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Amanda Rutqvist
Amanda Rutqvist

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Gothenburg, Sweden

Height:
5-11

Event:
Breaststroke

03/26/2014

Gamecocks Ready For NCAA Championships

Meet to be held in Austin, Texas Thursday-Saturday.

02/22/2014

Gamecocks Break A Trio Of School Records On Final Night At SEC Championships

Mitchell, Vance re-break records for second time in less than 12 hours; men's 400 free relay takes down five-year old record.

02/21/2014

Gamecocks Win Two Finals On Night Four At SEC Championships

Flach, Warner capture C-Final victories; men's 400 medley relay breaks school record.

01/24/2014

Gamecocks Hold Commanding Lead Through Day One Over Queens and Wingate

Carolina claims 12 of 16 events.

11/09/2013

Gamecocks and LSU Split Swimming & Diving Meet

No. 25 Carolina Men Post Victory over Tigers

• 2012 All-American (200 breaststroke) •
• 2012 All-SEC Second Team •
• 2011 All-American (100 breaststroke) •
• 2011 All-American (200 breaststroke) •
• 2011 SEC Champion (200 breaststroke) •
• 2011 All-SEC First Team •
• 2011 All-SEC Freshman Team •

2013-14 - Gamecocks top breaststroker ... Saved her best performance of the season as she placed 10th in the 200 breaststroke at the SEC Championships, posting a NCAA B cut of 2:10.07 ... Was 15th in the preliminary round at 2:13.00 ... Placed 20th in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships at 1:01.61 ... Finished second in the 200 breaststroke at the Virginia Tech Invitational with a B cut time at 2:13.25 in the finals ... Was her only defeat in the event during the regular season, winning the event at all six dual meets on the year ... Captured three other individual wins during the season in the 100 breaststroke.

2012-13 - One of the top breaststrokers in the SEC...Made third consecutive appearance at the NCAA Championships...Finished 29th in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:11.63 and claimed 31st in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:01.01...Advanced to the finals in both breaststroke events at the SEC Championships...Made the championship final in the 200 breaststroke and finished eighth with a B cut of 2:11.66...Placed 15th in the 100 breaststroke with a season-best B cut of 1:00.80...Also swam the 200 IM at the SEC Championships, finishing 46th with a time of 2:05.63...Won nine individual races on the season...Had the team's fastest times in both the 100 breaststroke (1:00.80) and 200 breaststroke (2:09.97) and the second fastest time in the 200 IM (2:02.00)...Helped the Gamecocks swim the fifth fastest time in school history in the 200 medley relay (1:41.95) at the SEC Championships and the fifth fastest time in the 400 medley relay (3:43.88) at the Virginia Tech Invitational...Was a part of three relay wins during the regular season.

2011-12 -Gamecocks top breaststroker who earned All-America honors in the 200 breaststroke for second straight year...Named to the All-SEC second team...Placed 15th at the NCAA Championships in the 200 breaststroke with a mark of 2:09.92...Finished 33rd in the 100 breaststroke at the NCAA Championships with a time of 1:01.30...Narrowly missed repeating in the 200 breaststroke at the SEC Championships, claiming silver with a season best time of 2:09.48...Posted team's fastest 100 breaststroke mark with a NCAA B cut time of 1:01.18 to finish 10th at the SEC Championships...Won seven races on the season with four coming in the 200 breaststroke and three in the 100 breaststroke... Member of Carolina's 200 medley relay team that set the school record at the SEC Championships with a NCAA B cut time of 1:41.38...Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 - All-American in 100 and 200 breaststroke...Finished 5th in 200 breaststroke at NCAA Championships in 2:07.86, lowering her own school and SEC record...Took 16th in 100 breast at NCAA meet...Became South Carolina's first-ever SEC women's swimming champion, winning the 200 breaststroke at the 2011 SEC Championships in Gainesville, Fla....Set an SEC and school record with a time of 2:08.56...Shattered existing school record by nearly five seconds...Selected to All-SEC First Team and All-SEC Freshman Team...Has rewritten the Gamecock record books as a true freshman...Also broke the school record in the 100 breast (1:00.20), setting another `B' cut time...Won all but three races in the 200 breast this season; two losses were to teammate Rachael Schaffer and the other was in the NCAA Championship final...Had 15 individual wins on the season...Part of team's top 200 MR (1:44.55) and 400 MR (3:46.64) squads...Also posted strong times in 200 IM (2:01.72 at SEC Champ) and 400 IM (4:27.55 vs. Arkansas/Missouri).

PRE-COLLEGE - Attended Kitas Gymnasium...Club team was Göteborg Sim...Competed at 2009 Swedish Short Course Championships...Finished 7th in 800-meter freestyle finals...Ranked in Europe's Top 100 in 200 breaststroke.

PERSONAL - Born Oct. 5, 1991, in Gothenburg, Sweden...Parents are Anders and Annika Rutqvist...Has a brother, Oskar, and a sister, Hanna...Her father was a swimmer at the University of Nebraska...Plans to major in business...Also considered an offer from NC State.

Rutqvist's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 freestyle 25.30# 1/25/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
100 freestyle 53.80# 1/18/13 Arkansas/FSU Columbia, S.C.
200 freestyle 1:56.49 1/24/14 Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
100 breaststroke 1:00.20! 2/18/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
200 breaststroke 2:07.86! 3/19/11 NCAA Championships Austin, Texas
100 butterfly 59.00 1/26/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
200 IM 2:01.72 2/17/11 SEC Championships Gainesville, Fla.
400 IM 4:27.55 11/6/10 Arkansas/Missouri Fayetteville, Ark.
! = School Record
# = Leadoff Split

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