Lila Best
Lila  Best
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Atlanta, Ga.

High School:
Riverwood International Charter School

Height:
5-8

Event:
Free, Back, Fly

Club Team:
Stingrays Swimming


09/05/2017

Jackets Hit the Water for the 2017-18 Season

Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday

08/10/2017

2017 Summer Internships Recap

87 Georgia Tech student-athletes participated in internships this summer

02/26/2017

Georgia Tech Swimmers Wrap Up Bulldog Last Chance Meet on Sunday

Georgia Tech swimming set a number of new career best times on the day

02/25/2017

Jackets Compete at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet on Saturday

Georgia Tech swimming posted a total of 10 NCAA ‘B’ cut times on Saturday

02/24/2017

Handful of Jackets to Compete at Bulldog Last Chance Meet

Georgia Tech swimming and diving will have 16 swimmers in action this weekend

2016-17 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2015-16 ACC Academic Honor Roll


2016-17 (Sophomore): Closed out her sophomore season with career-best marks of 52.00 in the 100 free and 1:51.01 in the 200 free at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet ... Turned in a new career-best mark in the 500 free (5:04.66) at the GT Invitational ... Recorded the third-fastest time for the Jackets on the year in the 200 free (1:51.01) and the fifth-best time in the 500 free (5:04.66) ... Also posted the sixth-best time for Tech in the 100 free (52.00) and the 200 fly (2:06.09) events on the year ... Ranked in the top-10 in top-times for the year in the 50 free (24.09) ... Posted 12 top-10 finishes on the year, highlighted by a fourth-place finish in the 200 free (1:56.05) at the tri-meet versus Cincinnati and FAU ... Recorded a third-place finish in the 150 free (1:24.66) in the season-opening half-double meet versus Georgia Southern.

2015-16 (Freshman): Had a strong rookie season for the Yellow Jackets ... Demonstrated her versatility by swimming in seven events on the season ... Swam the third-fastest time for the Jackets on the year in the 500 free with a time of 5:06.95 at the 2016 ACC Championships ... Turned in the third-fastest time for Tech in the 200 fly at the ACC Championships with a time of 2:06.03 ... Competed in every freestyle event except the 1650 free throughout the season, adding depth to the Jackets' line-up.

Before Tech: Lettered for three seasons at Riverwood International Charter School in Sandy Springs, Ga. ... Competed in the 100m and 200m free ... Spent one year as team captain ... Won the 2015 state championship in the 200 free ... Finished runner-up in the 100 free in 2015 ... Also placed third at the 2013 state championship meet in the 500 free ... Three-time swimming MVP at Riverwood ... Three-time USA Swimming scholastic all-American from 2013-15 ... Named to the all-state team in 2015 ... XL212 Athlete of the Month for swimming in January 2015 ... Finished her high school career with five school records ... Member of the Beta Club, was on the honor roll throughout high school and served as the vice president of the Chinese Club

Personal: Full name is Lila Claire Best ... Daughter of Bob and Cindy Best ... Born April 28, 1997 in Warner Robins, Ga. ... Father played soccer at Baylor University ... Has a brother named Ansel ... Enjoys photography ... Majoring in business administration.



Best's Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)
EVENT TIME MEET
50 Free 24.05 2016 ACC Championships
100 Free 52.00 Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)
200 Free 1:51.01 Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)
500 Free 5:04.66 2016 GT Invitational
1000 Free 10:43.56 vs. Cincinnati and FAU (12/18/15)
200 Back 2:08.81 2015 GT Invitational
200 Fly 2:06.03 2016 ACC Championships