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Cody Bekemeyer
Cody  Bekemeyer

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Lawrenceville, Ga.

High School:
Collins Hill HS

Event:
Distance Freestyle

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

06/30/2016

South Carolina Tops League with 99 on 2015-16 SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina tops the SEC for ninth-straight year on first-year listing

05/16/2016

Gamecocks Race Strong in Charlotte, Atlanta

Two new Gamecocks earn US Olympic Trials cuts


AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2017 NCAA All-American -- 1650 freestyle
  • 2017 NCAA All-American -- 800 freestyle relay
  • 2017 Second Team All-SEC
  • 2016, 2017 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2017 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • Two-time SEC Freshman of the Week

IN THE RECORD BOOK


  • 2nd -- 1650 freestyle
  • 2nd -- 400 IM
  • 3rd -- 1000 freestyle
  • 7th -- 500 freestyle
  • 1st -- 800 freestyle relay

2017 (SOPHOMORE)


  • Swam in six events as a sophomore (1000 freestyle, 200 backstroke, 500 freestyle, 400 IM, 1650 freestyle, 200 IM)
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in three disciplines, placing 13th in the 1650 freestyle (14:44.17), 24th in the 400 IM (3:45.70) and 26th in the 500 freestyle (4:17.98)
  • Finished third at the SEC Championships in the 1650 freestyle
  • Earned two second swims and three top-20 finishes at SECs, with a 10th place finish in the 500 freestyle (4:17.73) and 12th place in the 400 IM (3:46.36)
  • Recorded nine top-three finishes throughout the regular season
  • Finished first in the 400 IM during the SC College Invite

2016 OLYMPIC TRIALS - UNITED STATES


  • Took part in three events, the most among Gamecock men
  • Swam two races on the first day of the meet, including a 29th-place result in the 400m IM (4:23.57)
  • Also took part in the 400m freestyle on the opening day, clocking a time of 3:59.36 to place 61st
  • Came back to swim the longest race of the meet, the 1500m freestyle, where his time of 15:42.67 was good for 49th

2016 (FRESHMAN)


  • Showed great versatility, swimming in six events as a freshman
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships in two races, placing 38th in the 500 freestyle (4:21.99) and 22nd in the 1650 freestyle (14:59.56)
  • Earned two second swims and three top-20 finishes at the SEC Championships, with his best effort a 10th-place result in the 1650 freestyle (15:02.53)
  • Finished 12th at SECs in the 400 IM (3:48.13) and 18th in the 500 freestyle (4:19.95)
  • Qualified for the NCAA Championships by swimming a 14:55.46 to win the Bulldog Last Chance Meet
  • Earned four event victories for the season
  • Grabbed victories in the 1000 free against Alabama and Duke and won the 1650 free at the SC Quad Meet and the Bulldog Last Chance Invitational

PRE COLLEGE


  • Graduated from Collins Hill High School
  • Four-year letter winner in swimming
  • 2015 Georgia High School State Champion in the 500 freestyle
  • Holds three school records
  • Six-time All-American
  • Two-time Georgia High School Swimming First-Team All-State selection
  • Four-time Collins Hill Most Valuable Swimmer
  • Member of Swim Atlanta
  • 2016 Olympic Trial Qualifier
  • Finished fifth in the 800 freestyle at the 2015 Junior National Championships

PERSONAL


  • Majoring in Exercise Science
  • Matthew Cody Bekemeyer is the son of George and Diane Bekemeyer
  • Has one sister, Katie
Bekemeyer's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
200 Backstroke 1:49.00 11/19-21/15 Georgia Tech Invitational Atlanta, Ga.
200 IM 1:51.24 1/8/16 Duke Dual Columbia, S.C.
400 IM 3:45.7p 3/24/17 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind.
500 Freestyle 4:17.73 2/14-18/17 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
1000 Freestyle 9:01.75# 3/26/16 NCAA Championships Atlanta, Ga.
1650 Freestyle 14:44.17 3/25/17 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind..

! = School Record

p = Prelims

t = Time Trial

# = Leadoff Split/Split

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