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Torrey Bussey
Position: Breaststroke/Individual Medley
Height: 5'4"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Cary, N.C.
High School: Cary HS
Major: Undecided
Born: 05/09/1992
Torrey Bussey Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/29/2013

LSU Record-holder in the 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley
2013 NCAA Qualifier
2012 NCAA Qualifier
2011 NCAA Qualifier
2011 All-SEC Freshmen Team

JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Worked diligently to return to form after an offseason injury and qualified for her third consecutive NCAA Championships … Placed 21st in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.45) at the NCAA Championships, which marked her highest finish in the event at the national meet … Touched the wall in a lifetime best 100 breast of 1:00.30 in a 10th place finish at the SEC Championships … Finished 13th in the 200 breast with a season low 2:11.89 at the conference meet … Swam her season low 200 IM mark of 1:58.54 in the prelims and finished 14th in the event with a mark of 1:59.67 at SEC’s … Helped send three other Lady Tigers to NCAA’s with an NCAA ‘A’ cut on the 200 medley relay (1:37.80) at the SEC Championships … Swam times of 2:02.06 in the 200 breast and 2:00.14 in the 200 IM at NCAA’s … Notched NCAA provisional marks at the Phil Hansel Invite in the 100 breast (1:01.62) and in the 200 IM (2:00.15) after winning the consolation finals of both events … Captured the 200 IM (2:03.29) and the 100 breast (1:04.50) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Took first the 200 individual medley with a time of 2:05.28 and second in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:17.69 against Vanderbilt … Swept the breaststroke events in separate dual victories over Alabama and Kentucky … Won the 100 breast (1:03.88) in a victory over Tulane … Registered a second place swim in the 100 breast (1:02.89) against Texas A&M … Notched a second place swim in the 200 IM (2:05.48) against Auburn … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Built on the success of her freshman campaign with her second NCAA Championship appearance … Repeated as the program’s top 200 breaststroke and 200 individual medley competitor … Posted LSU’s fastest 100 breast mark … Registered three final performances at the SEC Championships … Captured eight place at SEC’s in the 200 IM with a season low 1:58.53 … Emerged victorious in the 100 breast (1:01.00) consolation final at SEC’s with the second fastest mark in program history … Nabbed 13th in the 200 breast (2:12.27) at SEC’s … Cranked out the program’s second fastest 100 breast mark (1:00.71) in a 25th place finish at the NCAA Championships … Part of the program’s top 200 medley (1:38.37) and 400 medley (3:40.37) relays for the 2011-12 season … In addition to NCAA’s and SEC’s, competed in every dual meet, the Tennessee Invitational and the Georgia Last Chance Meet … Captured four victories in the 100 breast, 200 IM, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay in a quad meet against Houston, Tulane and Rice … Snagged first in the 100 breast and second in the 200 breast against Florida State … Emerged victories in the 200 IM at Florida … Earned two victories against Tulane in the 100 breast and the 200 IM … Received her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
An All-SEC Freshmen Team performer who proved to be one of the top newcomers on the team … One of two freshmen to qualify for the NCAA Championships and break a program records at SEC’s … Held the team’s fastest times in the 200 breast and 200 IM and ranked second in the 100 breast … Set a new program record in the 200 breaststroke at NCAA’s with a 2:11.72 clocking to tie for 23rd … Also placed 25th in the 200 IM (1:59.21) and 28th in the 100 breast (1:01.38) at the national meet … Qualified for a pair of ‘A’ finals with school records in the 200 IM and 200 breast at SEC’s … Registered seventh in the 200 IM (1:58.90) after advancing with a program-record time of 1:28.23 … Posted seventh in the 200 breast (2:12.31) after reaching the final with a then-school record of 2:11.89 … Also earned a second swim in the 100 breast, taking 11th with a program top-five mark of 1:01.31 … Emerged victorious in the 200 breast at the Cougar Classic Invite (2:14.65), delivered runner-up honors in the 100 breast (1:01.67) and claimed fourth in the 200 IM … Swept her individual events in a win over Florida State with victories in the 100 and 200 breast and 400 IM (4:24.20) … Won the 100 breast and 200 IM in a road victory over Alabama … Posted the victory in the 200 IM at nationally-ranked Auburn and Notre Dame and raced to second in the 200 breast to open the season … Swam to victory in the 200 IM at the Florida International Invite and placed second in the 100 breast … Took runner-up honors in both the 200 IM and 100 breast in a tri-meet against Houston, Tulane and Rice … Seized runner-up honors in the 200 breast at nationally-ranked Texas A&M … Notched second in the 400 IM versus Incarnate Word and second in the 100 breast at the Florida Atlantic Invite … Recipient of the team’s Most Outstanding Newcomer Award at the programs’ annual banquet … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top breaststrokers at the high school level in the country … A four-time North Carolina state champion in the 100 breaststroke and two-time state champ in the 200 individual medley … A member of the CollegeSwimming.com Top 100 and a Swimming World Magazine five-star recruit … Also a 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials and 2009 World Championship Trials qualifier … Swam for a state runner-up squad in 2010 and also helped her team’s 200 medley relay win the state title … Also an accomplished high school pole vaulter … Boasts top times of 1:02.17, 2:14.18 and 2:00.55 in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM, respectively … Coached by Erin Stevens.

PERSONAL
Full name is Torrey Francis Bussey … Born May 9, 1992, in Joliet, Ill. … Parents are Torin and Colleen Bussey … Has two older siblings – Teegan and Taylor … Currently undecided on major.

TORREY’S TOP TIMES
100 breaststroke, 1:00.30, 2013 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 2:11.72*, 2011 NCAA Championships
200 individual medley, 1:58.23*, 2011 SEC Championships
* - program record

TORREY’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
100 breaststroke, 1:00.30, SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 2:11.89, SEC Championships
200 individual medley, 1:58.54, SEC Championships

 

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