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    George du Rand     
     
      George du Rand
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
BloemFontein, South Africa

High School:
St. Andrews

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 180

Event:
Free, IM

Experience:
1L

2001-02-- Earned his first All-America honor from his 12th place finish in the 1650 freestyle at the NCAA Championships in a personal best time of 15:09.75...Placed third in both the 500 and 1650 freestyle at the SEC Championships...Took top honors in the 500 free, 1000 free and the 200 fly in the final meet of the season against Florida...Won the 1000 freestyle against Virginia in a personal best time of 9:10.32...Had a total of six wins in dual-meet competition and compiled 75 total points, putting him in fifth place for daul-meet scoring.

Prior to UT -- At the Fina World Cup (Brazil) in 1999 finished third in the 400 IM ( 4.25.8 ) and fifth in the 200 back ( 2.02.63 )...In 1999 finished second in the 200 back at the All Africa Games in South Africa...National Champion in 1500 free in 2001 at the South African Nationals...Competed in the Commonwealth Youth Games in Scotland in 2000 and received four silvers, two bronze...Swam at the World Youth Games in Moscow in 1998, placed 3rd in 800 free relay...

Personal -- Born Oct. 16, 1982, in BloemFontein, South Africa...Parents are Johan and Puala du Rand...Coached by Simon Gray at St. Andrew’s BloemFontein... Major: Nutrition.

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