Position
Backstroke/freestyle
Height
5'7
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Llanharry, Wales
Major
Psychology
High School
Y Pant Comprehensive School

2016 NCAA Automatic Qualifier
Two-Time NCAA Relay Participant
School Record Holder in the 800-Freestyle Relay and 400-Medley Relay

SENIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Qualified for NCAA Championships individually and competed in the 200 free and 200 back … A part of the 800 free and 400-medley school record relay teams … Her opening leg 100 back of the 400-medley relay team at NCAA Championships was the fourth-fastest time in school history … Finished eighth in the 200 free at SEC Championships … Also scored in the 100 and 200 back with eight place finishes in the ‘B ’final of both events … Grabbed the win in the 200back and finished second in the 100 back against Houston, Rice and Tulane … Touched the wall third in both back events against Texas A&M … Finished second in the 200 back and third in the 100 back against Missouri … Swam the second-fastest 200 free and 200 back times in school history at the Texas A&M Invite … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Qualified for NCAA Championships as a member of LSU’s 200-free relay team … Swam the second leg of the 800-freestyle relay team that set the school record at the SEC Championships … Finished fifth in the ‘B’ final of the 200 back at SEC’s … Touched the wall seventh in the ‘B’ final of the 200 free and third in the ‘C’ final of the 100 back at SEC’s … Set the second-fastest 200 free time and fourth-fastest 100 back time in school history during prelims at the conference meet … Secured a fourth-place finish in the championship final of the 200 back and touched the wall first in the consolation final of the 100 back at the Texas A&M Invite … Touched the wall fourth in the 200 back and 200 free against Florida … Took first in the 500 free against Incarnate Word … Finished second in the backstroke events LSU’s quad meet win over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Finished second in the 200 back and third in the 200 free against SMU … Touched the wall first in the second final of the 200 back and 200 free at the SMU Classic … Earned the win in the 200 back and finished second in the 200 free against Tulane … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14)
Led off the 800-freestyle relay team that set the program record at the NCAA Championships … Took first place in the ‘C’ final of the 200 freestyle (1:46.61) at the SEC Championships for the third-fastest time in program history … Reached the ‘C’ final of 100 backstroke at the SEC’s with a prelim time of 54.15 … Finished third in the ‘C’ final of the 200 backstroke at the SEC’s with a mark of 1:55.66 …To begin the year, took third in the 200 backstroke against Georgia with a mark of 2:01.69 as well as against Arkansas with a time of 2:01.27 … Touched the wall first in the 100 backstroke (56.87) and 500 freestyle (5:02.03) in a victory over Tulane … Touched the wall third in the “C” final of the 500 freestyle (4:53.10) at the A&M Invite … In the 100 backstroke, finished with an NCAA “B” cut and mark of 54.98 … Finished fourth in the final of the 200 backstroke with a mark of 1:56.10 … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll… Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Propelled herself into a position to be one of the top backstroke and freestyle competitors over the course of her career at LSU … Set LSU’s program record in the 200 backstroke (1:55.21) in an 18th place finish at the SEC Championships … Earned a second swim in all three of her individual events at SEC’s … Delivered LSU’s third fastest all-time 100 back mark of 53.96 in prelims and finished 15th in the event with a mark of 54.24 at the conference championships … Cranked out LSU’s third fastest all-time 200 free mark of 1:47.12 in a 19th place swim at SEC’s … Captured the ‘D’ final of the 200 back (1:58.03) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Touched the wall first in the ‘E’ final of the 200 free (1:48.82) at the midseason meet … Swam an impressive 100 back time of 55.63 at the Phil Hansel Invite … Set her career low in the 500 free (4:59.91) in a dual victory over Tulane … Won the 100 back (56.66) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Took second in the 200 free (1:53.16) in a victory over Kentucky … Procured a victory in the 200 back (1:59.07) and a second place performance in the 100 back (1:51.67) in a dual victory over Alabama … Earned silver in the 200 free (1:50.94) in a dual victory over NC State … Took second in the 200 back (2:03.40) in a dual victory over Vanderbilt … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
International talent who has the ability to make an impact early on in her collegiate career … Trained with the Welsh National Squad … Selected to the British Commonwealth Team … European junior champion … Boasts recent long course meter bests and short course yard conversion bests of 1:03.37 (54.05) in the 100 meter back, 2:15.28 (1:55.93) in the 200 meter back, 2:02.43 (1:47.00) in the 200 meter free and 4:20.20 (4:49.34) in the 400 free … Coached by Dave Hallar … Trained with City of Cardiff Swimming.

PERSONAL
Born May 22, 1993 … Parents are Colin and Vanessa Stirrat … Has one sister – Lucy … Majoring in psychology.

STIRRAT’S TOP TIMES
200 freestyle 1:45.72 2015 Texas A&M Invite
100 backstroke 53.76 2015 SEC Championships
200 backstroke 1:55.18 2015 Texas A&M Invite

STIRRAT’S TOP 2015-16 TIMES
200 freestyle 1:45.72 Texas A&M Invite
100 backstroke 54.03 Texas A&M Invite
200 backstroke 1:55.18 Texas A&M Invite

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