SOPHOMORE YEAR (2013-14)
Took second in the 800 freestyle relay at the 2014 Big Ten Championships with a time of 7:03.08 ... that is the fifth-fastest time in IU history ... finished eighth in the 500 freestyle after posting a time of 4:48.67 ... just missed the championship final of the 200 free, winning the consolation final and placing ninth overall in 1:46.61 ... seventh in the 1,650 free with a career-best time of 16:18.51 ... went a season best 51.46 in the 100 free in a dual with Kentucky/Tennessee, placing fifth ... seventh in the 100 free vs. Iowa (52.91) ... took ninth in the 200 free at the USA Swimming Winter Short Course Nationals with a season-best time of 1:45.56 ... seventh in the 200 free at SMU (1:46.05) ... second in the same event vs. Texas/Michigan (1:47.91) ... also took second vs. Louisville (1:49.59) ... seventh in the 500 free at Short Course Nationals with a season-best time of 4:42.86 ... seventh at SMU (4:48.44) and second vs. Texas/Michigan (4:50.23).
FRESHMAN YEAR (2012-13)
Earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championships, placing 11th in 3:33.52 ... that is the fourth-fastest time in school history ... time of 3:33.45 in prelims ranks third ... also took 12th in the 800 free relay at 7:05.32 ... placed 43rd in the 200 butterfly (1:59.42) ... swam on the Big Ten champion 800 freestyle relay, which set a new Big Ten record with a time of 6:59.48, becoming the first team in Big Ten history to go below seven minutes ... fifth in the 500 freestyle with a career-best time of 4:41.48 ... qualified for the consolation final of the 400 IM (4:18.30) but did not swim due to injury ... third in the 200 butterfly with a career-best time of 1:57.11 ... ninth in the 200 fly at the 2012 USA Swimming Short Course Nationals ... won the 100 fly in dual meet wins over Purdue and Louisville ... second in the 400 IM in dual meets with Texas/Michigan and Louisville ... member of the USA Swimming 2012-13 Junior National Team ... Lips was named to the team in the 200-meter freestyle after posting a time of 2:01.63 at the Olympic Trials this past June ... won the women's 400-meter free in national-record time at the 2012 YMCA Nationals ... recorded a time of 4:17.56 to lower Shelby Fortin's 4:19.65 from 2010. Lips collected her second gold medal of the evening after posting the fastest time in the women's 200-meter individual medley at 2:19.52.
Named to 2012-13 USA Swimming Junior National Team ... set a YMCA national record in the 400-meter freestyle with a time of 4:17.56 ... posted a time of 1:01.41 in the 100-meter butterfly at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials (66th) ... also finished 87th in the 400-meter individual medley (4:59.18) ... touched the wall 45th in the 400-meter freestyle (4:18.17) ... 35th in the 200-meter freestyle (2:01.63) and 41st in the 200-meter butterfly (2:15.07) ... high school state champion in the 200 free and 500 free in 2011 ... won state titles in the 100 fly and 500 free in 2010 ... state champion in the 100 fly in 2009 ... a six-time all-region honoree ... five-time all-state selection ... three-time MVP ... two-time Scholastic All-American ... holds numerous South Carolina age-group records for both short course and long course, including 17-18 age-group records in the 200-meter free, 400-meter free, 100-meter fly and 200-meter fly ... YMCA short course national record holder in the 100 butterfly ... has traveled to German, Sweden, Spain, Canada and Peru as a member of the USA Junior National Team ... earned an Olympic Trials cut at age 13 in the 100 fly and at age 14 in the 200 fly for the 2008 trials ... has 2012 Olympic Trials cuts in the 100 fly, 200 fly, 200 free, 400 free and 400 individual medley ... parents are Tim and Cathy Lips ... born Feb. 10, 1994.
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