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Akram Mahmoud
Akram  Mahmoud

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Cairo, Egypt

Event:
Freestyle/Butterfly

05/16/2016

Gamecocks Race Strong in Charlotte, Atlanta

Two new Gamecocks earn US Olympic Trials cuts

04/06/2016

Four Gamecocks Honored on All-SEC Team

Mahmoud a First Team selection, while three Gamecocks make Second Team All-SEC

03/26/2016

Gamecocks Finish 17th at NCAA Championships as Three More Earn All-America Honors

South Carolina earns highest finish under McGee Moody, best team result since 1991

03/25/2016

Gamecocks Collect Two More All-America Finishes at NCAA Championships

Wich-Glasen, Peribonio bring home All-America hardware, Gamecock records on Friday

03/24/2016

Mahmoud, Peribonio Earn All-America Spots as NCAA Championships Continue

Gamecocks in 17th with two days left in Atlanta

03/28/2016

2016 NCAA Men's Championships

Images from the 2016 NCAA Men's Championships (Photos by Reagan Lunn)

02/19/2015

2015 SEC Championships

2015 SEC Championships


AWARDS/HONORS
  • 2017 Winter SEC Academic Honor Roll
  • 2017 NCAA All-American -- 1650 freestyle
  • 2017 NCAA All-American -- 500 freestyle
  • 2017 NCAA All-American -- 800 freestyle relay
  • 2017 First Team All-SEC
  • 2016 CollegeSwimming.com Preseason All-American Team
  • 2016 Rio Olympics Qualifier - 400m Freestyle, 1500m Freestyle
  • 2016 All-American - 1650 Freestyle
  • 2016 All-American - 500 Freestyle
  • 2016 All-American - 800 Freestyle Relay
  • 2016 1st Team All-SEC
  • 2016 CSCAA Scholar All-American
  • 2016 SEC Winter Academic Honor Roll
  • 2015-16 Univ. of South Carolina Male Student-Athlete of the Year
  • 2015 All-American 1650 Freestyle
  • 2015 All-American 800 Freestyle Relay
  • 2015 SEC All-Freshman Team
  • 2015 Univ. of South Carolina Male New Student-Athlete of the Year

IN THE RECORD BOOK


  • 1st -- 1650 freestyle
  • 1st -- 1000 freestyle
  • 2nd -- 500 freestyle
  • 7th -- 200 freestyle
  • 7th -- 200 butterfly
  • 1st, 2nd, 4th, 6th -- 800 freestyle relay

2017 (JUNIOR)


  • Earned All-America honors in three difference races as a junior
  • Finished third at the NCAA Championships in the 1650 freestyle (14:22.99)
  • Won the 1650 freestyle at the SEC Championships (14:38.91), becoming the first male to win an individual SEC title in consecutive years since 2000-01
  • Finished sixth in the 500 freestyle at NCAAs (4:10.83)
  • Finished eighth in the 500 freestyle at SECs (4:17.57) and finished 26th in the 200 freestyle (1:36.55)
  • Tallied 14 podium finishes throughout the regular season, including seven first-place finishes
  • Undefeated in the 1000 freestyle on the year

2016 (SOPHOMORE)


  • Earned All-America honors in three different races as a sophomore
  • Finished second at the NCAA Championships in the 1650 freestyle (14:31.66), South Carolina's highest ever NCAA male finish
  • Won the 1650 freestyle at the SEC Championships (14:35.49), becoming Carolina's first male SEC champion since 2001
  • Finished fourth in the 500 freestyle (4:12.86) at the NCAA Championships after breaking a Gamecocks record (4:12.59) in prelims
  • Helped the Gamecocks finish 15th in the 800 freestyle relay (6:19.93), earning All-America laurels and setting a school record
  • Finished second at the SEC Championships in the 500 freestyle (4:13.48)
  • Tallied a 13th-place result in the 200 freestyle (1:36.26) at the SEC Championships
  • Won 14 events during the season, including a 1650 free win at the Georgia Tech Invitational and a 500 free win at the FGCU Invite
  • Posted 21 podium finishes for the season

2015 (FRESHMAN)


  • One of the Gamecocks' top distance swimmers
  • Finished sixth overall in the 1650 freestyle at the 2015 NCAA Championships with a personal record of 14:46.50
  • Member of the Gamecocks' All-American 800 freestyle relay team that finished 11th at the NCAA Championships
  • Placed fourth in the 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships, with a career-best time of 4:15.11
  • Finished fifth in the 1650 freestyle (14:51.27) and 24th in the 200 butterfly (1:47.11), setting a personal record of 1:46.43 in 200 butterfly the preliminary at the SEC Championships
  • Finished first and broke the school record in the 1650 freestyle for the first time since 1988 with a time of 14:58.72 against Queens and Wingate
  • Tallied 12 top-five finishes
  • Recorded his first collegiate win in the 1000 freestyle (9:13.50) against Duke and Harvard

Mahmoud's Top Times
Event Time Date Meet Location
100 Freestyle 46.18# 1/8/16 Duke Dual Columbia, S.C.
200 Freestyle 1:35.82p 2/19/16 SEC Championships Columbia, Mo.
500 Freestyle 4:09.73p 3/23/17 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind.
1000 Freestyle 8:46.91!# 3/26/16 NCAA Championships Atlanta, Ga.
1,650 Freestyle 14:22.99 3/25/17 NCAA Championships Indianapolis, Ind.
200 Butterfly 1:49.36 10/24/15 Purdue Dual Columbia, S.C.


! = School Record

p = Prelims

t = Time Trial

# = Leadoff Split/Split

Akram Mahmoud
 

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