April 26, 2012
BOCA RATON, FL - Four Florida Atlantic swimmers, two each from the men's and women's squads, were named as honorable mention members of the Collegeswimming.com Mid-Major All-American team.
Bucz, a native of Budapest, Hungary brought home two Sun Belt Conference Championships, in the 400-yard individual medley for the second straight year, and in the 1,650-yard freestyle. Her time in the 400 IM broke the SBC record, and was one of five school record-breaking performances that Bucz was involved in at that event. She was named team MVP at the end-of-season banquet and won two SBC Swimmer of the Week awards this season.
In her first year, Kovacs set an individual school record in the 200-yard butterfly and was also part of two relay squads that set new FAU standards. During the regular season, the freshman, also from Budapest, had the conference's fastest times in two different individual events.
Czarnecki, from Lublin, Poland, was the 2012 SBC champion in the 200-yard butterfly, and was also part of the new FAU record-setting 400-yard freestyle relay squad. He had the conference's best time in the 200-yard butterfly this season and had top-five conference times in the four other events. Czarnecki was named team MVP and also notched one SBC Swimmer of the Week award this year.
Pek, yet another Budapest native, set the Owls' school record in the 200-yard IM at this year's SBC Championships, bettering the record he had previously set as a freshman. During the season, he had six top-five Sun Belt Conference times, including the best in both the 200-yard breaststroke and in the 400-yard IM.