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Caley Oquist
Position: Back/Individual Medley
Height: 5'7"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Monticello, Minn.
High School: Monticello HS
Major: Sports Administration
Born: 03/11/1994
Caley Oquist Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 07/21/2015

LSU Record Holder in 100 Backstroke, 200 Backstroke, and 400-Medley Relay
Two-Time NCAA Automatic Qualifier
Two-Time NCAA Relay Participant

SENIOR SEASON (2015-16)
Capped off her collegiate career by qualifying for NCAA Championships as a relay participant … Took first in the ‘C’ final of the 100 back for 17th overall at SEC Championships … Touched the wall fourth in the 100 back against Houston, Rice and Tulane … In her final home meet, finished sixth in the 100 back against Texas A&M … Took fifth in the 100 back against Missouri … At the Texas A&M Invite, finished fourth in the ‘B’ final of the 100 and 200 back … Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll … Earned her fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2014-15)
Narrowly missed finishing the season with the school record in the 200 IM ... Qualified individually for NCAA Championships for the second straight year ... Finished 25th overall in the 100 back at NCAA’s ... Finished sixth in the championship final of the 100 back at the SEC Championships ... Touched the wall third in the ‘C’ final of the 200 back and fifth in the ‘C’ final of the 200 IM at SEC’s ... Finished sixth in the championship final of the 100 back and 200 back at the Texas A&M Invite ... Also finished first in the consolation final of the 200 IM at the Invite ... Touched the wall second in the 100 back and third in the 200 back against Auburn and Alabama ... Took second in the 100 back and third in the 200 back at Florida ... Earned the win in the 1000 free and finished second in the 400 IM against Incarnate Word ... Earned wins in the 100 back and 200 IM against SMU ... Finished second in the ‘A’ final of the backstroke events at the SMU Classic ... Touched the wall first in the 100 back and finished third in the 200 back against Tennessee... Finished second in both backstroke events against Texas A&M ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned her third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2013-14)
Erupted on the scene at the SEC Championships where she set the LSU record in the 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke which enabled her to qualify for the NCAA Championships in both events ... Also swam the leadoff leg the 400-medley relay team that broke the program record at the SEC’s ... At SEC’s, finished sixth in the championship final of the 100 back and took first in the ‘B’ final of the 200 backstroke ... Notched the fifth-best 200 IM time in program history in the ‘C’ final at the SEC’s ... Touched the wall second in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 56.76 against Georgia ... Finished second again in the 100 backstroke with a time of 56.74 against Arkansas ... Claimed victory against South Carolina in the 100 backstroke with a mark of 56.74 ... Finished third in the “C” final of the 200 IM at the A&M Invite ... Tied for fourth place in the “B” final of the 100 backstroke (54.31) and finished fifth in the “B” final of the 200 backstroke (1:59.40) at the Texas A&M Invite ... Capped the regular season with a third place finish in the 100 backstroke (56.57) at the Houston Quad meet ... Named most improved at the annual team banquet ... Earned her second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2012-13)
A developing competitor who competed in every stroke during her freshman campaign and competed on the 200 medley relay at the NCAA Championships ... Led off LSU’s NCAA automatic qualifying 200 medley relay with a split of 24.86 at the SEC Championships ... Registered LSU’s fourth best all-time 100 backstroke mark of 54.31 in prelims and finished 23rd with a mark of 54.43 at the SEC Championships ... Set her career lows in the 100 butterfly (55.76) and the 200 individual medley (2:03.63) at SEC’s ... Captured the ‘E’ Final of the 200 individual medley with a mark of 2:03.93 and the ‘E’ final of the 100 back (58.33) at the Phil Hansel Invitational .. . Posted an impressive 100 freestyle prelim mark of 52.47 at the Phil Hansel midseason meet ... Swam her season low in the 100 fly (58.33) against Texas A&M ... Touched the wall first in the 100 back (57.66) in a dual victory over Kentucky ... Finished fourth in the 200 IM (2:09.42) in a victory over Alabama ... Led off the first place 200 medley relay (1:42.78) in a quad meet victory over Houston, Rice and Tulane ... Swam the first leg of the first place 200 medley relay (1:44.57) in a victory over Tulane in New Orleans ... Earned her first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Arrives at LSU with a ton of potential to develop into a multiple stroke threat ... Excels in the 100 back and 200 back and the 200 IM ... Two-time state champion and record holder in the 100 back ... State champion in the 200 IM her senior campaign ... Guided her team to a pair of state championship runner up finishes ... Broke four section records during her prep year ... Named Athlete of the Year her junior season … Coached by Tom Cannon.

PERSONAL
Born March 11, 1994 ... Her Mother, the late Heidi Raasch, swam at LSU (Years) ... Father is Mike and stepmother is Cindy Oquist ... Has five siblings – Adam, Jake, Dede, Bubba and Shane ... Majoring in sports administration.

OQUIST’S TOP TIMES
100 backstroke 52.67* 2014 SEC Championships
200 backstroke 1:54.87* 2014 SEC Championships
200 IM 1:57.32 2014 Texas A&M Invite
*Program Record

OQUIST’S TOP 2015-16 TIMES
100 backstroke 54.86 Texas A&M Invite
200 backstroke 1:59.52 Texas A&M Invite
200 individual medley 2:05.62 Texas A&M Invite

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