Annual GW Commencement on National Mall Punctuates Collegiate Experience
Colonials Honored Eight Seniors in Final Meet of Regular Season
Swimming Celebrates Senior Day at Home, Squash Hosts Local Rivals and Gymnastics Hits the Road
Cottingham, Graeter, Quimby Pace Colonials with Top Finishes in Multiple Events
Colonials Head to Towson on Saturday, Nov. 10
2011-12: Swam a season-best time of 21.96 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 17)...Set a new personal record in the 100-yard freestyle at the Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 22) with a new time of 46.45 seconds...Touched the wall in a season-best 51.20 seconds in the 100-yard backstroke at the A-10 Championships...Swam third leg of fifth-place finishing 200-yard freestyle relay that finished with a season-best time of 1:22.66...Led off the seventh-place finishing 200-yard medley relay that finished in 1:32.322 at conference championships...Named to GW Department of Athletics and Recreation Academic Dean's List...Named to Spring 2012 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2010-11: At the Atlantic-10 Championship: Finished 4th in both the 100 Back and 100 Free...Won the consolation final of the 100 Fly...Swam the third-leg of the third place 200-yard freestyle relay and first place 400-yard freestyle relay...Led off the fifth place 200-yard medley relay...Swam the butterfly leg of the fifth-place 400-yard medley relay...Named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team...Finished first in the 100-yard backstroke against Drexel...Finished first in the 100-yard backstroke and swam on the first-place 400-yard freestyle relay at Georgetown...Finished fist in the 100-yard backstroke against Towson and Howard...Swam on the fist-place 400-yard freestyle relay, while taking fistin the 100-yard freestyle.
2009-10: At the Atlantic 10 Championships, he scored in both the 100-yard and 200-yard backstroke, recording times of 51.41 and 1:52.39 respectively ... a key player in the all-freshman 800-yard freestyle relay (split of 1:42.27) ... member of the 200-yard freestyle relay (21.35), 400-yard freestyle relay (45.98), and swam the butterfly leg of the 400-yard medley relay (50.81) ... named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week three times during the regular season (Nov. 9, 23; Feb. 1) ... named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
High School: Named team captain of the Stephen F. Austin High Maroons swim team...Regional champion in 100-yard backstroke...Took third in 100-yard backstroke at the Texas State Championships...Swam with West Austin Aquatics Swimming for eight years.
Personal: Born Alexander John Etz on March 14, 1991, in Austin, TX...Son of Kristen and Thomas Etz...Has three sisters, Megan, Mara and Carlyn...Majoring in psychology.
|CAREER BESTS (Through 2011-12 Season)|
|50-Yard Freestyle||21.96||Patriot Invitational (11/17/2011)|
|100-Yard Freestyle||45.73||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/23/2011)|
|200-Yard Freestyle||1:47.12||vs. Howard (1/22/2010)|
|50-Yard Backstroke||23.32||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/23/2011)|
|100-Yard Backstroke||50.81||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/23/2011)|
|200-Yard Backstroke||1:52.39||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/17/2010)|
|100-Yard Butterfly||50.12||Atlantic 10 Championships (2/23/2011)|
|200-Yard Individual Medley||2:02.90||(2x) last at American-Catholic Tri-Meet (10/16/2009)|
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