Taylor Josserand
Taylor Josserand

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Jacksonville, Fla.

High School:
The Bolles School

Height:
5-4

Event:
Sprint Free


04/25/2014

South Carolina Boasts 70 Student-Athletes on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

Gamecocks rank second behind only Georgia

01/26/2013

Gamecocks Sweep College of Charleston, Queens, Wingate In Home Finale

Carolina wins 12 events on Saturday, 24 total on the weekend

01/25/2013

Ridenour Breaks Three-Meter Record; Gamecocks Open Strong In Final Home Meet

Carolina wins 12 events on the night

04/25/2012

Gamecocks Tie for Top Honors on SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll

South Carolina places 48 on the league's honor roll, tying Alabama and Florida for the most

02/18/2012

Seven Gamecocks Reach Day Four Finals at SEC Championships

Rutqvist, Jonsson advance to championship finals

2013-14 - Competed in all but two meets, swimming the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle ... Finished second in the 100 free at College of Charleston with a time of 53.58 ... Posted top five finishes at LSU in the 100 at 53.53 and a season beast in the 200 at 1:54.78 ... Recorded season best 100 time against Queens and Wingate at 53.01 ... Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 - Swam in all but one meet during the regular season...Competed in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 freestyle events...Recorded a season-best third-place finish in a meet against College of Charleston, Queens and Wingate with a time of 1:54.64...Ranked fifth on the team in the 200 freestyle with a personal record of 1:53.88...Also posted personal bests in the 100 freestyle (52.61) and the 500 freestyle (5:15.29)...Part of three relay wins, with two coming in the 200 freestyle relay and one in the 400 freestyle relay...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 -Provided depth in the sprint freestyle events...Posted the team's fourth fastest time in the 50 freestyle with a mark of 24.47 at the SEC Championships, which matched her personal record from the 2011 SEC Championships...Set personal records in the 100 freestyle (52.85) and 200 freestyle (1:54.04) at the SEC Championships...Also swam the 100 butterfly...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 - Competed in every dual meet and SEC Championships...Primary events were sprint freestyle...Had fifth-best Gamecock time in 50 free (24.47)...Top time in 100 free (53.19) and 200 free (1:54.67) came at SEC Championships.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from The Bolles School...Was a top-16 state finalist each year from eighth through 12th grade...Named First Coast Swimmer of the Year in 2007, 2008 and 2009...Helped Bolles to its 19th consecutive state title...Club team was Bolles School Sharks...Was a NISCA Junior Nationals qualifier...Named to school's President's List...Highly involved in community service...Led Bolles' Haiti Earthquake Relief project in January 2010, helping the school to raise $15,000 for the relief effort...Honored by Haitian American Association for Advancement for her efforts.

PERSONAL - Full name is Taylor Marie Josserand...Born Aug. 9, 1991 in Orlando, Fla....Parents are Dave and Deonne Josserand...Has a brother, Chandlor...Her father was a gymnast at the University of Arizona...Majoring in marketing in the business school and minoring in PR and Advertising in the journalism school...Chose South Carolina because of the journalism program, the environment of the school, the location and the swim team...Also had an offer from Arkansas.

Josserand's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 free 24.47 2/17/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
100 free 52.61# 1/26/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
200 free 1:53.88 2/2/13 Alabama/Georgia Tuscaloosa, Ala.
500 free 5:15.29 11/15/12 Virginia Tech Invitational Christiansburg, Va.
100 fly 1:01.16 11/18/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
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