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Dillon Love
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Height: 5'11"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Charlotte, N.C.
High School: Mallard Creek HS
Major: Sport Administration
Born: 06/01/1992
Dillon Love Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/24/2013

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2012-13)
Filled an important role on the team with his contributions in the middle distance freestyle events and the backstroke events … Turned in a 19th place swim in the 200 back with an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:45.67, which was the program’s sixth fastest all-time mark, at the conference championships … Touched the wall second in the ‘C’ final of the 100 back at SEC’s with LSU’s eighth best all-time swim of 48.82 … Cranked out LSU’s 10th best all-time 200 free of 1:38.16 at the SEC Championships … Set his season low in the 500 free in a 19th finish at the Phil Hansel Invitational … Swam the 200 free (1:40.63) in a second place finish and swam the 200 back (1:49.69) in a third place finish in a dual win over Alabama … Also swam the third leg of the first place 400 free relay (2:59.50) in the meet with the Crimson Tide … Finished 12th in the 200 free (1:41.22) at the Phil Hansel Invite … Posted a pair of third place finishes in the 200 free and 200 back in a road win over SMU … Recorded a pair of fourth place swims in the 200 free and 200 back in a dual victory over Kentucky … Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2011-12)
A key cog in middle distance freestyle and backstroke events in his rookie campaign … Placed 12th in the 200 back with the program’s eighth fastest all-time mark of 1:46.72 at the SEC Championships … Aside from SEC’s, competed in every dual meet and the Tennessee Invitational … Registered career lows in the 500 free (4:32.74), the 200 free (1:40.00) and the 100 back (50.64) at the Tennessee Invitational … Captured sixth in the 500 free (4:32.74) with the team’s second fastest time of the season, seventh in the 200 free (1:40.00) and ninth in the 200 back (1:48.63) at the Tennessee Invitational … Took bronze in the 200 free (1:42.28) against Florida State … Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Talented backstroke and freestyle performer who earned All-America honors as well as All-Conference accolades twice … High school record-holder in multiple events … Boasts impressive personal bests of 49.78 in the 100 back, 1:48.58 in the 200 back and 1:39.32 in the 200 free … Scholastic All-American and member of the National Honors Society who received the U.S. Marine Corps Distinguished Athlete Award from his school … Coached by Chris Webb.

PERSONAL
Born June 1, 1992, in Durham, N.C. … Parents are David and Jan Love … Plans to major in sport administration.

DILLON’S TOP TIMES
200 freestyle, 1:40.00, 2013 SEC Championships
500 freestyle, 4:32.74, 2011 Tennessee Invitational
100 backstroke, 48.62, 2013 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:45.67, 2013 SEC Championships

DILLON’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
200 freestyle, 1:38.16, SEC Championships
500 freestyle, 4:36.43, Phil Hansel Invite (11/15)
100 backstroke, 48.62, SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:45.67, SEC Championships

 

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