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Alex Bettridge
Position: Diving
Height: 5'1"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Austin, Texas
High School: Lake Travis HS
Major: Graphic Design
Born: 06/08/1993
Alex Bettridge Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/21/2015

2015 SEC Champion on One-Meter
LSU and SEC Record Holder on One-Meter
2015 SEC Silver Medalist on Three-Meter
2015 SEC Bronze Medalist on Platform
2015 All-SEC First Team
2015 SEC Championship Female Diver of the Meet
2015 NCAA Qualifier
2014 and 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 NCAA Honorable Mention All American
2012 SEC Freshman Diver of the Year
2012 All-SEC Freshmen Team

SENIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Turned in one of the most successful performances at the SEC Championships in school history ... Named the SEC Female Diver of the Meet ... Finished the meet with the most points by an LSU athlete at SEC’s in school history ... Became LSU’s 33rd SEC Individual Champion and seventh on one-meter with a SEC and LSU record score of 350.30 ... Earned silver on three-meter and bronze on platform at the SEC meet ... Set the second-highest three-meter score and second-highest platform score in school history ... Earned a total of eight wins and swept the springboard events in three dual meets ... Took home wins on one-meter and three-meter at Texas A&M with score of 300.76 and 310.20, respectively ... Earned second-place finishes on both springboard events and third on platform at the Texas A&M Invite ...Tallied a pair of scores over 300 in wins over Alabama and Auburn ... Finished second on both springboard events in LSU’s first-place finish at the SMU Classic ... Finished first on one-meter and second on three-meter to open up the season at Tulane ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14)
Turned in a successful junior season and just missed returning to the NCAA Championships ... Set the program record on one-meter with a score of 336.07 against Oklahoma Baptist ... Reached the finals on platform and one-meter at the SEC Championships ... Finished fourth on platform and sixth on one-meter at the SEC’s ... Turned in a career-high score of 300.25 for the third-highest score in program history on platform ... Reached Zone ‘D’ Regional where she finished fourth on platform with a two-list score of 584, fifth on the one-meter (632.60) and the sixth on three-meter (663.60) ... Named the SEC Female Diver of the Week after a sweep on the one-meter and the three-meter springboards against Tulane ... Took first on one-meter with a score of 309.55 and second on three-meter with a score of 324.25 at the Texas A&M Invite ... Swept Texas A&M in both springboard events with a score of 320.55 on three-meter and 316.28 on one-meter ... Presented the Hammer Award at the annual team banquet for her outstanding effort and positive attitude... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll… Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Built upon her rookie success during her sophomore campaign ... Diversified her skill on the one-meter and the platform after posting LSU’s second best all-time three-meter dive her freshman year ... Captured fourth on the one-meter at the SEC Championships with a total of 301.85 ... Scored points on all three boards at SEC’s ... Narrowly missed qualifying for the championship final on the three-meter and ended her run in ninth place with a score of 313.15 at SEC’s ... Took seventh on the one-meter with a 12-line total of 561.35 at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Regional Championships ... Registered LSU’s seventh best all-time one-meter score of 305.20 in a first place finish at the Phil Hansel Invite ... Currently owns three all-time top-10 program marks after scoring a 241.95 on the platform in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Also posted her season best three-meter score of 325.70 against Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Picked up her first victory of the season with a total of 253.42 on the one-meter in a dual victory over Tulane in New Orleans ... Captured her second one-meter title with a total of 295.20 and finished third on the three-meter (295.20) in a victory over Alabama ... Posted a pair of second place performances on the one-meter (290.33) and on the three-meter (294.23) in a dual win over NC State ... Snagged a fifth place finish on the one-meter (264.20) and a seventh place finish on the three-meter (275.97) at the Auburn Diving Invite ... Notched the second best one-meter prelim score of 283.65 at the Tennessee Diving Invite ... Earner her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
Arrived at LSU and quickly became of the one top diver’s in the program’s storied history ... Named the SEC Freshman Diver of the Year and to the 2012 All-SEC Freshman Team ... Set the program’s three-meter dive record (366.85) with a bronze medal performance at the SEC Championships ... Placed 15th on the three-meter with a score of 306.30 at the NCAA Championships, earning NCAA Honorable Mention All American honors ... Dove to sixth in the one-meter with a total of 302.60 at SEC’s, which was the seventh best in the program annals ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships after scoring a 12-dive total of 578.20 in a fourth place finish on the one-meter at the NCAA Zone ‘D’ Diving Regionals ... Besides postseason competition, dove at the Georgia Diving Invitational, the Tennessee Invitational and every dual meet ... Posted the program’s fourth best platform score (229.55) in a fifth place finish at the Tennessee Invitational ... Won the three-meter title (317.05) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Temporarily broke the school record in the three-meter (344.40) against Texas A&M ... Took first in the one-meter (258.60) in a victory over Alabama ... Swept the one-meter and three-meter events in her collegiate debut in a victory over Tulane ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top divers in the state of Texas throughout her high school career ... Finished third, fourth, fourth and second respectively in State Championship competitions from her freshman to senior year respectively ... Improved her scores each year at State Championships from 335.25 to 406.10 to 425.15 and finally 483.65 her senior season ... First-Team All-State Honors for 2008, 2009, 2010 ... Finalist in the USA Diving Nationals Synchro Platform competition and USA Diving Senior Zone Finalist in the 1-meter and 3-meter ... UIL Diving District Champion in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... UIL District Diver of the Year 2008, 2009 and 2010 as well as UIL Region Diver of the Year in 2008 ... NISCA Diving All-American in 2009 and 2010 ... USA Diving Junior Zone Qualifier in the 1-meter and 3-meter in 2009 and 2010 ... USA Diving Age Group National Qualifier on Platform and 3-meter in 2009 … High school coach was Darcy Smith ... Competed for Longhorn Aquatics under Club Coach Gabriel Chereches ... Also pole-vaulted during high school and won the Freshman District Championship ... Girl Scout Troop 1199 member from 1st to 11th grade ... Awarded the Gold Seal at the State of Texas Visual Arts Scholastic Event (VASE) in Painting, 2010.

PERSONAL
Born June 8, 1993 ... Parents are Jim and Kris Bettridge … Graduated in May 2015 with a degree in studio art.

BETTRIDGE’S TOP SCORES
One-meter, 350.30* , 2015 SEC Championships
Three-meter, 370.60, 2015 SEC Championships
Platform, 307.10, 2015 SEC Championships
*LSU Program Record

BETTRIDGE’S TOP 2014-15 SCORES
One-meter, 350.30, SEC Championships
Three-meter, 370.60, 2015 SEC Championships
Platform, 307.10, 2015 SEC Championships

 

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