blankMarwan El Kamash
No. 25 Carolina Men Post Victory over Tigers
Gamecock junior posts second fastest time of his career
Carolina finishes 15th with a time of 6:24.54
Flach finishes 45th in 500 freestyle
Competition begins Thursday at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis, Ind.
2012-13 - One of the Gamecocks' top freshmen...Provided a spark to the distance group, winning one individual race and finishing runner-up on six occasions in the 500 freestyle, 1,000 freestyle and 1,650 freestyle...Swam the third leg of the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships to help the Gamecocks finish 15th to earn All-America honors...Ranked in the top five times on the team in the 200 freestyle (third, 1:37.69), 500 freestyle (second, 4:20.71), 1,000 freestyle (first, 9:21.21) and 1,650 freestyle (first, 15:19.58)...Made the finals in three events at the SEC Championships...Finished 12th in the 500 freestyle with B cut of 4:20.71, which is the third fastest time in school history...Placed 16th in the 1,650 freestyle with a B cut of 15:19.58, the third fastest all-time at South Carolina...Also scored points in the 200 freestyle with a 21st-place finish in 1:37.70...Swam the third leg of the 800 freestyle relay to help set a school record time of 6:23.99 at the SEC Championships...Was a part of one winning relay, the 800 freestyle relay at the SEC Championships...Earned SEC Freshman of the Week after recording four top-five finishes in a 160-140 win over Texas A&M...Made the Egyptian National Team for the FINA World Championships with a sixth-place finish in the 400-meter freestyle at the Charlotte UltraSwim.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology...Swam under the direction of head coach Paul Vanlieshout...Won best Swimmer's Cup three years at Nationals...Was a silver medalist at the Arab Games in Doha...Ranked No. 1 in Egypt in the 200, 400, 800 and 1,500 freestyle events...Senior record holder in the 200 freestyle...Competed in Lima in the World Junior Championships...Member of the Junior and Senior National Team...Gold and silver medalist in Irish Youth Swimming...Six-time gold medalist at the Arab Championships...Swam for the Alexandria Sporting Club team, which was the second best club team in Egypt.
PERSONAL - Full name is Marwan Mohamed Ismail Mohamed Aly El Kamash...Born Nov. 16, 1993...Parents are Mohamed Ismail and Sherine Mazloum...Chose South Carolina because of the quality of the program and it was an ideal match for his athletic and academic goals...Majoring in civil engineering.