2000 Olympian (Sydney)
2002 MWC WOMEN'S SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
2003 MWC WOMEN'S SWIMMER OF THE YEAR
Rebel Notes: 2003 MWC Women's Swimmer of the Year, Raluca is the fastest backstroker in school history ... chose to redshirt 2003-04 to train for the Olympics. 2002-03: Raluca set a new MWC and school record in the 100 and 200 back with NCAA provisional qualifying times of 54.60 and 1:58.30 respectively. She finished 32nd in the 100 back (55.45) and 24th in the 200 back (1:59.29) at the NCAA Championships in Auburn, Ala. She won the 100 and 200 backstroke events at the MWC Championships and took second in the 200 IM (2:04.10). She also swam the lead-off leg of the winning 400 medley relay (3:44.41). 2001-02: Raluca swam the lead-off leg of the conference winning 200 medley relay. She won the 400 IM and 200 backstroke events, helping the Rebels score 75.5 point at conference. Her 200 back and 400 IM times were the years fastest in the Mountain West Conference.
High School: Raluca is a 2001 graduate of Liceul en Program Sportiv Pitesti ... is a National Junior Champion and National Senior Champion ... took first place in the 1997 Youth Olympic Games and the 1998 European Junior Championships ... finished third in the 1999 and 2000 European Championships and both the 1999 and 2000 World Cup ... was named Sports Woman of the Year from 1998-2001 in the Romanian city of Pitesti.
Personal: Raluca Udroiu was born on May 12, 1982 in Baia Mare, Romania ... is the daughter of Monica and Antonin Udroiu ... has one brother and one sister ... is majoring in hotel management ... aspires to be the UNLV and MWC Sports Woman of the year and participate in the 2004 Olympic Games and 2003 World Championships ... also enjoys reading and dancing ... considers her family to be the greatest influence on her athletic career.