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Hannes Heyl
Position: Butterfly/Sprint Freestyle/Backstroke
Height: 6'1"
Class: Senior
Experience: 4 Letters
City/State: Grosslehna, Germany
High School: Sportsgymnasium Leipzig
Major: Finance
Born: 03/31/1987
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Hannes Heyl Bio
Courtesy: LSUsports.net (@LSUsports)
Release: 04/05/2011

LSU Record-holder in the 100 butterfly, 200 freestyle relay and 200 and 400 medley relays
2011 NCAA First-Team All-American
Nine-time NCAA Honorable Mention All-American
2009 U.S. Open Finalist
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll

CAREER (2007-11)
Enjoyed one of the finest LSU swimming careers in the past decade ... Capped off his time at LSU as a 10-time All-American, tied for the third-highest total in school history ... One of only two swimmers in program annals to earn first-team All-America honors in the 100 butterfly ... Also holds the program record in the 100 fly and was a member of three record-breaking relays ... A four-time SEC Championships medalist who received bronze as a senior in the 100 fly ... Led the team in the 100 free in three of four years, the 100 fly in both his junior and senior seasons and 100 back as a senior and freshman ... Also a three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

SENIOR SEASON (2010-11)
LSU's top men's performer who earned NCAA first-team All-America accolades for the first time in his career ... Also posted personal bests in his three best races and led the team in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke and 100 freestyle ... Earned first-team honors in the 100 fly at the NCAA Championships with a seventh-place finish (46.12) after qualifying third and breaking the school record in the prelims (45.77) ... Raced to a personal best of 43.39 in the 100 free to take 23rd ... Also placed 28th in the 100 back at NCAA's (47.76) ... Claimed a bronze medal in the 100 fly at the SEC Championships with a 46.55 clocking ... Swam to seventh in the 100 back with a personal best of 47.15, third in program history, and posted a top-16 finish in the 100 free at SEC's ... Also held the butterfly leg on the men's fourth-place 200 medley relay ... Won the 100 fly at the Cougar Classic Invitational (48.64) and finished fourth in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back ... Went undefeated in the 100 fly during the dual-meet season, recording a 7-0 mark in that event ... Swam to victory in the 100 fly at nationally-ranked Auburn (48.27) and against nationally-ranked Florida at home ... Delivered a pair of victories in the 100 back and 100 fly in a road victory over Alabama and in a home win over Florida State ... Emerged victorious in the 50 free and 100 fly at Texas A&M ... Claimed first-place in the 100 fly and 100 free at the Florida Atlantic Invitational ... Also recorded runner-up honors in the 50 free in the Florida International Invite ... Received his fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2009-10)
Continued to move up the ranks in program history with four more NCAA All-America honors ... His eight honors is now tied for the fourth-highest total in program annals ... Ranked first on the team in the 100 butterfly and 100 freestyle ... Competed in every dual meet, Houston's Cougar Classic Fall Invitational, SEC and NCAA Championships ... Helped the Tigers earn NCAA honorable mention All-America status with a 14th-place finish in the 200 medley relay, 15th-place finishes in the 200 freestyle and 400 medley relays and a 16th-place finish in the 400 free relay ... Also proved to be LSU's top individual performer with a pair of top-20 finishes ... Barely missed advancing to the consolation final of the 100 fly with a season best of 46.85 to place 17th and took 20th in the 100 free with the second-best clocking in program history, 43.42 ... Placed 38th in the 100 backstroke ... Reached the 'A' final of the 100 back at SEC's for the third straight season, posting seventh with a season best of 48.22 ... Claimed 11th in the 100 fly (47.29) and 16th in the 100 free (44.06) ... Played a pivotal role on the squad's third-place 200 medley relay, which shattered the school record with a 1:26.00 clocking ... Also was a member of two other top-five relays ... Won 10 individual races during the dual-meet season ... Delivered first-place in the 100 back at the Cougar Classic and runner-up finishes in the 50 and 100 free and 100 fly ... Swam to victory in the 100 back and 100 fly at Alabama ... Topped the field in the 100 fly and 50 free at Florida State ... Emerged victorious in the 50 free and 100 fly versus Texas A&M ... Seized first in the 100 fly against nationally-ranked foes Auburn and Florida ... Registered first in the 50 free in a win at UNO ... Recorded four runner-up finishes on the season ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Received his third varsity letter.

