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Kevin Liu

  • position Backstroke
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • High school Upper Saint Clair HS
  • position Backstroke
  • class Freshman
  • Hometown Pittsburgh, Pa.
  • High school Upper Saint Clair HS

Kevin Liu Bio

LIU’S TOP TIMES
Event Time Date Meet Location
50 Freestyle 21.19p 11/22/19 Georgia Tech Invite Atlanta, Ga.
100 Freestyle 48.03# 1/26/18 SC College Invite Columbia, S.C.
100 Backstroke 47.67# 2/17/18 SEC Championships College Station, Texas
200 Backstroke 1:43.88p 2/29/20 UGA Last Chance Athens, Ga.

! = School Record  |  t = Time Trial  |  # = Leadoff Split/Split | p = Prelims


AWARDS/HONORS

  • 4x CSCAA Scholar All-American (Honorable Mention 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)
  • 4x SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)


IN THE RECORD BOOK

  • 2nd — 200 backstroke
  • 3rd — 100 backstroke
  • 1st, 3rd — 400 medley relay


2019-20 (SENIOR)

  • Took home three wins in his final season, two in the 100 backstroke and one in the 200 backstroke
  • Swam a season best 47.25 in the 100 back at SECs
  • Won the 200 backstroke vs. Kentucky, swimming a 1:49.07

2018-19 (JUNIOR)

  • Set a South Carolina program record in the 200 back at the UGA Last Chance, clocking a 1:42.16
  • Won three backstroke events during his third season at Carolina
  • Earned a spot in the second consolation final of the 200 back at the SEC Championships, finishing 12th in the event with a 1:42.79 B-final race
  • Placed top-three in the 100 back three times on the season with five top-three races in the 200 back
  • Swam a new PR in the 50 free at the SEC Championships at 20.72

 

2017-18 (SOPHOMORE)

  • Swam in four different events with 19 top-five finishes on the season in the 100 and 200 backstroke
  • Competed in both of his primary events at the SEC Championships finishing 20th in both the 100 and 200 backstroke
  • Finished third in the 200 backstroke at the CSCAA Invite and fifth in the 100 backstroke
  • Was first in the 100 backstroke in the Gamecocks dual meet against East Carolina and finished first in the 200 backstroke in dual meets against both East Carolina and North Carolina
  • Placed fifth in the 100 backstroke at the CSCAA Invite

2016-17 (FRESHMAN)

  • Swam in three events as a freshman (100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 50 freestyle)
  • Finished 28th in the 200 backstroke (1:45.27), 34th in the 100 backstroke (48.88) and 53rd in the 50 freestyle (21.42) at the SEC Championships
  • Tallied six top-10 finishes throughout the regular season
  • Finished third in the 200 backstroke at the Tennessee dual meet (1:51.05) and Duke dual meet (1:50.57)
  • Finished fifth in the 100 backstroke at the Kentucky dual meet (51.25) and the Tennessee dual meet (51.83)

PRE-COLLEGE

  • Graduated from Upper Saint Clair High School
  • Almanac Swimmer of the Year
  • Five-time High School All-American
  • Qualified for 2016 Olympic Trails
  • Member of the Upper Saint Clair Swim Club

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