Position
Freestyle
Height
6'3
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Aalsgaarde, Denmark
Major
Economics
High School
Helsingoer Gymnasium

2010 TAF Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2011 Wally Pontiff, Jr., Academic Excellence Award
2010 Wally Pontiff, Jr., Academic Excellence Award
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll

CAREER (2007-11)
Sprint freestyle and butterfly contributor who was also a standout in the classroom … Named the Tiger Athletic Foundation Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2010 and a two-time recipient of the Wally Pontiff, Jr., Academic Excellence Award.

SENIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Butterfly and freestyle contributor who swam in every dual meet and the Cougar Classic Invitational … Delivered fourth in the 100 fly at the Cougar Classic (51.34) … Also took seventh in the 100 free with a personal best of 46.77 and 11th in the 50 free (21.47) … Emerged victorious in the 100 free in a victory over Incarnate Word on Senior Day … Recorded second in the 100 fly at the Florida International Invite … Raced to a season best of 50.90 in the 100 fly at Texas A&M … Earned the Wally Pontiff, Jr., Academic Excellence Award for the second consecutive season as one of LSU’s top scholar-athletes … Received his third varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10)
Contributed in freestyle and butterfly events … Competed in six dual meets and Houston’s Cougar Classic Fall Invitational … Placed 15th in the 200 freestyle and 14th in the 100 freestyle at the Cougar Classic … Took fourth in the 100 free in a win over Florida Atlantic … Also a standout in the classroom who earned a pair of prestigious university accolades … Named the Tiger Athletic Foundation Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year and received the Wally Pontiff, Jr., Academic Excellence Award … Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition … Lettered for the second time in his career.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09)
Added depth in freestyle and butterfly events … Competed in every dual meet and Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational … Claimed runner up honors in the ‘C’ final of the 100 butterfly (18th overall) at the Art Adamson Invitational with a personal best of 50.59 … Also posted a personal best of 46.80 in the 100 free at that competition … Part of a 1-2-3-4 LSU finish in the 200 free against Delta State … Swam a personal best of 1:46.14 in the 200 free in a win over Texas A&M … Recorded his fastest 50 free of his career with a mark of 21.35 at the LSU Invitational … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Received his first varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08)
Contributed to freestyle and butterfly events in his first season … Participated in six dual meets and the Georgia Tech Invitational … Part of a 1-2-3 LSU finish in the 50 free (22.54) against Delta State … Helped the 200 medley relay squad notch second in the same competition … Swam season-best times of 22.43 and 53.35 in the 50 free and 100 fly, respectively, at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Recorded his top time of the season in the 200 free (1:47.00) versus the 18th-ranked Texas A&M Aggies.

PRIOR TO LSU
International swimmer who prepped at Helsingoer Gymnasium in Denmark … Expected to contribute in middle-distance freestyle events.

PERSONAL
Born April 20, 1986 in Helsingoer, Denmark … Parents are Stig Asger and Karen Helmig … Has one younger brother, Asger … Majoring in economics.

LAUST’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle, 21.19, 2011 at Texas A&M
100 freestyle, 46.77, 2010 Cougar Classic Invitational
100 butterfly, 50.59, 2008 Art Adamson Invitational

 

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