Koprivnjak Paces Colonials With Win in 200 Fly
Colonials Maintain Fifth Place After Day Two
Three Swimmers Advance to Championship Finals on First Day of Action
Colonials Close 2014 at Patriot Invitational
Freshmen, Seniors Pace Colonials Against Dragons
GW Men's Swimming vs. Bucknell (10.19.2013) Photo by: Molly Riley
2013-14: Swam final leg of school record-setting 800-yard freestyle relay that finished in fourth at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 19) with a time of 6:35.92...Finished fifth in the B Final and 13th overall in the 200 IM at the A-10 Championships with a season-best time of 1:52.93 to rank eighth on GW's all-time list...Swam a season-fastest time of 45.87 seconds in the prelims of the 100 free, good for eighth in Colonials' record book, and took home fifth in the B Final and 13th overall in 45.96 seconds at the league meet...Touched the wall in a season-best time of 1:42.33 in the prelims of the 200 free at the A-10 Championships...Swam a season-best time of 56.22 seconds in the 100 fly against UMBC (Oct. 26)...Earned season-fastest times at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 21) in the 50 free (22.04) and 100 breast (59.06).
High School: Named a National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (NISCA) All-American in 2012...Helped Lake Forest squad finish third at state championships...State qualifier and all-state selection...Also competed for CATS Aquatic Team where he helped the 200-meter medley relay set an age group record in two divisions (Boys 17-18 and Boys 15-18) at the National Club Swimming Association (NCSA) Long Course Championships...Also helped CATS squad to first-place finishes in the 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley relays and an overall men's division title.
Personal: Born Bogdan Balteanu on May 17, 1995 in Bucharest, Romania...Son of Elena and Vlad Balteanu...Intends to major in biomedical engineering.