Julius

Gloeckner

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Individual Medley
Class: Senior
City/State: Freiburg, Germany
High School: Sportsgymnasium Leipzig
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

LSU Record Holder in the 200 free, 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 butterfly, 200 Freestyle Relay, 800 Freestyle Relay
2009 SEC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2009 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (200 FR, 400 FR, 400 MR)
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 NCAA First-Team All-American (400 IM)
2007 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (200 butterfly)
2007 SEC Championships' Third-Place Medalist (400 IM)
2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (400 IM)
2006 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

CAREER
Leaves LSU as the most decorated swimmer in recent program history ... His four individual school records (200 freestyle, 200 IM, 400 IM and 200 butterfly) are more than any other swimmer ... Also part of two relay records during his time as a Tiger ... Earned six All-America accolades during his career, including First-team honors in the 400-yard individual medley as a sophomore ... Also claimed the third-place medal in that race at the 2007 SEC Championships ... Voted the 2009 SEC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the SEC coaches for his outstanding accomplishments, both in the pool and in the classroom ... Held the team’s fastest times in an astounding six races as both a freshman and sophomore ... Led the Tigers in five events as a junior and four as a senior ... Recipient of the program’s Most Outstanding Swimmer Award in 2007 ... Received SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition in every year of his career.

SENIOR SEASON (2008-09)
Wrapped up his phenomenal career with six additional school-record times and three more All-America honors ... Also named the 2009 SEC Male Scholar-Athlete of the Year by the league office ... Helped the men’s 200-yard freestyle relay squad claim honorable mention All-America honors with a 12th-place finish (1:18.50) at the NCAA Championships ... Also a part of the Tigers’ All-America 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams ... Shattered his own school record in the 200 individual medley at NCAA’s with a mark of 1:44.88 to finish 27th ... Improved his school-record time in the 200 butterfly as well with a time of 1:44.96 to place 28th ... Also competed in the 400 individual medley at NCAA’s, recording the 15th-fastest preliminary time, 3:46.03 ... Swam a program-record time of 3:45.10 in a 400 IM time trial at Georgia’s Last Chance Meet to secure the 13th seed in the event at NCAA’s ... Also swam the third leg of the school’s record-breaking 200 freestyle relay squad (1:17.82) at the same meet ... Spearheaded his 800 freestyle relay team to a sixth-place finish and school-record time of 6:28.83 at the SEC Championships ... His lead-off 200-yard freestyle split in that race of 1:36.09 broke a nine-year-old school mark ... Tied for seventh in the 400 IM at the conference meet with a time of 3:50.57 ... Also posted a top-16 finish in the 200 fly, placing 13th with a mark of 1:46.29 ... Recorded a personal best in the 200 breaststroke at Texas A&M’s Art Adamson Invitational with a mark of 2:00.36 to finish seventh overall ... Registered a sixth-place finish in the 200 fly (1:48.82) at the same competition ...  Also finished with a pair of top-eight finishes in the 200 and 400 IMs ... Proved to be the Tigers’ top performer in dual-meet competition, tallying a team-high 16 victories in individual races ... Swept his individual events in a victory over No. 24 Kentucky, winning the 200 butterfly, 200 IM and 200 breaststroke ... Also won all three of those races in a big win on the road at Texas A&M ... Emerged victorious in the 200 fly and 200 IM in a key victory over No. 18 Florida State ... Delivered three wins at the LSU Invitational and a pair of victories on Senior Day against Delta State ... Claimed first-place in the 200 IM against No. 3 Florida, Alabama and Florida Atlantic ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth straight season.

JUNIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Concluded another sensational year, recording team-best times for the season in five different events ... Emerged victorious in a team-high 19 individual races during the year ... Anchored three winning relay teams and two runner-up squads throughout the season ... Swam the 400 IM in an NCAA B’ cut clocking of 3:52.54 to collect 13th place at the SEC Championships ... Helped the 800 freestyle relay squad reach seventh at the SEC’s ... Tallied 20 points for the men’s team with a victory in the 500 free (4:26.23) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Also played a role on three winning relay teams at the same meet ... Swept his individual contests in a dual-meet win over Alabama ... Took home titles in the 200 free, 200 fly and 200 IM against No. 22 Notre Dame ... Captured first-place finishes in three individual events and posted a team season-best mark of 1:48.60 in the 200 fly versus Florida State ... Swept both of his races against Delta State ... Recorded  18 points with victories in the 200 free (1:40.83) and 400 IM (4:01.88) in the team’s near upset of No. 2 Stanford ... Notched first-place finishes in both the 200 free and 400 IM  in a dual-meet victory over No. 18 Texas A&M ... Won both the 200 free (1:40.71) and 200 fly (1:52.04) events versus South Carolina ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2006-07)
Emerged as one of the top swimmers in school history and one of the elite swimmers in the nation ... Wrapped up the year with more school records than any swimmer in the history of the program ... Shattered three school records during the season, including his own mark in the 400 individual medley ... Tallied all 15 points for the Tigers at the NCAA Championships highlighted by first-team All-America honors in the 400 IM and honorable mention All-America accolades in the 200 butterfly ... Broke the 400 IM school record in the prelims at NCAA’s (3:45.77) ... Then took seventh place in the 400 IM championship final (3:47.76) ... Bested his own 200 fly school record from earlier in the season in the prelims at NCAA’s (1:45.26) ... Finished sixth in the consolation final of that event in a time of 1:45.65 ... Was one place shy of earning All-America honors in the 200 IM, finishing 17th in the prelims and improving on his school record (1:46.28) ... Originally shattered all three records at the Last Chance Bulldog Invitational ... Overtook Jarrod Marrs' 200 IM clocking of 1:48.07 set in 1998 ... Claimed Maurico Cunha's 200 fly time of 1:46.75 set in 1996 ... Recorded the sixth-fastest 200 breaststroke time at the invite (2:00.54) ... Became a third-place medalist in the 400 IM at the SEC Championships (3:50.45) ... Finished fifth in the 200 fly SEC championship final (1:46.56) and took second in the 500 free consolation final (11th overall) in a time of 4:24.99 ... A leader in relays at the conference meet highlighted by a fifth-place mark in the 200 free relay (1:20.10) ... Spearheaded the Tigers to a team title at the Art Adamson Invitational with three individual wins, three NCAA provisional cuts and two victorious relays ... Took first place in the championship finals of the 200 free, 500 free and 200 fly at that meet ... Won a team-high 11 events in dual-meet competition and posted multiple first-place showings in six meets ... Named SEC Male Swimmer of the Week on Jan. 17 after leading LSU to an upset of No. 10 Florida State ... Became the first LSU swimmer to receive that award since Evan Martinec did so on Jan. 26, 2004 ... Won three individual events against the Seminoles and helped the Tigers clinch the upset with first place in the 200 free relay ... Named LSU Male Athlete of the Week a record three times during the year ... Earned SEC Academic Honor Roll recognition for the second straight season ... Received his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2005-06)
Became one of the most dominant freshman swimmers in school history and led the Tigers at the NCAA and SEC Championships ... Proved to be the top swimmer on the team, setting a school record in the 400 individual medley in his first year and etching his name into the school's all-time top 10 in an incredible five more events ... Held team-best times in five events on the year and was a leader in all three free relays ... Shattered an 11-year-old school record in the 400 IM at NCAA’s, swimming a time of 3:49.38 in the prelims to qualify for the consolation final ... Overtook the previous record held by Nate Thompson (1995) by nearly two seconds ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors by finishing 15th overall in the 400 IM finals (3:50.53) ... Took 23rd in the 200 fly at NCAA’s (1:48.19) ... Opened the meet with the second-fastest 200 IM time in LSU history (1:48.15), which was .08 seconds off the school record ... The time earned him a 33rd-place finish in the event ... LSU's high-point scorer at SEC’s, qualifying for finals in three events ... Recorded the fourth-best mark in school history in a 10th-place finish in the 200 fly at SEC’s (1:48.03) ... Finished fifth in the championship final of the 400 IM at SEC’s (3:51.70) and was sixth overall in the 500 free with the second-best time in school history (4:23.38) ... Participated in four events at the U.S. Spring National Championships, including the 200 and 400-meter freestyle, the 400-meter IM and the 100-meter butterfly ... Racked up 11 wins in dual-meet competition, including hat tricks in three meets ... Won three events at the Texas A&M Invitational ... Made his debut against No. 1 Auburn on Oct. 21 and wasted little time in making an impact by swimming the second-fastest clocking in school history in the 1000 free (9:23.32) ... Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll ... Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Tremendously versatile international swimmer ranked nationally in Germany in the 400 individual medley and the 200 and 400 freestyle.

PERSONAL
Born Nov. 29, 1984 ... Parents are Gueuter and Ruth Gloeckner ... Majoring in finance. 

JULIUS' TOP TIMES
100 freestyle   :45.73  2005 Texas A&M Invitational
200 freestyle   1:36.09* 2009 SEC Championships
500 freestyle   4:23.38  2006 SEC Championships
1000 freestyle   9:23.32  2005 vs. Auburn
200 individual medley  1:44.88* 2009 NCAA Championships
400 individual medley  3:45.10* 2009 Bulldog Invitational
200 butterfly   1:44.96* 2009 NCAA Championships

* - indicates school record

 

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