Junior Matthieu Burtez set a new school record in the 50 free and the team set 26 lifetime bests
After the first day of competition, the women are in fourth place and the men are tied for first
Seniors Rich Andrews, Joey Steele, Torbjorn Persson, Iwona Lefanowicz, Anett Kovacs and Frida Nilsson were recognized for their contributions to the team prior to the meet
Sophomore Hannah Roper tied for first place in the 100 breast and set a lifetime best time in the 400 IM
Junior Agi Bucz took first in the 100 free, 200 free, and as part of the 200 medley relay team
The 2014-15 Swimming & Diving team recognized six seniors at the meet against IRSC on Jan. 31.
Junior (2013-14): Competed at the Conference USA Swimming and Diving Championship and placed 11th in the 50 free (20.75), 12th in the 100 butterfly(50.53), and 13th in the 100 free (46.01).
Sophomore (2012-13): Finished the 50 yard free in 20.93 and the 100 yard free in 46.24 setting individual season records in both...completed the 200 yard free in 1:47.74 for FAU's fifth best time for the season...set personal season records in the 50 yard back (25.84) and the 100 yard back (53.01)...swam a 24.03 in the 50 fly and a 50.86 in the 100 fly...finished in second -place in the 200 yard medley against FIU and FSU.
Freshman (2011-12): Finished the 50 yard free in 21.70 for his best finish of the season...set personal record at FAU in the 100 yard free (48.37)...set sixth best time at FAU for the season in the 200 free (1:48.50) and the fourth best time in the 50 yard breaststroke (27.76)...made the dean's list for the fall 2011 and spring 2012 semesters.
High School: Swam for head coach Al Forbs at Lyman High School.
Personal: Mechanical engineering major...born in Orlando, FL...son of Niclas Persson and Patricia Mitchell...goal is to work at a large engineering firm such as Lockheed Martin...enjoys riding motorcycles.