|City/State:||Uitenhage, Eastern Cape, South Africa|
|High School:||Die Brandwag|
LSU’s record holder in the 200 butterfly, 800 freestyle relay and the 400 medley relay
SEC Silver Medal Winner in the 100 and 200 fly
LSU’s 2014-15 male nominee for the SEC’s McWhorter Postgraduate Scholarship Award
Two-time NCAA Honorable Mention All-American
Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll Member
2012 SEC All-Freshmen Team
SENIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Wrapped up his career as a leader in and out of the pool ... Chosen as LSU’s male nominee for the SEC McWhorter Postgraduate Scholarship Award ... Just missed a second swim in the 200 fly at NCAA Championships with a school-record time of 1:42.87 ... Set the second-fastest 200 IM time (1:45.08) time in school history at NCAA’s ... Set the third-fastest time in school history in the 100 fly on the way to a silver medal at SEC Championships ... Finished seventh in the championship final of the 200 fly and third in the ‘B’ final of the 200 IM at SEC’s ... Added the fourth-fastest 200 free time in school history during his split of the 800 free relay at SEC’s ... At the Texas A&M Invite, the All-American finished sixth in the championship final of the 200 IM, fifth in the championship final of the 100 fly, second in the championship final of the 200 fly, and fifth in the consolation final of the 200 free... Touched the wall second in the 200 fly and third in the 100 fly against Florida ... Swept the 100 and 200 free in LSU’s win over Incarnate Word ... Finished second in both fly events for senior day against Tennessee ... Won the 200 fly and took second in the 100 fly against Texas A&M ... Against SMU, finished first in the 1000 free, third in the 500 free and fourth in the 200 IM ... A member of the All-SEC second team ... Named to the 2015 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned his fourth varsity letter.
JUNIOR SEASON (2013-14)
Finished 10th in the 200 fly at NCAA Championships with a record-breaking time of 1:43.14 ... Picked up his second All America honor in the 200 fly with a second-place finish in the ‘B’ final ... Finished sixth and seventh respectively in the championship finals of the 200 fly and 100 fly at the SEC Championships ... Earned the program’s second-fastest 200 IM time (1:46.23) at the NCAA’s ... Also notched the program’s third fastest 100 fly time (46.80) at the SEC’s ... Had a phenomenal showing at the Texas A&M Invite ... Finished fifth in the 200 freestyle with a mark of 1:38.65 ... Touched the wall second in the 100 fly (47.27) ... Finished third in the 100 fly (48.19) ... Blew away the competition in the 200 fly with a time of 1:44.72 ... Took first in the 200 free (1:39.22) and 100 fly (49.58) during a win over SMU ... Swept the butterfly events with times of 48.44 in the 100 and 1:47.48 in the 200 during the dual meet win over Texas A&M ... Was named to the 2014 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Recipient of the Hammer Award and the Most Outstanding Athlete Award on the men’s side at the team’s annual banquet ... Earned his third varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Stepped up in the postseason to become the top 200 flyer in the program’s history ... Became LSU’s third NCAA All-American in the 200 butterfly and picked up his first career NCAA Honorable Mention All-American honor after swimming an LSU record time of 1:44.06 in a 12th place finish at the national championships ... Registered a seventh place swim in the 200 fly (1:44.58) at SEC’s ... Had his hand on two program record relays, the 800 freestyle relay (6:25.67) and the 400 medley relay (3:10.42) at the SEC Championships and competed on three relays at the national meet ... Swam LSU’s third best all-time 100 fly of 47.16 at the SEC Championships in a 13th place finish and came in just .07 seconds slower in a 31st place swim at NCAA’s ... Clocked in LSU’s third fastest all-time 200 freestyle swim of 1:36.48 in a 19th place swim at SEC’s ... Recorded all of his midseason lows at the Phil Hansel invitational ... Shined at the midseason meet with wins in the 100 fly (48.16) and the 200 fly (1:46.28) ... Totaled victories in four of the five dual meets he competed in ... Logged a victory in the 200 fly (1:48.81) in a dual with Texas A&M ... Secured victory in the 200 fly (1:48.73) in dual victory over Alabama ... Chipped in a key victory in the 200 fly (1:51.49) in a 161-139 road win over SMU ... Raced to a first place swim in the 200 fly (1:50.13) in a victory over Kentucky ... Came in second in the fly events against Auburn ... Named to the 2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned his second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
Immediately made his presence felt in his rookie campaign and established himself as an athlete to watch ... Led the team in three individual events and was a part of the team’s four fastest relays this season ... Earned a bronze model in the 200 butterfly with program’s all-time second fastest mark of 1:45.03 at the SEC Championships ... Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for being the highest finishing freshman in the 200 fly ... Swam to 11th in the 100 fly with a mark of 48.02 at the conference meet, which was the seventh fastest in the program’s annals ... Narrowly missed a final swim with a 17th place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:38.53) at SEC’s ... At SEC’s, swam in the season lows in the 200 free relay (1:19.33), the 400 free relay (2:56.20), the 800 free relay (6:28.75) and the 400 medley relay (3:11.83) ... Also competed in the Tennessee Invitational, the Bulldog Last Chance Meet and every dual meet ... Registered a second place finish in the 100 fly (48.37), a third place finish in the 200 fly (1:47.81) and a fifth place finish in the 200 free (1:39.66) at the Tennessee Invitational ... Won the 200 fly (1:48.88) in a two-point victory over Alabama ... Received his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
One of the top prep swimmers from South Africa ... Ranked third in the country in the short-course 200m butterfly and seventh in the long-course 200m fly for the 2010-11 season ... Also holds his age group’s top times in the short-course 50m and 100m freestyle and 200m fly ... Versatile talent who boasts top times of 2:03.28 (LCM) and 2:00.75 (SCM) in the 200m fly, 1:54.37 (SCM) and 1:51.26 (SCM) in the 200 free and 2:11.02 (LCM) in the 200 individual medley … Coached by Nenad Miles … Earned various academic leadership honors in high school ... Played center for his local rugby team.
Born June 6, 1992 in Uitenhage, South Africa ... Parents are Andre and Heila Greef ... Graduated in May 2015 with a degree in management from the E.J. Ourso College of Business.
GREEFF’S TOP TIMES
100 butterfly, 46.11, 2015 SEC Championships
200 butterfly, 1:42.87*, 2015 NCAA Championships
200 freestyle, 1:36.31, 2015 SEC Championships
200 IM, 1:45.08, 2015 NCAA Championships
GREEFF’S TOP 2013-14 TIMES
100 butterfly, 46.11, SEC Championships
200 butterfly, 1:42.87*, NCAA Championships
200 freestyle, 1:36.31, SEC Championships
200 individual medley, 1:45.08, NCAA Championships