Vanessa Dao
Vanessa Dao
Height: 5-2
Year: So.
Hometown: Revere, MA
High School: St. Mary's

Sophomore Year (2017-18): Placed sixth (4:32.82) in the 400-yd freestyle relay, 13th (1:12.34) in the 100-yd backstroke and 15th in both the 100-yd freestyle (1:02.99) and the 200-yd backstroke (2:48.67) at the Little East Championship on Feb. 3...finished first in the 200-yd freestyle relay (1:59.95), second in the 50-yd backstroke (33.62) and fourth in both the 50-yd freestyle (30.18) and the 100-yd freestyle (1:10.28) vs. Westfield State on Jan. 28...finished second in both the 50-yd backstroke (34.66) and the 50-yd freestyle (30.45), third in the 200-yd medley relay (2:32.95) and fourth in the 100-yd freestyle (1:08.94) vs. Western New England on Jan. 27...placed first in the 200-yd freestyle relay (2:01.80), second in the 50-yd backstroke (34.52), third in the 100-yd backstroke (1:19.70) and fourth in the 50-yd freestyle (30.36) vs. Western Connecticut on Jan. 19...finished second in the 200-yd medley relay (2:19.66), the 200-yd freestyle (2:27.52), the 50-yd freestyle (29.28) and the 100-yd backstroke (1:16.11) vs. Husson and Maine Maritime on Jan. 12.

Dao finished first in the 200-yd freestyle relay (2:05.18), second in the 50-yd freestyle (29.38), third in the 1,000-yd freestyle (14:14.02) and fourth in the 100-yd freestyle (1:05.14) vs. Eastern Connecticut on Nov. 11...recorded a 15th place finish in the 500-yard freestyle (7:10.05) and a 16th place finish in the mixed 1,650-yard freestyle (24:00.18) and was 24th in both the 50-yard freestyle (29:58) and the 100-yd backstroke (1:18.41) at the Louise Goodrum Invitational on Nov. 4...swam the third leg of the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:23.65) that finished in 17th place...finished third in the 400-yd freestyle relay (4:37.94), sixth in the 200-yd medley relay (2:18.46), 21st in the 100-yd backstroke (1:18.13), 22nd in the 100-yd freestyle (1:07.01), 26th in the 100-yd breaststroke (1:39.97) and 32nd in the 100-yd IM (1:25.52) at the Blue Jay Pentathlon on Oct. 27...finished first in both the 100-yd backstroke (1:16.46) and the 200-yd freestyle relay (2:24.76) and second in both the 1,000-yd freestyle (14:49.51) and the 50-yd freestyle (29.77) vs. Saint Joseph on Oct. 21.

Freshman Year (2016-17): Placed seventh as part of the 200-yard medley relay (2:15.03) and fifth in the 400-yard freestyle relay (4:14.20), 13th in the 100-yard backstroke (1:13.10; season-best) and 17th in the 100-yard freestyle (1:05.15; season-best) at the Little East Championship on Feb. 4...finished first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:15.60) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:59.39), third in the 1,650-yard freestyle (24:18.23) and fourth in the 200-yard medley relay (2:41.06) at Westfield State on Jan. 28.

She finished first in the 100-yard backstroke (1:14.56), as well as second in both the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:00.92) and 200-yard medley relay (2:21.16), and fifth in the 200-yard freestyle (2:37.82) against Western Connecticut on Jan. 21...placed first in the 500-yard freestyle (7:26.02), second in both the 100-yard backstroke (1:17.07) and the 200-yard medley relay (2:35.49) and fourth in the 100-yard IM (1:21.78) at Husson on Jan. 14.

She finished first in the 50-yard backstroke (34.16; season-best), second in the 200-yard medley relay (2:13.88) and third in both the 50-yard freestyle (29.82; season-best) and 100-yard backstroke (1:16.23) at Plymouth State on Dec. 3...placed first in the 50-yard backstroke (35.01) and second in both the 50-yard freestyle (31.11) and 200-yard backstroke (2:54.00), as well as second with the 200-yard medley relay (2:22.54), against Western New England on Nov. 18...placed second in the 50-yard backstroke (35.69) and third in the 50-yard freestyle (31.35), the 100-yard backstroke (1:18.90) and the 200-yard medley relay (2:31.91) at Eastern Connecticut University on Nov. 12.

Dao finished fourth in the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:07.06), fifth in the 200-yard medley relay (2:25.41), 21st in the 100-yard backstroke (1:21.97), 27th in the 100-yard freestyle (1:14.30), 29th in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:49.69) and 30th in the 100-yard IM (1:30.51) at the University of St. Joseph Pentathlon on Oct. 28...placed second in both the 100-yard backstroke (1:25.26) and the 200-yard freestyle relay (2:18.98) and fifth in the 50-yard breaststroke (55.25) against St. Joseph on Oct. 23. She finished third in the 100-yard freestyle relay (1:12.15) at the Michael Arsenault Relays on Oct. 15.

High School: 
Lettered in women's swimming while at St. Mary's High School...2015 graduate.

Personal: Born April 23, 1997...social work major.