Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia
Carolina claims 12 of 16 events.
Sixth-straight year the Gamecocks have posted the most freshman on the list
Rutqvist makes third straight 200 breaststroke championship final
Carolina wins two medals, sets six school records on the week
South Carolina vs. Duke (1/11/14)
2013-14 - Competed at the SEC Championships in the 100 butterfly (56.71, 49th), 200 butterfly (2:05.46) and the 200 IM (2:09.25, 56th) ... Recorded a time of 56.24 in the 100 butterfly as she finished 10th at the Virginia Tech Invitational ... Also finished 10th in 200 butterfly at 2:03.93 ... Posted season bests in the in the 100 butterfly (55.66), 200 butterfly (2:03.24) and 200 IM (2:0473) at the Queens/Wingate meet ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2012-13 - Solid contributor in first year...Swam in the 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle and 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships...Narrowly missed scoring at the SEC Championships in the 200 butterfly, finishing 25th with a time of 2:02.51, which was the team's second-fastest time of the season...Posted the team's fastest time in the 200 freestyle, swimming a 1:50.34 at the SEC Championships to finish 41st...Also turned in the team's fourth-fastest time in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 5:01.17 at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Dallastown Area High School...Swam one year for the Wildcats under head coach Rich Howley...Set school records in the 500 freestyle and 100 butterfly...Competed for the York YMCA club team under coach Michael Brooks...USA Swimming Scholastic All-American...Multiple finalist at YMCA Nationals...Distinguished Honor Roll all four years.
PERSONAL -Full name is Caroline Marie Bixler...Born July 2, 1994...Parents are Brian and Melinda Bixler...Had two brothers, Jake and Kobe, and one sister Alyssa...Father played football at Maryland and grandfather, Lester Bixler, played football at Kansas...Chose South Carolina because of comfort level with the team and coaches and the strength of the program for major...Plans to major in sport and entertainment management.
|Bixler's Top Times|
|50 freestyle||24.69||1/18/13||Arkansas/Florida State||Columbia, S.C.|
|100 freestyle||51.91||2/23/13||SEC Championships||College Station, Texas|
|200 freestyle||1:50.34||2/21/13||SEC Championships||College Station, Texas|
|500 freestyle||5:01.17||11/15/12||Virginia Tech Invitational||Christiansburg, Va.|
|100 butterfly||56.24||11/22/13||Virginia Tech Invitational||Christiansburg, Va.|
|200 butterfly||2:02.51||2/22/13||SEC Championships||College Station, Texas|
|200 IM||2:04.73||1/24/14||Queens/Wingate||Columbia, S.C.|