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Kyle Owens
Kyle Owens

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Johnson City, Tenn.

High School:
Science Hill

Height:
6-3½

Event:
Back/Freestyle/IM

Major:
Biomedical Science

2012 Olympic Trials Finalist
2012 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America - Second Team
10-Time All-American
Six-Time SEC Champion (100 back, 200 back, 400 FR, 800 FR, 200 MR, 400 MR)
2012 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2011, 2012 All-SEC Second Team SEC Academic Honor Roll
Three-time SEC Swimmer of the Week (11/15/11, 12/6/11, 1/17/12)

Junior Season (2011-12)
Had breakout season in 2011-12 as Auburn's top-scoring swimmer at SEC and NCAA Championships ... Swam personal-best 49.78 in 100m freestyle at 2012 U.S. Open ... Competed at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha ... Advanced to finals in 100m backstroke, finishing 7th with a 54.31 ... Swam a personal-best 54.18 in semifinals to make the championship final ... Posted 54.32 in prelims ... Also swam 200 back (2:06.69) ... Collected five All-America honors at 2012 NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash. ... Finished fourth in 100 backstroke (season-best 45.98) ... Also made final in 200 IM, finishing eighth (1:44.85) ... Helped 200 MR team to third-place finish (1:24.70) ... Swam leadoff leg of fifth-place 400 MR team (3:06.51) ... Helped 800 FR team finish 12th (6:27.92) ... Finished 20th in 200 back (1:43.52) ... Won six conference titles at 2012 SEC Championships in Knoxville ... Runner-up for SEC Commissioner's Trophy with 57 individual points ... Part of four winning relay teams - 400 FR (2:51.66), 800 FR (6:20.63), 200 MR (1:24.38), 400 MR (3:08.36) ... Captured SEC titles in 100 back (46.09) and 200 back (1:41.67) ... Finished runner-up in 200 IM (1:43.30) ... Had team's fourth-best time in 200 free with NCAA `B' cut mark of 1:36.12, swam as relay leadoff split at SECs ... Also had team's fourth-best time in 100 fly with 48.37 at Georgia Invitational ... Won 11 individual races during the season: 100 fly (LSU), 100 back (Texas, Florida, SEC), 200 back (UGA Invite, Texas, Florida, SEC); 200 IM (Georgia, UGA Invite, Texas) ... Part of 10 winning relay teams during the season ... Named SEC Swimmer of the Week three times - 11/15 (Georgia), 12/6 (UGA Invite), 1/17 (Texas) ... Named 2012 SEC Scholar-Athlete of the Year ... 2012 Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-America Second Team ... 2012 All-SEC First Team ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Sophomore Season (2010-11)
Competed at 2011 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships ... Finished fourth overall in 100m backstroke (54.30) to post the seventh-fastest time in the country over the last two years ... Advanced to consolation final of 200m back, finishing 12th overall with a 2:01.03 to own one of the 15 fastest times in the country qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials ... Earned four All-America honors at 2011 NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Finished fourth in 100 back with career-best time of 45.63, the fourth-fastest time in Auburn history ... Took ninth place in 200 back (1:41.57) ... Just missed the finals in the 200 IM with a 1:44.76, finishing 19th ... Helped Auburn to third-place finishes in both 200 MR (1:24.56) and 400 MR (3:06.76) ... Scored points in three individual events and two relays at SEC Championships ... Earned runner-up finish in 200 back with career-best time of 1:40.36 ... Finished third in 200 IM with 1:44.28, also a career-best ... Took eighth place in 400 IM with 3:49.08, yet another career-best time ... Helped 400 MR team to second-place finish in 3:06.52 ... Was part of 800 FR team that finished third in 6:21.79 ... Won four individual races during the season ... Swept the backstroke events at the Georgia Invitational ... Won the 200 back and 200 IM in a dual meet victory over LSU ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman Season (2009-10)
Competed in three individual events and one relay at the 2010 NCAA Championships ... Was a part of the 800 free relay squad that took 13th in a time of 6:29.16 ... That finished earned Owens an All-America Honorable Mention honor ... Also competed in the 200 IM, 100 back and 200 back at the meet ... His time of 1:46.12 in the 200 IM was a season-best ... Swam in three individual events at the 2010 SEC Championships ... Qualified for the championship final in the 400 IM and finished eighth in a season-best time of 3:49.08 ... Took ninth in the 200 back in a season-best 1:43.76 ... Finished 11th in the 200 IM at the conference meet with a time of 1:46.50 ... Recorded his first-career NCAA "A" cut time, clocking a 46.46 in the 100 back at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center.

High School
Swam at Science Hill High School and was a member of the Barracuda Swim Club ... Named 2008-09 Tennessee High School Swimmer of the Year ... Four-time Northeast Tennessee Swimmer of the Year ... Two-time state champion in the 200 free and 100 back ... Also won a state title in the 200 IM ... Competed in the 200m IM, 100m back, 200m free and 400m IM at the 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials ... Set two national high school records in the 200m IM and 100m back.

Personal
Full name is Kyle Spencer Owens ... Parents are Heather and Charles Owens ... Has a sister, Samantha ... Majoring in biomedical sciences.

Owens' Top Times (SCY)
Event Time Date Meet
50 freestyle 20.27 11/30/12 Georgia Invitational
100 freestyle 44.08r 12/5/10 Georgia Invitational
200 freestyle 1:35.23r 2/16/11 SEC Championships
100 backstroke 45.60 2/21/13 SEC Championships
200 backstroke 1:39.69 2/23/13 SEC Championships
200 IM
1:43.30 2/16/12 SEC Championships
400 IM 3:49.08 2/18/11 SEC Championships
Owens' Top Times (LCM)
Event Time Year Meet
50 freestyle 24.09 2011 Orange & Blue
100 freestyle 49.78 2012 U.S. Open
200 freestyle 1:52.92 2009 Southeastern LC Champs.
100 backstroke 54.18 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials
200 backstroke 2:01.03 2011 Sr. Nationals
100 breaststroke 1:06.03 2010 Sectionals
200 IM
2:02.91 2010 Sr. Nationals