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ACC A 50 Freestyler finalist Rebecca Moynihan in 5th year at Florida State


Rebecca Moynihan of the State of Florida will take advantage of the NCAA waiver that grants all athletes who participated in the 2020-2021 college season an additional year of eligibility due to complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. Moynihan, who swam 2 seasons at the FGCU, will start his third season with the Seminoles.

Moynihan is a sprint freestyler, who has greatly assisted FSU on the relays. At the 2021 CCA Championships, Moynihan recorded lifetime records of 22.38 and 49.26 in the 50 and 100 freestyle respectively. She was A finalist in the 50 freestyle, placing 8th, and B finalist in the 100 freestyle, finishing 10th. Moynihan also competed at the FSU ACC Championships 200 Freestyle, 400 Freestyle, 200 Medley and 400 Medley, posting a 21.65 gap over the anchor of the 200 medley relay. At Champs ACC 2020, Moynihan was a member of the FSU 200 freestyle and 200 QN relays.

During his time at the FGCU, Moynihan was 2x CCSA Swimmer of the Week. She has also been a member of 3 CCAA Championship winning relays. Individually, she finished in the top 3 in the 100 free both seasons and in the top 5 in the 50 free.

Here are Moynihan’s SCY personal bests:

  • 50 free – 22.36
  • 100 free – 49.26
  • 200 free – 1: 51.06
  • 50 free (shared relay) – 21.65

In October 2020, the NCAA granted all winter sports athletes the opportunity to use an additional year of eligibility following complications from the COVID-19 pandemic. Under normal circumstances, Division I student-athletes have a 5-year window in which to use their four seasons of eligibility. However, given the current situation with COVID-19, student-athletes of all grade years have been offered an additional season of eligibility regardless of where they are within their 5-year window. For a detailed breakdown of the issues surrounding a 5th year decision in 2021, click here.


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