THIS SEASON: USCís fastest butterflyer ever and an 11-time career All-American, 2003 senior co-captain Jeff Lee returns for his final year with the team. Also one of Troyís top freestylers, heís invaluable on relays. He will compete for the United States in the 2003 Pan Am Games.
2002: As a 2002 junior, Lee, capped off another impressive season as a five-time All-American at the 2002 NCAA Championships ... His campaign was highlighted by a lead-off swim on USCís NCAA-title-winning 800y free relay, which set NCAA, U.S. Open, and USC records in 6:17.35. Leeís lead-off leg of 1:35.30 made him the sixth fastest Trojan ever in 200 yards ... Individually, Lee reached the finals of three events for the first time in his career. He was second in the 200y fly in 1:42.94 (second-fastest in the nation last year), missing first by less than three tenths of a second. The swim marked the second time that day he broke his own school record in the event. He swam a 1:44.34 in prelims (his old mark was 1:44.37) before crushing it in the finals ... Lee was fifth in the 100y fly in 46.90 and took seventh in the 500y free (4:19.07). He also helped USC to a sixth-place finish in the 400y free relay ... At the 2002 Pac-10s, he was a three-time finalist, taking fourth in the 500y free (4:18.82), sixth in the 200y fly (1:45.42) and seventh in the 100y fly (47.77). He also led off USCís Pac-10-winning 800y free relay, which set a meet record in 6:24.62 ... Lee now holds USC records in the 100y fly (46.70), 200y fly (1:42.94), 800y free relay, 400m free relay and 800m free relay. He is also the second-fastest Trojan ever in the 100y back (47.64) Ö At the 2002 U.S. Summer Nationals, he reached the finals of the 200m free, taking eighth in 1:50.46. He was 12th in the 200m fly (2:01.67), 13th in the 100m fly (54.64) and 21st in the 100m free (51.50).
2001: Lee had a standout season as a 2001 sophomore, becoming a four-time All-American at the 2001 NCAAs Ö He was seventh in the 100y fly (47.06) and eighth in the 200y fly (1:45.87). His prelim time of 46.70 in the fly set the school record. He also led off USCís second-place 800y free relay, seventh-place 400y medley relay and ninth-play 200y medley relay Ö At the 2001 Pacific-10 Conference Championships, Lee set a USC record in the 200y fly in prelims and in the finals. He first set the mark of 1:44.44, then bettered it in finals, taking third in 1:44.37. Lee took fifth in the 200y free (1:36.60) and swam on all five of USCs relays, including the title-winning and Pac-10 meet-record setting 800y free relay. He posted the second-fastest USC 100y back time ever while leading off the 400y medley relay in 47.64. The only Trojan ever to go faster is 2000 Olympic backstroke gold medalist Lenny Krayzelburg (46.55) Ö At the 2001 U.S. Spring Nationals, Lee was 15th in both the 100m fly (55.88) and 200m fly (2:03.91) and was 20th in the 200m free (1:53.11).
2000: Lee, as a 2000 freshman, came on strong for the Trojans, earning a pair of All-American honors at the 2000 NCAAs. He took seventh in the 200m free (1:47.63, sc) and also swam second on USCís 400m free relay. He finished18th in the 400m free (3:49.68, sc) and 40th in the 100m free (49.92, sc) and competed on the Trojansí 200m free and 800m free relays that reached the consolation finals ... Lee finalled in two events at the 2000 Pac-10s, taking fourth in the 200y free (1:36.40) and fifth in the 500y free (4:22.31). He was also ninth in the 100y free (44.68) ... The above time in the 200y free was USCís top time of the year in the event ... At the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials, Lee was 19th in the 200m free (1:52.13), 34th in the 400m free (3:59.76) and 84th in the 100m free (52.39). Lee competed in five events at the 1999 U.S. Open.
HIGH SCHOOL: Lee was a 12-time All-American at Munster (Ind.) and a four-time state champion ... He was a 15-time section champion and conference champion and earned the Indiana Mental Attitude Award ... Lee competed at both the 1999 U.S. Spring and Summer Nationals, posting a seventh-place finish in the 200m free (1:53.71) in the former meet ... Lee was also a Scholastic All-American and was the Times of Northwest Indiana 1999 Athlete of the Year.
PERSONAL: He was born Feb. 10, 1981 ... Lee is an avid golfer and a big fan of the band Phish ... He is an economics major.
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