Olivia Walz
Olivia Walz
Height: 5-7
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Natick, Mass.
High School: Natick
Major: Nursing

2017-18 Season: Named to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference All-Conference Team after helping the Sharks win the 400-yard freestyle relay and placed third in the 100-yard freestyle to go with a sixth-place showing in the 100-yard breaststroke at the GNAC Championship in early December ... Chosen to the North England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association All-Academic Team ... Placed second in the consolation final and 10th overall in the 50-yard freestyle at the New England Intercollegiate Swimming & Diving Association Championship in February and also scored points, placing 13th in the 200-yard breaststroke and 15th in the 50-yard breaststroke ... Made her collegiate debut by finishing second in the 100-yard freestyle and fourth in the 50-yard breaststroke vs. Westfield State University on October 21 ... Posted 12 top-five efforts during the season and scored 110.50 points to rank fifth among first years and 12th on the team.

High School/Personal: Four-year letterwinner in swimming & diving, including a year as a diver and also competed for two years on the Junior Varsity track team for Natick High School ... Named a Bay State Conference All-Star following her senior season for the Redhawks and was tabbed to the MetroWest Daily News Honorable Mention squad as a junior ... Swam for the Longfellow Stingrays for two years ... Member of National Honor Society at Natick High School ... Earned Honor Roll accolades all four years at NHS ... Member of Symphonic Band at Natick High School ... Participated in a Community Service Mission Trip and volunteered for the Pieces of Home Backpack Project ... Performed Irish Step Dancing for 10 years ... Born August 12, 1999 ... Daughter of Kathleen and Michael Walz ... Majoring in Nursing at Simmons and would like to pursue a career as a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner ... Earned Deans List honors for both of her semesters in her first year at Simmons.