Andrew Castro
Andrew Castro

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Miami, Fla

High School:
St. Thomas Aquinas

Height:
6-0

Event:
Free, Fly, Back



2003-04: Continued his progress, resetting all of his career-best marks during his junior campaign...Two of his four best times came during the ACC Championships (Feb. 25-28)...First standard that fell came in the 100 butterfly where he notched a time of 51.18...Came back the next day to hit the wall with a time of 47.76 in he 100 freestyle...Swam his best backstroke races during the Texas A&M Fall Invitational (Nov. 21-23)...Placed 16th with a career-best tally of 53.16 in the 100 backstroke while his personal best 1:57.63 rated him 15th at the meet...Had six top five finishes during the dual meet season, including a third-place showing in the 100 backstroke against Florida A&M (Oct. 10)...Recognized for his work in the classroom as a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.


2002-03: Showed strong improvement during his second year with the Seminoles...Posted ten top-five finishes with four appearances inside the top three...Member of the winning 200 medley relay team against Indian River (Nov. 9)...Swam to top 15 finishes at the Georgia Invitational (Dec. 6-8), placing 12th in the 100 back (53.52), while touching in 15th in the 100 butterfly with a personal-best 51.51...Scored his top 200 fly time against LSU (Jan. 25), posting a time of 1:59.51...Also notched a top mark of 53.42 in the 100 back versus North Carolina and Rutgers (Jan. 11).


2001-02: Turned in the fifth-fastest Florida State times in the 100- yard backstroke and 200 butterfly...Finished 22nd in the 100 back at the Georgia Invitational.


HIGH SCHOOL: Swam all four years at St. Thomas Aquinas for coach Alex Pusseldi...Named team MVP his freshman and sophomore years...Received the Coaches Award his junior year...Named to the 2001 Pinch-a-Penny high school All-Area team...Earned Second-Team All-Broward County honors his freshman through junior years before a First-Team selection as a senior...Member of seven FHSAA state champion relay teams...Helped lead the Raiders to four-straight state team titles.


PERSONAL: Born August 8, 1983...Majoring in information studies...Son of Edmundo and Gladys Castro. Andrew Castro 27

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