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Abby Galbreath

  • position Backstroke/im
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Kettering, Ohio
  • High school Kettering Fairmont
  • position Backstroke/im
  • class Senior
  • Hometown Kettering, Ohio
  • High school Kettering Fairmont

Abby Galbreath Bio

2013-14 – Reached the 400 IM `B[apos] Final at the SEC Championships, placing 14th with a time of 4:15.83 … Also finished 33rd in the 1650 freestyle (16:57.87) and 41st in the 200 backstroke (1:59.95) at the championships … Took first in the 200 back (2:07.53) and the 400 IM (4:30.75) at College of Charleston … Claimed first in both the 1000 freestyle (10:16.30) and the 200 IM (2:08.80) at East Carolina … Had a pair of first place finishes against Duke which came in the 1000 free (10:20.81) and 200 IM (2:06.98) … Earned eight wins and 14 top five finishes combined in five different events during the season … Named to SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2012-13 – Swam in every meet during the regular season and at the SEC Championships…Scored points for the Gamecocks for a second straight year at the SEC Championships, finishing 19th in the 400 IM with a B cut of 4:16.99…Also swam the 200 backstroke (39th, 2:01.43) and 200 IM (27th, 2:01.67) at the SEC Championships…Time of 2:01.67 in the 200 IM is the fourth fastest in school history…Had the team[apos]s fastest time in the 200 IM (2:01.67) and ranked second in the 400 IM (4:16.99), third in the 1,000 freestyle (10:21.87) and fifth in the 200 backstroke (2:01.00)…Won two individual races on the season, both against College of Charleston in the 500 freestyle and 1,000 freestyle…Posted personal records in the 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 200 butterfly and 200 IM during the season…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2011-12 –One of the Gamecocks[apos] most versatile swimmers…Swam in every regular season meet and at the SEC Championships…Scored first career points for Carolina at the SEC Championships with a 13th-place finish in the 400 IM with a NCAA B cut time and personal record of 4:15.22…Time was the second fastest in school history in the 400 IM…Posted team[apos]s second fastest time in the 1,000 freestyle to win against Georgia Tech (10:18.58)…Recorded team[apos]s second fastest time of the season in the 200 backstroke to take 17th at the SEC Championships (2:00.92)…Had third fastest time on the team in the 200 IM with a mark of 2:02.68 at the SEC Championships…Qualified to compete in the 400-meter IM at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials…Finished 93rd overall with a time of 4:59.73…Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll.

2010-11 –Came on strong late in the season in the distance events…Earned NCAA `B[apos] cuts in 200 IM (2:01.77) and 400 IM (4:16.20), barely missing finals at the SEC Championships in both events…Her 400 IM time ranks as the third-best in school history…200 IM time is fourth-best all-time at South Carolina…Also had team[apos]s second-best time in 200 backstroke (2:00.82) at SEC Championships; time ranks fourth in school history…Posted season-best times in 500 free (5:02.74) and 1000 free (10:17.40) in tri-meet victories over Kentucky and College of Charleston…Won 1000 free at East Carolina for first collegiate victory.

PRE-COLLEGE – Graduated from Kettering Fairmont High School…Was team captain for the Firebirds…Was Ohio state champion in the 200 individual medley…Three-time team MVP…Club team is Dayton Raiders…Was a U.S. Open qualifier in 2009.

PERSONAL – Born Nov. 22, 1991 in Kettering, Ohio…Parents are Gary and Debbie Galbreath…Has two brothers, Justin and Noah…Has not declared a major…Chose South Carolina because she loved the team atmosphere and was impressed with the coaching staff…Also considered offers from Ohio, Purdue and West Virginia.

Galbreath[apos]s Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 free 25.62 1/26/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
100 free 53.97# 1/18/13 Arkansas/FSU Columbia, S.C.
200 free 1:54.40 1/12/13 Duke Durham, N.C.
500 free 5:02.74 1/7/11 Kentucky/Coll. of Charleston Columbia, S.C.
1000 free 10:13.56 10/26/13 ECU Greenville, N.C.
100 back 1:00.75 11/4/11 Tennessee Columbia, S.C.
200 back 1:59.95 2/22/14 SEC Championships Athens, Ga.
100 breast 1:07.60 2/2/13 Alabama/Georgia Tuscaloosa, Ala.
200 breast 2:21.17 11/19/11 Nike Cup Chapel Hill, N.C.
200 fly 2:09.81 1/25/13 College of Charleston/Queens/Wingate Columbia, S.C.
200 IM 2:01.67 2/20/13 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
400 IM 4:15.22 2/17/12 SEC Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
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