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  Alexander Rodenkirk
Alexander Rodenkirk

Player Profile
Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
New Berlin, Wis.

High School:
New Berlin West

Event:
MID-D

2013-2014: Finished first in the 200 freestyle against Bucknell... Finished second in the 100 freestyle against Bucknell...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, he took first place in the 200 yard freestyle relay and in the 800 yard freestyle relay...Finished second in the 400 and 200 medley relays and fourth in the 200 freestyle at the Pitt Invite...Competed in the AT&T Winter Nationals where he swam in the 200 free relay which finished eleventh overall...Against Virginia he finished fourth in the 200 Free and 100 free as well as fifth in the 50 freestyle...Earned a spot on the ACC championship team...Broke the 800 freestyle relay school record at the ACC Championships.

2012-2013: Against Virginia, he was part of the first place 400 free relay team where he also placed third in the 50 free (21.14) and fourth in the 100 free...Against Cincinnati he placed first in the 50 free (21.34), and second in both the 500 free and 200 free...Against Notre Dame he placed second in the 200 free (1:42.29) and fourth in the 50 and 100 free...At the Pitt Invitational he had two career-bests, one in the 50 free (20.90) and another in the 100 free (45.44)...Against West Virginia, he was part of both the first place 200 medley relay team and 400 free relay team, placed third in the 200 free (1:42.27) and picked up fourth place in the 50 free (21.22).

2011 - 2012: Set a school record, earned All-Big East honors and recorded a NCAA B cut as the anchor for the 800 free relay team (6:30.50) at the Big East Championship...posted a NCAA provisional time as a member of the 200 free relay team that placed fourth at the conference meet in February...placed 15th in the 200 free and 20th overall in the 500 free at BEC... member of the winning 400 free relay team and placed third in the 200 and 500 free against Notre Dame (Oct. 28)...claimed second in the 200 free against Louisville (Nov. 4)...assisted the 200 free relay team to the league's then-fastest time against Cincinnati (Nov. 11)...also placed third in the 100 free against the Bearcats (Nov. 11)...helped the 800 free relay team and the 200 free relay team to first and second place finishes, respectively, at the Pitt Invitational...captured first with the 400 free relay team and placed third individually in the 200 free at West Virginia (Jan. 7)...touched for second in the 500 free and helped the 400 free relay secure first against the Terps.

2010 - 2011: Voted as the Most Improved Swimmer...finished second in the 100 free at the ECAC Championship...clenched a Big East top 10 finish as a member of the 200 free relay team...aided the 800 free relay team to fourth-place at the Big East Championship...named Pitt Performer of the Meet during the 2011 Senior Recognition meet...finished fifth in the 100 free at the Frank Elm Invite...assisted the 400 free relay team to first-place performances against Cincinnati and Notre Dame...touched for second in the 200 free versus St. Bonaventure...placed second as a member of the 400 free relay during the Notre Dame and Buffalo meets.

High School: A tall, athletic swimmer who projects to be a collegiate swimming star...recorded significant drops in his times at consecutive meets during the summer...best times were 1:43.20 (scy) in the 200 free, 24.52 (lcm) in the 50 free and 53.82 (lcm) in the 100 free.