Ninety-seven first-year Gamecocks achieve 3.00 or higher GPA in 2011-12
Carolina shifts focus to SEC Championships
Gamecocks dominant with 16 first-place finishes in 18 events
Carolina finishes first in 20 of 32 events
Rutqvist, Schaffer post two more 'B' cuts to lead the way
2011-12 - Swam in every regular season meet, providing depth in the distance events and in the butterfly...Posted the team's third fastest time in the 1,650 freestyle with a mark of 17:13.90 against East Carolina and Vanderbilt...Had team's fourth best time in the 200 butterfly with a swim of 2:03.82 against East Carolina and Vanderbilt...Recorded two wins on the season, claiming first in the 1,650 freestyle and the 200 butterfly against East Carolina and Vanderbilt...Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Deep Run High School...Member of the Nova Virginia Aquatics club team...Named to the Scholastic All-America team for three years...Four-year member of NCSA junior national team...Finished 27th in 200 fly at 2009 NCSA junior nationals...NCSA junior national women's champions four years in a row (2008-11)...NCSA junior national team champions two years in a row (2009-10)...Two-year member of USA junior national team...Member of the National Honors Society, Math Honors Society and Spanish Honors Society.
PERSONAL - Born Dec. 31, 1992...Parents are Kurt and Lisa Obeck...Has one brother, Reid, and two sisters, Jessie and Ellie...Father played soccer at Hampden Sydney...Uncle, Eric, played soccer at Washington and Lee University...Grandmother, Johanna, played basketball at Ryder College...Chose South Carolina because of team and coaching staff, the campus and the nursing school...Majoring in nursing.