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Catalin Cosma
Catalin Cosma

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Arad, Romania

Height:
6-0

Event:
Freestyle

Experience:
3L



Alabama Highlights:
2010 - Junior: Finaled in the 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships, taking sixth place ... scored in the mile at the SEC Championships, taking ninth place ... posted a career-best 1:50.71 in the 200 butterfly at the UT Invite ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) honors for the fall and spring semesters ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned CSCAA Honorable Mention Scholar All-American honors.

2009 - Sophomore: Earned honorable mention All-American honors in the 500 freestyle ... competed in the 500 and 1650 freestyles at the NCAA Championships, scoring in the 500, taking 13th place ... member of the school record setting 800 freestyle relay, which broke the previous mark set in 1983 ... finished fifth in the 500 freestyle and sixth in the 1650 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... turned in a career-best time of 4:16.57 in the 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... ranked second all-time at Alabama in the 500 freestyle ... posted a career-best time of 9:04.90 on his way out in the 1650 freestyle ... ranked sixth all-time at Alabama in the 1000 freestyle ... earned Dean's List (3.5 or better GPA) honors for the fall and spring semesters ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned CSCAA Scholar All-Americans honors.

2008 - Freshman: Earned All-American honors in the 1650 freestyle and honorable mention All-American honors in the 500 freestyle ... finished seventh in the mile and 13th in the 500 freestyle at the NCAA Championships ... posted a career-best time of 14:57.43 in the mile at the NCAA Championships, which ranks him fourth all-time for the Tide ... his career-best time in the 500 freestyle of 4:17.64 at the NCAA Championships puts him second all-time for the Tide ... posted a career-best 1:36.98 in the 200 freestyle at the NCAA Championships which ranks him ninth all-time at Alabama ... posted a career-best 9:05.95 in the 1000 freestyle at the NCAA Championships on his way out in the 1650 freestyle ... named to the inaugural Southeastern Conference All-Freshman Team after turning in the league's top rookie finish in the 500 and 1650 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... finished fourth in the mile and seventh in both the 200 and 500 freestyle at the SEC Championships ... earned SEC Freshman of the Week after winning the 500 freestyle in the first meet the year ... named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... earned the Tide's Arne Borgstrom Most Valuable Freshman award.

Prep Highlights:
Led CSM Pitesti to the Romanian national club title every year since 2001 ... holds 10 Junior and one Senior National Romanian records ... competed for Gica Deac at CSM Pitesti ... swam for Dorel Panait during the first seven years of his career ... Balkan Junior Champion 2005 ... earned silver and bronze medals at the Balkan Championships.

Personal Information:
Full Name: Catalin Cosma ... son of Mitica and Mirela Cosma ... double major in accounting and economics ... born July 10, 1988.

Top Times:
200 freestyle 1:36.98
500 freestyle 4:16.57
1000 freestyle 9:06.90
1650 freestyle 14:57.43
200 butterfly 1:52.98