Elise Costa
Elise  Costa


Oak Ridge, N.C.

High School:
Northwest Guilford HS


2012-13 - Versatile swimmer for the Gamecocks...Swam in all but one regular-season meet...Competed in the 500 freestyle (45th), 1,650 freestyle (31st) and 200 backstroke (37th) at the SEC Championships...Posted the fourth fastest time on the team in the 200 backstroke with a mark of 2:01.20 at the SEC Championships...Best finish of the season was a second-place showing in the 500 freestyle against College of Charleston with a time of 5:19.23...Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLLEGE - Graduated from Northwest Guilford High School...Swam for the Greensboro Swimming Association under head coach Kevin Thornton...Named Scholastic All-American.

PERSONAL - Born Oct. 24, 1993...Parents are Julio and Linda Costa...Has one brother, Danny...Chose South Carolina because of the facilities, friendly atmosphere and top-ranked international business school...Plans to major in business.

Costa's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 freestyle 53.25# 11/17/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
200 freestyle 1:56.07 10/13/12 North Carolina/Texas A&M Columbia, S.C.
500 freestyle 5:05.61 11/15/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
1000 freestyle 10:42.87 2/2/13 Alabama/Georgia Tuscaloosa, Ala.
1650 freestyle 17:46.70 2/23/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
200 backstroke 2:01.20 2/23/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
100 butterfly 59.08 2/2/13 Alabama/Georgia Tuscaloosa, Ala.
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