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Rugile Mileisyte
Position: Backstroke, Freestyle, IM
Year: Senior
Hometown: Alytus, Lithuania
High School: Salomeja Neris
Experience: 4 Letters
WSU CAREER
Senior (2010-11):
Won the 50, 100 and 200 free as well as the 100 back at the Pacific Invitational...named MVP of the Debbie Pipher Memorial Invitational...won the freestyle and 100 freestyle...member of three winning relay teams including the 400 medley relay which set a Gibb Pool record...set a school record in the 100 back at the Princeton Invitational (54.64)...met the NCAA "B" consideration time in the 50 free...took second in both events...part of the 200 free relay that broke Gibb Pool record against Idaho...finished 14th in the 50 free and 100 free at the Pac-10 Championships...also part of the 400 free relay team that set a school record at the meet.
 

Junior (2009-10): Set Debbie Pipher Invitational meet record in the 100 backstroke...part of the 200 medley relay team that set the Connolly Center Pool record at Seattle...member of the 400 freestyle relay team that set Minnesota Grand Prix meet record...also made final appearances in the 50 free (second overall), 100 back (fourth) and 100 free (seventh overall)...reached NCAA "B" Consideration time in the 100 free as part of the 400 freestyle relay at the Short Course Nationals (50.38)...at Pac-10 Championships finished 12th in 50 free with NCAA "B" Consideration time of 22.90...took 19th in the 100 back and 22nd in the 100 freestyle...was a member of 400 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay that set season-best times at the conference championships.

Sophomore (2008-09): Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the 50 freestyle and 100 backstroke...placed 28th in the 50 free (22.49) and 55th in the 100 back (54.93)...broke WSU records in the 50 free (22.45) and 100 free (49.81) at the Pac-10 Championships...50 free time earned a NCAA "B" Consideration time...broke WSU records and earned NCAA "B" Consideration times as a member of the 200 free relay (1:31.96), 400 free relay (3:21.29), 200 medley relay (1:40.22) and 400 medley relay (3:38.08)...scored at the Pac-10 Championships with an eighth-place finish in the 50 free, 21st-place finish in the 100 free, eighth-place finishes in the 200 free relay and 400 free relay, a fifth-place finish in the 200 medley relay and a seventh-place finish in the 400 medley relay...ranked second on the Cougar all-time top 10 list in the 100 back (54.88) and eighth in the 200 IM (2:05.37) and 10th in the 200 back (2:04.32)...broke the Gibb Pool record in the 50 free at the Debbie Pipher Memorial Invitational with a time of 23.15...finished second overall in the 50 free at the USA Swimming Southern California Grand Prix (22.78) as well as 10th in the 100 back (56.31), ninth in the 100 free (50.75) and first as a member of both the 400 free relay (3:24.27) and 400 medley relay (3:45.73)...placed 12th overall in the 50 free at the Texas Invitational (22.86) and seventh as a member of the 200 free relay (1:32.51).

Freshman (2007-08): Had NCAA "B" Consideration times in the 100 freestyle (50.74) and the 100 backstroke (55.32) at the Pacific-10 Championships...scored at that meet in both events, finishing 17th in the 100 back and 23rd in the 100 free...also placed 23rd in the 50 freestyle...was a member of four relays that earned NCAA "B" Consideration times...started the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay and swam on the 400 and 800 free relays...set the WSU school record in the 100 backstroke (55.32) and was a member of the WSU record-setting 800 free relay (7:23.26)...also on the Cougar all-time top 10 list in four other individual events.

PERSONAL
Swam for Sigitas Skarelis at Salomejos Neries High School...placed first at the Lithuanian national championship as a Freshman, Sophomore and Junior...as a Senior, participated in European Swimming Championship in 2005 in Triest and set two national records...participated again in 2006 at Budapest...finished first six times at the 2008 Lithuanian national championship setting a new 50 back record...set three Lithuanian records at the 2008 European Championships and competed at the 2008 Beijing Olympics following her freshman year as a Coug...competed in the World University Games and the World Championships in Rome in 2009...born in Kaunas, Lithuania...parents Arvydas Mileisis and Irena Mileisiene...brother Aurimas...enjoys sports, traveling and dancing...majored in social science with a minor in business.

WSU BEST TIMES

EVENT TIME MEET DATE 50 Freestyle 22.45 Pac-10 Championships 2/26/09 100 Freestyle 49.81 Pac-10 Championships 2/28/09 100 Backstroke 54.64 Princeton Invitational 12/4/10