Rutqvist, Schaffer post two more 'B' cuts to lead the way
Gamecocks send 41 to Saturday's finals
2012-13 - Competed in four events during the regular season...Swam the breaststroke events and the 200 IM...Recorded a season-best second-place finish at College of Charleston in a time of 2:32.58...Produced personal records in the 100 breaststroke (1:07.78), 200 breaststroke (2:24.01) and 200 IM (2:13.52)...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.
2011-12 - Provided depth in the freestyle events and the breaststroke events...Swam in four regular season meets...Had a season best sixth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke against Georgia Tech with a time of 1:10.64.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Dutch Fork High School...Named team captain of the Silver Foxes...Won an individual region championship and helped lead Dutch Fork to a team region title...Member of Palmetto Aquatics...Won a state championship...Two-time Academic All-American...Zone qualifier and senior sectional qualifier...Honor Roll student.
PERSONAL - Full name is Maquala Loragne O'Brien...Born Feb. 17,j 1991...Parents are Kevin O'Brien and Lisa Miller...Majoring in nursing.