Simone Luker
Simone Luker
Height: 5-6
Hometown: Adelaide, Australia
High School: Eyensbury College
Position: Breaststroke/IM
EXP: 4V
2008-09 Elected team captain for the 2008-09 season ... fastest times swam in 2008-09 include: 100 Freestyle in 58.95 at the Malibu Invitational (10/25) ... 200 Freestyle in 2:06.02 at the Irvine Invitational (1/3) ... 500 Freestyle in 5:20.74 at the Malibu Invitational (10/25), the third fastest time recorded this season on the women's team ... 1650 Freestyle in 19:01.86 at the Irvine Invitational, the third fastest time recorded this season on the women's team ... 100 Backstroke in 1:07.81 at the Malibu Invitational ... 100 Breaststroke in 1:05.63, the fourth fastest time ever recorded in the program's history and 200 Breaststroke in 2:21.86, the fourth fastest time ever recorded in the program's history at the Big West Championships (2/25-28), the fastest time recorded in each respective event on the women's team ... 100 Butterfly in 1:02.21 at the Malibu Invitational, the second fastest time recorded on the women's team this season ... 200 IM in 2:14.74 at the Malibu Invitational ... 400 IM in 4:30.39 at the Big West Championships, the fastest time recorded on the women's team this season and third fastest time ever recorded in the program's history. 2007-08 Elected captain for the 2007-08 season ... one of the most versatile Northridge swimmers in 2007-08, Luker swam the 1,000 and 1,650 Freestyle, the breaststroke, and the individual medley for the Matadors as a junior ... had the Matadors' top 200 Breaststroke time, posted at the Big West Championships (2:23.59, 9th place finish) ... also had the best Northridge time in the 400 IM (8th place at BWC) ... had the Matadors' second-best marks in the 1,000 free (12th place at BWC), 100 Breaststroke, and 200 IM ... top times: 1,000 Freestyle: 10:39.93, 1,650 Freestyle: 18:27.24, 100 Breaststroke: 1:07.72, 200 Breaststroke: 2:23.59, 200 IM: 2:13.62, 400 IM: 4:39.87. 2006-07 Simone Luker swam the 1,000 and 1,650 Freestyle, the the 100 Butterfly, the 100 Backstroke, the 100 and 200 Breaststroke, and both Individual Medley events for Northridge in 2006-07 ... logged the second-best time in the 200 Breaststroke, going 2:24.24 at the Speedo Cup ... also had the second-best time in 400 IM, 4:35.67 from the Big West Championships ... that time was also good enough for seventh-best all-time ... claimed six total top-five times ... best times: 1,000 Freestyle: 10:37.78, 1,650 Freestyle: 18:18.30, 100 Butterfly: 1:04.97, 100 Backstroke: 1:08.86, 100 Breaststroke: 1:10.73, 200 IM: 2:14.31. 2005-06 Luker reached the Northridge all-time top-ten list in both the 200 Breaststroke (2:23.31) and the 400 Individual Medley (4:38.18) as a freshman ... her time in the 200 Breaststroke ranks fifth and her time in the 400 IM ranks eighth ... best times: 100 Butterfly (1:05.45), 100 Backstroke (1:09.27), 100 Breaststroke (1:07.95), 200 Individual Medley (2:13.59). EYNESBURY COLLEGE Luker competed in swimming, running and surfing at Eynesbury College in Adelaide, South Australia ... earned South Australian Sports Institute scholarships from 2000 through 2004 ... also earned the McDonald's Sports Award and was a multiple state champion for the Norwood Swimming Club ... graduated in 2004 with a 3.7 grade point average. PERSONAL Born May 18, 1986 in Adelaide, Australia ... parents are Amanda and Rodney Luker ... has two older sisters, Joanna and Elizabeth ... favorites include Australian Swimming Team, the Telstra Dolphins, and TV shows "The OC", "Heroes", "The Office, and "The Hills" ... says her greatest moment in sports was winning consecutive Australian Age gold medals ... says Australian Olympic swimmer Ian Thorpe is the most famous person she's ever met ... likes to write poetry.