Keenan Lineback
Keenan Lineback

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Conway, SC

High School:
Conway Christian School

Height:
5-1

Event:
Fly/IM/Free

Experience:
3V

11/22/2014

Toreros Finish 10th in A3 Invitational

Keenan Lineback took second in the 1000 Free and third in the 400 IM

11/02/2014

Toreros Topped by LMU

USD Falls at LMU 143-118

10/07/2014

Keenan Lineback: Making Waves

Torero swimmer Keenan Lineback excels in the pool and in the surf

04/10/2014

Nine Swimmers Named MPSF Scholar-Athletes

The list includes four repeat honorees and five newcomers

02/24/2014

Five Toreros Named to All-MPSF Team

Keenan Lineback named to All-MPSF First Team in 400-yard IM and 1650-yard freestyle

10/29/2013

USD SWIM vs. UCLA | Oct. 19, 2013

USD vs. UCLA, Oct. 19, 2013 | Photos courtesy of Brock Scott, scottphoto.net.

01/16/2013

USD Swim & Dive 2012-13

Action shots from the 2012-13 USD swim & dive squad. Photos courtesy of Brock Scott, Scottphoto.net

USD Highlights:
• 2014 MPSF Champion - 1650 Free
• 2013 MPSF Champion - 1650 Free & 400 IM
• USD Female Torero of the Year - 2013
• 1st-Team All-MPSF - 1650 Free (2012, 2013, & 2014)
• 1st-Team All-MPSF - 400 IM (2014)
• 2nd-Team All-MPSF - 400 IM (2012 & 2013), 200 Fly (2013)
• MPSF All-Academic (2013 & 2014)
• MPSF Athlete of the Week (10/24/13 & 11/13/13)
• Earned NCAA `B' Cut in 400 IM in 2013
• San Diego Hall of Champions Star of the Month February 2013

USD Records:
• 1650 Free (16:38.33) - 2014
• 1000 Free (10:03.35) - 2014
• 800 Free Relay (7:22.26) - 2014 with Noonan, Taylor, and Walter

Junior (2013-14): Won MPSF Championship in 1650 Free with a USD record time of 16:38.33... Named First Team All-MPSF in 1650 Free and 400 IM... Set school record in 1000 Free with time of 10:03.35 at 2013 Arena Invitational... Part of record-breaking 800 freestyle relay team (7:22.26, with Noonan, Walter, and Taylor)... Swam career best 4:54.80 in 500 Free at 2014 MSPF Championships... MPSF Athlete of the Week October 24, 2013 and November 13, 2013... MPSF All-Academic Selection (3.11 GPA).

Sophomore (2012-13): MPSF Champion in the 1650 Free (16:39.04) and 400 IM (4:17.42)... Became USD's first conference champion in any event since the 2009 season... Set a new team record in the 1650 Free... Named 1st Team All-MPSF in the 1650 Free and 400 IM... Named 2nd Team All-MPSF in the 200 Fly... Earned MPSF All-Academic honors (3.18)... Named USD Female Torero of the Year.

Freshman (2011-12): Named first-team All-MPSF in the 1650 free and second-team in the 400 IM... Competed in the 400 IM at the 2011 US Winter Nationals... Swam season-bests in the 500 free (4:59.91), 1650 free (16:48.82), 200 fly (2:03.58) and 400 IM (4:20.62) at the 2012 MPSF Championships.

High School: Attended Conway Christian School but did not particpate in high school swimming since it was not offered at her school... As a senior, was runner up at High Point Long Course States... Set a team record in the 400M IM (4:58.60)... At sectionals, clocked a 2:19.52 in the 200M fly... At Junior Nationals, posted a time of 17:32.64 in the 1500M free... As a junior, won the High Point Long Course States... During her sophomore year, set team records in the 800M free (9:06.28), 1500M free (17:31.64), the 1000 yard free (10:16.30), and the 400M IM (5:03.13)... Set team records in the 1500M free (17:37.83) as a freshman, while also setting a team record in the 800M free (9:13.11) and the 1000 yard free (10:22.44).

Personal: Born September 11, 1992 in Conway, SC.... Parents are Brad and Christy Lineback... Was also recruited by North Carolina State, Miami University, Pacific, Tampa, West Virginia, and Old Dominion among others... Her brother, Hunter, swims at the University of Tampa... She is a competitive surfer and was a member of the USA surf team for two years, while also being the East Coast Champion three years in a row.

What is your most memorable swimming/diving moment? Why?
I actually have a couple! One was the 400 IM at my state meet, it was my last chance to qualify for Long Course Jr. Nationals (it was the event I was closest in) and I made it! I was so happy when I looked up at the scoreboard and saw my time, it was amazing, and on top of it all I won! It was an awesome moment. The other one was at zones in 2009. My first event was the 800, I got second in my heat. I didn't expect to win or even to get second so I was super excited, then I find out the girl who beat me was 14 so I won for the 15-18 girls! It was a huge surprise and I was so excited to do so well at such a big meet. It was so great to represent the SC team.

What is the best part about going to school at USD? Why?
It's warm, it's sunny, the pool is outside, it has small classes, it's beautiful, it's close to the beach...what more is there to ask for!?

What piece of coaching and/or personal advice has stuck with you over the years?
My coach just told be today that "a few minutes of pain could mean a lifetime of happiness"...I thought it was a pretty cool line haha

Favorite TV show: Pretty Little Liars and Teen Wolf
Favorite Movie: She's The Man
Favorite Food: Japanese Food
Favorite place to spend time: The beach!
Most listened to song on my ipod: Please Don't Go by Mike Posner
Major:Business.

Lineback's Career Top Times

Event Time Meet
500 Free 4:54.80 2014 MPSF Championships
1000 Free 10:08.64 2013 Arena Invitational
1650 Free 16:38.33 2014 MPSF Championships
200 Fly 2:02.01 2013 MPSF Championships
400 IM 4:17.42 2013 MPSF Championships