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Kyra Jones
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Height: 5'11"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Katy, Texas
High School: Seven Lakes HS
Major: Chemical Engineering
Born: 06/25/1992
Kyra Jones Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

2013-14 SEC Community Service Team
Three-time SEC Academic Honor Roll Member

SENIOR YEAR (2013-14)
Named to the SEC Community Service Team for her efforts in the Baton Rouge community ... Set a pair of career bests during her final season ... Set a career-best in the 50 freestyle (24.88) at the Houston Quad Meet ... Also posted a time of 56.89 in the 100 backstroke for a personal best during the quad meet ... Set a season's best in the 200 backstroke (2:02.42) at the quad meet ... Swam to a fifth place finish in the 100 backstroke (58.98) during a victory over Tulane ... At the A&M Invite, finished fifth in the “D” final of the 100 backstroke (57.94) and was sixth in the “C” final of the 200 backstroke ... Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2012-13)
Enjoyed a developmental season and will look to qualify for the SEC Championships in her final campaign … Competed in all but one dual meet, the Phil Hansel Invitational and in a quad meet with Houston, Rice and Tulane … Touched the wall first in the 200 backstroke with a season low of 2:02.68 and second in the 100 backstroke with a lifetime best of 57.15 in a quad meet win over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Swam to fourth in the 100 back (59.43) and the 200 back (2:08.80) in a dual win over Kentucky … Qualified for the ‘D’ final of the 200 back (2:04.52) at the Phil Hansel Invite … Made the ‘E’ final of the 100 freestyle and registered a season low time of 57.85 at the Phil Hansel midseason invite … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2011-12)
Bolstered the backstroke and freestyle lineups in her second season … Competed in every dual meet, the Tennessee Invitational and the SEC Championships … Registered a season low 100 back mark of 57.47 at SEC’s … Posted a career best 24.92 in the 50 free at the conference meet … Cranked out a season low 2:02.99 in the 200 back at the Tennessee Invitational … Finished ninth in the 100 back (1:00.13) in a quad meet against Houston, Rice and Tulane … Racked up a fourth place finish in the 200 back against Florida … Cranked out a fourth place finish in the 100 back in a win against Tulane … Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2010-11)
Contributed to backstroke and freestyle races in her first season … Competed in every dual meet, Cougar Classic Invitational and as an exhibition swimmer at the SEC Championships … Posted season bests of 57.20 and 2:02.27 in the 100 and 200 back, respectively, at SEC’s … Recorded seventh in both backstroke races at the Cougar Classic … Part of a 1-2-3-4 Lady Tiger finish in the 100 back in a home victory over Incarnate Word … Placed fourth in the 200 back in a road win over Alabama … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
A two-time Texas state champion and state record-holder in the 100 backstroke … Played a significant role on the 2008 Texas 4A state runner-up squad and two regional and district championship teams … Also a Scholastic All-American … Brings in top times of 55.76 and 1:58.71 in the 100 and 200 back, respectively … Coached by Jordan Beck.

PERSONAL
Born June 25, 1992, in Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada … Parents are Brian and Deanna Jones … Has one younger sister, Rio … Plans to major in chemical engineering.

JONES' TOP TIMES
50 freestyle, 24.88, 2014 Houston, Tulane and Rice
100 backstroke, 56.89, 2014 Houston, Tulane and Rice
200 backstroke, 2:02.27, 2011 SEC Championships

JONES' TOP 2013-14 TIMES
50 freestyle, 24.88, Houston, Tulane and Rice (1/31)
100 backstroke, 56.89, Houston, Tulane and Rice (1/31)
200 backstroke, 2:02.42, Houston, Tulane and Rice (1/31)

 

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