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  Rob Holderness
Rob Holderness

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Butleigh, Somerset, England

High School:
Millfield School

Height:
5-10

Event:
Breast, IM


Top Times

100 Breast: 53.55

200 Breast: 1:54.36

200 IM: 1:47.65

400 IM: 3:59.16

NCAA All-American

NCAA Honorable Mention All-American

Three-Time ACC Champion

NCAA Qualifier

School Record Holder

Six-Time All-ACC

CSCAA Scholar Athlete All-American

All-ACC Academic Team

Three-Time ACC Academic Honor Roll

2010-11:Earned his first career All-America honors by placing seventh in the 200 breast (1:54.36)... also placed 22nd (53.67) in the 100 breast at the NCAA Championships... became the first Seminole to sweep the breaststroke events at the ACC Championships... won the 100 breast in a time of 53.67 and the 200 breast in a time of 1:55.34 at ACC's... also placed eighth in the 200 individual medley (1:47.97) at ACC's... at Alabama took home first in the 200 breast (2:02.81), second in the 100 breast (56.37), and third in the 200 IM (1:52.95)...Finished first in the 200 breast (2:06.62) and second in both the 100 breast (57.44) and 400 IM (4:05.05) against Clemson...Against Georgia Tech and UNC-Wilmington took first in both the 100 breast (56.97) and 200 breast (2:02.67)...Earned ACC Performer of the Week in the 'Noles upset over 4th ranked Florida by winning the 100 breast (53.99) and 200 breast (1:56.32), and placing second in the 200 IM (1:49.70)...At the Georgia Tech Invitational took first in the 200 breast (1:56.00), second in the 100 breast (54.56), and third in the 200 IM (1:49.22)...Started the season at LSU by taking first in both the 100 breast (55.78) and 200 breast (2:02.90), and third in the 400 IM (4:02.23)...At the Commonwealth Games in Dehli, India placed sixth in the 200 breast and ninth in the 100 breast.

2009-10: Earned Honorable Mention All-American status with a ninth-place finish in the 200 breast with a school record time of 1:54.72... also finished 17th in the 100 breast with a time of 53.55... won his first career ACC Championship in the 200 breast touching in 1:55.41... also earned All-ACC honors in the 100 breast (53.82) and finished 9th in the 200 individual medley (1:47.65)... swept the breaststroke events at the Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech Tri Meet winning the 100 in 56.01 and the 200 in 2:00.57... also placed second in the 200 IM (1:52.39)... victorious in the 100 breast (56.20) and placed second in the 200 breast (2:08.38) and 200 IM (1:54.43) against Clemson... earned second-place finishes in the 100 breast (56.80) and 200 breast (2:02.53) against Virginia... won the 100 breast (54.92) and 200 breast (1:58.47) and placed third in the 200 IM (1:50.84) against rival Florida... won the 200 breast (1:58.08), touched second in the 100 breast (54.76) and placed fourth in the 200 IM (1:48.76) during the Seminoles victory at the Georgia Tech Invite... victorious in both the 100 breast (56.27) and 200 breast (2:02.99) and touched third in the 200 IM (1:53.94) against LSU... opened the season with a victory in the 200 breast (2:05.83) and a second-place finish in the 100 breast (58.10) and 400 IM (4:08.64) against Florida Atlantic... member of the All-ACC Academic Team and ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2008-09: Finished fourth in the 200 breast at the Scottish Swimming National Championships... placed 20th at the NCAA Championships in the 200 breast (1:56.43) and 31st in the 100 breast (54.39)... earned All-ACC honors with a third-place performance at the ACC Championships with a school record time in the 200 breast (1:56.06)... also touched the wall in sixth position in the 100 breast (53.84) and 24th-place in the 200 IM (1:49.17)... finished fourth in the 200 breast (2:03.23) against Auburn... placed second in the 200 breast (2:05.69) and fourth in the 100 breast (58.45) against Clemson... won the 200 breast (2:02.18) and had third-place finishes in the 100 breast (57.12) and 200 IM (1:53.67) at LSU... broke the school record in the 200 breast at the USA Short Course National Championships with a NCAA provisional qualifying time of 1:57.83... also turned in a personal best performance in the 100 breast (54.78)... placed third in the 200 breast (2:04.24) against Virginia and Penn St... won the 200 breast (2:08.21) and finished second in the 100 breast (58.46) and 400 IM (4:07.99) against Indian River State College and FAMU... was victorious in the 200 breast (2:04.34) and placed third in the 100 breast (57.77) and 200 IM (1:57.21) against Georgia Tech... touched the wall in second-place in the 200 breast (2:04.25) and third in the 200 IM (1:56.59) against Alabama... opened the season with a win in the 200 breast (2:06.23) and second-place showings in the 100 breast (58.48) and 200 IM (1:57.41) against Florida Atlantic... named a CSCAA Scholar Athlete All-American... member of ACC Academic Honor Roll.

2007-08: Placed third in the 200m breast (2:15.67) at the 2008 FINA World Junior Swimming Championships... placed 10th in the 100 breast (1:03.52) and 11th in the 200 breast (2:29.99) at the British Olympic Trials... scored points and earned All-ACC honors in his first career ACC Championships... placed third in the 200 breast with a personal best time of 1:59.33 and finished 14th in the 400 IM with another personal best of 3:59.16... also placed 19th in the 100 breast (57.16)... placed third in the 100 breast (58.84) against Florida Atlantic... was third in the 200 breast (2:06.34) against Clemson... turned in a second place performance in the 200 breast (2:05.52) and a third place finish in the 100 breast (58.84) against South Carolina... placed second in a time of 4:07.65 in the 400 IM against FAMU... touched the wall in third place in the 200 breast (2:05.29) against LSU... placed third in the 1000 free (10:15.00) against UNC-Wilmington... placed third in the 200 breast (2:02.09) against rival Florida... won the 200 breast at the Georgia Tech Invitational with a time of 2:01.83... was victorious in the 200 breast (2:07.88) against Boston College... finished second in the 200 breast (2:09.82) and 400 IM (4:11.37) and third in the 100 breast (59.87) against FAMU... member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

High School: 2007 member of Great Britain Junior team for European Junior Championships... gold medal in 50 breast at International Schools Federation in Hungary... gold medal at WISE International in Dublin... welsh junior record holder in the 50 and 100 breast... 2006 silver medal at British age groups.

Personal: Born June 29, 1990... majoring in business... son of Robert and Helen Holderness... sister Georgia also swam at FSU... grandfather ran for Great Britain.

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