Cameron Balkom

    Class:
    Junior

    Hometown:
    Baton Rouge, La.

    High School:
    St. Joseph's Academy

    Event:
    Free/Breast

    Experience:
    2L

    Cameron  Balkom

    01/30/2016

    Houston Earns Wins Over Rice, Tulane

    Cougars conclude Houston Quad with 12 podium finishes

    01/29/2016

    Houston Leads Rice, Tulane After Strong Day One

    Herbst, Bouter grab event championships, Cougars with 13 podium finishes

    01/29/2016

    Houston Leads Rice, Tulane After Strong Day One

    Herbst, Bouter grab event championships, Cougars with 13 podium finishes

    12/20/2015

    Cougars Conclude Strong Weekend at Christmas Invitational

    Houston adds seven more top-five finishes to wrap up 2015 fall season.

    12/19/2015

    Owens Wins 100 Butterfly at Christmas Invitational

    Senior grabs event championship; Cougars nab eight top-five finishes.

    » 2014-15 American Athletic Conference All-Academic Team

    SOPHOMORE 2014-15

    Competed in three individual events at the American Athletic Conference, swimming a personal best in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:03.74) and the 200-yard breaststroke (2:18.75)... Finished 10th at the conference meet in the 100-yard breaststroke.

    FRESHMAN 2013-14

    Competed in three events at the inaugural American Athletic Conference Championships, recording a personal best in the 200-yard IM (2:12.04)... Took second in the 200-yard breaststroke twice this season, against SMU (Nov. 2) and at Incarnate Word (Jan. 18).

    HIGH SCHOOL

    Helped St. Joseph's Academy (Baton Rouge, La.) to two state championships (2011-2012) and four city championships ... State runner up in 2010... Swam under Coach Lyle Robelot and Becca Barber... Competed for the Crawfish Aquatics club swimming team and set the club record in the 100-yard breaststroke... Received the SJA award from her high school.

    PERSONAL

    Born October 17, 1994... Daughter of Dawn and Eric Balkom... Sister of Taylor Balkom... Full name Cameron Ann Balkom... Majoring in Dietetics/Nutrition... Lists her coaches, Steve Ripple and Billy Newport, as her biggest influences.... Career ambition is to become a sports nutritionist... Enjoys reading, running, music, sleeping and scrapbooking.  

    Cameron Balkom's Collegiate Personal Best Times
    Event Time Date
    50 Free 25.94 10/26/13
    200 Free 2:02.62 11/1/13
    200 IM 2:12.04 2/20/14
    100 Breast 1:03.74 2/20/15
    200 Breast 2:18.75 2/21/15

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