Following his MVP performance at the 2014 ACC Championship senior Pavel Sankovich was named the Philip Hunsaker Collegeswimming.com National Swimmer of the Week.
Pavel Sankovich was awarded the 2014 Men's ACC Championships Swimmer of the Meet honor for the second-consecutive year while leading the Seminoles to a fifth place team finish.
The Florida State men's swim team had a strong day at the ACC Championships, capturing three events while rewriting the record books in four events.
Seniors Pavel Sankovich and Paul Murray set new ACC Meet, Conference and FSU records in their individual races on the second night of the ACC Championships.
The 200 medley relay and Kevin Rogers posted new FSU records on the first night of the ACC Championships
200 IM: 1:43.22 ACC/FSU RECORD
100 back: 45.86 ACC/FSU RECORD
2012-13:Earned All-American honorable mention in three events at the 2013 NCAA Championships...became the first in FSU history to score in the 200 IM at NCAA's (16th)...led off the 200 medley relay that placed 10th before taking 11th in the 100 back at NCAA's...burst on to the scene by swimming three individual gold medals and added one relay gold as he was named the ACC Swimmer of the Meet...smashed the FSU and ACC records in the 200 IM (1:43.22) and 100 back (45.86)at ACC's...added a bronze at ACC's in the 400 medley relay before ending the meet with a silver as the anchor of the 400 free relay...made his debut for the Noles in the win against NC State and Georgia Tech.
Prep: Sankovich is a two-time Olympian (2008 Beijing and 2012 London) for Belarus...placed 18th in the 100m back at the 2012 London games with a 54.53, just two-tenths away from the semifinals...also swam the 100 fly at the London Games...qualified for Beijing in the 100 fly and the 4x100 medley relay...owns the Belarusian National Record in the 50m back with a 25.25...competed in the 2012 FINA Short Course World Championships where he placed 11th in the 50 back and 13th in the 100 back in Moscow...qualified for the 2011 FINA World Championships in Shanghai, China.
Personal: Married to Sveta Sankovich...majoring in Social Science.