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Danielle Stirrat
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Height: 5'7"
Class: Sophomore
Experience: 1 Letter
City/State: Llanharry, Wales
High School: Y Pant Comprehensive School
Born: 05/22/1993
Danielle Stirrat Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/29/2013

LSU’s record holder in the 200 backstroke

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Propelled herself into a position to be one of the top backstroke and freestyle competitors over the course of her career at LSU … Set LSU’s program record in the 200 backstroke (1:55.21) in an 18th place finish at the SEC Championships … Earned a second swim in all three of her individual events at SEC’s … Delivered LSU’s third fastest all-time 100 back mark of 53.96 in prelims and finished 15th in the event with a mark of 54.24 at the conference championships … Cranked out LSU’s third fastest all-time 200 free mark of 1:47.12 in a 19th place swim at SEC’s … Captured the ‘D’ final of the 200 back (1:58.03) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Touched the wall first in the ‘E’ final of the 200 free (1:48.82) at the midseason meet ... Swam an impressive 100 back time of 55.63 at the Phil Hansel Invite … Set her career low in the 500 free (4:59.91) in a dual victory over Tulane … Won the 100 back (56.66) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Took second in the 200 free (1:53.16) in a victory over Kentucky … Procured a victory in the 200 back (1:59.07) and a second place performance in the 100 back (1:51.67) in a dual victory over Alabama … Earned silver in the 200 free (1:50.94) in a dual victory over NC State … Took second in the 200 back (2:03.40) in a dual victory over Vanderbilt … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
International talent who has the ability to make an impact early on in her collegiate career … Trained with the Welsh National Squad … Selected to the British Commonwealth Team … European junior champion … Boasts recent long course meter bests and short course yard conversion bests of 1:03.37 (54.05) in the 100 meter back, 2:15.28 (1:55.93) in the 200 meter back, 2:02.43 (1:47.00) in the 200 meter free and 4:20.20 (4:49.34) in the 400 free.

PERSONAL
Born May 22, 1993 … Coached by Dave Hallar … Trained with City of Cardiff Swimming … Parents are Colin and Vanessa Stirrat … Has one sibling- Lucy … Plans on majoring in Psychology …

DANIELLE’S TOP TIMES
200 freestyle, 1:47.12, 2013 SEC Championships
100 backstroke, 53.96, 2013 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:55.21*, 2013 SEC Championships
*- program record

 

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