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Year: Senior
City/State: Omaha, Neb.
High School: Millard West

Bio

2008-09 Season Outlook

C.J. Bray is one of five seniors on the 2008-09 roster, and she will be looked upon to carry a leadership role in addition to rising expectations in the pool. Her 100-yard backstroke time (58.66) was the fastest on the team last year, and Bray also competed in the 50-yard freestyle, posting the team’s third-best time in 2007-08 (24.04). Bray’s versatility, leadership and experience will make her a valuable asset to Pablo Morales’ squad in 2008-09.

 

2007-08 (Junior)

Bray was one of Nebraska’s best performers in the backstroke in 2007-08, as she posted the team’s fastest time in the 100-yard race (58.66). Bray earned a victory in the 100-yard backstroke against South Dakota State, and placed in the top five in that event a total of five times during the season. Bray stepped up during the 2008 Big 12 Championships, swimming in the 50-yard freestyle and earning a 14th-place finish to go along with a 15th-place finish in the 100-yard backstroke.

 

2006-07 (Sophomore)

In 2006-07, Bray returned to her hometown of Omaha as a Husker and earned her first career victory, as she won the 100-yard backstroke against UNO. Bray had Nebraska's third-fastest time in the event during her first season in Lincoln after swimming a mark of 59.81 at the Minnesota Invite to earn a 25th-place finish among 68 competitors. Two weeks later, she was runner-up at South Dakota State. Also a regular entry in the 50-yard freestyle, Bray had a season-high fourth-place finish at Northern Iowa. She ended the season with a meet-high 25th-place showing in the 100 backstroke at the Big 12 Championships.

 

Previous (Wyoming/Millard West)

Following a successful high school career in which she was a seven-time high school All-American, Bray elected to attend the University of Wyoming, where she was the team's second-fastest 100-yard backstroker (1:00.00). At Millard West, Bray was part of the 2003 state-record 200-yard medley relay (1:46.35) team and was runner-up during her senior season (2005) in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke. A dual-sport athlete, Bray was also an all-state soccer player.

 

Personal

C.J. is the daughter of Dale and Kathy Bray and was born on April 18, 1987, in El Paso, Texas.  She has one sister, Pam Millard, and a brother, Jordan. C.J. is a nutritional science and dietetics major.

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