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Freesytle/Butterfly
Class: Senior
City/State: Harare, Zimbabwe
High School: Gateway HS
Experience: 3 Letters

Bio

2005-06, 2004-05  Team Captain
2005 World Championships Qualifier (Zimbabwe)
2005 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2004 SEC Academic Honor Roll

JUNIOR SEASON (2004-05)
Arguably, the most valuable swimmer on the squad last season ... A powerful butterfly and freestyle swimmer ... Qualified and participated in four events for her native country of Zimbabwe at the 2005 FINA World Championships ... Was the lone Lady Tiger to compete at the NCAA Championships, swimming in the 100 fly and 50 free ... Placed 29th in the 100 fly prelims (54.73) and 49th in the 50 free prelims (23.45) at NCAAs ... Qualified for the NCAA 100 fly at the Last Chance Meet, recording the third-fastest mark in school history (54.54) ... Clocked the fourth-fastest mark in school history in the 50 free (23.23) at the SEC Championships ... Member of school-record setting 200 medley relay team at the Bulldog Invitational with Lindsay Staak, Lauren Harvey and Colleen Bertirotti (1:42.15) ... Took fifth (13th overall) in the consolation final of the 100 fly at SECs with a "B" cut time of 54.67 ... Was LSU's highest finisher in the 50 free at SECs, swimming a prelim time of 23.33 ... Swam another "B" cut time in the consolation finals (23.40) to place seventh and 15th overall ... Owned two team-high times in the 100 and 200 fly ... Served as the team captain in 2004-05 ... Awarded to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight season ... Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2003-04)
A steady performer in the butterfly ... Was LSU's highest finisher in the 100 fly at the SEC Championships ... Swam a time of 56.96 to place 23rd in the prelims ... Posted the fastest time of the season in the 100 fly, 56.18, at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Swam in two relay events at SECs ... Member of fifth-place 200 medley relay team (1:43.95) at SECs ... Also participated in the 400 medley relay, earning sixth in the finals with a time of 3:48.72 ... Both times were the top times on the season in each relay, respectively ... Won the 200 medley relay versus UL-Monroe on Jan. 17 (1:49.96) ... Also won the 200 medley relay against South Carolina on Nov. 17 (1:46.51) ... Captured the 100 fly at Delta State on Oct. 25 (58.22) ... An SEC Academic Honor Roll student in the classroom and Dean's List member ... Earned her second varsity letter.

REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON (2002-03)
Had a solid freshman season after taking a redshirt the previous year ... Swam in every meet of the season ... Finished 16th in the finals of the 100 butterfly at the SEC Championships with a time of 56.62 ... Swam in the prelims of the 50 freestyle at SECs finishing 30th with a time of 24.18 ... Set a personal best-time of 24.14 in the 50 free at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll and LSU Director's Cup ... Earned her first varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2001-02)
Competed in just one meet on the season as she took a redshirt ... Swam in the season opener versus Houston ... Placed second in the 100 butterfly against Houston with a time of 59.54 ... Also competed in the 200 freestyle relay in the season-opening meet versus Houston.

PRIOR TO LSU
Lettered all four years in swimming at Gateway High School ... Named "Swimming Sports Woman of the Year" ... Captain of team.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 17, 1982 ... Parents are James and Pamela Brand ... Majoring in wildlife management.

HEATHER'S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle  23.33  2005 SEC Championships 
100 freestyle   52.76  2002 Nike Cup Invitational
100 butterfly  54.54  2005 Last Chance Meet
200 butterfly   2:05.11  2005 SEC Championships

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