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2013 Women's Swimming & Diving Roster

Elizabeth Beisel


North Kingstown, R.I. (North Kingstown)
Marco Antonio Loughran

2008 & 2012 Olympian for the United States

2012 Olympic Medalist (silver-400 IM, bronze-200 back)
Member of the U.S. National Team
2011 400 IM World Champion
14-Time All-American Selection

15-Time All-SEC Selection

2013 NCAA Champion in the 400 IM
2012 NCAA Champion in the 200 Back

2013 Capital One Academic Women’s At-Large All-America of the Year

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection

2013 SEC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year

2013 SEC Female Recipient of the Commissioner’s Trophy (High Point Award)

2013 SEC Champion in the 200 Back

2013 SEC Champion in the 400 IM

2012 SEC Female Swimmer of the Year

2012 SEC Female Recipient of the Commissioner’s Trophy (High Point Award)

2012 SEC Champion in the 200 Back

2012 SEC Champion in the 200 IM

2012 SEC Champion in the 400 IM

2012 Capital One Academic All-America Women’s At-Large First Team Selection
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection

2011 SEC Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year

2011 SEC Champion in the 200 Back
2011 SEC Champion in the 400 IM

Top Times:
100 Free:
51.78                   (LSU, 10/15/11)

200 Free: 1:47.42               (UVA, 10/11/2010)
500 Free:
4:34.54               (2012 Ohio State Invitational)
1,650 Free: 15:53.22          (Florida Atlantic, 1/19/13)
100 Back:
52.36                 (2013 NCAA Championships)
200 Back: 1:49.82              (2012 SEC Championships)
200 Breast: 2:15.65           (South Carolina, 10/26/12)

100 Fly: 55.82                      (LSU, 10/15/11)

200 Fly: 1:56.85                   (2012 Ohio State Invitational)

200 IM: 1:54.59                    (2013 SEC Championships)

400 IM: 3:58.35                    (2012 SEC Championships)

200 Free:
1:59.17               (2011 FL Southern Zone Sectional C)
400 Free:
4:07.29               (2012 USA Olympic Team Trials)
800 Free:
8:37.40               (2012 USA Olympic Team Trials)

50 Back: 30.55                    (Michigan/Stanford, 11/4/2011)
100 Back:
1:00.77              (2010 National Championships)
200 Back: 2:06.18              (2012 London Olympics)
200 Breast: 2:31.87           (XLIV Santa Clara International)
100 Fly: 1:03.54                   (2012 GSC Summer Invitational)
200 Fly:  
2:11.45                  (2012 GSC Summer Invitational)
200 IM: 2:10.75                    (2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships)
400 IM: 4:31.27                    (2012 London Olympics)


UF All-Time Rankings
500 Free:                             
Second (4:34.54)

1,650 Free:                           Fourth (15:53.22)
100 Back:                             Third (52.36s)
200 Back:                             Second (1:49.82)

200 Fly:                                 Ninth (1:56.85)
200 IM:                                  First (1:54.39)

400 IM:                                  First (3:58.35)
400 Free Relay:                 First (3:12.96)

800 Free Relay:                  First (6:56.63)

200 Medley Relay:              Seventh (1:37.29)

400 Medley Relay:              Second (3:32.93)


400 Free:                             
Third (4:08.57)
100 Back:                             Second (1:00.77)
200 Back:                             Second (2:07.82)
200 Breast:                         
Third (2:31.87)
200 IM:                                 
First (2:10.75)
400 IM:                                 
First (4:31.78)

