Swimming & Diving

Onur Uras
Onur Uras

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Istanbul, Turkey

High School:
German

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 167

Event:
Fly/IM/Free

Club:
Galatasaray Swimming



Named team captain for the upcoming 2007-08 season.

As a Junior (2006-07): Placed 24th overall in the 50 free with a time of 20.74 in the prelims and 22.03 in the finals at the ACC Championships ... Swam the third leg of the 400 medley relay team that placed sixth at the ACC meet with a team-best time of 3:21.80 ... Posted a team-best, lifetime-best time of 1:49.15 in the 200 fly finishing 11th at the conference championship ... Member of the 200 free, 400 free, and 400 medley relay teams ... 10th on Tech's All-Time Top 10 list in the 50 freestyle event, fourth in the 100 and 200 butterfly events.

As a Sophomore (2005-06): Was Tech's top sprint butterfly competitor during the season ... Advanced to the consolation finals of the 200 fly at the ACC Championships, finishing 10th with a personal-record time of 1:49.34 ... Tallied a 13th-place finish in the 100 fly at the ACC meet with a lifetime-best time of 49.56 ... Held the team's top time in the 200 fly and ranked second in the 100 fly.

As a Freshman (2004-05): Clocked a lifetime-best time of 1:50.01 in the 200 butterfly to win the consolation heat at the ACC Championships, finishing in ninth place ... Tallied a 15th-place finish in the 100 fly at the ACC meet with a personal-best time of 49.76 ... Swam the second fastest time of the season for Tech in the 200 IM (1:54.28) in the prelims at the conference championship ... Held the fastest time on the team in the 200 fly, and ranked second in the 100 fly.

Athens Olympics: Finished 49th in 100 butterfly with a time of 56.37.

Club: Swam for 12 seasons for Galatasaray Swimming Club under coach Yilmaz Ozuak ... Is a four-time Turkish National Champion (2000-04) ... Won the 200-meter fly at the `04 Grand Prix Meet in Belgium ... Cij Lux meet champion in `02 and '03 ... Earned a No. 1 national ranking in the 100 fly ... Set Turkish national junior records in the 100m fly (55.37), 200 fly (2:02.78), 100 IM (58.49) and 200IM (2:06.75) [SCM].

High School: A 2004 graduate of German High School ... Member of the Chess and Social Welfare clubs ... Honor Roll student.

Personal: Born Onur Uras on Jan. 1, 1985, in Istanbul, Turkey ... Parents are Fatih and Aysun Uras ... Father played football from 1969-74 for Bursa Demirtas-1st Feneryolu Spor Club ... Uncle, Tuncay Ismar, played basketball in 1988 for Besiktas club ... Aunt, Tangul Ismar, played basketball for one season (1980) for Fenerbahce-Tofois-Sas Spor Club ... Uncle Alper Atamturk earned a PhD in industrial engineering from Tech in 1997 and Aunt Nilgun Atamturk earned a master's degree in public policy in 1997 from Tech ... Enjoys playing the guitar, computers and playing chess ... Majoring in industrial engineering.

Uras' Career Top Times
EVENT TIME
100 fly 49.56
200 fly 1:49.34
200 IM 1:54.28
100 free 47.03

Uras at the 2004 Athens Olympics

Onur Uras (Turkey)
100 butterfly56.3749th place

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