THIS SEASON: Senior Alex Lendrum, a co-captain for the second year in a row, is one of the country's top returning backstrokers whose versatility makes him a postseason threat in the IM as well. An NCAA point scorer as a sophomore and an All-American as a junior, Lendrum looks to continue to build his already impressive resume in his final year at Troy. Lendrum is the second-fastest Trojan ever in the 100y and 200y back and the 200y IM. He is also one of the team's top students in the classroom.
2012: Lendrum earned his first All-American honor as a junior in 2012, taking sixth in the 200y back (1:42.29). He also scored in the 200y IM, placing 14th (1:45.61), and also was 23rd in the 100y back (47.59). Additionally, Lendrum swam on USC's 12th-place 400y medley relay ... At the 2012 Pac-12 Championships, Lendrum was a career-best fourth in the 200y back (1:42.42). He was also seventh in the 100y back and 10th in the 200y IM ... Earlier in the season, he clocked a 1:40.82 in the 200y back, becoming USC's second-fastest ever in the event ... At the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials, Lendrum just missed the finals of the 200m back, finishing ninth in the semifinals in 1:59.85, 0.17 out of eighth. He also tied for 26th in the 100m back (56.08) ... Lendrum earned Capital One Academic All-America second team honors in 2012 as part of CoSIDA's "At-Large" team, a category that includes the sports of fencing, golf, gymnastics, ice hockey, lacrosse, rifle, skiing, swimming and diving, tennis, water polo and wrestling. There were 15 selections for each of the All-America first, second and third teams. He did so with a 3.74 GPA in biochemistry. Lendrum also earned 2012 CoSIDA All-District 8, Pac-12 All-Academic first team and College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team first team honors.
2011: Lendrum scored his first individual points at the NCAA Championships as a 2011 sophomore, claiming 13th in the 200y back in 1:42.68. He was also 26th in the 100y back (47.59) and 39th in the 200y IM (1:47.02) and led off USC's 11th-place 400y medley relay ... His 2011 bests in the 100y back (47.59) and 200y back (1:42.29) made him the fifth and third fastest Trojan ever in the respective events ... At the 2011 Pac-10s, he reached the 200y back final for the second year in a row, taking sixth in 1:43.43. He was also 10th in the 100y back (47.66) and 15th in the 200y IM (1:48.26) ... His 1:42.29 in the 200y back at the Winter Sectionals was USC's best in the event last year ... He earned 2011 Pac-10 All-Academic first team honors with a 3.68 in bio-chemistry ... He was a finalist at the 2011 U.S. Nationals, finishing fifth in the 200m back in 1:59.37. He was also sixth in the `B' final of the 100y back (55.39) and 42nd in the 200m IM (2:04.96).
2010: Lendrum competed in three events at the 2010 NCAA Championships as a freshman, taking 20th in the 200y back (1:43.03), 37th in the 100y back (48.54) and helped USC to 16th in the 400y medley relay ... At the 2010 Pac-10 Championships, he reached the final of the 200y back, taking eighth (1:45.00) after going 1:42.99 in prelims. He was also 10th in the 400y IM (3:50.61) and 20th in the 200y IM (1:48.21).
HIGH SCHOOL: Lendrum was the Arizona 5A Swimmer of the Year as a 2009 senior, a 12-time prep All-American and a three-year Scholastic All-American who graduated from Brophy Prep in Phoenix ... At the Arizona Class 5A Division I Championships in 2008, he was part of four state records. He broke the record in the 500y free (4:27.67) and tied it in the 200y IM (1:49.41) in helping Brophy win its 21st consecutive state title. He won the 200y free state title as a junior. Overall, he holds 19 state records and 32 club records in Arizona ... At the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials, he was 44th in the 200m back ... At the 2009 U.S. World Championship Trials, he was 15th in the 200m back ... Earned his school's Scholar Athlete Award and was an AP Scholar with Distinction.
CLUB/COACH: Phoenix Swim Club/Dave Gibson.
PERSONAL: He was born on July 26, 1991 ... He is majoring in biological and biomedical sciences with hopes of becoming a doctor.
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