LSU junior swimmers Andrei Tuomola and Amanda Kendall were named SEC Male and Female Swimmers of the Week after their performances at the Tennessee Invitational.

Tuomola won the 50-meter freestyle in 19.94 seconds and the 100 breaststroke in 53.99 to help lead the Tigers to second place with a team score of 931.

Tuomola was second in the 100 free in 43.78 and helped LSU relay teams to second 400 free relay and fifth in the 200 free relay.

Kendall won the 50 free (22.36), the 100 fly (53.16) and the 100 free (48.19). She also swam the front leg of the first place 200 free relay (1:31.21).

In the consolation round, Kendall won the 200 free in 1:46.67.


Tigers prepare for Arkansas: LSU hosts Arkansas at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in volleyball.

The Tigers (18-11, 11-8 Southeastern Conference) have clinched a share of the SEC West title. LSU can clinch the title outright with a win Saturday.


LSU OFFERS ‘BLACK FRIDAY’ TICKET SALES: The LSU Athletics Ticket Office is getting in on one of the nation’s busiest shopping days, “Black Friday” with its own special online ticket offers for men’s and women’s basketball.

The offer is good for Friday through Monday and is available only online at by entering the promo code: 2011HolidayHoops. No service or order fees will be added to tickets purchased through the promotion.

The sale for women’s basketball will offer $2 for any home game in the month of December: Dec. 11, Alabama State (2 p.m.); Dec. 13, UCLA (7 p.m.); Dec. 18, Lamar (2 p.m.); and Dec. 22, Grambling (3 p.m.).

The men’s sale offers $5 tickets for any of the following men’s basketball games in December: Dec. 10, Boise State (7 p.m.); Dec. 15, UC-Irvine (7 p.m.); Dec. 19, Marquette (8 p.m.); and Dec. 29, Grambling (6 p.m.).


SEASON TICKETS AVAILABLE: Season tickets for the LSU gymnastics home meets are on sale. A season ticket is $25 for an adult and $15 for youths ages 3-12.

Fans can purchase tickets online at, by calling (225) 578-2184 or in person at the LSU Athletics Ticket Office on the first floor of the LSU Athletic Administration Building on campus.

LSU hosts SEC rival Auburn in the home opener at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13.

The Tigers will also face Kentucky on Friday, Feb. 3, and 2011 national champion Alabama on Friday, Feb. 24.

The Etta James Memorial Meet on Friday, March 2, against North Carolina State is set to raise money to fight breast cancer.

The home finale is on Friday, March 16, against West Virginia.