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Louis Paul
Louis Paul

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Sydney, Australia

High School:
Knox Grammar

Event:
Back/IM

Birthdate:
02/25/1983



2003-04: Named team captain for 2004-05 season ... NCAA Honorable Mention All-American ... CSCAA Academic All-American ... Academic All-Big Ten ... NCAA qualifier in the 200 Individual Medley, 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke ... earned Honorable Mention All-American status in the 200-meter IM, placing 16th at 2:00.27 ... recorded a lifetime best of 1:48.86 in the prelims of the 200-meter free, but finished 30th in the field of 54 competitors ... just missed the finals of the 200-meter back, placing 17th with a time of 1:57.02 ... finished as the national runner-up in the 200-meter IM at the 2004 ConocoPhillips National Championships, completing the race with a lifetime best mark of 2:04.43 ... at the national championship meet at Stanford University, Paul also scored in the 200 back and the 100 and 200 free ... recorded a personal best of 51.35 in the consolation finals of the 100 free, placing 10th overall ... placed seventh in the championships of the 200 back at 2:07.46 ... placed 15th in the 200 free, touching the wall in 1:53.49 ... Big Ten Champion in the 200 IM for a second straight season ... won the title in front of the Purdue crowd with a varsity record and NCAA automatic qualifying time of 1:45.56 ... earned the Big Ten bronze medal in the 200 back, completing the course with a varsity record and NCAA provisional time of 1:44.03 ... placed fourth in the 100 back with a NCAA provisional mark of 48.20 ... led four relay teams to top-eight showings at Big Ten's ... 400 freestyle relay team finished seventh with a NCAA provisional time of 2:59.28 ... 800 free relay team came in fifth at (6:36.28) and the 400 medley relay team came in sixth (3:15.63), both of which were under the NCAA provisional qualifying standard ... Paul's 200 medley relay team came in seventh at 1:29.09 ... his leadoff split of 44.29 in the 400 free relay set a new varsity record and was a NCAA provisional time ... Paul's leadoff split of 1:36.15 in the 800 free relay also established a new varsity record, and automatically qualified him for the NCAA Championships ... all times recorded at the conference championships were team, season and personal records ... winner of 14 races during the regular season, spanning six events ... won six times in the 200 IM, beating competitors from Iowa, Georgia Tech, Florida Atlantic, Arizona, Missouri and Arizona State ... was the runner-up in the 200 IM against Texas A&M and ... placed second in the 200 back in four straight meets from dating from mid-November to mid-January ... broke runner-up stretch with home win against Michigan ... also beat Iowa, Georgia Tech and Florida Atlantic in the 200 back ... never placed lower than fourth in any of his primary five events (100 and 200 free, 100 and 200 back, 200 IM) ... lone fourth-place finish was against Michigan in the 200 IM.

Summer 2003: Competed at the Australian Short Course Nationals ... second-place 100 back time of 53.34 is the fifth fastest in Australian history ... also placed third in the 200IM (2:00.68) and fifth in the 50 (25.31) and 200 back (1:57.01).

2002-03: NSCAA Academic All-American ... NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in the 200 IM (16th; 1:47.61) ... NCAA Championship qualifier in the 100 and 200 back and the 200 IM ... Big Ten finalist in the 100 back, the 200 back and the 200 IM ... set personal bests in both the 200 back (1:44.56) and the 200 IM (1:46.07) while winning both races at the Big Ten Championships ... placed fourth in the 100 back while swimming a personal best of 47.81 at the conference championships ... named Big Ten Conference's Swimmer of the Championships ... recorded wins in the 100 back in meets against Michigan State, Cincinnati/Georgia, Iowa, Northwestern/Pittsburgh and Miami ... placed third in the 100 back against Minnesota and at the Kahanamoku meet ... racked up victories in the 200 back against Indiana, Michigan, Cincinnati/Georgia Tech, Northwestern/Pittsburgh, Iowa and at the Rainbow Invitational in Hawaii ... won the 100 free (46.37) and the 200 free (1:42.01) against Notre Dame ... recorded a win in the 100 free at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet with a time of 46.39 ... placed second in the 100 IM at the Kahanamoku meet ... racked up wins in the 200 IM against Indiana,Minnesota, Cincinnati, Georgia Tech, Michigan and at the Rainbow Invitational ... finished second in the 200 IM against Northwestern and Georgia Tech ... competed in the 200 medley relay , the 400 medley relay , the 200 free relay , and the 400 free relay at the Big Ten Championships ... placed third with the 400 medley relay team with a school-record time of 3:14.29 ... captured wins with the 200 medley relay team against Cincinnati/Georgia Tech, Miami (OH) and at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet ... placed second with the 200 medley relay team against Michigan State ... teamed with Tamas Bessenyei, Tad Sayce and Jeremy Wright to win the 400 medley relay against Indiana (3:17.69) ... won with the 400 medley relay team against Northwestern/Pittsburgh ... placed second in the 400 medley relay team against Michigan ... pulled out victories with the 200 free relay team against Cincinnati/Georgia Tech and at the Indiana Intercollegiate meet ... won with the 400 free relay team against Iowa and Cincinnati/Georgia Tech.

2001-02 Joined the Boilermakers at the semester break, making an immediate impact ... scored in the top eight in the 100 back with a time of 49.47 ... finished 11th in the 200 back with a time of 1:47.56 ... swam to a 15th-place finish in the 200 individual medley, after finishing 10th in the prelims with a time of 1:49.08 ... was the backstroke leg of both the 200 and 400 medley relay teams that finished fifth and third, respectively ... recorded freshman records in both the 100 (49.04) and the 200 (1:47.56) backstroke.

High School Qualified through the semi-finals of the 2000 Australian Olympic trials ... is nationally ranked fourth in 100 back and fifth in 200 IM in Australia ... won six gold medals and recorded four state records (50, 100, 100 back and 200 IM) at the 2001 short course Australian state meet ... member of the New South Wales "Millennium State Squad" ... was coached by Forbes Carlile.

Personal Born Feb. 25, 1983 ... given name is Alister Louis Bulkeley Paul ... parents are Jeremy and Roie Paul ... has two younger sisters, Tess and Millie ... double major in management and accounting.