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Jessie James
Position: Free/Individual Medley
Height: 5'10"
Class: Junior
Experience: 2 Letters
City/State: Albany, Ore.
High School: West Albany HS
Born: 09/10/1993
Jessie James Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 06/27/2014

SOPHOMORE YEAR (2013-14)
Distance swimmer who owns the second-fastest mile time on the season (16:54.31) which was enough to claim a seventh place finish at the Texas A&M Invite ... Finished eighth in the ‘B' final of the 400 IM at the A&M Invite with a time of 4:33.82 ... Swam the second-fastest season time in the 1000 freestyle (10:32.35) during a win over Tulane ... Closed out the regular season and picked up a sixth place finish in the 500 freestyle with a mark of 5:07.49 ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Established herself as the Lady Tigers’ top distance swimmer during her freshman campaign … Finished 28th in the mile with LSU’s seventh best all-time mile swim of 16:49.82 at the SEC Championships … Set her collegiate bests in the 200 freestyle (1:50.32), 500 freestyle (4:51.99) and 400 individual medley (4:23.83) at the Phil Hansel midseason invitational … Captured the ‘D’ final of the 500 free and finished 10th in the mile at the midseason meet … In her first SEC meet, earned victory in the 1000 free (10:21.96) and finished second in the 500 free (5:05.30) … Nabbed a first place finish in the 1650 free (17:19.38) and a second place finish in the 400 IM (4:32.36) in a victory over Kentucky … Registered a pair of second place finishes in the 500 free (5:00.70) and in the 1000 free (10:09.68) in a victory over Alabama … Earned silver in the 1000 free (10:20.24) in a dual victory over NC State … Posted a 1000 free time of 10:26.89 against Texas A&M … Swam to a sixth place finish in the 1000 free (10:30.55) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane … Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Bona fide distance swimmer who excels in both the 1000 and mile freestyle events … Also has shown development in the individual medley and the backstroke events … Named the 2011 Swimmer of the Meet at the Oregon State Championships … Guided her 2012 squad to a league championship … Holds team records in the 100, 200 and 500 free and the 200 IM … Also played golf in high school.

PERSONAL
Born Sept. 10, 1993 … Coached by Rick Guenther and Babette Romancier … Parents are Mark and Kim James … Mark played baseball and Kim played volleyball at the University of Portland … Has two younger siblings- Corey and Mark … Plans on majoring in sports medicine …

JAMES' TOP TIMES
200 freestyle, 1:50.32, 2012 Phil Hansel Invite
500 freestyle, 4:51.99, 2012 Phil Hansel Invite
1650 freestyle, 16:49.82, 2013 SEC Championships
400 IM, 4:23.83, 2012 Phil Hansel Invite

JAMES' TOP 2013-14 TIMES
500 freestyle, 4:56.05, Texas A&M Invite (11/21)
1000 freestyle, 10:32.35, Tulane (10/25)
1650 freestyle, 16:54.31, Texas A&M Invite (11/21)
400 IM, 4:29.26, Texas A&M Invite (11/21)

 

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