Standout track and field student-athletes combine to win seven awards, including Male and Female Athlete of the Year
Two school records fall as men finish third, women finish fourth
Iris Wang breaks her own 200 free school record; Camryn Hidalgo wins 3-meter dive
Ilgenfritz, Williamson set school records in 500 free
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
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 4/1/18)|
|50 Free||23.90||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|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||4:55.17||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|1000 Free||10:43.56||vs. Cincinnati and FAU (12/18/15)|
|200 Back||2:08.81||2015 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|200 Fly||2:04.26||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|