Position
Freestyle/individual Medley
Height
5'10
Class
Freshman
Hometown
Albany, Ore.
Major
Sports Administration
High School
West Albany HS

SENIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Closed out her career by swimming at SEC Championships … Finished 42nd in the 200 back and 58th in the 200 free at the conference meet … Set a career-best time in the 200 free at the Lady Tigers’ quad meet for second place overall … Also finished second in the 200 IM and fourth in the 400 IM against Houston, rice and Tulane … Touched the wall seventh in the 200 free and eighth in the 200 IM against Texas A&M … Touched the wall fifth in the ‘C’ final of the 500 IM and fourth in the ‘D’ final of the 200 back at the Texas A&M Invite. Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Competed in distance events for the Lady Tigers during her junior season … Recorded her top time in the 200 free at the Texas A&M Invite … Finished second in the 1000 free and fourth in the 500 free against Tulane … Touched the wall second in the ‘D’ final of the 200 free at the A&M Invite … Scored points with a ninth-place finish in the mile at the midseason meet … Finished sixth in the 1000 and seventh in the 500 free against Florida … Finished third in the 1000 and seventh in the 500 free in LSU’s quad meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane … Took fourth in the 1000 free against SMU … Finished third in the 1000 free against Tennessee … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14)
Distance swimmer who owns the second-fastest mile time on the season (16:54.31) which was enough to claim a seventh place finish at the Texas A&M Invite … Finished eighth in the ‘B’ final of the 400 IM at the A&M Invite with a time of 4:33.82 … Swam the second-fastest season time in the 1000 freestyle (10:32.35) during a win over Tulane … Closed out the regular season and picked up a sixth place finish in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 5:07.49 … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Established herself as the Lady Tigers’ top distance swimmer during her freshman campaign … Finished 28th in the mile with LSU’s seventh best all-time mile swim of 16:49.82 at the SEC Championships … Set her collegiate bests in the 200 freestyle (1:50.32), 500 freestyle (4:51.99) and 400 individual medley (4:23.83) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Captured the ‘D’ final of the 500 free and finished 10th in the mile at the midseason meet … In her first SEC meet, earned victory in the 1000 free (10:21.96) and finished second in the 500 free (5:05.30) … Nabbed a first place finish in the 1650 free (17:19.38) and a second place finish in the 400 IM (4:32.36) in a victory over Kentucky … Registered a pair of second place finishes in the 500 free (5:00.70) and in the 1000 free (10:09.68) in a victory over Alabama … Earned silver in the 1000 free (10:20.24) in a dual victory over NC State … Posted a 1000 free time of 10:26.89 against Texas A&M … Swam to a sixth place finish in the 1000 free (10:30.55) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Bona fide distance swimmer who excels in both the 1000 and mile freestyle events … Also has shown development in the individual medley and the backstroke events … Named the 2011 Swimmer of the Meet at the Oregon State Championships … Guided her 2012 squad to a league championship … Holds team records in the 100, 200 and 500 free and the 200 IM … Coached by Rick Guenther and Babette Romancier … Also played golf in high school.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 10, 1993 … Parents are Mark and Kim James … Mark played baseball and Kim played volleyball at the University of Portland … Has two younger siblings – Corey and Mark … Majoring in sports administration.

JAMES’ TOP TIMES
200 freestyle 1:49.85 2016 Houston, Rice and Tulane
500 freestyle 4:51.99 2012 Phil Hansel Invite
1650 freestyle 16:49.82 2013 SEC Championships

JAMES’ TOP 2015-16 TIMES
200 freestyle 1:49.85 Houston, Rice and Tulane
500 freestyle 5:09.48 Tulane
1650 freestyle 16:52.19 Texas A&M Invite

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