Swimming and Diving Graduates Three to Close Out 2020

by Tanner Craft | Communications Student Assistant
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Swimming and Diving Graduates Three to Close Out 2020

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Swimming and Diving team will have three former swimmers graduate from LSU on Friday, December 18. Lewis Clough, Olivia Paskulin, and Clayton Black will all earn their degrees on Friday via a virtual graduation. 

“Graduation marks the true end to their student-athlete careers and is the goal for all of our swimmers,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “Our department provides a great platform for individuals to find the success they want. There are so many resources available to them, especially with the support they receive from the Cox Communications Academic Center for Student-Athletes.”

Clough was a solid force for the Tigers throughout his years wearing the purple and gold. Throughout his career, Clough swam the fourth fastest 100-Yard Freestyle in school history. He also holds the seventh fastest time in school history in the 200-Yard Butterfly and the tenth fastest time in the 100-Yard Freestyle. He was also a part of three relay teams that broke school records. He is graduating with his degree in Mass Communications from the Manship School of Mass Communication. 

Paskulin finished her career as a Tiger with two top-ten times. She swam the fifth fastest 100-Yard Breaststroke in school history and the sixth fastest 200-Yard Breaststroke. She competed in the SEC Championships all four seasons and was a huge contributor for the Tigers. At the 2019 SEC Championships, she qualified for the ‘A’ Final in the 100-Yard Breaststroke and finished in eighth place. Paskulin is graduating with her degree in Marketing from the E.J. Ourso College of Business.

Black’s time in the pool for the Tigers was cut short due to injuries, but still made the most out of her time as a Tiger. She is graduating with her degree in Kinesiology from the College of Human Sciences & Education. After graduating, Black plans on attending PA School to fulfill her dream of becoming a Physician Assistant. 

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