Open mobile menu
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

 

Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Partner of Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets