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Tokyo Calympian: Alicia Wilson, Swimming, Great Britain
The Haas School of Business rising senior just might cash in on the new NCAA NIL policy
Alicia Wilson is another one of the current Cal student-athletes who will be a first-time Olympian in Tokyo. Let’s learn more about the Surrey, England native.
Event: Women’s 200m Individual Medley
Nation: Great Britain
Hometown: Guildford, Surrey, England
Olympic Appearance: 1st
Age: 21 (March 5, 2000)
Cal connection: Cal Rising Senior (Business Administration in the Haas School of Business)
Cal accomplishments: Alicia Wilson helped Cal to the 2021 Pac-12 title by winning the 200y IM. At the NCAA Championships, she placed 3rd in the 200y IM final.
Wilson earned Cal Women’s Swimming’s Most Improved Award for the COVID shortened 2019-20 season. She followed that up with another strong year in 2020-21 when she set three personal best to earn spots in the Cal All-Time Top-10 for 200y IM, 400y IM, and 200y Backstroke.
Shortly after the NCAA, Alicia returned to England where she placed 2nd at the Great Britain Olympic Trials in the 200m IM to earn her ticket to Tokyo.
Alicia Wilson, at her best, might be able to make the 200m IM Final in Tokyo. I expect this experience to push her to be even better next year for her senior season at Cal. While she raced in three events both at the 2019 and 2021 NCAA, Alicia Wilson only scored points (top-16) in the 200y IM as well as a part of the 4x200y Free Relay this past spring. I fully expect her to be scoring in 2-3 individual events at the 2022 NCAA national championships.
Of course, Alicia is quite excited to be able to represent Great Britain in the Olympics. She had previously won Gold at the 2019 World University Games at Naples, Italy in 200m IM for Great Britain.
Alicia also joins a pretty selected group of 2020 “Calympians”. Do the people from Haas actually refer to themselves as Haasies?! Her LinkedIn profile lists her as the Vice President of Cal Sports Marketing Club. With her business savvy, I would not be surprised if she does take advantage of the new NCAA NIL rule for her senior season.
Best of luck to Alicia in Tokyo!
Swimming events will take place between July 24 and August 1st from the Tokyo Aquatics Centre.
Mon July 26
Women’s 200m IM - Heats
Tues July 27
Women’s 200m IM - Semifinals
Wed July 28
Women’s 200m IM -Final