LSU’s record holder in the 400 medley relay
2013 NCAA Qualifier
2013 SEC All-Freshman Team
FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
Talented freshman breaststroker who showed off his skills at the Southeastern Conference Championships and the NCAA Championships … Competed in the 400 medley relay and the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships … Raced on LSU’s program record 400 medley relay (3:10.42) at the SEC Championships … Named to the SEC All-Freshman Team after finishing as the highest ranked freshman in the 100 breaststroke at the SEC Championships … Posted LSU’s fourth best all-time 100 breast of 53.85 in a 12th place swim at SEC’s … Notched the Tigers’ seventh best all-time 200 breast of 1:58.53 in prelims and finished the race in 15th with a time of 1:58.76 … Ranked second on the team in the 100 breast and in the 200 breast after an impressive rookie season … Earned silver in the 200 breast (2:01.47) and bronze in the 100 breast (55.60) at the Phil Hansel Invite … Raced to sixth in the 200 individual medley (1:53.06) at the midseason meet …Snagged his first conference win in the 100 breast (55.73) in a victory over Alabama after standing out in the 100 breast (56.22) in his first meet against Auburn … Swept the breast events with marks of 56.96 in the 100 breast and 2:04.40 in the 200 breast in a win over Kentucky … Delivered a win in the 100 breast (55.76) and a second place finish in the 200 breast (2:02.86) in a 161-139 road win over SMU … Finished second in the 200 breast (2:01.70) in a dual with Texas A&M … Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
Made strides on the senior national level and will be a significant factor immediately … Earned an Olympic Trial Cut with a mark of 2:20.32 in the 200-meter breast … Named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American his sophomore and junior seasons … Paced his team to two-state championships … USA Swimming Navy Seal Challenge winner … Owns his school’s record in the 100 breast, 200 IM, 200 free and the 500 free … Also ran cross country in high school
Born March 30, 1994 … Coached by Paul Waterstreet… Compete with the Tualatin Hills Swim Club … Parents are Greg and Vangie Rooker … Has four siblings- Daniel, Jonathan, Sharon and Prudence … Plans on majoring in civil or petroleum engineering.
GABE’S TOP TIMES
100 breaststroke, 53.85, 2013 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 1:58.33, 2013 SEC Championships
200 freestyle, 1:39.79, 2013 SEC Championships
GABE’S TOP 2012-13 TIMES
100 breaststroke, 55.60, Phil Hansel Invite (11/16)
200 breaststroke, 2:01.47, Phil Hansel Invite (11/17)
200 individual medley, 1:53.06, Phil Hansel Invite (11/15)