Three Wildcats earned first-team all-academic honors
Kevin Cordes was named swimmer of the year, Samantha Pickens was named diver of the year and Rafael Quintero earned newcomer of the year by the Pac-12
The Wildcats Swimming and Diving teams made history at the NCAA Championships
Sophomore Kevin Cordes was named NCAA Swimmer of the Year after shattering records in both the 100 and 200 breast
Kevin Cordes swims the fastest 100y Breast in history
Finished third in the 100m breast finals and 12th in the 200m breast semifinals at the 2012 Olympic Trials...Four-time All-American and National Champion in the 100 breast in his first season at Arizona...Broke two American Records after posting a time of 51.32 in the 100 breast and 1:23.53 as a member of the 200 medley relay.
2011-12: Named Arizona Athletics' Male Freshman Athlete of the Year...Named December's Pac-12 Swimmer of the Month...Earned four All-American honors after winning a title in the 100 breast and 200 medley relay, finishing second in the 400 medley relay and third in the 200 breast at the NCAA Championships...Broke a pool record, a UA record and earned an NCAA "A" cut in the 100 breast and posted an "A" cut in the 200 breast at the Texas Invite.
High School: Lettered for four years in swimming at Neuequa Valley High School ....was team captain his senior year....earned all-Conference honors over three years....holds the school record for the 100m breaststroke at Neuqua Valley High School...State Champions in 2008, and runners up in 2009 and 2010...was also recruited by California, USC, Auburn, and Virginia.
Personal: Son of Bill and Kristin ....Father played football for Arizona...has two siblings, Jack and Caroline.
100 breast: 51.32
200 breast: 1:51.97
2012 Olympic Trials:
100m Breast Finals: 3rd - 1:00.58
200m Breast Semifinals: 12th - 2:13.26