LSU’s record holder in the 400 medley relay
2013 NCAA Qualifier
2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Talented freshman breaststroker who showed off his skills at the Southeastern Conference Championships and the NCAA Championships … Competed in the 400 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships … Raced on LSU’s program record 400 medley relay (3:10.42) at the SEC Championships … Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after finishing as the highest ranked freshman in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships … Posted LSU’s fourth best all-time 100 breast of 53.85 in a 12th place swim at SEC’s … Notched the Tigers’ seventh best all-time 200 breast of 1:58.53 in prelims and finished the race in 15th with a time of 1:58.76 … Ranked second on the team in the 100 breast and in the 200 breast after an impressive rookie season … Earned silver in the 200 breast (2:01.47) and bronze in the 100 breast (55.60) at the Phil Hansel Invite … Raced to sixth in the 200 individual medley (1:53.06) at the midseason meet …Snagged his first conference win in the 100 breast (55.73) in a victory over Alabama after standing out in the 100 breast (56.22) in his first meet against Auburn … Swept the breast events with marks of 56.96 in the 100 breast and 2:04.40 in the 200 breast in a win over Kentucky … Delivered a win in the 100 breast (55.76) and a second place finish in the 200 breast (2:02.86) in a 161-139 road win over SMU … Finished second in the 200 breast (2:01.70) in a dual with Texas A&M … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Made strides on the senior national level and will be a significant factor immediately … Earned an Olympic Trial Cut with a mark of 2:20.32 in the 200-meter breast … Named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American his sophomore and junior seasons … Paced his team to two-state championships … USA Swimming Navy Seal Challenge winner … Owns his school’s record in the 100 breast, 200 IM, 200 free and the 500 free … Also ran cross country in high school
Born March 30, 1994 ... Coached by Linck Bergen ... Compete with the Tualatin Hills Swim Club ... Parents are Greg and Vangie Rooker ... Has four siblings- Daniel, Jonathan, Sharon and Prudence ... Plans on majoring in civil or petroleum engineering.
GABE’S TOP TIMES
100 breaststroke, 53.85, 2013 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 1:58.33, 2013 SEC Championships
200 freestyle, 1:39.79, 2013 SEC Championships
GABE’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
100 breaststroke, 55.60, Phil Hansel Invite (11/16)
200 breaststroke, 2:01.47, Phil Hansel Invite (11/17)
200 individual medley, 1:53.06, Phil Hansel Invite (11/15)