THIS SEASON: Riley Scott, a 2017 sophomore, broke through as a valuable asset for the Trojans during an All-American freshman season, leading the team in dual meet wins while becoming a three-time conference finalist. One of the Pac-12’s top returning breaststrokers and an improving medley swimmer, Scott is eyeing an even bigger sophomore season.
2016: Scott earned All-American honors as a 2016 freshman, swimming on USC’s school-record-setting 400y medley relay that finished sixth. She also scored individually at the NCAAs, finishing 12th in the 100m breast (59.85), and helped USC win the B final of the 200y medley relay. She was also 43rd in both the 200y breast (2:12.88) and the 200y IM (1:59.35) … Scott was a three-time finalist at the Pac-12 Championships. At the conference meet, she was second in both the 100y (59.31) and 200y breast (2:08.84) – both PRs -- was eighth in the 200y IM (1:56.80) and swam on both of USC’s medley relays… She had a USC-best 14 dual meet wins, including six in the 100y breast, seven in the 200y breast and one in the 200y IM. Three of Scott’s wins came in USC’s upset of Cal … At the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials, Scott finished 25th in the 100m breast (1:09.24), 46th in the 200m breast (2:32.93) and 97th in the 200m IM (2:21.89).
HIGH SCHOOL: Scott prepped at Petaluma (Calif.) High, where she was a 2014 CIF North Coast section winner in the 200y IM and took second in the 100y breast ... At the 2015 NCSA Junior Nationals, she won the 200y breast (2:11.89) for the second year in row, was fourth in the 100y breast (1:01.28) and was fifth in the 50y breast (28.69) ... At the 2015 U.S. Nationals, she was 22nd in the 200m breast (2:32.14) and 23rd in the 100m breast (1:10.85). She was also 23rd in the 200m breast in 2014.
CLUB : Marin Pirates.
PERSONAL: Scott was born on Aug. 14, 1997. She is majoring in international relations.
SCOTT'S PERSONAL RECORDS:
Hansson (100 free), Scott (200 breast) also earn second swims.
USC's ninth straight top 9 finish.
Freshman also leads Trojans into 200y medley relay final.
Trojans tied for ninth after third night.
Swedish freshman into 200y IM A final while Mann earns 500y free second swim out of third of eight heats.