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    Teisha Lightbourne
    Teisha Lightbourne

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Nassau, Bahamas

    High School:
    Peddie School (N.J.)

    Height:
    5-10

    Event:
    Sprint Free



    2009-10: Ranked third on Northwestern's top times list for the year in the 50 free and fourth in the 100 breast ... Also swam with NU's top 200 free and medley relays, earning NCAA `B' consideration times with both at the Big Ten Championships ... Qualified for the bonus final of the 50 free at the Big Ten meet, coming in 24th overall ... Also competed in the 100 free and 100 fly at the conference meet ... Earned an NCAA `B' cut with the 400 free relay at the TYR Invitational ... Made the championship final in all five of her events at the six-team TYR Invite, taking third in the 100 free, fourth in the 100 breast, fifth in the 50 free, sixth in the 50 breast and sixth in the 50 fly ... Earned a pair of dual-meet wins against UIC (11/14) in the 50 free and 50 breast ... Had six other top-3 finishes in dual meet events.

    2008-09:Integral part of NU's sprint freestyle attack ... Ranked second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free on NU's top times list ... Also swam with the Wildcats' top 200 and 400 free relays on the year, earning NCAA `B' cuts with both at the Big Ten Championships ... Won the bonus final of the 50 free at the conference meet ... Swam a career-best 50.68 in the 100 free to earn a bonus final slot at the Big Ten meet and place herself 10th on NU's all-time top performers list in the event .... Qualified for the championship super final in both the 50 and 100 free at the TYR Invitational, finishing third in both ... Won the 50 free in the first dual meet of the year against Indiana (10/24) and in the final dual of the season at Iowa (1/24) ... Had three other top-three dual-meet race finishes.

    2007-08: Talented freshman member of Northwestern's sprint freestyle group ... Earned two honorable mention All-America awards with the 200 free and 400 free relays at the NCAA Championships ... Also competed in the 50 free at the NCAA meet ... Qualified for the championship heat of the 50 free at the Big Ten Championships with an NCAA `B' cut of 22.95 during the prelims before finishing No. 8 overall with a 23.20 in the finals ... Earned a `B' standard with a 50.73 in the prelims of the 100 free at the Big Ten meet before ending up 15th ... Also competed in the 200 free at the conference Championships ... Member of Northwestern's school-record-breaking 400 free relay, which turned in an NCAA `A' cut of 3:18.20 at the Big Ten Championships ... Anchored the 200 medley relay which had an NCAA `B' standard of 1:40.78 at the Big Ten meet ... Had second-place dual-meet finishes in the 50 free at Michigan (1/19) and in the 100 breast against Illinois-Chicago (10/27), her best dual-meet event finishes of the year ... Ranked second on NU's top times list for the season in the 50 free and 100 breast, and third in the 100 and 200 free.

    HIGH SCHOOL: Swam internationally for the Bahamas ... Senior captain of the Bahamas national team in 2006 and 2007 ... Qualified for the Pan-Am Games at the age of 14 ... Competed in the CARIFTA Swimming Championships from 2002-2007 ... Competed in the CISC Swimming Championships in 2002, 2004 and 2006 ... Competed in the CCCAN Swimming Championships in 2003 and 2005 ... Represented the Bahamas at the CAC Games and U.S. Open in 2006 ... Swam for the St. Andrews School of the Bahamas through 12th grade ... Swam for the Peddie School as a post-graduate student ... Holds the 200 IM relay and 200 free relay national prep-school records ... Team won the Eastern Interscholastic Championships and the High School MAPL (Mid-Atlantic Prep League) meet ... Swam club for the Peddie Aquatics Association ... Team came in second at the 2007 Speedo Champions Series ... Prefect, Honor Student and on the Principal's List at the St. Andrews School of the Bahamas.

    PERSONAL: Born Teisha Gabrielle Lightbourne on February 6, 1989 ... Daughter of Dr. Jerome and Natasha Lightbourne ... Chose Northwestern over Emory, Amherst and Indiana ... Majoring in biological anthropology.

    LIGHTBOURNE'S PERSONAL BESTS

    50 Free 22.95
    100 Free 50.68
    200 Free 1:51.95