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02/22/2017

Three Pitt Student-Athletes Selected to Receive ACC Postgraduate Scholarships

Kinga Cichowska, Dontez Ford and Taylor Francis Selected for Scholarships

02/16/2017

Pitt Finishes Ninth at Women's ACCs as Giordano Earns Most Valuable Diver

Dominic Giordano was Named ACC Most Valuable Men's Diver After the Meet

12/20/2016

Pitt Senior Swimmer Kinga Cichowska Excels at Polish Nationals

The Poland Native Posted Several Top-Five Finishes over the Weekend

11/08/2016

Swimming, Diving Athletes Sweep First National Bank Weekly Honors

Senior Student-Athletes Post Impressive Performances at ACC Tri-Meet

11/05/2016

Pitt Closes ACC Tri-Meet with Impressive Showing

Giordano, Sharp, Machado, Cichowska Earn Individual Titles

2016-17 Season

  • Capped her stellar Pitt career with numerous honors and a trip to NCAAs
  • One of three Pitt student-athletes to receive an ACC Postgraduate Scholarship
  • Won both breaststroke events against Boston College and Georgia Tech (Oct. 8)
  • Once again, took top spot in the 100 and 200 breast vs. Buffalo (Oct. 28)
  • Won the 200 breast in a tri-meet with Notre Dame and Virginia Tech (Nov. 4-5)
  • Set personal records in her three marquee events at the Ohio State Invite (Nov. 18-20)
  • Over winter break, raced at Polish Winter Nationals, earning six top-three finishes
  • Once again scored in multiple events at the ACC Championships (Feb. 13-17)
  • Placed 16th in the 100 breast with a B Final time of 1:02.22
  • Also took 24th in the 200 breast, despite battling illness during the meet
  • Her top times earned Cichowska a first trip to the NCAA Championships (March 16-18)
  • Placed 39th in the 200 breast with a strong time of 2:11.83
  • Also finished 41st in the 100 breast at NCAAs in 1:01.32

2015-16 Season

  • Became a three-time CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American
  • All-ACC Academic Swimming & Diving Team for the second time
  • Continued to compete at a very high level in numerous events
  • Opened with wins in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM over Duke (Oct. 3)
  • Repeated those trio of wins against another ACC foe, Georgia Tech (Oct. 17)
  • Resumed her dominance by collecting wins against Bucknell (Oct. 24), West Virginia (Jan. 9) and Denison (Jan. 16) and at the Pitt Invite (Nov. 20-22), Big Al Open (Dec. 4-6) and the Western PA Invite (Jan. 29-30)
  • Concluded the season with another strong ACC Championships (Feb. 17-20)
  • Reached two A Finals, placing seventh in both the 100 breast and 200 breast
  • Her respective finals times of 1:00.90 and 2:13.00 were among her career-bests
  • Was also a 28th-place finisher in the 200 yard IM with a time of 2:02.42
  • Helped Pitt finish ninth at ACCs in the 400 medley relay with a school record of 3:39.37
2014-15 Season 
  • CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America for the second time
  • All-ACC Academic Swimming & Diving Team
  • Proved to be a consistent event-winner for the Panthers as a sophomore
  • Opened season by sweeping the breast events against Duke (Oct. 11)
  • Repeated the feat against Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern (Oct. 18)
  • Posted a 100 breast (1:02.48) NCAA B cut in a win over St. Bonaventure (Oct. 24)
  • Won three events in a dominating team win over Bucknell (Oct. 25)
  • Swept her Pitt Invite (Nov. 21-23) events, winning the 200 IM, 100 breast and 200 breast
  • That meet, posted new Pitt records in the 100 breast (1:01.12) and 200 breast (2:11.25)
  • Raced in B Finals at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 3-6) in both breaststroke events,
  • Continued to win events regularly at meets leading up to the postseason
  • Proved herself as one of the conference's top breaststrokers at the ACCs (Feb. 18-21)
  • Reached the ACC A Final in the 200 breast, placing sixth in 2:11.46
  • Also took 12 in the 100 breast with a B Final time of 1:01.77
  • Finished her season with more victories at the ECAC Championships (Feb. 27-March 1)
  • Set a meet record in the 100 breast (1:01.45) to win and placed third in the 200 breast
  • Helped set a new Pitt record in the 200 medley relay (1:40.48) as well
2013-14 Season 
  • CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-America
  • Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll
  • Immediately established herself as a dynamic breaststroke swimmer
  • Won the 200 breast vs. St. Bonaventure (Oct. 19) and Bucknell (Oct. 26)
  • At the Pitt Invitational (Nov. 22-24), won the 400 medley relay, 100 breast and 200 breast
  • Competed at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 5-7), broke four Pitt school records
  • Individually, set new Pitt standards in the 100 breast (1:01.61) and 200 breast (2:12.02)
  • Also helped the Panthers post new school records in both medley relays
  • Had a tremendous outing at her first ACC Championships (Feb. 19-22)
  • Finished 15th in the 200 breast with a B Final time of 2:15.8
  • Also scored by placing 23rd in the 100 breast with a C Final swim of 1:03.37
Before Pitt
  • Set the Individual Record in the 200M breast at the 2012 Grand Prix Polish Cup
  • Won gold medals at the Polish Championships in the 100M breast and 200M breast
  • Took top prize at the Polish Junior Championships in the 100M breast and 200M breast
  • At the National Junior Olympics, won the 100M breast and 200M breast
  • Won gold in the 100M breast her freshman year at the Polish Championships
Personal
  • Born July 12, 1994
  • Daughter of Miroslaw and Beata
  • Has a younger sister, Julia
  • Majoring in finance

Kinga Cichowska’s Career Performances

Event

Time

Date

Venue

50 Free

25.44

10/24/2015

Bucknell vs. Pittsburgh

100 Free

53.79

11/20-22/2015

Pittsburgh Invitational

200 Free

1:57.37

10/26/2013

Bucknell

100 Breast

1:00.90

2/17-20/2016

ACC Championships

200 Breast

2:10.30

11/20/2016

Ohio State Invitational

100 Fly

58.60

1/29-31/2016

Western PA Invitational

200 IM

2:02.28

11/18/2016

Ohio State Invitational

400 IM

4:27.72

11/06-08/2015

Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh

Kinga Cichowska

Kinga  Cichowska

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wroclaw, Poland

High School:
Zespol Szkol Sportowych

Event:
BR/FR/IM

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