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2006 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Rex Tullius

Back/Free/IM

CLASS
SO
Hometown
Port Orange, Fla. (Spruce Creek)
Experience
1L
School

All-American
Two-time All-SEC

Career Best Times  
Short Course (Yards)  
50 Free - 21.73p (Texas Invitational, 11/30/06)
100 Free - 46.34s (Texas Invitational, 12/2/06)
200 Free - 1:40.85 (Texas Invitational, 12/1/06)
50 Back - 23.23s (LSU, 1/12/08)
100 Back -47.31 (2008 SEC Championships)
200 Back - 1:42.23 (2008 SEC Championships)
100 Fly - 50.04p (2007 SEC Championships)
200 Fly - 1:55.74 (Indian River CC, 1/13/07)
200 IM - 1:50.09p (2008 SEC Championships)
400 IM- 4:01.52 (LSU, 1/12/08)
   
Long Course (Meters)  
50 Free- 25.08 (Georgia, 10/25/07)
200 Back - 2:00.83 (2007 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)

UF All-Time Rankings
Fifth in the 200-meter back (2:00.83).

National/International Competition
Finished tenth in the 200-meter back with a time of 2:00.83 at the 2007 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals … Turned in a time of 2:06.31 in the 200-meter back at the 2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals … Competed at the 2005 Santa Clara International Grand Prix … Recorded a 2:06.54 in the 200-meter back at the 2005 Speedo National Sectionals … Also recorded a 59.15 in the 100-meter back.

At Florida
2007-08: Earned the first All-America honor of his career at the NCAA Championships (3/27-29) in the 200 back, finishing 15th with a time of 1:46.13 … Punched his NCAA Championships ticket in the 200 back with a time of 1:42.23, good for second place, at the SEC Championships in Tuscaloosa (2/20-23) … Also registered an NCAA A standard in the 100 back with a runner-up mark of 47.31 … Narrowly missed an NCAA automatic cut in the 200-meter back with a winning time of 2:02.76 against Auburn (1/26), but the time was good for a berth at the Olympic Trials … Also placed third in the 100-meter back with a provisional-qualifying time of 58.03 … Finished third in the 400 IM (4:01.52) in the home win over LSU (1/12) … Won the 200 back (1:47.87) in the tri-meet sweep of Purdue and Indian River CC (1/5) … Captured victory in both the 100 (49.59) and 200 back (1:48.45) against Purdue (1/4) … Led off the fifth-place 400 MR (3:18.34) at the U.S. Short Course Nationals (11/29-12/1) … Earned runner-up honors in the 200 back (1:48.89) against Florida State (11/20) … Won the 100 back (49.54) and took second in the 200 IM (1:53.38) in the win at Kentucky (11/8) … Finished third in the 200-meter back (2:05.69) in the road victory over Georgia (10/25) … Took second in the 200-meter back (2:04.11) and third in the 100-meter back (58.64) versus Michigan (10/19-20), earning an NCAA provisional cut in the former … Kicked off the season at Virginia (10/11) with wins in both the 100 (49.78) and 200 back (1:48.61).

2006-07: Placed 28th in the 200 back at the NCAA Championships (3/15-17) with a career-best time of 1:44.4 … Finished sixth in the 200 back (1:45.63) and ninth in the 100 back (49.23) at the SEC Championships (2/7-10) … Also competed in the 100 fly (50.04) … Touched second in the 200 fly (1:56.19) versus FAU (1/27) … Also led off the first-place 200 MR squad (1:30.82) against the Owls … Finished third in the 200 back (1:48.47) against Tennessee (1/26) … Posted runner-up finishes in both the 100 (50.59) and 200 back (1:49.23) in the tri-meet sweep of Alabama and South Carolina (1/20) … Placed sixth in the 100 back (49.84) and seventh in the 200 back (1:51.05) against Auburn (1/19) … Placed second in the 200 back (1:48.73) versus Virginia (1/12) … Turned in a fifth-place finish and an NCAA provisional cut with a career-best time of 1:46.54 in the 200 back, and placed ninth in the 100 back with a personal-best 48.87, at the Texas Invitational (11/30-12/2) … Placed fourth in the 100 back (51.56) and fifth in the 200 back (1:49.63) against Florida State (11/21) … Posted a fifth-place finish in the 200 back (1:51.46) in the season opener at Michigan (10/14).

2005-06: Earned third place finishes in the 100 back (51.90) and 200 back (1:51.20) against Indian River CC (2/4) … Part of the winning 200 MR team (1:32.58) … Finished fifth in the 200 back (1:51.92) … Exhibitioned the 100 back (51.28) and 200 back 1:50.64) against Auburn (1/21) … Placed second in the 200 back (1:51.31) and fifth in both the 200 free (1:42.45) and 100 back (51.89) against Alabama (1/20) … Fifth in the 100 back (51.63) and sixth in the 200 back (1:54.62) against Penn State (1/7) … Placed fourth in the 200 MR (1:33.58) and sixth in the 200 back (1:51.03) against Florida State (11/22) … Won the 200 back (1:51.48) against Florida Atlantic (11/11) … Finished second in both the 100 back (51.65) and the 200 MR (1:33.82) … Finished fifth in the 100 back (52.21) and sixth in the 200 back (1:51.88) against Georgia (10/27) …Raced to a third-place finish in the 100 back (52.68) and fourth in the 200 back (1:55.30) against South Carolina (10/15) … Placed sixth in the 200 back (1:53.09) and fifth in the 400 MR (3:29.21) against Virginia (10/14).

High School
Competed in four events at the 2004 Florida 3A State Championships … Runner-up in the 100 back and fourth in the 200 free … Earned regional and district championship titles in the 100 back … Member of the 400 free relay team that placed eighth at the state championships … Won the 2003 Florida 3A state championship in the 200 MR.

Club
Competed for the Daytona Beach Swimming Club … Coached by Steve Lochte … Earned a sixth-place finish in the 200-meter back at the 2005 Junior Nationals.

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