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Lindsey Olson
Lindsey  Olson

RS Senior

Charleston, S.C.

High School:
First Baptist Church School




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


Seven Gamecocks Reach Day Four Finals at SEC Championships

Rutqvist, Jonsson advance to championship finals


Gamecocks Send Seven to Friday's Finals at SEC Championships

Carolina posts five NCAA provisional times


Gamecocks Send Three Swimmers to Thursday's Finals at SEC Championships

Schaffer, Rodriguez, Columbus will compete in consolation finals at 6 p.m.


Gamecock Swimming & Diving Heads to SEC Championships

Meet begins Wednesday at Allan Jones Aquatic Center at the University of Tennessee

2011-12 - Competed in every regular season meet and at the SEC Championships...Had the team's third fastest time in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 4:57.14 at the SEC Championships...Recorded fourth fastest time on the team in the 1,000 freestyle (10:26.35) against rival Clemson...Posted the team's fifth best time in both the 200 freestyle (1:52.18) and 200 butterfly (2:04.00)...Won one race, claiming first against Tennessee in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 5:05.07...Swam in the 200 freestyle (27th), 500 freestyle (24th) and 200 butterfly (25th) at the SEC Championships...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 - Returned from surgery to lead the mid-distance corps for the Gamecocks...Had team's top time in 500 free (4:52.26) at SEC Championships...Second-best on the team in 1000 free (10:11.43), with that career-best time against Clemson...Swam a season-best 2:01.45 in 200 fly at SEC Championships to rank second on the team...Second on the team in 200 free after a 1:50.71 at SEC meet...Part of team's top 800 free relay squad that went 7:19.66 to earn an NCAA `B' cut at SEC Championships...Won five races, including two against Clemson.

2009-10 - Redshirted after shoulder surgery in the fall...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09 - Made an immediate impact as a freshman, competing primarily in mid-distance freestyle and butterfly events... Part of school record-setting 800 FR (7:15.38) and 400 MR (3:41.87) teams at SEC Championships... Advanced to consolation finals in 500 free and 200 fly at SEC Championships to score points for Carolina... Finished 10th in 200 fly with only sub-2:00 time of the year for Gamecocks (1:59.74), just missing an NCAA `B' cut... Finished 13th in the 500 free (4:46.17) to earn a `B' cut time... Just missed finals in the 200 free with a 17th-place time of 1:48.49... Fastest on the team in 500 free and 200 fly; second-fastest in 200 free, 100 fly, 200 IM and 400 IM...Won 11 individual races on the year, including two each in meets against Virginia and Clemson...won her first-ever collegiate swim, clocking a 56.46 in the 100 fly against North Carolina...Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from First Baptist Church School, was fifth in her graduating class...Three-time SCISA Swimmer of the Year...Named Swimmer of the Year by the Charleston Post & Courier twice...Team MVP all four years...Three-time Academic All-American...Holds eight individual school records and three relay records...Named to the High School Sports Report three times...Helped her team to a state title in 2007-08...Member of Southern Marlins Racing Team...Had three Olympic Trial cuts...Was team captain for two years...Member of the GMRT National Team...Honor roll student all four years of high school.

PERSONAL - Born June 12, 1990...Parents are Bob and Donnajean Olson...Major is exercise science.

Olson's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 freestyle 51.91 1/31/09 Alabama/Georgia Tuscaloosa, Ala.
200 freestyle 1:48.49 2/20/09 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
500 freestyle 4:46.17 2/18/09 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
1000 freestyle 10:11.43 10/29/11 Clemson Greenville, S.C.
100 butterfly 55.67 10/31/08 Clemson Columbia, S.C.
200 butterfly 1:59.74 2/21/09 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.
200 IM 2:03.73 10/31/08 Clemson Columbia, S.C.
400 IM 4:24.00 10/24/08 Virginia Columbia, S.C.

Lindsey Olson

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