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James Koval

James Koval

Free/IM | Jr. | 6-2 | 185 | Mount Pleasant, S.C. | Academic Magnet HS

2015-16 (Sophomore)

  • Academic All-Big 12 First Team
  • All-Big 12 Second Team honors for placing fifth in the 1,650 freestyle with a time of 15:43.66 at the Big 12 Championship 
  • Took 10th in the 400 individual medley with a career-best time of 3:59.02 at the Big 12 Championship
  • Placed 11th overall and first in the B Final of the 500 freestyle, swimming a career-best time of 4:34.16 in the prelims at the Big 12 Championship
  • Placed third in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:40.32 and placed sixth in the 500 freestyle (4:48.82) against TCU
  • Took fourth in the 1,000 freestyle with a time of 9:45.29 and placed fifth in the 500 freestyle (4:45.33) against Pitt
  • Finished 11th in the 1,000 freestyle (9:46.24) at Ohio State

2014-15 (Freshman)

  • All-Big 12 honors for placing fifth in the 1,650 freestyle (15:34.76) at the Big 12 Championship
  • 2015 Academic All-Big 12 Rookie Team
  • Finished 13th overall in the 500 freestyle (4:32.67) at the Big 12 Championship
  • Placed 13th in the 500 freestyle (4:35.67) at the Mizzou Invite
  • Placed fifth, with a time of 9:39.67 in the 1,000 freestyle against Ohio State
  • Top time of 4:03.17 in the 400 individual medley at the Mizzou Invite
 

High School

  • Swam for coach A.J. Parks at Academic Magnet High
  • Team captain as a junior and senior
  • Helped lead AMHS to AAA team state championship in 2012 and 2013
  • 2013 AAA State Champion in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle and 200 medley relay
  • South Carolina High School Sports Report SC Swimmer of the Year in 2013
  • Holds AMHS school records in the 200 freestyle, 500 freestyle, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay
  • Participated at 2013 Winter Junior Nationals

Personal

  • Son of Matt Koval and Judy Rubano
  • Has one sister
  • Birthday is October 6
  • Majoring in chemical engineering
  • Big 12 Commissioner’s Honor Roll
  • Garrett Ford Academic Honor Roll 
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