LSU Gold
Position
Backstroke
Height
5'10
Class
Junior
Hometown
Scotch Plains, N.J.
High School
Scotch Plains-Fanwood HS
Experience
2L

Hughes’ Top Times
100-Back: 54.61 2023 SEC Championships
200-Back: 1:58.80 2023 Art Adamson Invitational
200-IM: 2:08.30 2023 SEC Championships

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2023-24)
Opened her second season at LSU by placing third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.98, and fifth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:05.93… In the home opener vs. Arkansas, placed third in the 200-back with a time of 2:03.38 and third in the 100-back with a time of 57.64… During a tri-team meet with FSU and Alabama, placed eighth in the 100-back with a time of 57.66 and 11th in the 200-back with a time of 2:07.04… In the Tiger’s midseason meet at the Art Adamson Invitational, claimed 28th in the 100-back (54.91) and 18th in the 200-back (1:58.80)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2022-23)
In the opening meet against Tulane and Vanderbilt, placed third in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.54…finished fourth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:03.77… In a dual meet with South Carolina, took fifth place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.46…claimed fourth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.94… In a tri-meet with Denver and Air Force, finished fourth in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 57.38…claimed silver in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:04.92…finished 12th in the 200-yard IM with a readout of 2:15.90… In a dual meet against Auburn, finished seventh in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 56.20…finished sixth in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:02.54…took seventh in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:11.77. .. At the Art Adamson Invitational, placed 53rd in the 200-IM (2:08.67), 13th in the 100-back (54.98 – Prelims: 54.28), and 13th in the 200-back (1:58.74)… Against FSU, claimed fifth in the 200-back (2:03.46), seventh in the 100-back (57.38) and ninth in the 200-IM (2:13.04)… In the regular-season finale vs. Texas A&M, took fifth in the 100-back (56.06) and seventh in the 200-back (2:04.50)… At the 2023 SEC Championships, placed 37th in the 100-back (54.61), 39th in the 200-back (1:59.68) and 58th in the 200-IM (2:08.30)

HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped at Scotch Plains Fanwood HS… Achieved All-American status during her stint as a Raider… Academically, she was placed on the Honor Roll every year throughout her career in New Jersey

PERSONAL
Born and raised in Scotch Plains, NJ… Birthday is January 9, 2004… Plans to major in computer science upon her arrival to LSU’s campus… Parents names are Shelly and Greg; has two siblings – Nick and Sophie… Her father ran cross country in college and her mother swam during her collegiate years… She chose LSU because “The team was so welcoming and I knew that it would be a good mix of athletic and academic challenges

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