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    Brooke Watson     
     
      Brooke Watson
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Memphis, Tenn.

High School:
White Station

Height:
5-7

Event:
Free/Fly

Club:
Memphis Tigers (Coach: Dave Smith)

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CAREER HONORS
CAREER AWARDS
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

2012-13 - SENIOR
AWARDS
2013 SEC Academic Honor Roll

DUAL MEET RECAP

  • Won the 200y fly against UNC Wilmington (2:08.31)
  • Made career best in 400 IM (4:32.31) against Georgia. Earned a pair of fifth-place finishes in the 100 butterfly and 200 butterfly as well in the Lady Vols' upset over the Bulldogs
  • Recorded six top five finishes in the 200 butterfly during the regular season, including the win at UNC Wilmington and a second-place finish at Virginia Tech to open the spring semester.

SEC RECAP

  • Made amends for missing the A Final in the 200 butterfly at the SEC Championships as a junior. She reached the top evening final with a season-best time of 1:57.70 in the prelims and placed seventh.
  • Also finished 27th in the 100 butterfly (54.72 - season best) and 41st in the 200 IM (2:04.62 - season best)

2011-12 - JUNIOR
CAREER AWARDS
2012 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SEASON RECAP

  • Won the 200y fly consolation final the SEC Championships after touching in at 1:59.67. The clocking was a season best and a B-cut time
  • Also swam in the 100y fly and 200y IM at the league meet
  • Grabbed the top spot in the 500y free and was on the second-place 200y medley relay against UNC-Wilmington
  • Placed first in the 200y fly and claimed runner-up in the 1000y free versus South Carolina
  • Notched third in both the 100y and 200y fly events in the double dual meet against Indiana and Kentucky
  • Swam a leg on the 200y medley relays that placed fourth against Florida and Georgia
  • Had a pair of top five finishes against Louisville.

2010-11 - SOPHOMORE
CAREER AWARDS
2011 SEC Academic Honor Roll

SEASON RECAP

  • Qualified for the championship final in the 200y fly at the SEC Championships, notching eighth in the event
  • Also claimed 19th in the 100y fly at the league meet
  • Registered career-best times in the 100y and 200y fly at the Tennessee Last Chance Meet, including winning the 200y event
  • Competed in both fly events at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas
  • Finished 42nd in the 200y fly and 47th in the 100y fly
  • Ranks second on the Lady Vol performers list in the 200y fly and sixth in the 100y fly
  • Was a member of the runner-up 200y medley relay quartet against Georgia and individually had a pair of third-place finishes
  • Claimed sixth in the 200y fly at Florida and against Virginia
  • Also had a pair of fourth-place finishes against UVa in the 100y fly and 400y free relay
  • Took third in the 100y fly and 1000y free at Kentucky
  • Claimed runner-up in the 200y fly versus Louisville and third in the event against Arkansas
  • Finished in the top-10 in six events at the Tennessee Invite, highlighted by a third-place clocking in the 200y free
  • Named to the SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll...Is enrolled in the Haslam Scholars Program.

2009-10 - FRESHMAN
CAREER AWARDS
2010 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

SEASON RECAP

  • Captured victories in the 100y fly (24.07) and 200y fly (1:59.85) at the Tennessee Last Chance Meet
  • The times rank her third (200y fly) and sixth (100y fly) on the Lady Vol top-10 performers list
  • Competed in the 100y fly (12th), 200y fly (17th) and 500y free (30th) at the SEC Championships
  • Placed fifth in the 1000y free against Florida
  • Finished fourth in the 200y fly and sixth in the 1000y free at Virginia
  • Was a member of the 800y free relay team that placed third at the Tennessee Invitational
  • Had runner-up finishes in the 200y fly against Kentucky and in the 1000y free at LSU
  • Also finished third in the 500y free at LSU and in 200y fly at Louisville
  • Named to the SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll.

PRIOR TO TENNESSEE
  • Touched in at 1:02.18 in the 100m fly to finish 53rd at the 2010 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships
  • Earned All-America honors her last three years at White Station High School
  • Competed at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials
  • At the 2009 Tennessee High School Swimming and Diving Championships, she placed fifth in the 100y fly and seventh in the 200y IM
  • Also picked up a sixth in the 100y fly and a pair of third-place relay finishes at the 2008 state meet
  • Was a National Merit Scholarship Semifinalist and a member of the National Honor Society.

PERSONAL
  • Enrolled in the College of Arts & Sciences and part of the Honors Program
  • Outside interests include photography, SEC football and basketball
  • Biggest thrill in swimming was making the Olympic Trials
  • Chose Tennessee over Yale, Davidson and North Carolina
  • Has one sister, Chelsea, and two brothers, Blake and Elliott
  • Brooke Meredith Watson, daughter of Dennis and Karen Watson, was born Aug. 8, 1991, in Memphis, Tenn.

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