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 Alex Hillsley

AT DELAWARE
Fourth-year team member who will lead the Blue Hen in the freestyle, backstroke, butterfly, and individual medley events • one of the team's most accomplished swimmers • has seven career top five finishes at the Colonial Athletic Association Championships • school-record holder in the 100 IM (52.21) and 200 IM (1:49.18) • enters the season as the active team leader in nine events, including the 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 400 freestyle relay, 800 freestyle relay, 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 100 butterfly, 100 IM, and 200 IM • CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • team's tallest swimmer at 6-4.

2015-16 SEASON
Named All-Colonial Athletic Association in the 200 freestyle relay, 400 freestyle relay and 800 freestyle relay • member of Delaware's top units for the 200 medley relay (1:34.67), 400 medley relay (3:24.61), 400 freestyle relay (3:03.47) and 800 freestyle relay (6:49.84) • had Delaware's best time in the 200 freestyle (1:41.97), 200 backstroke (1:50.96), 100 butterfly (51.17), 100 IM (52.21), and 200 IM (1:53.12) • at the CAA Championships, finished second in the 400 freestyle relay (2:59.71), third in the 800 freestyle relay (6:36.71), third in the 200 freestyle relay (1:21.70), fourth in the 200 IM (1:49.18), seventh in the 200 backstroke (1:48.94), and 13th in the 100 backstroke (51.14) • Franklin & Marshall Winter Invitational champion in the 400 medley relay, 200 medley relay, 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay, 200 IM and 200 backstroke • named CAA Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 27) • selected to CAA Academic Honor Roll.

2014-15 SEASON 
Swam the 50 freestyle in 21.40 and the 100 freestyle in 47.11 • in 100 backstroke, swam a 50.49 and in the 200 backstroke swam 1:51.16 • led UD with his 200 freestyle relay team (1:21.27) and finished second in the 400 freestyle relay (3:07.95) • part of the 800 freestyle relay team that set UD record (6:36.78) • All-CAA selection • at CAA Championships, finished second in the 200 freestyle relay (1:21.27) and fourth in the 800 freestyle relay (6:36.78).

2013-14 SEASON
Enjoyed an outstanding freshman campaign for the Blue Hens • competed in six events at the CAA Championships and placed fourth in the 200 medley relay (1:30.26), sixth in the 200 freestyle relay (1:22.79), sixth in the 400 freestyle relay (3:04.29), ninth in the 200 individual medley (1:50.63), 11th in the 100 backstroke (50.07), and 13th in the 200 backstroke (1:49.75) • set school record in the 200 IM at the CAA meet (1:50.63) • recorded a second place finish in the 800 freestyle relay at the Bucknell Invitational • won dual meet competitions vs. La Salle (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 IM), vs. Rider (400 medley relay, 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 200 IM), vs. Drexel (100 freestyle, 200 IM), and vs. Towson (400 freestyle relay). 

HIGH SCHOOL
Competed for coaches Ryan Sprang and Peter Moyer at State College Area High School • earned All-State and All-American honors in the 200 freestyle relay • holds the school record in the 200 individual medley (1:53.09) • Academic All-American • honor student.

PERSONAL
Alexander "Alex" Veltman Hillsley • son of Ken and Mechteld Hillsley • born on August 2, 1995 • has three younger siblings, Kirsten, Jordan, and Ryan • honor student as a chemical engineering major at Delaware • CoSIDA Academic All-American nominee • Eagle Scout • lists mountain biking as a hobby.

Position: IM/Back
Height: 6'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Port Matilda, Pa.
High School: State College Area
Major: Chemical Engineering
Experience: 3 Letters
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