Libby Bates
Libby Bates
Height: 5-6
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Lawrenceburg, Ind.
High School: East Central
Position: Free, Back, IM

AS A SOPHOMORE (2008-09): Swam primarily in freestyle and backstroke events...scored the team's second-fastest times in both the 200 freestyle (2:02.54) and 500 freestyle (5:27.21)...also chipped in the third-fastest swims in the 100 free (58.54) and 1,000 free (11:43.96)...her time of 2:22.43 in the 200 backstroke was the team's second-best mark on the season, while her 1:09.89 in the 100 back was the third-fastest...also scored the fourth-best time in the 200 breaststroke (1:19.18) and the fifth-best in the 50 free (28.23)...swam the lead leg of the 200 and 400 medley relays that scored season-best times during the year...also swam the third leg of the season-best 200 and 400 free relays and the anchor leg of the 800 free relay.

AT EAST CENTRAL HIGH: Academic All-American and all-state as a senior in 2006-07...four-time IHSAA State qualifier in relays...four-time conference MVP...team captain as a sophomore, junior and senior...team MVP her final two years...four-year varsity letterwinner in the freestyle...team finished as conference champions all four years...helped squad to a sectional title and three sectional runner-up showings...member of the National Honor Society...four-year member of the Exemplary Honor Roll...coached by Sue House.

PERSONAL: Born March 1, 1989...daughter of Rob and Pink Bates...marketing major.