Mariana Alvarado Gordo
Mariana Alvarado Gordo
Height: 5-3
Year: Junior
Hometown: Colonia Viveros, Mexico
High School: Universidad Valle de Mexico
Position: Free/Fly

2013-14: Placed fourth at the Patriot Invitational at George Mason and swam a lifetime-best time in the 50 free (24.41)… Recorded season-best times in the 100 (53.78) and 200 free (1:58.01) while competing as an exhibition swimmer at the America East Championships.   

2012-13: Placed 15th in the 50-yd. free and 16th in the 200-yd. free at the America East Championships… Recorded her top times in the 50 free (24.52), 100 free (52.53), and 200 free (1:55.76) during the prelims at the conference meet at Maine… Earned her best dual meet finish, third place, in the 1,000 free against Howard.

2011-12: Helped the 400-yd freestyle relay team capture the gold medal at the America East Championships... Placed tenth in the 200 free (1:53.04) and 12th in the 100 free (52.63) setting career-bests in each event... Won her first career dual meet event, the 200 free, at Howard on Jan. 14... Also helped the Retrievers win two relays during the dual meet season.

Background: Finished in first and second place in the National of Universities… Was also a member of the national championship team.

Personal: Daughter of Mario Alvarado Diaz de Leon and Gloria Gordoa Siller… Has a younger sister, Lorena, and a younger brother, Mario… Majoring in financial economics… Born Dec. 2, 1991.