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Pitt Swimming Incoming Freshman Kinga Cichowska Wins 6th Polish National Championship

Cichowska looks to make immediate impact on program


Swimmers Heavily Represented at Senior Award Banquet

Maczewski has him name etched in the Varsity Walk


Graduating Student-Athletes Honored at Annual Senior Awards Banquet

Chris Jacobson garners David Sandberg Award


Herbst and Sweeney Jr. Headline Award Winners at End of Year Banquet

Kolwyck and Budzis named Triad Award Winners


Pitt Swimming and Diving Finishes Third at the 2013 Big East Championships

Senior Kelsey Herbst breaks 27 year old 1,650 free record.

2012 - 2013: In home opener against St. Bonaventure, Budzis had two first-place finishes in the medley relay and 200 back (2.04.53) as well as two second-place finishes in both the 100 back and 200 IM...took third place in the 200 IM (2:12.11) against Virginia...placed in three individual races: first in the 400 IM, first in the 100 back as well as a second place finish in the 200 back...won the 200 IM against Notre Dame while also finishing third in the 200 back...swam to a first place finish in the 200 free relay while finishing second in both the 200 and 400 yard IM as well as fourth in the 100 fly and 200 back at the Pitt Invitational...swam seven seconds faster in the 400 IM finals than in the morning prelims en route to a 20th pace finish with a time of 4:19.91...placed first in the women's 100 and 200 yard backstroke as well as the 400 yard freestyle relay while also taking second in the 200 yard IM against West Virginia...placed second in both the women's 100 yard breaststroke and 200 yard freestyle relay at the Western Pa. Invitational.

2011 - 2012: Named team MVP for the second time in her career...qualified for her third Big East Championship...aided the 800 free relay team to a fifth-place finish at the Big East Championship, claiming a NCAA provisional time...finished fifth in the 200 IM earning a NCAA provisional time (2:01.12)...set a school record in the 400 IM (4:17.28) at the Big East meet (Feb. 15)...posted NCAA provisional times in the 400 IM and 200 back at the Big East Championship...held the team's top times in the backstroke and IM events...set a Reilly Center pool record in the 200 back (2:03.44) against St. Bonaventure (Oct. 22)...won the 100 back and was the leading leg of the first place 200 medley relay team against St. Bonaventure...captured first in the 200 back against Notre Dame (Oct. 28)...won the 100 back and 200 back and was a member of the winning 200 free relay team against Cincinnati (Nov. 11)...placed first in the 200 back and 200 IM against West Virginia (Jan. 7)...earned Performer of the Meet after first-place finishes in the 400 IM, 200 IM and 200 back against Richmond and Villanova (Jan. 14)...swam to a second-place finish in the 200 back and third in the 100 back against Virginia (Jan. 28)

2010 - 2011: Earned All-Big East honors for her efforts on the 200 medley relay...assisted the 200 medley relay to a season-best finish at the Big East Championship...recorded an NCAA provisional a result set a school record as a member of the 400 medley relay...garnered All-Big East honors in her third-place finish in the 200 IM...led the 800 relay team to a season best and fifth place...recorded a top-10 time for the 50 back, 200 back, 200 IM and 400 IM...recorded a top-20 finish conference time for the 100 back and 200 free...named the Pitt Performer of the Meet after winning the 200 back and 200 medley relay victory against Virginia...the Performer of the Meet in the West Virginia and Frank Elm Invite...eclipsed two Frank Elm Invite records with the 200 free relay and 200 IM.

2009 - 2010: Named the team's Most Valuable Swimmer...set a freshman record in the 200 free (1:49.65) and 200 back (1:57.97)...also set a school record in the 200 IM (2:01.12)...earned All-Big East honors in the 200 IM and 200 back...earned three NCAA provisional times during the BEC in the 200 IM, 200 back and 200 free...won the 200 free and 200 IM against St. Bonaventure...placed second in the 200 free against Cincinnati...named the Pitt Performer of the Meet against Virginia...won the 200 free with a Towers Pool record and set another standard as a member of the 200 medley and 200 free relay teams.

High School: A long-time member of the Polish National Team... also a member of Poland's 2008 Olympic Team in European Championships and Polish Nationals times include five 2008-2009 NCAA B qualifying standards.

Personal: Born March 4, 1990...daughter of Ryszard and Elzbieta Budzis...has a brother, Przemyslaw...a psychology major.

Joanna Budzis

Joanna  Budzis


Warsaw, Poland

High School:
School of Sport Championship Warsaw


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