Position
Backstroke/freestyle
Height
6'0
Class
Senior
Hometown
Knoxville, Tenn.
Major
Coastal Environmental Science
High School
Hardin Valley Academy

SENIOR SEASON (2018-19)
Started the season with an eighth place finish in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 51.31 against UCONN and Navy … Finished in seventh place in the 100-Yard Backstroke against Florida with a time of 51.55 … Earned a seventh and eighth place finish against Kentucky in the 100-Yard Backstroke and the 50-Yard Freestyle with times of 52.03 and 22.09 … Swam the 100-Yard Backstroke in 49.94 to finish in 18th place at the Art Adamson Invitational … A third place finish against Incarnate Word and Delta State in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 49.09 … Claimed the silver against Texas A&M in the 100-Yard Backstroke with a time of 48.90.

JUNIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Took silver in the 100-yard backstroke in the opening meet against Loyola … Recorded a personal-best time in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 1:56.90 in the meet against Pittsburgh and Virginia … Claimed a second-place finish as part of the 200-yard IM relay team with a time of 23.40 in the meet against SMU … Took home a personal-best time of 1:43.54 as part of the 800-yard freestyle relay team … Placed second as part of the 400-yard freestyle relay team in the meet against Georgia … Took fifth place in both the 100 back and as part of the 200-yard medley relay team in the meet against Texas A&M … Finished the season strong by claiming personal-best times in the 50-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle and 100-yard backstroke with times of 20.82, 44.67 and 49.12 respectively at the SEC Championships.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Took fifth in the 200 free and individual medley, as well as sixth in the 100 free in the dual meet against Auburn … Tallied two first-place finishes in the ‘B’ final of the 100 back and the ‘C’ final of the 100 free at the Art Adamson Invitational … Garnered eighth overall in the ‘A’ final of the 200 IM at the Art Adamson Invite … In the relays, anchored the 800 and 200 free relay squads, leading the teams to second and fourth place finishes, respectively … Part of the 400 free relay that took fifth overall at Art Adamson … In the dual meet against Alabama, took sixth and eighth in the 100 and 200 free, respectively … Part of the 400 free relay that garnered fourth overall against the Crimson Tide … Touched the wall fifth in the 200 IM against Texas A&M … At the SEC Championships, finished in the top-40 of the 200 IM and 100 free.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Earned three top times in his first appearance at SEC Championships … Just missed moving on to the final of the 100 back as the first alternate at the conference meet … Also finished 29th in the 200 IM and 42nd in the 100 free at SEC’s … Touched the wall second in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 free in the home finale against Texas A&M … Earned fourth place finishes in the 100 and 200 free against Missouri … Finished fourth in the 100 free, fifth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100 back against Kentucky and Virginia Tech … At midseason, reached the ‘B’ final of the 200 IM, 100 back and 100 free … Took third in the 100 back and fourth in the 100 free in LSU’s win over SMU … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Team captain for two years at Hardin Valley Academy … Three-time All-American and two-time USA Swimming Scholastic All-American … A part of the team that finished third at the Tennessee state championships and won the regional championship in 2015 … A part of National Honor Society … Coached by Larry Hough at Hardin Valley Academy.

PERSONAL
Born March 10, 1997 … Parents are Burke and Ginger Arthur … Has one sister – Madeline … Majoring in coastal environmental science.

Will Arthur’s Top Times
50 free – 20.82 2017 2018 SEC Championships
100 free – 44.67 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
200 free – 1:40.12 2016 LSU vs. Texas A&M
100 back – 48.49 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
200 back – 1:55.55 2017 2017 SMU vs. LSU
100 fly – 50.84 2016 LSU vs. Texas A&M
200 IM – 1:48.66 2016 SEC Championships

Will Arthur’s 2017-18 Top Times
50 free – 20.82 SEC Championships
100 free – 44.67 SEC Championships
200 free – 1:43.54 Art Adamson Invitational
100 back – 49.12 SEC Championships
200 back – 1:55.55 SMU vs. LSU
200 IM – 1:56.90 LSU vs. Pitt/UVA

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