Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia
Carolina claims 12 of 16 events.
No. 25 Carolina Men Post Victory over Tigers
Sixth-straight year the Gamecocks have posted the most freshman on the list
Carolina wins two medals, sets six school records on the week
South Carolina vs. Duke (1/11/14)
2013-14 - Primarily competed in the mid-distance freestyle and backstroke events ... Swam in the backstrokes at the SEC Championships finishing 35th (49.13, 100 backstroke) and 33rd(1:46.70, 200 backstroke) at the SEC Championships ... Twice finished second in the 1000 freestyle, with his best time coming against Duke at 9:33.70 ... Had two third place results in the 500 freestyle, recording his top time at the Virginia Tech Invitational where he finished sixth at 4:32.06 ... Also swam in the 200 freestyle, 1650 freestyle and 400 IM ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
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|
|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||9:33.70||1/11/14||Duke||Columbia, S.C.|
|1650 freestyle||15:29.57||2/23/13||SEC Championships||College Station, Texas|
|100 backstroke||49.13||2/21/14||SEC Championships||Athens, Ga.|
|200 backstroke||1:46.70||2/22/14||SEC Championships||Athens, Ga.|
|200 butterfly||1:59.27||1/18/13||Florida State||Columbia, S.C.|
|400 IM||4:12.95||1/25/14||Queens/Wingate||Columbia, S.C.|