Swimming & Diving

Torie Buerger

  • position Backstroke/butterfly
  • class Sophomore
  • Hometown Wexford, Pa.
  • Major Animal Sciences
  • High school North Allegheny Sr. High School

Top Times (SCY):
100 Backstroke: 53.22 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/17/22)
200 Backstroke: 1:54.97 (2022 SEC Championships, 2/19/22)
200 IM: 1:59.50 (Pennsylvania 3A State Championships, 3/11/20)

Top Times (LCM): 
100 Backstroke: 1:02.31 (Mizuno Atlanta Classic, 5/15/21)
200 Backstroke: 2:14.12 (U.S. Olympic Trials Wave I, 6/6/21)
200 IM: 2:18.95 (Greensboro Speedo Sectionals, 7/15/21)

Career Notes:

  • 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier
  • 2021 All-SEC Freshman Team
  • 2022 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2021 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

In the Record Book:

  • No. 9 in 100 back (2022), 200 back (2022)

2021-22 (Sophomore): Won the C-final of the 200 back (1:54.97) in a lifetime best at the SEC Championships to finish 17th overall, also taking 19th in the 100 back (53.22) … Placed 11th in the 200 back (1:56.26) and 14th in the 100 back (54.50) at the midseason Ohio State Invitational … Had six top-5 finishes throughout the dual meet season, highlighted by her first collegiate win in the 100 back (56.19) against Cincinnati … Finished third in the 200 back (2:00.32) versus Marshall … Placed fifth in the 100 back (56.65) in the season-opening tri-meet against Indiana and Indiana State.

2020-21 (Freshman): Named to All-SEC Freshman Team … Won the B-final of the 200m back in 2:14.12 at Wave I of the 2021 U.S. Olympic Trials … Finished 13th in the 200 back (1:55.51), 16th in the 100 back (53.47) at the SEC Championships … Split 50.71 on the 400 freestyle relay as UK won their first-ever SEC title … Recorded seven top-6 finishes throughout the dual meet season, including a runner-up showing in the 200 back against Tennessee … Placed fifth in the 200 back, seventh in the 100 back, and 11th in the 200 IM at the Missouri Invitational … Named to the SEC First-Year Honor Roll.

Prior to UK: 2020 Pennsylvania 3A state champion in the 200 IM … Six-time Pennsylvania State Championship finalist … Three-time WPIAL gold medalist … Also swam for Allegheny North Swim Club where she was a U.S. Open qualifier … 2019 Geneva Futures 100m back champion … NISCA and USA Swimming Scholastic All-American.

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