Position
Freestyle
Class
Junior
Hometown
Miami, Fla.
Previous School
Arizona
High School
Palmetto HS

LSU Record Holder in the 200 Freestyle Relay and 200 Medley Relay
2009 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (200 and 400 Freestyle Relay)
2008 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (200 Freestyle Relay)

CAREER
A tremendous sprinter who played a valuable role on several All-America relay teams … Part of three honorable mention All-America relay teams and two school record-setting relay squads after transferring from Arizona in 2007 … Ranked seventh all-time at LSU in the 50-yard freestyle … Held the team’s second-fastest time in the 50 free in both his junior and senior seasons. 

SENIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Proved to be one of the SEC’s best freestyle sprinters and a vital part of LSU’s relay success … Earned a pair of honorable mention All-America accolades and shattered two school records as the anchor of the 200 freestyle and medley relays … Spearheaded a 12th-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships with a team-best split of 19.42 … Swam the third leg of the men’s All-America 400 freestyle relay squad, which placed 16th with a time of 2:55.39 … Also competed in the 50 free at NCAA’s, recording a mark of 20.11 … Anchored the men’s 200 freestyle relay to a school-record time of 1:17.82 at Georgia’s Last Chance Meet … Claimed 11th-place overall in the 50 sprint at the SEC Championships with a time of 19.90 … Posted a personal-best time of 19.82 in the prelims of that race, which was seventh-fastest in school history … Also played a key role on the Tigers’ fifth-place 200 medley relay squad … Swam to a career-best time of 49.94 in the 100 butterfly to take 25th at Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational … Placed 21st in the 100 free (45.93) at the same meet … Also a member of both runner-up relay squads in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays in College Station, Texas … Won the 50 free at the LSU Invitational, reaching the wall in 21.22 … Took second in the 100 free at the same meet … Part of a 1-2-3 LSU finish in the 50 free in a win over Alabama.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Provided an immediate impact in his first season with the Tigers … Earned honorable mention All-America honors as the anchor of LSU’s record-setting 200 freestyle relay squad (1:18.46) at the NCAA Championships … Spearheaded a third-place finish in the 200 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships (1:18.85) with a 50-yard split of 19.61 … Narrowly missed the final round of the 50 free at the SEC’s with the team’s second-best mark of the season (20.34) … Also tallied a season-best time in the 100 free (45.84) at the SEC’s … Played a vital role on the winning 200 freestyle relay squad at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Secured the top spot in the ‘B’ final of the 50 free (20.39) at the same meet … Led the 200 free relay team to victory against the fifth-ranked Florida Gators … Part of four winning relay teams and one runner-up squad during the season … Captured second in the 100-back versus Delta State … Earned his first varsity letter.

FRESHMAN, SOPHOMORE SEASONS (2005-07 AT ARIZONA)
Swam sprint freestyle at Arizona for two seasons and transferred to LSU … Finished 23rd in the 50 free (20.94) and 33rd in the 100 free at the 2006 Pac-10 Championships … Brings in career-best times of 20.50 and 45.50 in the 50 and 100-free events, respectively.

PRIOR TO LSU
A three-time All-Dade county and team captain at Palmetto High School … Placed second in the 100 freestyle and third in the 50 free as a senior at the state championships … Currently holds the 50 free record at Palmetto (20.88) … Coached by Andy DeAngulo.

PERSONAL
Born April 15, 1987 … Parents are Pat and Michelle Selts … Has two younger sisters, Brittany and Breanna … Brittany is a swimmer at Florida State … Also has a half brother, Payton … Majoring in general studies.

BRANDON’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle  :19.82  2009 SEC Championships
100 freestyle  :45.43  2009 SEC Championships
100 butterfly  :49.94  2008 Art Adamson Invitational

 

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