Beth Byrum Event: Distance Freestyle
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5' 4"
Hometown: Spring, Texas
photo SKINNER ON BYRUM: "Very gifted in endurance freestyle. She will anchor the distance free core and help us in the butterfly events."

2004-05: Was 16th at the ACC Championships in the 1,650 free ... Finished 22nd in the 500 free at the same meet ... Placed second at the Nike Cup in the 1,650 free ... Won the 400 and 800 free at the College of Charleston meet ... Was second in the 1,000 free against NC State ...

HIGH SCHOOL: Swam for Coach Brian Greeney at Klein Oak High School ... Was a four-time all-state performer in the 200 and 500 freestyle ... Was a three-time All-American in the 200 and 500 freestyle ... Was the 2004 national champion in the open water 5k for the Klein Aquatics club team.

PERSONAL: Beth Frazier Byrum was born September 23, 1985 in New Orleans, Louisiana ... Daughter of Scott and Libby Byrum ... Majoring in apparel design and merchandising management.