Olympic hopeful kicked off LSU swimming team

Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 10:31am

BATON ROUGE, LA — A star swimmer at LSU is off the team and her chances of being in the 2012 Olympics are shot.

Amanda Kendall smiled ear to ear in late January when NBC33 talked to her about the realistic chances of representing the United States at the upcoming London games.

That dream of Kendall’s is over, at least for now. Kendall, a junior at LSU, broke her wrist in a non-swimming related incident just days before the NCAA championships. That meet was where she had to finish in the top six to represent the red, white and blue.

Wednesday afternoon the news only got worse for Kendall.

LSU swimming coach David Geyer dismissed the former Olympic hopeful from the team for violation of team rules.

“Our program and university has standards in place for our student athletes to take advantage of in order to have success in the classroom, pool and society. It is disappointing when an athlete chooses to not up hold those required standards,” Geyer said in a press release.


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