This is the second time in four years that Tech has welcomed a top-25 class
Both teams, and nine individuals, were honored for academic achievement in the Spring semester
Juniors Andrew Kosic and Nico van Duijn are each three-time honorees
van Duijn was 20th in 200 fly, Kosic 27th in 100 free
The Yellow Jackets were 23rd in the 800 free relay
2012 United States Olympic Trials qualifier
In Tech's Record Book
As A Sophomore In 2012-13: Named to the ACC All-Academic Team... Set the school record in the 100 back (47.53) at the NCAA Championship and established a career-best in the 50 free (19.74) at the ACC Championship... Was Tech's leading point-scorer at the ACC Championship, finishing sixth in the 50 free (19.74), fifth in the 100 free (43.46), 13th in the 100 back (48.40) and swimming on four of the five relays that finished no worse than sixth... Won eight individual events during the season, including a sweep of both the 50 and 100 free events in two meets (versus Georgia; versus Virginia Tech/FGCU)... Was named the ACC Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 24... Won the 200 free versus College of Charleston... won the 100 back at the Georgia Tech Invitational... Won both the 100 back and 100 free versus Emory... Each of the four relays he swam at the ACC Championship set the second-fastest time in Tech history... Teamed with Eric Chiu, Andrew Chetcuti and Nico van Duijn to finish fourth in the 200 free relay in 1:18.26... The same group swam the 400 free relay at the ACC meet and finished fifth in 2:55.48... The 200 medley relay of Kosic, Nicholas Colletti, Matthew Vaughan and van Duijn finished sixth at the ACCs in 1:27.11... The 400 medley relay of Kosic, Vaughan, van Duijn and Eric Chiu were sixth in 3:12.78.
As A Freshman In 2011-12: Named to the ACC All-Academic Team... Tied diver Brandon Makinson for a team-leading 10 individual event victories... Broke the school's 100 free record with a time of 43.23 at the Ohio State Last Chance Meet in early March... Was the only freshman swimmer in the ACC to score in both the 50 and the 100 free at the ACC Championship... Scored points in all three individual events he entered... Sprinted to a fifth-place finish in the 50 free at the ACC Championship in a season-best time of 19.80 that ranks fifth on Tech's all-time list... Was also fifth in the 100 free in 43.46 - the second-fastest time in Tech history... Claimed an 11th-place finish in the 100 fly in 47.76, which stands as the third-fasted time in Tech's books... His 200 free to lead off the 800 free relay (1:19.09) at the ACC Championship ranks third on Tech's all-time list - that relay was clocked in 6:35.78 to rank sixth all-time at Tech and finish seventh at the ACC Championship... Kosic also swam on three other relays that cracked Tech's all-time list, including both the 200 free relay and 400 free relay that rank second... The 200 and 400 free relays finished sixth at the ACC Championship... Has a big meet versus Virginia Tech and Miami in Blacksburg by helping lead the 400 free relay to a new pool record (3:01.26), winning the 200 free (1:40.28), winning the 50 free (20.59) and taking second in the 100 free (45.34).
High School: A four year letterwinner for Jeff Bott at B. Reed Henderson High School ... Earned the title of captain in his senior season ... Helped his team to the Chest-mont Championship in 2008, 2009 and 2010 ... A 20-time All-American from 2008-11 in the fly, free, back, IM, and relays ... Daily Local News All-Area Swimmer of the Year his senior season ... Swimming World National High School Swimmer of the year runner-up, Swimming World Magazine during his senior season ... PIAA District I Swimmer of the Meet during his sophomore and senior seasons ... Holds the district record in the 100 fly and 100 free ... The PIAA State Record Holder in the 100 fly (47.68) ... Member of the Spanish National Honor Society and the National Chemistry Olympiad National Finalist.
Personal: Born Andrew Wesley Kosic on May 27, 1993 in Neward, Del. ... Parents are John and Pamla Kosic ... Brother of Allison and Abby ... Mother, Pamela, was a swimmer at West Chester University ... Cousin Conor Swanson swims at the University of Texas ... Chose Tech for the swim team and coaches, the academic prestige, and the swimming facilities ... Started swimming at the age of eight ... Most memorable athletic accomplishment was winning the 2010 Short Course Junior National Championship in the 100 free ... Plans to major in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering.