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Amber Carter
Position: Butterfly/Freestyle
Height: 5'7"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Houston, Texas
High School: Lamar HS
Major: Sociology
Born: 07/16/1993
Amber Carter Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/21/2015

2015 NCAA All-American Honorable Mention
LSU Record Holder in the 100 fly and 400-medley relay
Three-time NCAA Qualifier
2014 and 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Became LSU’s fourth All-American in the 100 fly with a 14th-place finish ... Tied the school record in the 100 fly (52.11) during prelims at NCAA Championships ... Set a career-best time of 49.46 in the 100 free, which is the fifth-best time in school history ... Swam the third leg of the school record 400-medley relay at the SEC Championships ... Finished seventh in the championship final of the 100 fly at SEC’s ... Touched the wall fifth in the ‘B’ final of the 50 free and the ‘C’ final of the 100 free at the conference meet ...Finished second in the championship final of the 100 fly with a career-best time of 52.33 at the Texas A&M Invite ... Added a career-best time of 22.49 in the preliminaries of the 50 free and finished eighth in the championship final at the midseason event ... Also finished fifth in the consolation final of the 100 free with a time of 49.76 at the midseason meet ... Took first in the 50 free (22.90) and 100 fly (53.56) in a split over Alabama and Auburn ... Touched the wall first in the 100 fly (53.89) at Florida ... Also added a pair of second-place finishes in the dual meet against the Gators in the 50 free (22.91) and 100 free (50.29) ... Finished second in the 50 free and a part of the 200-medley relay team that set the LSU Natatorium record in wins over Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Finished second in the 50 free (22.87), 100 fly (52.86) and 100 free (49.60) in a first-place finish at the SMU Classic ... Her time of 49.60 in the 100 free was a career best ... Added three second-place finishes in the 50 free (22.88), 100 Free (50.45), and 100 fly (53.82) to wrap up the regular season against No. 4 Texas A&M ... Named to the 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14)
Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 100 butterfly ... Also swam the third leg on the relay team that set the program record in the 400 medley ... Took first in the ‘C’ final of the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships with the third-fastest time in program history (52.92) ... Finished third in the ‘C’ final at SEC’s in the 50 freestyle to equal her career-high (22.58) .... Just missed reaching the finals in the 100 free with a prelim time of 49.69, the sixth-fastest time in program history ... Started the year with a pair of second place finishes in the 50 freestyle (23.32) and 100 butterfly (55.24) against Georgia ... In the dual meet against Arkansas, notched two runner-up finishes in the 50 freestyle (23.37) and 100 butterfly (54.93) ... Got her first wins of the season against South Carolina in the 50 freestyle of (23.36) and 100 freestyle (51.51) ... Finished third in the 50 freestyle against Texas A&M (23.20) ... Collected another victory at the Houston quad meet in the 50 freestyle (22.99) ... 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)
One of the top young swimmers in the conference who qualified for her second consecutive NCAA Championships ... Competed on the 200 medley relay at the NCAA Championships after the foursome secured a NCAA ‘A’ cut time of 1:37.80 at the SEC Championships ... Finished 15th in the 50 freestyle with a time of 22.71 after swimming LSU’s fifth best all-time 50 free of 22.58 in the prelims at the SEC Championships ... Swam to 19th in the 100 butterfly with the program’s eighth fastest all-time mark of 53.85 at SEC’s ... Notched LSU’s 10th best all-time 100 free time of 50.19 at the Phil Hansel Invite ... Posted a 50 free time of 23.16 in a 12th place finish at the midseason meet ... Delivered a 54.92 in the 100 fly in a seventh place finish at the Phil Hansel Invite ... Captured the 100 fly (55.59) and 100 free (51.61) events in a SEC season opening victory over Vanderbilt ... Touched the wall first in the 50 free (23.48) and the 100 fly (55.11) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Seized a pair of first place swims in the 50 free (23.20) and the 100 fly (55.34) in a victory over Kentucky ... Swept the sprint events (50 free- 23.25, 100 free- 51.21) in a victory over Alabama ... Scored a pair of victories in the 100 free and 200 free in a victory against Tulane in New Orleans ... Finished second in the 100 fly with a mark of 55.57 against Texas A&M ... Earned silver in the 50 free (23.24) against Auburn ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
Shined in her freshman season in the butterfly and freestyle events ... Raced to a 13th place finish in the 50 free (22.95) after posting the program’s sixth fastest mark in the prelims (22.86) at the SEC Championships ... Notched a 15th place finish in the 100 fly (54.00), which was the eighth fastest in the program’s history, at the conference meet ... Swam a career best 100 free time of 51.10 at SEC’s ... Competed in the 50 free, 100 fly, 200 free relay and the 200 medley relay at NCAA’s ... In addition to postseason events, competed in all but one dual meet and the Tennessee Invitational ... Guided the Tigers to a trio of victories in the 200 medley relay (1:45.18), the 400 medley relay (3:49.17), the 400 free relay (3:28.96) and an individual title in the 100 fly (55.44) over Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Snagged sixth in the 100 fly (54.85) and paced the 400 free relay (3:18.54) to first at the Tennessee Invitational ... Won the 100 fly (57.28) in her collegiate debut against Tulane ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
An All-America butterfly performer and team MVP at Lamar High School in Houston ... Also a district champion from 2008-11 and a first-team all-state performer in the 100 butterfly and 50 freestyle who shattered her school record in the 100 fly ... Brings in a top time of 55.91 in the 100 fly ... Also a three-year letter winner in water polo ... Coached by Stephen McDonald.

PERSONAL
Born July 16, 1993, in Germany ... Hometown is Houston, Texas ... Parents are Marc and Roswitha Carter ... Has one sister – Asasia ... Graduated in May 2015 with a degree in sociology.

CARTER’S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle, 22.49, 2014 Texas A&M Invite
100 freestyle, 49.46, 2015 NCAA Championships
100 butterfly, 52.11, 2015 NCAA Championships

CARTER’S TOP 2014-15 TIMES
50 freestyle, 22.49, Texas A&M Invite
100 freestyle, 49.46, NCAA Championships
100 butterfly, 52.11, NCAA Championships

 

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