Position
Individual Medley/freestyle
Height
5'10
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Chandler, Ariz.
High School
Corona del Sol HS

2009 U.S. Open Participant
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll

CAREER
Solid breaststroker and individual medley performer who leaves LSU with two program top-10 times … Finished his career seventh in the program books in the 400 I.M. (3:55.81) and 10th in the 200 breast (2:01.55) … Led the team in the 200 breast his sophomore season … A member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll in all four seasons.

SENIOR SEASON (2009-10)
Contributed in breaststroke and individual medley events … Competed in six dual meets and the Cougar Classic Fall Invitational … Swam to four top-10 finishes at the Cougar Classic, including a fourth-place finish in the 200 breast (2:08.09) and eighth in both the 100 breast and 400 I.M. … Won the 400 I.M. in a win over UNO with a season best of 4:03.93 … Placed third in the 500 free at Florida Atlantic … Took fourth in the 200 breast against nationally-ranked Florida … Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll honors for the fourth-consecutive season … Received his fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09)
One of five LSU breaststrokers to score in one of the two races at the SEC Championships … Helped make that discipline one of the team’s biggest strengths … Competed in every dual meet, Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational and SEC’s … Swam to a 15th-place finish in the 200 breaststroke at the conference meet with a personal best of 2:01.55 … That mark ranks 10th all-time at LSU … Also recorded a new personal best in the 100 breast (56.58) to place 21st and posted a 23rd-place finish in the 400 I.M. (3:57.69) … Registered an eighth-place finish in the 400 I.M. at the Art Adamson Invitational … Qualified for the ‘A’ final of that race with a personal best of 3:55.81, seventh in school history … Placed 10th in the 200 breast (2:02.07) … Also finished 12th in the 200 back with a career best of 1:50.99 and 14th in the 100 breast (57.49) … Emerged victorious in the 200 breast against UNO at the LSU Invitational … Took runner-up honors in the 200 breast (2:05.08) in a win over Alabama … Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition for the third time in his career … Received his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08)
Proved to be one of the team’s most versatile performers … Improved his top times in five different events … Competed in every dual-meet, the Georgia Tech Invitational and the SEC Championships … Posted season-best times in the 200 breaststroke (2:02.94) and the 400 I.M. (3:58.56) at SEC’s … Seized top honors in the ‘B’ final of the 200 I.M. (1:52.53) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Placed fifth in the 400 I.M. at the same competition … Swept both breaststroke races in a dual-meet victory over Delta State … Enjoyed a fine meet versus No. 22 Notre Dame, capturing the 200-breaststroke title … Also took third in both the 100 breaststroke and 200 I.M. against the Fighting Irish … Registered victories in the 200 breaststroke in dual-meet wins over South Carolina and Florida State … Notched a season-best time in the 200 back (1:52.83) against No. 5 Florida to take fourth place … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Received his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07)
Enjoyed a fine freshman campaign, posting team top-five times in seven different events … Saw his most prominent action in the breaststroke and individual medley … Placed 20th in the 200 breaststroke (2:06.58) and 27th in the 400 I.M. (4:06.02) at the SEC Championships … Won the 200 backstroke consolation final at the Art Adamson Invitational and finished ninth overall in a season-best time of 1:53.30 … Qualified for the consolation finals of the 200 I.M. (1:57.75) and 400 I.M. (4:04.91) at the invite and recorded 21st- and 11th-place finishes, respectively … Recorded the second-fastest 200 breaststroke time of the season by any LSU swimmer at Texas A&M (2:05.03) … Won the 200 breaststroke versus Delta State … Named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Prominent distance freestyle and individual medley swimmer at Corona del Sol High School for four years … Five-time All-American in the 200 I.M. and 500 free … As a senior, won the 500 free at the state championship … Posted an amazing 65-1 dual-meet record during his career and was an eight-time city champion and seven-time region champion … Member of three regional championship teams … A two-time Academic All-American selection … Coached by Pete Pond.

PERSONAL
Born Oct. 1, 1987 in Scottsdale, Ariz. … Parents are Kevin and Christi Telep … Has one sister, Nicole and one brother, Ryan … His uncle, Bobby Piatt, lettered in wrestling at LSU from 1977-81 … One of his relatives, Bobby Lazor, was a member of the 1996 Syracuse Final Four basketball team … Lazor later played at Arizona State and saw action as a professional with the Phoenix Suns … Majoring in political science.

NATE’S TOP TIMES
200 backstroke, 1:50.99, 2008 Art Adamson Invitational
100 breaststroke, 56.58, 2009 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 2:01.55, 2009 SEC Championships
200 individual medley, 1:52.53, 2008 Georgia Tech Invitational
400 individual medley, 3:55.81, 2008 Art Adamson Invitational

 

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