LSU Gold
Position
Freestyle/Backstroke
Height
6'0
Class
Sophomore
Hometown
Capetown, South Africa
High School
Herschel Girls School
Experience
1L

2x SEC Champion (200-Free Relay, 400-Free Relay)
NCAA Qualifier
NCAA All-American (200-free relay)

de Villiers’ Top Times
50-Free: 22.46 2023 Art Adamson Invitational
100-Free: 49.13 2023 Art Adamson Invitational
100-Back: 553.96 2023 Art Adamson Invitational

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2023-24)
Opened the season vs. Utah by winning the 50 free with a time of 23.62; also placed third in the 100-free with a time of 51.89 and was a part of the winning 200-yard medley relay that clocked a time of 1:43.22… In the home opener vs. Arkansas, claimed second in the 50-free (23.16) and third in the 100-free (51.18); also a member of the winning 400-free relay that clocked a time of 3:22.74… During a tri-team meet with FSU and Alabama, placed third in the 50-free (23.21) and sixth in the 100-free (51.17)… At the Tiger’s midseason meet in the Art Adamson Invitational, placed third in the 50-free (22.46 – B cut), fourth in the 100-free (49.13 – B cut),  and sixth in the 100-back (53.96)… helped LSU toward wins in the 200-free relay (1:28.88 – B cut), 400-free relay (3:15.66 – B cut)

FRESHMAN SEASON (2022-23)
2023 SEC Champion in the 200-medley relay and 400-free relay… Earned All-America status for her fifth-place finish 200-yard free relay (1:27.04) at the 2023 NCAA Championships… In the opening meet against Tulane and Vanderbilt, claimed silver in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.62… In a dual meet with South Carolina, finished sixth in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.83…claimed eighth place in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.59… In a tri-meet against Denver and Air Force, took bronze in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 55.96…won gold in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.46… Against Auburn, claimed fifth place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.52…took sixth in the 100-yard freestyle with a readout of 51.55… Against Alabama, claimed seventh place in the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 23.43…finished sixth in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 52.46… At the Art Adamson Invitational, placed 17th in the 50-free (22.76), 16th in the 100-back (56.17 – Prelims: 54.20), and 21st in the 100-free (50.36)… Against FSU, placed third in the 100-free with a time of 50.80 and fifth in the 100-back with a time of 56.45… In the regular-season finale vs. Texas A&M, won both the 200-medley relay and 400-free relay; also placed second and third individually in the 50-free (23.12) and 100-free (50.68)… At the 2023 SEC Championships, placed 19th in the 50-free (22.48), 34th in the 100-back (54.56), and 18th in the 100-free (49.12)

HIGH SCHOOL
Prepped at Herschel Girls HS located in her hometown of Cape Town, South Africa… Received swimming and academic colors during her preparatory career

PERSONAL
Native of Cape Town, South Africa… Parents are Kim and Michael de Villiers and has one sister – Alexa… Chose LSU because “It is a great swimming program and had really helpful and nice coaches.”

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