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Margot Gathings Season 2023-24

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Birmingham, Ala.
High School
Mountain Brook HS

2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2003 SEC Academic Honor Roll

Versatile swimmer who added quality depth to individual medley and butterfly events … Owned one top time, 2:03.94, in the 200 fly … Was LSU’s highest finisher in the 200 fly at the SEC Championships … Qualified for the finals with a preliminary swim of 2:04.12, then placed 12th in the finals with a time of 2:03.94 … Just missed qualifying for the 200 IM finals at SEC’s, placing 24th in the prelims with a time of 2:08.61 … Time was also the fastest by any Tiger at SEC’s … Posted the second quickest time on the season in the 400 IM (4:30.29), also at SEC’s to finish 28th … Captured the 200 fly versus UL-Monroe on Jan. 17 (2:07.36) … Took third-place honors in the finals of the 200 fly at the Nike Cup Invitational (2:04.43) … Awarded SEC Academic Honor Roll honors for the second straight year and also named to Dean’s List for a perfect 4.0 GPA … Earned her third varsity letter.

Continued her success from the previous season, swimming in every meet for the second consecutive year … Was the Lady Tigers’ highest scorer in the 400 IM at the SEC Championships, finishing 20th in the prelims with a time of 4:30.29 … Also swam in two other events at SEC’s, including the 500 freestyle and 200 butterfly … Finished eighth in the finals of the 200 fly at the prestigious Nike Cup Invitational with a time of 2:03.30, the second-fastest time of the season by a Lady Tiger … Despite a strength in butterfly, posted the second-fastest time of the season in the 1000 free in a dual meet versus Florida State on Jan. 25 (10:28.63) … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and LSU Director’s Cup … Earned her second varsity letter.

A constant for the Lady Tigers in her freshman season as she competed in every meet including her debut at the SEC Championships … Swam in two events at the SEC Championships placing 27th in the prelims of both the 200 IM and the 200 butterfly … Won two events in LSU’s season-opening meet against Houston … Finished first in the 400 IM with a time of 4:28.61 and won the 100 breaststroke with a time of 1:06.79 … Won both the 100 and 200 fly in the conference-opener versus Arkansas … Won the 100 fly in a time of 57.73 and finished the 200 in a time of 2:03.41 … Part of the winning team in the 400 medley relay in the meet against Arkansas … Was a versatile performer as swimming in five different events during the season … Won the 200 IM at the Texas Invitational and finished second in the 200 fly … Won the 200 fly in a dual-meet at Alabama with a time of 2:04.46 … Won the 200 IM versus Tennessee and Kentucky in a time of 2:07.15 … Earned her first varsity letter.

Twelve-time Junior National finalist … Eight-time high school state finalist … Olympic Trials and Senior Nationals qualifier in the 200 butterfly competition … Member of both the French and Latin Honor Societies … Member of Mu Alpha Theta … Scholastic All-American in both her junior and senior years of high school.

Born on Oct. 5, 1983 … Parents are Lloyd and Honora Gathings … Majoring in kinesiology.

100 butterfly 57.73 2001 vs. Arkansas
200 butterfly 2:03.30 2002 Nike Cup Invitational
200 individual medley 2:05.86 2002 Texas Invitational
400 individual medley 4:28.61 2001 vs. Houston

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