biography

2017-18 CSCAA Scholar All-American
2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2017-18 NCAA Championships participant
2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2015-16 All-ACC Academic Team
2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll

 

2017-18 (Junior): An NCAA Championships participant, competing in the 50, 100 and 200 free events … Became the first Yellow Jacket female to compete at the NCAA Championships since diver Shannon Lumbra in 2015 and the first swimmer since both Agatha Kwasnik and Elizabeth Stowe in 2008 … Competed for the Yellow Jackets in the 50, 100, 200 free events on the season, as well is in the free and medley relay events … Recorded 16 NCAA B qualifying times combined in the 50, 100 and 200 free events … Reset her own Tech school records in the 50 free (22.54), 100 free (48.21) and 200 free (1:45.53) … Also had the fourth-best time of the season for Tech in the 100 fly (54.95), which ranks ninth all-time and Tech history, and the sixth-fastest time in the 100 breast (1:06.86) … Had the sixth-fastest time in the 100 free (48.21) on the season in the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) … Was a member of the Jackets’ top-two 200 free relay times, top-three 400 free relay times, fastest 800 free relay time and the two fastest 400 medley relay times on the season … Tallied 22 top-five individual finishes on the year, highlighted by 13 first-place finishes … Posted three wins in the season-opening meet versus Pittsburgh, touching the wall first in the 50 free (23.15), 100 free (50.05) and 200 free (1:48.69) … Earned wins in both the 100 free (50.42) and 200 free (1:49.54) at Northwestern … Picked up wins in both the 50 free (23.09) and 100 free (49.76) at nationally ranked Georgia … Earned a first-place finish in the 200 free at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a finals time of 1:45.67 … Touched the wall first overall in the 50 free (23.80) and 100 free (51.22) in the dual meet at SCAD … Finished first overall in the 100 free (50.99) at South Carolina and in both the 100 free (50.06) and 100 IM (58.21) in the home meet against Emory on Senior Day … Posted runner-up finishes in the 100 free (50.20) and 200 free (1:48.86) at Notre Dame, in the 50 free (23.40) against Northwestern, in the 200 free (1:47.85) at Georgia and in the 200 free (1:49.34) at South Carolina … Placed third overall in the 50 free (23.26) at Notre Dame, in the 100 breast (1:06.86) versus Delta State and in the 100 free (48.23) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also finished ninth in the 50 free (22.69) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Turned in a pair of top-15 place finishes at the 2018 ACC Championships, placing 10th in the 100 free with a finals time of 48.60 and 12th in the 200 free with a finals time of 1:45.53 … Touched the wall in 25th-place at the ACC Championships with a time of 22.72 in the 50 free … Finished 19th in the 100 free (48.21) at the NCAA Championships … Also placed 32nd in the 200 free (1:45.91) and 37th in the 50 free (22.54) at the NCAA Championship meet … Named a 2017-18 CSCAA scholar all-American.

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 4×100 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 4×100 and 4×200 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 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
50 Free22.542018 NCAA Championships
100 Free48.212018 NCAA Championships
200 Free1:45.532018 ACC Championships
500 Free5:09.012015 Georgia Tech Invitational
* relay split (s)