Pavel Babaev
Pavel Babaev

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lehigh Acres, FL

High School:
Lehigh Senior

Height:
5-11½

Event:
50/100 Free

Birthdate:
05/31/1983

Major:
International Business


As a Junior ('04-'05): Placed sixth in the 100 free at the Sun Belt Championships with a season-best 46.41...a member of the 200 free relay that won the conference championship and set the Sun Belt record with a time of 1:22.44...finished sixth in the 50 free in a season-best 21.06 at the Sun Belt Championships...advanced to the finals of the 100 back at the conference championships with a season-best 55.55...earned Sun Belt Swimmer-of-the-Week honors on February 1 against Tampa as he helped the Owls to four wins....he won the 50 free (21.62), 100 free (47.71) and was part of the winning 200 free relay (1:25.86) and 200 medley relay (1:48.80).

As a Sophomore ('03-'04): Broke the school record in the 50 free, previously set by himself in 2002, at the NIC Championships with a time of 20.41...advanced to the finals of the 50 free at the Minnesota Invitational (21.24)...won the 50 free (21.49) in a meet with Clemson, Utah and Denver...placed second in the 50 free at the FAU Invite (21.60)...won the sprint event in a dual meet with College of Charleston and UNLV in 21.45...at the NIC Championships he swam a season-best 1:48.05 in the 200 free and a 46.58 in the 100 free.

As a Freshman ('02-'03): Broke the school record in the 50 free at the Minnesota Invitational (20.44) and was part of the 200 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relays that broke school records at the NIC Championships...finished 11th in the 100 free (46.65) at the conference championships.

High School: Swam for Amy Pendarvis at Lehigh Senior High School...three-time MVP and won the 50 free at the state meet...broke the school record in the 50- and 100-yard freestyle...named most improved and best senior...listed as a Scholar Athlete.

Other: Participated on the Swim Florida club team.

Personal: Health administration major...born May 31, 1983, in Russia...son of Natalia Goosic.

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