NATIONAL COMPETITION (2008-09)
Emerged as LSU's best swimmer at the 2009 U.S. Open Swimming Championships ... Captured fourth overall in the 100m butterfly with a blistering lifetime best of 53.16 ... Took first (17th overall) in the 'C' final of the 100m freestyle (50.53) ... Also qualified for a second swim in the 50m free and placed 20th (22.91).

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09)
LSU's top scoring swimmer at the SEC Championships who proved to be one of the most valuable athletes on the team ... Held the team's fastest sprint freestyle times and ranked second in both the 100 butterfly and 100 backstroke ... Earned two more honorable mention All-America honors at the NCAA Championships and played a vital role on three record-breaking relay squads ... Helped the men's 200 freestyle relay team claim All-America accolades with a 12th-place finish at NCAA's (1:18.50) ... Also a member of the Tigers' All-America 400 medley relay, which placed 16th with a time of 3:12.82 ... Led the Tigers to a record finish in the 200 freestyle relay at the Bulldog Invitational with a personal-best, lead-off split of 19.75 ... That time ranks sixth in school history ... Also posted the second-fastest 100-yard freestyle time in program annals at that meet with a split of 43.47 on the lead-off leg of the 400 freestyle relay ... Emerged as the Tigers most valuable swimmer at SEC's, placing in the top 10 in all three of his individual events ... Won the consolation final of the 100 freestyle with a time of 43.62 ... Finished eighth in the 100 backstroke (47.90) ... Posted a career-best time of 47.30 in the prelims of that race, third in school history ... Secured 10th in the 100 butterfly with a mark of 46.94 ... Anchored the men's record-setting 400 medley relay squad (3:10.54), which reached the medal podium with a third-place finish ... Helped the 200 medley relay shatter a school record (1:26.81) and place fifth ... Also a member of two other top-five relay teams ... Took seventh in the 100 back at Texas A&M's Art Adamson Invitational ... Seized a victory in the consolation final of the 200 back ... Also notched 11th in the 100 butterfly ... Tallied 27 points in individual racing in a win over Alabama with a win in the 50 free and a sweep of the backstroke events ... Secured the victory in the 100 back (48.47) in a win over No. 18 Florida State ... Topped the field in the 100 back in a win versus No. 24 Kentucky ... Swept the back races on the road at Texas A&M ... Captured victories in the 50 free and 100 back at Florida Atlantic ... Registered wins in the 200 free and 100 fly against Delta State ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08)
Emerged as the men's top newcomer ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 100 butterfly and 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships ... The All-American 200 freestyle relay squad shattered a then-program-record with a time of 1:18.46 in the prelims ... Swam the 100 fly in 47.66 seconds at NCAA's to capture honorable mention All-America status ... Recorded the program's second-fastest mark in that race (46.79) during the prelims ... Placed 24th in the 100 back at the national competition with the second-fastest clocking in school annals (47.95) ... Also helped the 400 freestyle relay finish 19th at NCAA's ... Took the top spot in the consolation final of the 100 fly at the SEC Championships ... Posted an NCAA 'B' cut qualifying mark of 47.60 in that race ... Played a vital role in three top-six relay teams at SEC's ... Recorded a fifth-place finish at SEC's in the 100 back ... Wrapped up the regular season with nine titles in five different individual events during dual-meet competition ... Emerged as the top swimmer in the 100 backstroke at the Georgia Tech Invitational, beating 34 other competitors ... Finished second only to teammate Christoph Lubenau in the 100 fly out of 63 swimmers at the same meet ... Was named SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Week after tallying victories in the 50 free and 200 back against Delta State ... Swept all three of his individual races versus No. 18 Texas A&M en route to his second SEC Freshman Swimmer of the Week honor of the season ... Secured first-place in the 100 free versus the fifth-ranked Florida Gators ... Earned SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll Honors ... Received his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Outstanding international prospect who reached Olympic Trials in Germany in 2004 ... Can swim multiple events and is expected to make an impact immediately for LSU.

PERSONAL
Born March 31, 1987 in Leipzig, Germany ... Parents are Steffen and Jana Heyl ... Has one brother, Max ... Majoring in finance.

HANNES' TOP TIMES
50 freestyle, 19.75, 2009 Bulldog Invitational,
100 freestyle, 43.39, 2011 NCAA Championships
100 butterfly, 45.77*, 2011 NCAA Championships
100 backstroke, 47.15, 2011 SEC Championships
200 backstroke, 1:47.99, 2008 vs. Texas A&M

* - program record

 

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