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  Billy Jamerson
Billy Jamerson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Savannah, Ga.

High School:
Sandy Creek

Height:
6-0

Event:
Breast, Free


2006-07: Competed in the 2007 NCAA Championships (Mar. 15-17)...swam to a 31st place finish in the 200 breast in 2:02.76 and placed 35th in the 100 breast (54.73)...at the ACC Championships (Feb 21-24) swam second leg in the first place winning 200 medley relay (1:27.71) and 400 medley relay (3:14.25)...earned All-ACC honors and NCAA "B" cut times in both breaststroke events with a second place finish in the 100 breast (53.98) and a third place showing in the 200 breast (1:59.10)...took third place in the 200 breast (2:03.02) against Auburn (Jan. 27)...took two victories against Florida with NCAA "B" cut times in the 100 breast (54.56) and 200 breast (1:59.22)...made an impressive showing at the Nike Cup Invitational with a second place finish in the 100 breast with an NCAA "B" cut time of 54.22.

2005-06: Scored points in both breaststroke events at the ACC Championships (Feb. 22-25)...finished sixth in the 100 breast with an NCAA "B" cut time of 55.60 and placed 10th in the 200 breast in 2:02.18...also swam the breaststroke leg on the 200 medley (1:27.80) and 400 medley (3:13.77) relays that finished in second with NCAA "B" cut times...finished third in the 100 breast (56.17) and fifth in the 200 breast (2:05.80) at the Dallas Morning News Classic (Jan. 13-14)...had an outstanding meet at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov. 18-20)...won the 200 breast with a season best and NCAA "B" cut time of 1:59.56...finished second in the 100 breast with an NCAA "B" cut time of 55.46...placed sixth in the 200 IM with a personal best time of 1:54.74...also swam the breast stroke leg of the winning 200 and 400 medley relays...won the 100 breast (57.31) at an ACC quad (Oct. 21-22)...finished second in the 200 breast (2:05.24) and swam the breaststroke leg of the winning 200 and 400 medley relays.

2004-05: Had one of the best seasons of any freshmen in the country, culminating in a pair of swims at the NCAA Championships (March 25- 27)...Earned the first All-America honors of his career, taking part in the 800 free relay that captured honorable mention accolades with its 16th-place time of 6:51.63. Individual swims included a pair of 27thplace finishes with a 100 breaststroke mark of 54.98 and a 2:00.61 at the 200-yard distance...Collected a pair of All-ACC honors for second place finishes at the ACC Championships (Feb. 23-26)...Hit the wall with a career-best 54.13 in the 100 breaststroke - after winning the prelims - placing second and ranking third in school history...Went under two minutes for the second time, notching a second-place 1:59.24 in the 200 breaststroke...Added a 21.19 in the 50 freestyle...Garnered national attention by winning both breaststroke events at the Georgia Fall Invitational (Dec. 3-5)...Winning time of 1:58.74 in the 200 breaststroke rates as the second-fastest time in school history. Scored a win with a time of 54.49 during the 100 breaststroke...Notched a pair of NCAA "B" cut times - as part of his six provisional times throughout the year - with two victories in the 100 breaststroke (55.32) and 200 breaststroke (2:00.8) against national champion Auburn (Jan. 29)...Twice earned ACC Performer of the Week Awards (December 6 and January 31) making him the first Seminole to earn the award twice in one year and just the second to collect the accolade twice in a career - after winning both breaststroke events at the Georgia Invite and against Auburn...Both top times are the fastest by a freshman in Florida State history and rated third among all freshmen in the country this season...Named Rookie of the Year at the annual team banquet...Finished in the top four in both breaststroke events at the Dallas Morning News Classic (Jan. 14-15). Meet also saw him post a personal-best 1:57.79 in the 200 IM...Won the 200 breaststroke and took second in the 100-yard event at an ACC quad meet in Atlanta (Oct. 30-31)...Collected nine victories throughout the year, including wins against fourth-ranked Florida (Nov. 16) in the 100 breaststroke (55.91)...Had 18 top four finishes during the dual meet campaign and never finished lowered than third in either breaststroke race.

HIGH SCHOOL: A two-time member of the US Junior National team in 2003 and 2004, he captured four national titles at the NCSA Junior National Championships, winning the 50 and 100 yard breaststroke both years...Earned All-America honors his final two years in high school to go along with All-State honors for Sandy Creek High School...Mark of 25.63 in the 50-yard breaststroke is a Junior National record...Twice qualified for the US Senior National meet in the 100 meter breaststroke...Holds three Georgia state records in the 100 breaststroke with age group marks in the 100 yard and meter races as well as the high school record...Three-time team MVP as well as the 2003 Fayette County Swimmer of the Year...Swam at Sandy Creek and Southern Crescent Aquatic Team for Jamey Myers.

PERSONAL: Born October 9, 1985...Undecided on major...Son of Dr. John and Shearon Jamerson.

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