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Pitt Recognizes Student-Athletes at Annual Senior Awards Banquet


Three Pitt Student-Athletes Selected to Receive ACC Postgraduate Scholarships

Kinga Cichowska, Dontez Ford and Taylor Francis Selected for Scholarships


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


Pitt Senior Swimmer Kinga Cichowska Excels at Polish Nationals

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


Swimming, Diving Athletes Sweep First National Bank Weekly Honors

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

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
  • All-ACC Academic Team selection for a third time
  • 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
  • Born July 12, 1994
  • Daughter of Miroslaw and Beata
  • Has a younger sister, Julia
  • Majoring in finance

Kinga Cichowska’s Career Performances





50 Free



Bucknell vs. Pittsburgh

100 Free



Pittsburgh Invitational

200 Free




100 Breast



ACC Championships

200 Breast



Ohio State Invitational

100 Fly



Western PA Invitational

200 IM



Ohio State Invitational

400 IM



Virginia Tech vs. Notre Dame, Pittsburgh

Kinga Cichowska

Kinga  Cichowska


Wroclaw, Poland

High School:
Zespol Szkol Sportowych


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