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     Nicholas Kowaleski
    Nicholas Kowaleski

    Class:
    Freshman

    Hometown:
    South Elgin, Ill.

    High School:
    St. Charles North

    Position:
    Sprints


    CAREER BEST
    50 free: 21.23 (02/26/2014)
    100 free: 45.98 (02/26/2014)
    200 free: 1:42.25 (02/26/2014)
    100 fly: 52.41 (11/22/2013)

    AS A FRESHMAN (2013-14): Placed fifth in the 100 fly (53.12) against Wright State... Earned second place in the 100 free against Milwaukee with a time of 47.27... Took home second place in the 100 free against Valparaise with a mark of 47.71... Placed second in the 100 free (47.77) versus Green Bay... Earned third place in the 100 free with a time of 48.15... Placed fourth in the 100 fly (53.66) against Eastern Illinois and IUPUI... Earned third place in the 200 free (1:46.09) and fourth place in the 50 free (22.12) against Olivet Nazarene and Western Illinois... Captured second in the 200 free (1:45.15) and fourth in the 100 free (47.21) versus Cleveland State.

    Prep and Personal:Swam for St. Charles North and St. Charles Swim Team...Comes to UIC as specialized swimmer in sprint and mid-distance...part of football and water polo teams in high school...Conference Champion sophomore, junior, and senior year...Undefeated season and Sectional Champion junior and senior seasons...Team captain senior year...All-Conference all four years...All-State and All-American sophomore, junior, and senior years...four-time state qualifier...2012 All-State IHSA honorable mention...part of Math National Honors Society in high school...born January 6, 1995...son of Gary and Becky Kowaleski...has two siblings, Kristin and Dan...currently enrolled as a Mechanical Engineering major.