Alex Vance
Alex  Vance

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Roanoke, Va.

High School:
Hidden Valley HS

Event:
Breaststroke/IM



AWARDS/HONORS


  • 2015 Honorable Mention CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2015 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2014 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2013 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2012 SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll


IN THE RECORD BOOK


  • 2nd – 200 Breaststroke
  • 5th – 100 Breaststroke

2015 (SENIOR)


  • Competed in the breaststroke and IM
  • Finished 18th overall in the finals of the 200 breaststroke with a season-best time of 1:58.25 and 24th in the 100 breaststroke (55.91) at the SEC Championships… Also finished 29th in the 400 IM with a personal record of 3:54.81
  • Placed seventh overall in the finals of the 200 breaststroke (2:02.28) at the Virginia Tech Invitational
  • Also finished 12th in the 400 IM (3:59.82), 14th in the 100 breaststroke (57.27) and 17th in the 200 IM (1:51.67)
  • Finished in third place in the 200 breaststroke against Queens and Wingate with a time of 2:04.24
  • Placed second in the 200 breaststroke and third in the 100 breaststroke against Kentucky

2014 (JUNIOR)


  • One of the Gamecocks top breaststrokers
  • Scored points in all three of his events at the SEC Championships 
  • Set the school record in the 200 breaststroke in the prelims at the SEC Championships with a time of 1:56.61 before resetting the record with a NCAA `B' cut at 1:56.47 in the finals, finishing eighth overall 
  • Also scored points at the championships in the 100 breaststroke by finishing 19th with a `B' cut time of 54.49
  • Placed 23rd at SEC's in the 400 IM finishing at 3:56.13  
  • Earned a pair of wins in the 200 breaststroke late in the season against Queens and Wingate, and at Auburn

2013 (SOPHOMORE)


  • Solid contributor in the breaststroke events
  • Swam in every regular-season meet and at the SEC Championships
  • Made the C final in both breaststroke events at the SEC Championships
  • Finished 23rd in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:02.67
  • Placed 24th in the 100 breaststroke with a time of 56.20
  • Swam a 55.74 in the preliminary, which is the seventh fastest time all-time at South Carolina...Also swam the 200 IM and finished 32nd with a personal record of 1:51.12
  • Had a strong showing at the Virginia Tech Invitational, winning the 200 breaststroke with a personal record of 2:01.38, which is the ninth fastest time in school history
  • Posted the team's second fastest times in both the 100 breaststroke (55.74) and 200 breaststroke (2:01.38) and the third fastest in the 200 IM (1:51.12)

2012 (FRESHMAN)


  • 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

Vance's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 Breaststroke 54.49 2/21/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
200 Breaststroke 1:56.47 2/22/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
200 IM 1:51.12 2/20/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
400 IM 3:54.81 2/19/15 SEC Championships Auburn, Ala.