Olympic hopeful to join Centenary
Thursday, May 10, 2012

SHREVEPORT – Former LSU star swimmer and Olympic hopeful Jane Trepp will join the Centenary swimming team’s coaching staff, Centenary President Dr. B. David Rowe announced Thursday.

Trepp joins the Ladies and Gents after an extremely decorated and illustrious career as a Lady Tiger, where she earned First-Team All American honors during her stint in Baton Rouge.

Trepp’s next trek includes competing in Charlotte, NC, this weekend to attempt to qualify for this year’s summer Olympics.

“It’ll be nice to have someone like Jane coaching our program,” head coach Butch Jordan said. “Being an NCAA Division-1 All-American is a big plus because the experience she brings will give us a different perspective. She’s really enthusiastic about working here and she’s very impressed with the campus.”

The Tallinn, Estonia, native holds three school records and one Southeastern Conference (SEC) record, which she set in the 2011 SEC Championships with a 58.94 mark in the 100-meter breaststroke.

“She brings a lot of international experience to Centenary, which is something we’ve really never had,” Jordan said. “She’s competed all over the world and that experience should help us quite a bit.”

In her time at LSU, Trepp finished her career as the most decorated women’s swimmer in more than a decade after garnering first-team All-America honors in all three of her individual events in a single season, the first swimmer to accomplish the feat. She was only one of five athletes in program history to earn double-digit All-America honors in a career with 10.

Internationally, Trepp moved to the FINA World Championship final in 2010 and boasted a silver medal at the 2009 European Championships. She also boasted a strong academic record, being a two-time CSCAA Scholar All-American and three-time member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Trepp’s Resume at LSU

Four-time NCAA First-team All-American 
Six-time NCAA Honorable Mention All-American
2011 SEC Champion and SEC Record-Holder (100 breaststroke)
2011 All-SEC First-Team
2011 SEC McWhorter Postgraduate Scholarship Nominee
2010 FINA Short-Course World Championships Finalist
2009 European Short-Course Silver Medalist (50m breaststroke)
LSU Record-Holder in the 50 freestyle, 100 breaststroke, 100 butterfly, 200 and 400 freestyle relays and 200 and 400 medley relays
Two-time CSCAA Scholar All-American
2010 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2009 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2008 SEC Freshmen Academic Honor Roll
2009-10 Team Co-Captain