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    Blake Cushing
    Blake Cushing

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Richmond, Calif.

    High School:
    Saint Mary's College HS

    Height:
    5-10

    Position:
    Free/Breast

    Birthdate:
    04/01/1991

    04/12/2013

    Lendrum, Godbe, Lim, Basaraba Lead Pac-12 Academic Team Selections

    Lendrum finishes career as a three-time first team pick; Godbe nabs his second first team honor.

    03/01/2013

    No. 4 USC Set For Pac-12 Championships

    Defending champions Morozov and Colupaev lead Trojans into four-day meet starting Sunday.

    02/23/2013

    No. 4 USC Closes Regular Season With Win At Utah

    Split squad crew led by Cary Wright's three wins.

    02/22/2013

    USC Takes On Utah To Start Two-Day Meet

    Davis and Cushing winners in abbreviated six-event warm-up session.

    02/20/2013

    No. 4 USC At Utah To Close Regular Season

    Trojans look to finish strong as postseason looms.

    THIS SEASON: Blake Cushing, a 2012 senior, bolsters the Trojans' depth in the sprint free and breaststroke.

    2012: Cushing raced in exhibition heats of the 50y free and the 100y and 200y breast at the 2012 Pac-12 Championships and provided depth in those events and others as a junior last year. He lowered his PR in the 100y breast to 55.31 (an NCAA `B' cut) in a time trial. He also lowered his 200y breast PR to 2:04.38 ... He was named to the 2012 Pac-12 All-Academic second team.

    2011: Cushing again provided depth in the sprint free and breast for the Trojans as a 2011 sophomore, racing in the 50y and 100y free and 100y breast (in exhibitions) at the Pac-10 Championships. His personal-best 55.87 in the 100y breast was close to an NCAA `B' cut.

    2010: Cushing competed in the freestyle and breaststroke as a freshman for the Trojans.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Cushing attended Saint Mary's College HS in Berkeley, Calif., where he was a three-time prep All-American ... He was a three-time North Coast Section finalist in the 50y free, a two-time finalist in the 100y free and a finalist in the 100y breast ... He was a National Merit Scholar.

    CLUB/COACH: Terrapins Swim Team/Paul Stafford.

    PERSONAL: He was born on April 1, 1991 ... A psychology and political science major, his brother Alex swam for California.

    CUSHING'S PERSONAL RECORDS:

    Event Time
    50-yard free20.94
    100-yard free46.29
    100-yard breast53.80
    200-yard breast1:59.98
    100-meter free53.20
    100-meter breast1:06.02