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Elise Costa
Elise  Costa


Oak Ridge, N.C.

High School:
Northwest Guilford HS



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

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


Four Gamecocks Advance To Saturday's SEC Championships Finals

Rutqvist makes third straight 200 breaststroke championship final


Gamecocks Close Out Strong Week At SEC Championships

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


Gamecocks Send Four To Day Two Finals At SEC Championships

Flach Set To Race For 500 Freestyle Title


Gamecocks Close Out Strong Week At Virginia Tech Invitational

Flach posts nation's fastest time in 200 butterfly

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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