National/International Competition: Swam in the 2012 London Olympics were she won her first Olympic medal with a silver in the 400 IM (4:31.27) and quickly added another to her collection with bronze in the 200 back (2:06.18)…Also set personal-best times in both events…Participated in the 2012 USA Olympic Team Trials...Qualified for the Olympics in the 400 IM with a first place finish and the 200 back after finishing second…set personal bests at the Olympic Trials in Omaha, Neb. in the 400 free, 800 free, 200 back and 400 IM…member of the U.S. National Team…Picked up a bronze medal in the 400 IM (4:31.69) at the 2013 World Championships, marking the fourth consecutive international championship in which she won a medal … Qualified for the 2013 World Games in the 200 IM and 400 IM after second place swims at US Nationals … Also threw down a third place 200 back swim at the 2013 US National meet … Chosen to represent the United States’ on its 2011 FINA World Championship Team in Shanghai, China…Captured her first individual World Championship in the 400-meter IM, touching in a personal- and program-best 4:31.78. The time also marked a new textile-best mark since the ban of non-polyurethane suits since Katie Hoff at the 2007 World Championships…Took fifth in the 200-meter backstroke in Shanghai, finishing in 2:08.16…Won three national titles at the 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships in both the 200- (personal-best, 2:10.75) and 400-meter IM (4:34.78), as well as the 200-meter back (2:08.81)…Selected to represent the United States at The 2012 Mutual of Omaha Duel in the Pool, where she was one of five NCAA female swimmers on the 20-person roster. Finished third in the 400m IM (4:26.48) and sixth in the 200m back (2:04.57), en route to a 181.5-80.5 U.S. victory of the “European All-Stars”…Finished fourth in the A finals of the 400-meter IM (4:50.40), fifth in both the C finals of the 200-meter fly (2:18.20) and 100-meter back (1:04.12) and eighth in the 200 back (2:16.55) and 800-meter free (8:58.96) at the Charlotte Grand Prix in Charlotte, N.C…Won gold medals in the 200 back and 400 IM at the 2010 Pan Pacific Championships…Finished first in the 200 back at the 2010 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships…Won a bronze medal in the 200 back at the 2009 FINA World Championships in Rome, Italy…The 2009 U.S. National Champion in the 400 IM and 200 back… Finished fourth as a 15 year old in the 200 IM and fifth in the 200 back at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing…Placed 12th in the 200 back at the 2007 World Championships and fifth in the 200 back at the 2006 Pan Pacific Championships…A member of the U.S. National Team since age 13.


At Florida

2012-13: Became just the 11th student-athlete in Florida history to be named Capital One Academic All-America of the Year, earning the distinction for the women’s At-Large team…Also selected to the 2013 Capital One Academic At-Large First Team, joining Tracy Caulkins as the only two female Gators to be named to the first team twice…Claimed her second NCAA Championship after winning the 400 IM in a time of 4:00.49 at the 2013 NCAA Championships…Earned five All-America honors during the national meet and did not finish lower than fifth, taking third in the 200 back (1:51.17) and fifth in the 200 IM (1:54.65) at NCAAs…Also joined the school record setting 400 free relay that combined for a time of 3:12.96…Was awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy for female high point winner at the 2013 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships...Named the 2013 SEC Female Scholar-Athlete of the Year…Defended her SEC titles in the 400 IM and the 200 back with times of 3:59.53 and 1:50.40...Also finished second in the 200 IM with a personal-best time of 1:54.59, improving on her UF record in the event...Was also a member of two then school record-setting relays at the SECs as the 400 free relay combined for a time of 3:13.21 and the 800 free relay finished in 6:56.63...Has recorded 21 individual event victories so far this season and 25 total...Won the 200 back (1:57.69) and 200 IM (1:59.70) against SEC foe Tennessee as the Gators defeated the then No. 2 ranked Lady Vols...Won a trio of events against Auburn, taking first in the 200 fly (1:58.01), 200 back (1:54.60) and 200 IM (1:58.08)...Swam her way into the school record books once more as she clocked in at 15:53.22 in the 1,650 free against Florida Atlantic to rank third in UF history...Finished first in the 200 back in a meet record time of 1:52.00 and had a first place finish in the 400 IM touching the wall in 4:00.16 to set another meet record at the Ohio State Invitational to earn SEC Female Swimmer of the Week for her performances...Took first in the 200 back posting a time of 1:57.36 and 200 IM clocking a 2:01.15 against Florida State...Had another three win performance as she touched first in the 100 back (54.47), 200 back (1:56.01) and 400 IM (4:09.31) against Texas A&M...Finished first in the 200 free (1:48.07) and 200 breast (2:15.65) against South Carolina...Won the 200 back (1:55.88) and finished second in the 200 IM (1:59.75) and 200 fly (1:58.26) at Georgia...Finished second in the 200 IM (1:59.69) and 400 IM (4:07.59) at the SMU Classic and was named SEC Female Swimmer of the Week...Started the season with wins in the 200 IM (2:00.66) and 500 free (4:47.07) at the All-Florida Invitational.


