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Bridget Halligan
Bridget Halligan

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Paoli, Penn.

High School:
Villa Maria Academy

Height:
5-9

Event:
Freestyle

2010-11 - Team Captain...One of the top sprinters in the SEC...Had Gamecocks' best time in 50 free (22.83), 100 free (50.30) and 100 fly (54.55); all coming at SEC Championships...50 free and 100 fly were both NCAA `B' cut times, career-bests and fourth-best in school history...100 free was career-best and fifth-fastest in school history... Part of four of the top five relay teams...Swam butterfly leg to help 400 medley relay team to school-record time of 3:40.29 at SEC Championships; also an NCAA `B' cut...Swam leadoff leg for 200 FR (1:33.03) and anchored 400 FR (3:23.16-B) and 200 MR (1:41.78-B)...Had eight individual wins on the season...Part of four winning relay squads...Swam anchor leg of victorious 400 FR that clinched victory over Alabama on Senior Day...Five wins in 50 free this season...Competed at 2010 USA Swimming National Championships in 50 free.

2009-10 - One of three Gamecock swimmers to earn an NCAA `B' cut at SEC Championships... Swam a 22.88 to eclipse the 50 free provisional standard, setting a personal-best and earning an 11th-place finish at SEC Championships... Was the top time in the event for South Carolina on the year... Ranks as the fourth-fastest 50 free time in school history... Had team's second-best 100 free time (50.87), also set at SEC Championships... Second-best on the squad in the 100 fly (56.58)...Had the team's fourth-best 100 breast time (1:07.02) despite swimming it only once all season... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09 - Was part of 200 FR team that secured an NCAA `B' cut at the SEC Championships (1:31.51)... Competed in three individual events at SEC Championships - 50 and 100 free, 100 fly... Set personal bests in all three events - 50 free (23.36), 100 free (51.52) and 100 fly (58.18)...Won 50 free event vs. College of Charleston...Was third on the team in 50 free and 100 free...Helped 200 FR team to victory in dual meets with Florida and Vanderbilt...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2007-08 - Helped secure a pair of NCAA `B' cuts in relay events...Swam the leadoff leg of the 200 free relay team that touched the wall in 1:33.07 at the SEC Championships to earn a `B' cut...Also set a personal best with a 23.56 on that 50 free leadoff leg...Swam the anchor leg in the 200 medley relay against Alabama and Georgia, getting another `B' cut in 1:42.13...Had the second-fastest time on the team in the 50 free with a 23.84...Also competed in the 100 and 200 free and the 100 fly.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Villa Maria Academy ... Helped lead high school team to state and district championship for four consecutive years ... Served as team captain for the 2006-07 season ... Member of Suburban Swim Club ... Club named the Junior National Team in both 2006 and 2007.

PERSONAL - Full name is Bridget Halligan ... Born on August 24, 1988... Parents are Robert and Kathleen ... Major is psychology.

Halligan's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 freestyle 22.83# 2/17/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
100 freestyle 50.30 2/19/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
200 freestyle 1:56.28 11/20/09 Gamecock Invitational Columbia, S.C.
100 butterfly 54.55 2/18/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.

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