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Danielle Stirrat
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Height: 5'7"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Llanharry, Wales
High School: Y Pant Comprehensive School
Major: Psychology
Born: 05/22/1993
Danielle Stirrat Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

2014 NCAA Qualifier

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2013-14)
Led off the 800-freestyle relay team that set the program record at the NCAA Championships ... Took first place in the ‘C' final of the 200 freestyle (1:46.61) at the SEC Championships for the third-fastest time in program history ... Reached the ‘C' final of 100 backstroke at the SEC's with a prelim time of 54.15 ... Finished third in the ‘C' final of the 200 backstroke at the SEC's with a mark of 1:55.66 ...To begin the year, took third in the 200 backstroke against Georgia with a mark of 2:01.69 as well as against Arkansas with a time of 2:01.27 ... Touched the wall first in the 100 backstroke (56.87) and 500 freestyle (5:02.03) in a victory over Tulane ... Touched the wall third in the “C” final of the 500 freestyle (4:53.10) at the A&M Invite ... In the 100 backstroke, finished with an NCAA “B” cut and mark of 54.98 ... Finished fourth in the final of the 200 backstroke with a mark of 1:56.10 ... Earned her second varsity letter.

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 …

STIRRAT'S TOP TIMES
200 freestyle, 1:46.61, 2014 SEC Championships
100 backstroke, 53.96, 2013 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:55.21, 2013 SEC Championships

STIRRAT'S TOP TIMES
200 freestyle, 1:46.61, SEC Championships
100 backstroke, 54.15, SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:55.66, SEC Championships

 

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