Annual GW Commencement on National Mall Punctuates Collegiate Experience
Rookie Claims Gold in 200-Fly, Colonials Take Fourth at Conference Championships
Senior Claimed First Gold Medal with NCAA 'B' Cut Time in 400 IM
Freshman Oliver Keegan and Senior Phillip Graeter Make Trips to Podium
Men's 800-Yard Freestyle Relay Team Lands Third-Place Finish
2011-12: Named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week (Jan. 16)...Finished fifth at Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 22) in 200-yard freestyle relay with career-best time of 1:40.35...Anchored school-record setting 800-yard freestyle relay team that finished third at A-10 Championships with a time of 6:40.15...Swam a career-best time of 4:33.39 in preliminary heat of 500-yard freestyle and finished sixth in finals with a time of 4:36.98 at conference championships...Swam a career-best time of 22.28 seconds in the 50-yard freestyle in a tri-meet with Catholic and American (Oct. 14)...Posted a career-best time of 46.69 seconds in the 100-yard freestyle at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 17)...Named to GW Department of Athletics and Recreation Academic Dean's List...Named to Fall 2011 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2010-11: At the Atlantic-10 Championship Meet: Finished seventh in both the 500-yard freetyle and 1,650-yard freestyle events... Anchored the fourth-place finishing 800-yard freestyle relay team...Time in the 1,650 ranks ninth on the program's top times list...Served as a team captain...Racked up 11 first-place performances in dual meet action...Finished second in the 200-yard, 500-yard and 1,000-yard freestyle events at the URI Invitational and swam on the winning 400-yard freestyle relay team.
2009-10: At the Atlantic 10 Championships, was second-highest scoring freshman and the only first-year in the A-10 to final in three events...Recorded lifetime bests in his fourth-place 500-yard freestyle (4:36.57), eighth-place 200-yard freestyle (1:42.50), and seventh-place 1,650-yard freestyle (16:12.78.) events...Never competed in the 1650 before his race at the A-10s...Integral part of many relays for the Colonials, leading off the all-freshman 800-yard freestyle relay (1:42.36)...Also swam on the 400-yard freestyle relay (46.68), 400-yard medley relay (47.06), and 200-yard freestyle relay (21.11).
High School: Four-year letterman for the Westlake Chaps...Was a three-year regional meet finalist...Finalist in the Texas State Championships in 2009 in the 200-yard freestyle and 400-yard freestyle relays...Named team captain in 2009 for the Chaps and Lost Creek Aquatics...Swam year round with Texas Gold (1997-2000), Circle C Swimming (2000-02) and Lost Creek Aquatics (2002-09) club swim teams.
Personal: Born Niklas Lekander Glenesk on January 5, 1991, in Austin, TX...Son of Agenta Lekander-Glenesk and Dean Glenesk...Father competed for the U.S. Olympic Team in 1980 and 1984 in the modern pentathlon, earning a team silver in 1984...Mother was a member of the Swedish Junior National track and field team, competing in 1,500-meter event in 1977...Majoring in chemistry with aspirations to pursue a graduate degree in a medical or science-related field.