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Alex Eiden
Alex Eiden

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Raleigh, N.C.

High School:
Wakefield HS

Event:
Freestyle/IM

01/24/2014

Gamecocks Hold Commanding Lead Through Day One Over Queens and Wingate

Carolina claims 12 of 16 events.

11/09/2013

Gamecocks and LSU Split Swimming & Diving Meet

No. 25 Carolina Men Post Victory over Tigers

07/15/2013

South Carolina Leads 2012-13 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

Sixth-straight year the Gamecocks have posted the most freshman on the list

02/23/2013

Gamecocks Close Out Strong Week At SEC Championships

Carolina wins two medals, sets six school records on the week

02/21/2013

Ten Gamecocks Advance To Thursday's Finals At SEC Championships

Flach, Rodriguez, Miller to compete for SEC titles

2012-13 - Versatile swimmer who provided depth for a strong distance group...Swam in all regular-season meets and at the SEC Championships...Narrowly missed scoring at the SEC Championships in the 1,650 freestyle with a 25th-place finish with a personal record and NCAA B cut of 15:29.57, which is the sixth fastest time in school history...Also competed in the 200 freestyle (34th) and the 500 freestyle (38th) at the SEC Championships...Ranked in the top five times on the team in the 200 freestyle (fourth), 500 freestyle (fifth), 1,000 freestyle (third), 1,650 freestyle (second), 100 backstroke (fourth), 200 backstroke (fourth) and 400 IM (third)...Season-best finish was a third-place showing in both the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke at College of Charleston...Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Wakefield High School...Lettered all four years, swimming under head coach Meagan Noble...Was named team MVP all four years...Set school records in seven events...Received the Coaches Award...Swam on the Marlins of Raleigh club team under head coach Ted Pierson...Was a three-time Scholastic All-American...National qualifier in the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 400 freestyle...Member of the National Honor Society...Was an AP Scholar, North Carolina Academic Scholar and a Distinguished Honor Graduate.

PERSONAL - Full name is Alex Joseph Eiden...Born Aug. 4, 1993...Parents are Joseph and Amy Eiden...Has one sister, Cassie...Chose South Carolina because of the team, coaches, pharmacy school and the campus...Plans to major in Pharmacy.

Eiden's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
200 freestyle 1:38.89 2/21/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
500 freestyle 4:27.23 2/20/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
1000 freestyle 9:35.16 1/18/13 Florida State Columbia, S.C.
1650 freestyle 15:29.57 2/23/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
100 backstroke 52.06 10/13/12 North Carolina/Texas A&M Columbia, S.C.
200 backstroke 1:53.96 11/17/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
200 butterfly 1:59.27 1/18/13 Florida State Columbia, S.C.
400 IM 4:13.27 11/3/12 Virginia Charlottesville, Va.

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