OUTLOOK -- Competed at this year's World Championships ... Will be a contender in the 400 IM at the NCAA Championships.
2002-03 -- Redshirted the 2002-03 season.
2001-02 -- Finished second at 2002 European Championships in 400 IM and fifth in 200 IM ... Gamecocks' top performer in the individual medley earning honorable mention All-American honors ... Placed ninth at the NCAA Championships in the 400 IM setting a school record with a time of 3:45.76 to win the consolation final ... Also an NCAA qualifier in the 200 IM ... Placed fourth at the SEC Championships in the 400 IM and fifth in the 200 IM ... Broke own school record in 200 IM with a time of 1:47.22 at SEC's ... Also held team's best times in the breaststroke events and 1650 freestyle.
2000-01 -- A highly touted freshman who sat out the October schedule to compete at the Sydney Olympic Games ... Capped an impressive initial college season by placing ninth in the 400 Individual Medley at the NCAA Championships ... Placed ninth by winning the consolation final ... Had the fastest time on the team in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 and 400 Individual Medley events ... Finished second in the 400 IM at the U.S. Open Championship and fifth in the 200 IM.
PRE-COLLEGE -- Won the 400 Individual Medley at the 2000 European Championships ... Competed with former Gamecock Zsolt Gaspar on the Hungarian Olympic Team.
PERSONAL -- Full name is Istvan Bathazi ... Enjoys watching movies in his spare time ... Favorite movie is Star Wars ... Parents are Istvan and Ibolya Bathazi ... Brother Tamas will compete at Carolina this year ... Born on Dec. 16, 1978.