Position
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Class
Senior
Hometown
Duluth, Ga.
High School
Chattahoochee HS

LSU Record Holder in the 100 backstroke
2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2003 SEC Academic Honor Roll

JUNIOR SEASON (2003-04)
Continued her consistency in the water, posting numerous top times in several backstroke events … Qualified for the finals of the 100 backstroke at SEC’s, swimming a time of 56.70 in the prelims … Placed 12th in the 100 back finals and fourth in the consolation final at SEC’s (56.57) … Was also LSU’s highest finisher in the 200 back, earning a 17th-place finish (2:03.96) … The time was the fastest by any Lady Tiger all season … Also participated in two relays at SEC’s with her best finish coming in the 200 medley relay finals … Teamed up to place fifth in that heat (1:43.95) … Was a double winner versus Rice on Jan. 30, capturing the 100 back (57.79) and 200 back (2:05.57) … Swam the fastest time of the season in the 100 back at the Nike Cup Invitational (56.30) … Won the 200 back consolation final at the Nike Cup (2:04.36) … Won the 200 back versus Alabama on Oct. 24 and was victorious in the 100 back versus South Carolina on Nov. 7 … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2002-03)
Arguably, the top backstroke swimmer on the team … Swam in every meet of the season and the SEC Championships for the second consecutive year … Finished 11th in the consolation final of the 100 backstroke (55.61) at the SEC Championships … In the prelims of the 100 back, swam a personal-best time of 55.25, a school record and the fastest time of the season … The time placed in the top 45 in the nation … Also held the fastest time of the season in the 50 back, 25.69, at the SEC Championships … Just missed qualifying for the NCAA Championships … Was a double winner in the home finale versus Kentucky, finishing first in both the 100 and 200 back in 56.07 and 2:05.33, respectively … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and LSU Director’s Cup … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2001-02)
Had a solid freshman campaign as she participated in every dual meet and the Southeastern Conference Championships … Swam the 100 backstroke in a time of 56.06 at the Nike Cup Invitational, the second-fastest time in LSU history and just one second off the record held by Lucy Findlay … Had the team’s best time in the 200 back (2:03.59) in a meet against Tennessee and Kentucky … Also swam in the 50 freestyle during the season … Finished 11th in the finals of the 100 back at the SEC’s with a time of 56.85 … Also participated in the 200 medley relay, 50 free and the 200 back at the SEC Championships … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Named Atlanta’s Sports and Fitness Athlete of the Year … State champion her senior year at Chattahoochee High School in the 100 backstroke … Third-place finish during the same season in the 50 freestyle competition … Dynamo Swim Club record holder … Scholastic All-American … U.S.S. national champion.

PERSONAL
Born on Sept. 24, 1982 … Parents are Jim and Colette Staak … Majoring in kinesiology.

LINDSAY’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle 24.23 2002 Nike Cup Invitational
100 freestyle 55.72 2002 vs. Wright State
50 backstroke 25.59 2002 SEC Championships
100 backstroke 55.25 2003 SEC Championships
200 backstroke 2:03.59 2001 at Tennessee and Kentucky

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