Standout high school swimmer dies in Texas

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Article Date: 1/20/2010 | Resource: MLG

Standout high school swimmer dies in Texas

Former standout Tesoro swimmer Amanda Bebout, 20, has died, school officials confirmed Tuesday night.

Bebout, a student at Texas Christian University, was found dead Monday night by her roommate at their off-campus residence, according to a news report.

Fort Worth police said Monday night that preliminary findings suggested that the case was not a criminal assault or homicide, according to the news report. The Tarrant County Medical Examiners Office has listed the cause of death as “pending lab studies.”

Bebout graduated from Tesoro in 2007, Tesoro athletic director Gil Ramirez said.

She was a CIF qualifier as a freshman, sophomore and junior for the Titans. As a sophomore, she placed eighth in the 100-yard backstroke at the CIF-Southern Section Division II finals. As a freshman, she was seventh in the 100 backstroke.

She also raced the 200 individual medley and 50 freestyle at CIF.
Bebout also played water polo at Tesoro.

“Super kid,” Ramirez said. “No other way to describe her.”

Coach Mike Stachowski said Bebout was serious about her swimming and was recruited by several colleges.

“Very determined,” he said “That’s why she was a good swimmer.”

Stachowski said a sign in honor of Bebout has been placed on the door to Tesoro’s pool.

Bebout was an age-group swimmer with the Mission Viejo Nadadores and also trained with the club in high school, Nadadores coach Bill Rose said. Rose said Bebout was a member of the club’s second-highest training group.

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