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Player Bio: ?gnes Kov?cs :: Swimming & Diving


 

  ?gnes Kov?cs
?gnes Kov?cs
Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Budapest, Hungary

High School:
Vorosmarty Mihaly

Event:
Breast

Birthdate:
07/13/1981

2003: Earned four All-American honors, including first-team acclaim in the 100 breast and 200 breast…placed third at the NCAAs in the 200 breast and fourth in the 100 breast…at the Pac-10 Championships, placed second in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM…at the Texas Invitational in December, became the first woman in school history to swim the 200 IM in under two minutes, smashing the previous school record by clocking a 1:58.13…also at the Texas Invite, became only the second woman in ASU history to swim under a minute in the 100 breast by recording a 59.92…recorded 21 dual meet victories on the year in four events…earned Pac-10 All-Academic second-team honors.

2002: Led Sun Devils during exceptional freshman season that saw her set ASU records in the 200 breast (2:07.64) and the 400 IM (4:10.77)…she is ranked second on the all-time Sun Devil list in the 100 breast (1:00.47) and tied for third all-time in the 200 IM (2:01.27)…earned 45 points at the NCAA Championships, the ninth-most by an individual…finished second-place at the NCAA Championships in the 200 breast while setting the school record…Pac-10 Champion in the 200 breast, making her the program’s first Pac-10 Champion since 1995…fifth at the NCAAs in the 100 breast…second at the Pac-10s in the 100 breast…fifth-place at the NCAAs in the 400 IM…second at the Pac-10s in the 400 IM while setting the school record…earned four first-team All-American honors…member of two relay teams that set ASU records…had 26 first-place finishes in a combined six events all season…swam the 200 free once (1:53.24) and the 1000 free once (10:06.76), both times finishing first.

International/High School: A 1991 graduate of Vorosmarty Mihaly (Budapest, Hungary) … named Hungary’s woman sports athlete for the year from 1997 to 2000…placed sixth at the 2003 World Championships in the 200 IM…2003 Hungarian national champion in the 50 breast and 200 IM, finished second in the 100 breast…won the 200m breaststroke at the 2003 U.S. Spring National Championships and was the top collegiate swimmer at the event after also finishing second in the 100 breast and 200 IM…gold medalist in the 200m breast at the 2000 Olympics, 5th in the 100m breast … bronze in the 200m breast in 1996 … holds European records (long course) in the 50m(31.34), 100m (1:07.79) and 200m (2:24.03) breast … gold in the 200m breast at 1998 and 2001 World Championships … seven-time European champion. Personal: Majoring in Supply Chain Management at ASU … born July 13, 1981 … parents are Karoly and Benkei Maria Kov?cs … sibling Balazs (25).

ASU Best Times:
100 breast 59.92
200 breast 2:07.64
200 IM 1:58.13
400 IM 4:10.77

best times are previous to 2003-04 season

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