2011-12: Became the first Gator swimmer under head coach Gregg Troy and first since Tracy Caulkins in 1984 to be selected to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-America ® Women’s At-Large First Team…Named to the Capital One Academic All-District IV At-Large Team…Claimed the first NCAA Championship of her career with a 1:50.58 performance in the 200 dorsal to record the 15th-fastest time ever, and to take home UF’s sixth title in the event…Earned a bronze medal for her efforts in the 400 IM with the third swim under four minutes in her career (3:59.37); helped lead the 800 free relay squad to a sixth-place finish and 400 medley relay to a 10th-place swim in the consolation final to earn four All-America honors at the 2012 NCAA meet in Auburn, Ala.,…Named the 2012 SEC Female Swimmer of the Year and Awarded the Commissioner’s Trophy (high point award) for her performance at the conference championships after earning four All-SEC honors…Was the lone swimmer at the conference meet to claim three individual wins, taking home gold each night of the meet…Becomes just the second swimmer in UF history to be named the SEC Female Swimmer of the Year, joining two-time honoree Gemma Spofforth (2009, 10)…Had a career performance at the conference championships; winning the 200 back in 1:49.82 –  for the second consecutive year – it was the fourth fastest time in NCAA history, and just the fifth swimmer to touch under 1:50.00 (Gemma Spofforth – 1:48.34, Elizabeth Pelton – 1:49.16, Natalie Coughlin – 1:49.52, Kate Fesenko – 1:49.92); defended her 2011 crown in the 400 IM and broke her own SEC record when she touched in 3:58.35 – the second fastest time in NCAA history and the first sub-4:00 effort of her career and claimed the 200 IM after she stopped the clock at 1:54.89…Broke the UF record in the 200 IM during the prelims at the conference championships (1:54.83)…Named the SEC Female Swimmer of the Week after she won a meet-high three events at the double-dual against Michigan and Stanford as just one of two swimmers to post individual victories in both the LCM and SCY pool when she claimed the 400m IM (4:43.01), 400m free (4:14.70) and 200y backstroke (1:56.18)…Pushed Florida past Auburn winning all of her individual events: 100 back (1:03.16), 200 back (2:12.79) and 200 IM (2:17.59)…Won each of her individual events at the Dallas Classic with a sweep of the 100y (54.65) and 200y (1:54.44) backstroke as well as the 200y (1:58.77) and 400y IM (4:10.79)…Claimed three individual titles against top-ranked Georgia (LCM), taking the 400m free (4:14.47), 800m free (8:43.25) and 100m back (1:03.96) – all in Olympic Qualifying Trial marks…Swam undefeated in all races against FSU and Arkansas, winning four individual and four relays through both dual competitions…Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 12th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s.


2010-11: Selected as a 2011 CSCAA Division I Scholar All-America Award Winner…Named the 2011 Female Freshman Swimmer of the Year for her efforts during the regular season and at the SEC Championships… Picked up five All-America honors at the 2011 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas in the 200 back (1:51.60), 500 free (4:42.18), 400 IM (4:00.87), 800 FR and an honorable mention for contributing to the Gators’ 400-yard medley relay…Finished second in the 400 IM, third in the 200 back, eighth in the 500 free and contributed to the Gators’ fifth place finish in the 800 FR in her first NCAA Championships…One of only three freshmen in the country to place in the finals of three individual events at the 2011 NCAA Championships…Garnered a team-best six All-SEC selections, to lead the women’s team, including two First Team honors in the 200 back and 400 IM, one Second Team honor in the 800 FR and three All-Freshman nods in the 200 back, 500 free and 400 IM…Collected two crowns in her first SEC Championships in the 200 back (1:51.55) and the 400 IM (4:00.83), as well as a silver and bronze medal in the program’s, record-breaking 800 FR team (6:59.10) and 500 free (4:37.74) respectively…The only freshman in SEC history to be named the SEC Female Swimmer of the Week four times in a single season, and becomes the third swimmer in the conference to win the award four times over all… Named the Counsilman-Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week for the week of Nov. 2-8, 2010 after capturing all four of her individual events with NCAA provisional marks against Stanford and Michigan in a double-dual meet… tallied a women’s team-high 27 victories with 24 individual and three relay titles…stamped her name in the record books after breaking two Orange and Blue records in the 400 IM (4:00.83) and as a part of the 800 FR (6:59.10)…Her record breaking time in the 400 IM was both an O’Connell Center Pool and SEC Championships Record recorded on Feb. 18…On Nov. 5, broke the Avery Aquatics Center pool record by over a second when she finished the 200 back in 1:54.27…After her freshman campaign, her name appears at the top of the women’s yards all-time top-10 list in both the  400-yard IM (4:00.83), 800-yard FR (6:59.10)…Nominated by USA Swimming for the Golden Goggle Awards as the 2010 Female Athlete of the Year…Helped lead head coach Gregg Troy to his 11th consecutive top-10 finish at NCAA’s.


High School: Graduated from North Kingstown High School, where she trained with Bluefish Swim Club under head coach Chuck Batchelor… A six-star recruit by…Her top time in high school in the 400 IM (4:04.59) would have been in the A final at the 2009 NCAA meet, while her 500 free time of 4:40.42 would have made the B final… A four-year honor roll student.


Personal: Was born Elizabeth Lyon Beisel on Aug. 18, 1992, to parents Ted and Joan Beisel… Has one sibling, Danny (16)… Also considered Texas and California in the recruiting process… Chose Florida because of the great atmosphere and great coaching…Future ambitions including being a broadcast journalist…Enjoys surfing and the beach…Majoring in communications.


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