Christine Thompson
Christine Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Largo, Fla.

High School:
Admiral Farragut Academy

Height:
5-8

Event:
Freestyle/IM


2008-09 - Was the Gamecocks' top performer in the distance freestyle events... Scored points for Carolina at SEC Championships with 12th-place finish in 1650 freestyle... Part of 800 FR team that set school record and earned NCAA `B' cut at SEC Championships (7:15.38)...Set personal best by a wide margin with a time of 16:35.27... Had team's second-best time in the 1000 free (10:00.96)...Third-best in the 200 (1:50.41) and 500 free (4:52.90)...Won three races in dual meets, including the 1000 vs. Clemson, the 100 back vs. Vanderbilt and the 1650 free vs. College of Charleston.

2007-08 - Scored two points at the SEC Championships with a 15th-place finish in the 1650 free...Had the second-fastest time on the team in the 200 free (1:49.88), 500 free (4:51.66), 1000 free (10:06.91) and 1650 free (16:53.44), finishing only behind her twin sister, Claire, in all four events...Her times in the 200 and 500 earned NCAA `B' cuts...Was part of the 800 freestyle relay team that earned another `B' cut with a 7:19.20 at the SEC Championships...Swam a personal-best 53.25 in the 100 freestyle.2007-08: Scored two points at the SEC Championships with a 15th-place finish in the 1650 free...Had the second-fastest time on the team in the 200 free (1:49.88), 500 free (4:51.66), 1000 free (10:06.91) and 1650 free (16:53.44), finishing only behind her twin sister, Claire, in all four events...Her times in the 200 and 500 earned NCAA `B' cuts...Was part of the 800 freestyle relay team that earned another `B' cut with a 7:19.20 at the SEC Championships...Swam a personal-best 53.25 in the 100 freestyle.

PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Admiral Farragut Academy ... Scholastic All-American ... Headmaster's Honor Roll ... Swimming All-American ... Member of West Florida Lightning Aquatics ... Claimed the Die Hard Award, Most Improved Award and Coach's Award ... Named MVP.

PERSONAL - Full name is Christine Anne Thompson ... Born on March 15, 1989 ... Twin sister, Claire, also swims at USC ... Parents are Michael and Melanie Thompson ... Major is experimental psychology.

THOMPSON'S TOP TIMES

100 Free 53.21#
200 Free 1:49.98
500 Free 4:51.66
1000 Free 9:58.36
1650 Free 16:39.44
200 IM 2:05.87
400 IM 4:31.74