Rutqvist makes third straight 200 breaststroke championship final
Carolina wins two medals, sets six school records on the week
Carolina swims six NCAA B cuts, four personal bests
Flach, Warner to race for SEC titles
Flach Set To Race For 500 Freestyle Title
2011-12 - One of the Gamecocks' top freshman swimmers...Had strong start to collegiate career, winning the 200 breaststroke against Florida State and Alabama with a time of 2:04.29 and taking third in the 200 breaststroke in a time of 58.15...Posted a season-best time of 56.88 in the preliminaries of the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships to finish 24th...Narrowly missed consolation finals in the 200 breaststroke at the SEC Championships, finishing 18th with a personal best of 2:03.99...Also swam the 200 IM and 400 IM during the season...Qualified to compete at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 200-meter breaststroke...Finished 66th overall with a personal record of 2:19.61.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from Hidden Valley High School...Three-time Scholastic All-American...Four-time first team All-Timesland selection...Named All-Timesland Swimmer of the Year in 2011...State champion in 100 breaststroke (state record holder) and 200 IM...Two-time 200 medley relay champions...Member of the CCA Marlins club team...Two-time Virginia Swimmer of the Year...Previous 11-12 boys' 200 breaststroke state record holder...2012 Olympic trial qualifier in 200 breaststroke.
PERSONAL - Full name is Alexander Nicholas Vance...Born June 27, 1993...Parents are Steven and Trudy Vance...Has one brother, Morgan, and one sister, Stephanie...Chose South Carolina because of strong academic and athletic programs...Majoring in Psychology.