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Torrey Bussey
Position: Breaststroke/Individual Medley
Height: 5'4"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Cary, N.C.
High School: Cary HS
Major: Undecided
Born: 05/09/1992
Torrey Bussey Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

LSU Record-holder in the 200 breaststroke, 200 individual medley and 400-medley relay
Three-time NCAA Qualifier
2011 All-SEC Freshmen Team

SENIOR SEASON (2013-14)
Concluded her career as a three-time NCAA qualifier and owns school records in three events ... Reached the ‘B' final of the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships ... Finished third in the ‘C' final of the 200 breaststroke with a season's best time of 2:13.42 ... A member of the 200-medley relay team that finished sixth at the SEC's ... Touched the wall first in the 'B' final of the 100 breaststroke (1:02.02) at the Texas A&M Invite ... Finished second in the 100 breaststroke against Georgia with a time of 1:03.66 ... Finished third in 100 breast against Arkansas (1:04.08) ... Took first in the 100 fly against Tulane (55.91) ... Secured a runner-up finish in the 100 and 200 breaststroke against South Carolina with times of 1:05.20 and 2:21.49, respectively ... Provided key points with a second place finish in the 100 breaststroke against Texas A&M (1:03.42) ... Earned a third place finish in the final of the 100 butterfly (54.81) and second place finish in the final of the 200 breaststroke (2:21.18) during a quad meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Earned her fourth varsity letter.

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.

BUSSEY'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

BUSSEY'S TOP 2013-14 TIMES
100 breaststroke, 1:01.29, SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 2:13.42, SEC Championships
200 individual medley, 2:01.70, SEC Championships

 

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