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Jessie James
Position: Free/Individual Medley
Height: 5'10"
Class: Senior
Experience: 3 Letters
City/State: Albany, Ore.
High School: West Albany HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 09/10/1993
Jessie James Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/21/2015

JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Competed in distance events for the Lady Tigers during her junior season ... Recorded her top time in the 200 free at the Texas A&M Invite ... Finished second in the 1000 free and fourth in the 500 free against Tulane ... Touched the wall second in the ‘D’ final of the 200 free at the A&M Invite ... Scored points with a ninth-place finish in the mile at the midseason meet ... Finished sixth in the 1000 and seventh in the 500 free against Florida ... Finished third in the 1000 and seventh in the 500 free in LSU’s quad meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Took fourth in the 1000 free against SMU ... Finished third in the 1000 free against Tennessee ... Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14)
Distance swimmer who owns the second-fastest mile time on the season (16:54.31) which was enough to claim a seventh place finish at the Texas A&M Invite ... Finished eighth in the ‘B’ final of the 400 IM at the A&M Invite with a time of 4:33.82 ... Swam the second-fastest season time in the 1000 freestyle (10:32.35) during a win over Tulane ... Closed out the regular season and picked up a sixth place finish in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 5:07.49 ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Established herself as the Lady Tigers’ top distance swimmer during her freshman campaign ... Finished 28th in the mile with LSU’s seventh best all-time mile swim of 16:49.82 at the SEC Championships ... Set her collegiate bests in the 200 freestyle (1:50.32), 500 freestyle (4:51.99) and 400 individual medley (4:23.83) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational ... Captured the ‘D’ final of the 500 free and finished 10th in the mile at the midseason meet ... In her first SEC meet, earned victory in the 1000 free (10:21.96) and finished second in the 500 free (5:05.30) ... Nabbed a first place finish in the 1650 free (17:19.38) and a second place finish in the 400 IM (4:32.36) in a victory over Kentucky ... Registered a pair of second place finishes in the 500 free (5:00.70) and in the 1000 free (10:09.68) in a victory over Alabama ... Earned silver in the 1000 free (10:20.24) in a dual victory over NC State ... Posted a 1000 free time of 10:26.89 against Texas A&M ... Swam to a sixth place finish in the 1000 free (10:30.55) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Bona fide distance swimmer who excels in both the 1000 and mile freestyle events ... Also has shown development in the individual medley and the backstroke events ... Named the 2011 Swimmer of the Meet at the Oregon State Championships ... Guided her 2012 squad to a league championship ... Holds team records in the 100, 200 and 500 free and the 200 IM ... Coached by Rick Guenther and Babette Romancier ... Also played golf in high school.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 10, 1993 ... Parents are Mark and Kim James ... Mark played baseball and Kim played volleyball at the University of Portland ... Has two younger siblings – Corey and Mark ... Majoring in sports administration.

JAMES’ TOP TIMES
200 freestyle, 1:50.05, 2014 Texas A&M Invite
500 freestyle, 4:51.99, 2012 Phil Hansel Invite
1650 freestyle, 16:49.82, 2013 SEC Championships

JAMES’ TOP 2014-15 TIMES
200 freestyle, 1:50.05, Texas A&M Invite
500 freestyle, 4:58.10, Texas A&M Invite
1650 freestyle, 16:52.19, Texas A&M Invite

 

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