Maria Paula Alvarez

Maria Paula  Alvarez


Cali, Colombia

High School:
Berchmans H.S.



Personal Bests
200-free - 1:49.51
500-free - 4:48.92
1000-free - 9:59.88
1650-free - 16:39.41

TCU Record Holder
500-free - 4:48.92
1000-free - 9.59.88
1650-free - 16:39.41

2008 500-free
2008 1650-free
2009 1650-free
2009 800-free relay
2010 500-free
2011 500-free
2011 1650-free
2011 800-free relay

Senior Season (2010-11): Broke all three of her own school records in the 500-, 1000- and 1650-freestyle to leave TCU as the most-accomplished distance swimmer in school history ... Earned All-MWC honors in the 500- and 1650-free as well as the 800-free relay ... Clocked a 4:48.92 in the 500-free to finish third at the conference meet ... Took fourth in the 1650-free at the MWC Championships with a TCU record 16:39.41 ... Her first 1000 yards in 9:59.88 also set a TCU record ... Was second on the team during the dual season with 12 individual wins, including wins in both distance events while swimming at elevation against Wyoming ... Named TCU Athlete of the Week on Dec. 7, 2010 ... Coaches tabbed her as the TCU Swimming MVP

Junior Season (2009-10): Again led the Horned Frogs in distance freestyle events ... Earned All-MWC honors for the third time in her career, this time in the 500-free ... Her 4:50.63 at the MWC Championships in the 500-free improved on her own school record ... Clocked the second-fastest 200-free time in school history with a 1:49.51 at the MWC Championships ... Clocked a season-best 10:25.45 in the 1000-free in a dual against UNLV ... Fastest 1650-free time of the year was 16:59.69 at the MWC Championships

Sophomore Season (2008-09): Earned All-MWC honors in the 1650-free after garnering the silver medal at the MWC Championships with her record time ... Broke her TCU school record in the 1000-free five times, knocking nearly 14 seconds off the mark from 10:16.22 ... Anchored the Frogs' record-breaking 800-free relay (7:20.69) en route to taking bronze honors at the MWC Championships ... Placed in the 200-free (1:52.61) and 500-free (4:53.35) at the MWC Championships ... Tied freshman Ashley Bolin for the team lead in event wins with 17, while also teaming up on four relay wins ... Enjoyed seven multi-win meets, including a streak of five-straight meets to end the regular season ... Named the MWC Female Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 20 ... Horned Frog Outstanding Swimmer Award winner

Freshman Season (2007-08): Named TCU's Female Most Valuable Swimmer ... Earned All-MWC honors in the 500-free and 1650-free ... Set a school record in the 500-free preliminary at the MWC Championship with a time of 4:55.22 ... Set a school record in the 200-free with a time of 1:51.10 to place 10th at the MWC Championships ... Finished third in the 1650-free at the MWC Championships ... Recorded victories in the 200-free (1:55.00) and 500-free (5:06.01) against New Mexico ... Earned a victories in the 200-free (1:56.05) and 100-free (54.87) at Centenary ... Won the 1000-free (10:35.36) at Utah

Personal: Daughter of Christian Alvarez and Alicia Pugliese ... Has two siblings, Christian and Maria Camila ... Majoring in strategic communications major at TCU

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