Alexander Auster
Alexander  Auster

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Ottawa, Canada

High School:
Ashbury College

Height:
6-3

Major:
Political Science


04/19/2018

Swimming & Diving Represented at NCAA Inclusion Forum

Head coach James Winchester and Alexander Auster participated in the annual event

03/10/2018

Men's Swimming & Diving Finishes Runner-Up at CSCAA National Invitational

Colonials follow up A-10 title with second-place finish at national postseason meet

03/09/2018

Men's Swimming & Diving Holds Lead at CSCAA National Invitational

Colonials claimed gold in the 800 free relay

03/08/2018

Men’s Swimming & Diving Leads at CSCAA National Invitational

Colonials picked up bronze Thursday in 200 free relay

02/17/2018

Men's Swimming & Diving Repeats as A-10 Champion

Colonials celebrated their second straight conference crown Saturday

2017-18: A-10 All-Conference First Team...Helped GW to claim its second straight Atlantic 10 title...Anchored GW's win in the 200 medley relay in an A-10 and program record of 1:27.47...Anchored another gold-medal swim in the 200 free relay (1:20.41)...Placed fifth in the 50 free after dropping his career record in prelims with 20.42...Picked up third relay gold of A-10 Championship in 400 free relay (2:57.11)...Finished fifth in the 100 free in 44.61...Finished eighth in the 200 free, setting a career-best time of 1:39.43 to qualify for the A final...Continued season at CSCAA National Invitational Championship where he picked up gold in the 400 free relay (GW record 2:56.89) and bronze in the 200 free relay (1:21.54) to help Colonials finish runner-up...Also placed fourth in the 100 free with a career-best time of 44.41 in prelims, fifth in 50 free (20.63), 15th in 200 free (1:43.28)...Recognized on A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.

2016-17: A-10 All-Conference First Team...Helped the Colonials win their first-ever Atlantic 10 Conference title...Anchored GW's 200-yard medley relay to win gold and set a new program and A-10 record of 1:27.53...Swam the final leg of the fold medal 200 free relay, helping to set a new program record of 1:20.19 at the A-10 Championships...Took fifth in the 50 freestyle in 20.59 after posting a career-fastest time of 20.52 in the prelims at the A-10 Championships... Placed 13th in the 100 free in 45.59 after a career-best time of 45.40 in prelims at the A-10 Championships...Set a personal-best time of 51.16 in the 100 butterfly to finish 27th at the A-10 Championships...

2015-16: A-10 All-Conference Second Team...Had strong freshman season in which he was part of three school record-breaking performances at the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 21): the 200-yard freestyle relay (1:21.31) for fifth place, the 200-yard medley relay (1:29.81) for bronze, and the 400-yard medley relay (3:16.36) for second place...Touched the wall with a career-best time of 20.77 in the 50-yard freestyle at the A-10 Championships...Posted four personal bests at the Magnus Cup Invitational (Nov. 22): the 100-yard freestyle (46.64), the 50-yard backstroke (27.05), the 100-yard backstroke (59.91), and the 50-yard breaststroke (27.92)...Swam season-fastest times in the 100-yard breast (1:05.16) and the 100-yard butterfly (56.44) at Howard (Oct. 17)... Named to the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List.

High School: Attended Ashbury College in Ottawa, Canada...Named team's 2014-15 MVP...Set Ontario Federation of School Athletic Associations (OFSAA) record in the 50 freestyle...2014-15 OFSAA gold medalist...Seven-time National Capital Secondary School Athletic Association (NCSSAA) gold medalist...Provincial gold medalist in 2015 for the 50 free...Canadian trials qualifier...Eastern Canadian Championships finalist...Canadian Age Group Championships finalist and member of silver medalist relay team in 2014...Named a 2015 Ottawa Scholar...Swam for Greater Ottawa Kingfish Swim Club from 2013-15.

Personal: Born Alexander Guido Armin Auster on Dec. 11, 1997, in Bonn, Germany...Son of Petra and Manfred Auster...Has one younger sister, Katharina...Majoring in political science.

CAREER BESTS
50-Yard Freestyle 20.42 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/4/2018)
100-Yard Freestyle 44.41 CSCAA National Invitational Championship (3/8/2018)
200-Yard Freestyle 1:39.43 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/14/2018)
500-Yard Freestyle 4:58.54 Magnus Cup Invitational (11/17/2017)
50-Yard Backstroke 27.05 Magnus Cup Invitational (11/22/2015)
100-Yard Backstroke 50.57 FIU Fall Classic (10/6/2017)
50-Yard Breaststroke 27.79 Magnus Cup Invitational (11/18/2016)
100-Yard Breaststroke 1:01.87 vs. Howard (10/29/2016)
50-Yard Butterfly 23.07 Magnus Cup Invitational (11/20/2016)
100-Yard Butterfly 51.16 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/16/2017)

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