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Zsolt Gaspar
Zsolt Gaspar

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Budapest, Hungary

High School:
Budapest Gym

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 180

Position:
Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly

Comments:
Two-Time SEC Champion 2000 SEC Swimmer of the Year

Two-Time All-American 2000 Olympian Senior National Champion

OUTLOOK - Has the ability to win a national championship ... Should go out at the highest level ... All-American in the butterfly ... One of the few at the NCAA's to make five cuts ... Will swim freestyle from 50-500 yards.

COLLEGE - 2000-01: Won his second SEC Championship in as many years when he won the 50 freestyle with a time of 19.53 ... Broke three of the five school records he set during the 2000 season ... Qualified for the NCAA Championships in three events ... Finished fifth in the 50 free, fifth in the 100 fly, and ninth in the 200 fly ... Had the fastest time on the team in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles, and the 100 and 200 butterfly events ... Won the 100 meter fly at the U.S. Open Championship, posting a time of 54.10 ... Also finished fifth in the 50 meter freestyle and 11th in the 200 meter butterfly. 1999-00: Simply dominated the competition in 2000 ... Ranked third in the world in the 100 fly ... SEC Champion in the 100 butterfly with a time of 46.58, which broke a 10-year old school record ... Tied for first for the highest individual point scorers among the swimmers ... Automatically qualified for the NCAA Championships in five events, the only swimmer in the country to do so ... Finished second in the 200 fly and fourth in the 100 fly at the NCAA's ... Broke five school records, including the 200 fly which he set in 1999 ... Knoxville News-Sentinel's SEC Swimmer-of-the-Year ... Senior National Champion in the 100 fly with a time of 52.87 ... Also finished fourth in the 50 free ... 10th highest individual point scorer at that meet ... Qualified for the Hungarian Olympic team in the relay and butterfly events ... Won the 200 freestyle every time he entered the event. 1998-99: Turned in one of the most impressive freshman seasons in school history ... Broke the school record in the 200 fly with a time of 1:46.6 ... Won nearly every event he entered.

PRE-COLLEGE - Was in the Top 25 in the World Rankings in the butterfly ... Would rank in the top eight in the United States ... Was an impact swimmer for his team in Hungary as well as an excellent scholar-athlete.

PERSONAL - Favorite athlete is Matt Biondi ... His greatest athletic thrill was participating in the European Championships in 1999 and earning a spot on the Hungarian Olympic Team ... Credits his coach, Sos Csaba, with having the greatest influence on his career ... Parents are Levea and Attila Gaspar ... Born May 17, 1977.

Stats:
Zsolt Gaspar's Top Times
50 free 19.50
100 free 43.63
200 free 1:35.92
100 fly 46.55
200 flt 1:43.85

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