Head coach James Winchester and Alexander Auster participated in the annual event
Colonials follow up A-10 title with second-place finish at national postseason meet
Colonials claimed gold in the 800 free relay
Colonials picked up bronze Thursday in 200 free relay
Colonials celebrated their second straight conference crown Saturday
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.
|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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Immediately following one of the most important swims of his life, Gustav Hokfelt knew he'd accomplished his goal.
Swimming & Diving Lands Five on A-10 All-Academic Teams
George Washington swimming and diving was well represented on the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Teams, released Monday.