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Sally Wood
Position: Individual Medley/Breaststroke/Freestyle
Height: 5'5"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Edinburgh, Scotland
High School: Trinity Academy
Major: Undecided
Born: 05/05/1990
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Sally Wood Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/23/2013

2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Talented upperclassmen who leaves LSU with top-10 program times in the 200 breaststroke, 200 individual medley and 400 individual medley … Set all of her season lows at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational, including a pair of NCAA provisional cuts in the 200 and 400 individual medley … Ranked first on the team in the 400 IM (4:16.44), second in the 200 IM (2:00.48) and third in the 200 breaststroke (2:19.49) and the 1000 freestyle (10:23.07) … Captured the ‘B’ Final of the 400 IM with a time of 4:16.44 at the Phil Hansel Invite … Touched the wall first in the ‘C’ Final of the 200 IM (2:00.48) at the midseason meet … Finished 18th in the 200 breast (2:19.49) at the midseason meet … Finished 21st in the 400 IM (4:17.43) at the SEC Championships … Won the 400 IM with a time of 4:23.13, which was over six seconds faster than her nearest competitor, in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Earned victory in the 200 free (1:53.04) and the 400 IM (4:24.43) in a victory over Kentucky … Seized the 200 IM (2:03.66) crown in a dual victory over Alabama … Racked up a pair of second place swims in the 1000 free (10:23.07) and in the 200 individual medley (2:07.05) in a victory over Vanderbilt … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earner her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011-12)
Drastically dropped time in her junior season in the individual medley and breaststroke events … Cranked the program’s fourth fastest 400 IM (4:14.29), fifth fastest 200 IM (1:59.51) and eighth fastest 200 breast (2:16.66) at the SEC Championships … Finished 11th in the 400 IM, 12th in the 200 IM and 23rd in the 200 breast with the above career highs at the conference meet … Besides the SEC Championships, also competed in every dual meet and the Tennessee Invitational … Posted a season best in the 200 free (1:51.96) against Texas A&M … Notched a pair of victories in the 200 IM (2:04.68) and the 400 IM (4:21.75) and swam the final leg of the first place 200 medley relay (1:45.18) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Registered a fourth place swim in the 400 IM (4:17.16) and 15th place swim in the 200 breast (2:19.74) in a stacked field at the Tennessee Invitational … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010-11)
Developed nicely into a solid individual medley, breaststroke and freestyle contributor … Posted personal bests, program top-10 times and NCAA ‘B’ cuts in both IM events … Competed in all but one dual meet, Cougar Classic Invitational and SEC Championships … Registered personal bests of 2:01.75 in the 200 IM and 4:19.08 in the 400 IM to finish 22nd in both at SEC’s … Also swam to a personal best of 2:20.52 in the 200 breast to place 25th … Notched eighth in the 400 IM and 12th in the 200 IM at the Cougar Classic … Emerged victorious in the 400 IM (4:26.59) and recorded runner-up honors in the 200 breast (2:24.54) in a home win over Incarnate Word … Raced to runner-up finishes in the 200 free and 400 IM in a road victory over Tulane … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009-10)
Versatile performer who contributed in several stroke disciplines in her first season … Ranked second on the team in the 400 individual medley and 200 breaststroke … Competed in 10 dual meets, Houston’s Cougar Classic Fall Invitational and SEC Championships … Placed 21st in the 400 IM at SEC’s with the fifth-best time in program history, 4:20.08 … Also finished 21st in the 200 breast (2:22.12) and 29th in the 200 IM (2:04.46) … Recorded eighth in the 400 IM at the Cougar Classic and posted an 11th-place finish in the 500 free (4:59.76) … Swam to victory in the 400 IM in a tri-meet against Houston, Tulane and Rice (4:22.51) and also took runner-up honors in the 500 free … Earned victories in the 200 IM in wins over Tulane and UNO … Captured first in the 200 freestyle at Florida Atlantic … Registered second in the 400 IM versus nationally-ranked Texas A&M … Received her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Superb international swimmer who qualified for Great Britain’s Olympic Trials in 2008 … Also a member of Scotland’s Tri-Nations team in 2009 … Posted a sixth-place finish in the 200 IM at the 2008 Commonwealth Youth Games … Ranked No. 10 overall in the CollegeSwimming.com recruit rankings of 2009 … Boasts top times of 4:54.22 and 2:19.63 in the 400m IM and 200m IM, respectively … Also played field hockey … Coached by Laurel Bailey.

PERSONAL
Born May 5, 1990 in Edinburgh, Scotland … Parents are Keith and Norma Wood … Has one older brother, Jamie … Plans to major in kinesiology.

SALLY’S TOP TIMES
200 individual medley, 1:59.51, 2012 SEC Championships
400 individual medley, 4:14.29, 2012 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 2:16.66, 2012 SEC Championships

SALLY’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
200 individual medley, 2:00.48, Phil Hansel Invite (11/15)
400 individual medley, 4:16.44, Phil Hansel Invite (11/16)
200 breaststroke, 2:19.40, Phil Hansel Invite (11/17)

 

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