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George Bovell
George Bovell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Trinidad & Tobago

High School:
The Bolles School

Height:
6-5

Event:
Freestyle

Birthdate:
07/18/1983

Major:
Building Science

Twenty-five-time All-American
Five-time NCAA Champion
Seven-time SEC Champion
2004 Olympic Bronze Medalist (200 IM)
2003 Pan American Games Double Gold Medalist (200 free, 200 IM)
2003 Pan-American Games Double Silver Medalist (100 free, 100 back)
2003 FINA World Championship competitor
CSCAA Academic All-American
SEC Academic Honor Roll

Senior Season (2005-06)
Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll ... Earned six All-America honors at the NCAA Championship to bring his four-year career total to 25 ... It marked the most All-America career honors by an individual swimmer or diver at Auburn ... Won his fifth NCAA title swimming anchor on the 200 free relay ... Turned in a season best 18.72 split, also the fastest anchor leg of the championship field ... Also anchored the runner-up 400 free relay with a season high 42.34 split ... Posted his highest NCAA finish in the 50 free, fourth, with a career best time in the preliminary round, 19.32 (19.34 in the finals) ... Swam in the consol's of the 100 and 200 free's ... Also anchored the 800 free relay that ended up sixth and swam a 1:34.09 split, the best of the season ... Served as the anchor on the victorious 200 free relay at the SEC Championship to bring home his seventh career conference title ... Swam a 19.47 split, the fastest of the A final anchor competitors ... Finished third in the 50 free with a conference meet best time of 19.69 in the prelims (19.82 finals) ... Also swam the championship final of the 200 free (1:36.12) and the B final of the 100 free (44.40) ... Swam the second leg of the 800 free relay that finished third (1:35.92).

Junior Season (2004-05)
Named to the CSCAA Academic All-American team ... Swam a 18.74 split as anchor for the 200 free relay that finished second with All-American honors (1:16.00) ... In the 400 free relay, swam in the second spot (42.66) to help the group finished second (2:50.38) ... Posted the fastest 200 split (1:34.11) in the 800 free relay as they group ended up fourth (6:20.70) ... Swam anchor for the third place finishing 400 medley relay (3:07.57) ... Earned All-American honors in the 100 and 200 free's ... Turned in a personal best in the 100 free prelim of 42.64 ... In the 50 free, finished 11th (19.62) for honorable mention All-American status ... Swam the opening leg of the 200 free relay that successfully defended the 2003 and 2004 titles ... Set a new Florida pool record with a winning time of 1:16.95 ... Swam anchor for the 400 and 800 free relay's that ended up second ... Had the fastest split in the 400 free relay of 42.61 ... Came in second in the 100 free at SECs in a time of 43.05 ... Was third in both the 50 free and 200 free at the conference meet.

Sophomore Season (2003-04)
Won a bronze medal in the 200 IM at the XXVIII Olympics with a time of 1:58.80 ... His medal represented the first swimming medal for the nations of Trinidad and Tobago ... Also was an Olympic semifinalist in both the 100 and 200 freestyles, finishing 11th in both ... Successfully defended his NCAA title in the 200 IM with a world record time of 1:53.93 ... Was a member of the `Four Horsemen' that set world best times in the 200 (21.40) and 400 (47.06) free relays, swimming leadoff for both (1:23.75 / 3:08.85) ... Also anchored the runner-up 400 medley relay (46.58) and swam leadoff (1:44.81) for the fourth-place 800 free relay ... Placed third in the 200 free (1:45.13) and fourth in the 100 free (47.39) at NCAAs ... Led off the SEC record setting 200 (19.33) and 400 (42.94) freestyle relays at SECs ... The 200 also established the NCAA record ... SEC Champion in the 200 IM for the second straight season with a SEC-record 1:43.73 ... Also won the 200 free (1:34.54) and swam the anchor leg(1:34.95) of the runner-up 800 free relay ... Leadoff of the 200 free established the SEC record for the 50 free at 19.33 ... Won the consolation finals of the 400 IM (3:50.01).

Freshman Season (2002-03)
Ranked No. 2 in the 200m IM (1:59.49), No. 21 in the 100m free (49.61) and No. 42 in the 100m back (55.81) in the World ... Gold medalist in the 200m freestyle at the Pan American Games, posting a 1:48.90 ... Also won gold in the 200m IM in a Pan American Games record 1:59.49 ... Earned a silver medal in the 100m free (49.61) and the 100m back (55.81) at Pan Ams , becoming the first Tiger since Rowdy Gaines in 1983 to win more than one medal at the Pan American Games in one year ... Swam for his native Trinidad & Tobago at the FINA World Championships, placing fifth in the 200 IM (2:00.06) with a semifinals time of 1:59.86 ... Also swam the 200m free, placing 10th (1:49.60) ... Set the NCAA and US Open record in winning the 200 IM at the NCAA Championships in a time of 1:42.66 ... Swam leadoff for the NCAA runner-up 400 free relay (2:49.68) in 42.77 ... Also swam the lead leg of the 4th-place 800 free relay (6:22.16) in 1:34.14 ... All-America honorable mention in the 200 free, where he placed ninth (1:35.19) and the 200 back, where he was 14th (1:45.73) with a prelims time of 1:45.34 ... SEC Champion in the 200 IM (1:44.21) ... Was the runner-up in the 200 free (1:35.30) at the conference meet ... Anchored the second-place 800 free relay squad (6:21.42) in 1:34.26 ... Also placed ninth in the 200 back (1:45.04) ... Was the 10th-highest scorer at the SEC Championships with 46 points ...

High School: The Bolles School, `02...Swam for Piranah Aquatics and coach Anil Roberts...Finished fourth in the 200m IM at the 2001 World Championships and seventh at the 2002 World Championships in Moscow...2000 Olympian...Florida state high school champion in the 200 IM and 100 back...Multiple Trinidad and Tobago as well as Caribbean and Central American national record holder...Father, George, was a collegiate swimmer and mother, Barbara, was an Olympic runner for Barbados and Canada...Chose Auburn over Florida, Tennessee and Southern Cal.

Personal: Full name is George R. L. Bovell ... Born July 18, 1983 ... Parents are George and Barbara Bovell ... Has two siblings; Nicholas (a freshman on the AU team this season) and Alexandra ... Father, George, was a collegiate swimmer and mother, Barbara, was an Olympic runner for Barbados and Canada.

Career Best Times (SCY)
50 Free - 19.32
100 Free - 42.64
200 Free - 1:34.14
200 IM - 1:42.66