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Zach Apple
Zach  Apple


Trenton, Ohio

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02-18-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 5

02-18-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 5


02-16-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 3

02-16-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 3


02-14-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 2

02-14-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 2


02-14-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 1

02-14-18 SEC Swimming & Diving - Day 1


10-27-17 Alabama vs Auburn Swimming and Diving

10-27-17 Alabama vs Auburn Swimming and Diving Anthony Hall

13x All-American
2018 SEC Champion (50 Free)
First Team All-SEC (2018)
2017 World Championships Gold Medalist
Auburn Record Holder 200 Free (1:31.18)
Auburn Record Holder 800 Free Relay
2016 Olympic Trials qualifier

Junior Season (2017-18):
5-time All-American, First Team All-SEC and SEC Individual Champion ... Set the Auburn record in the 200 free (1:31.18) at the NCAA Championships ... Owns the top six 200 free performances in school history, with the top five all coming this season ... Ranked No. 5 on the Auburn Top-10 performers list in the 50 free (18.82) and second in the 100 free (41.36) ... Finished third in the 200 free (1:31.18) at the NCAA Championships ... Also tied for fifth in the 50 free (18.97) and ninth in the 100 free (41.36) ... Swam lead-off for the 11th-place 200 free relay (18.89) and the seventh-place 400 free relay (41.79) ... Prelims lead-off of 18.82 on the 200 FR was a personal best as he swam three sub-19 second 50 frees on the day ... SEC Champion in the 50 free (19.08), becoming the 13th different Auburn swimmer to win the event at the conference meet and claiming the 20th 50 free SEC title for Auburn overall ... Also finished 3rd in the 100 free (41.91) and 4th in the 200 free (1:33.31) at the SEC Championships ... Swept the sprint freestyle events at the South Carolina dual meet ... Claimed eight individual dual meet wins overall on the season ... Also was on four dual meet relay winners ... Also held a NCAA B cut in the 100 fly (47.65) ... Top Tiger.

Summer 2017:
Won a gold medal at the World Championships in Budapest as part of the USA's 4x100 free relay ... Swam the third leg of prelims in 48.16 to seed the Americans third going into finals ... Finished fourth in the finals of the 100m free with a time of 48.23 at the Phillips 66 National Championships to earn his spot on the World Championships and World University Games teams ... His winning prelims time of 48.14 made him the eighth-fastest American of all-time ... Took fourth in the 50m free in 22.00 ... Swam to a 3rd-place finish in the 200 free B Final in 1:48.39.

Sophomore Season (2016-17):
Earned the maximum 7 All-America honors at the NCAA Championships ... Became the 13th Auburn swimmer to earn 7 All-America honors in a single season and the first since Kyle Darmody in 2015 ... It was the 17th time an Auburn swimmer earned 7 All-America honors in a single season ... Set the school record in the 200 free at the NCAA Championships (1:33.36) ... Now owns 2 of the top 3 200 freestyle performances in school history ... Swam two sub-19 50 freestyles at the NCAA Championships, becoming the fastest American -- and 7th-fastest overall - in program history ... Anchored the school record-setting 800 freestyle relay at NCAAs with a split of 1:32.39 ... Also swam leadoff on the 6th-place 200 free relay, the second leg of the 11th-place 400 free relay ... Tied for 4th in the 50 free (18.97), was 12th in the 200 free (1:33.36) and 14th in the 100 free (42.59) at NCAAs ... Swam the 3rd leg for the runner-up 800 free relay, leadoff for the runner-up 200 free relay and leadoff for the 3rd-place 400 free relay at SECs ... Finished 5th in the 50 free (19.23) and tied for 5th in the 100 free (42.78) at SECs ... Second Team All-SEC ... SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Freshman Season (2015-2016):
2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in the 50 (22.69/25th), 100 (50.18/35th) and 200 (1:50.62/39th) free ... Competed at the NCAA Championships in the 50 free (19.54/19th), 100 free (43.54/35th) and 200 free (1:34.63/20th) ... 200 free time is 7th-fastest in Auburn history ... Earned All-America honors by swimming the in the prelims for the 6th-place 200 free relay ... SEC point scorer in the 50 free (19.48/9th) and 100 free (43.48/10th) and also swam the 200 free (1:37.62/23rd) ... Top 100 free time of the year (43.47) came during SEC prelims while top 200 free time (1:34.63) came during NCAA prelims ... SEC First Year Academic Honor Roll.

High School:
Graduated from Edgewood High School ... Competed for GMVY Wahoos club team ... Placed 2nd in the 100 freestyle and 4th in the 50 freestyle at Ohio High School State Championships ... 2015 ... YMCA Long Course National Champion 50 free and runner up for 200 free

Son of Doug and Allison Apple ... Has one sister, Rachel ... Studying in the College of Education ... Chose Auburn because of the family atmosphere, reputation for academics and athletics, and opportunity to make life long relationships ... Favorite swimming moments are winning YMCA Nationals and making the Olympic trial cut.

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