Wickus Nienaber
Wickus Nienaber

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Manzini,Swaziland

High School:
Sisekelo

Height:
6-3

Event:
Breaststroke, IM


2002-03:Only returning men 's swimmer to compete at the NCAA Championships ...Finished 18th in the 100- breaststroke with a time of 54.57 and 26th in the 200-breast (1:59.79)at the NCAA meet ...Turned in two second-place finishes at the ACC Championships,earning a pair of all- conference honors ...Broke the school record in the 200 breast,hitting the wall in a time of 1:58.30 to place second at the league meet ...Only the third swimmer in school his- tory to break the two-minute barrier in the 200 breast,ac- complishing that feat on three occasions ...Recorded the fourth-fastest 100 breast time in school history (54.45),plac- ing second ...Placed 14th at the ACC Championships in the 50-free (20.80)...Named ACC Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 6)for the second time in his career after posting four victo- ries against UNC-Wilmington (Jan.4)...Earned two first- place finishes and two second-place marks at the presti- gious Georgia Invitational (Dec.6-8),winning the 100 breast (54.61)while taking part in the winning 400 medley relay ... Led all underclassmen with 14 wins in dual meets,includ- ing 11 individual blue ribbons ...Turned in multiple first place finishes against Florida Atlantic (Oct.11)and UNC- Wilmington (Jan.4)...Member of the Swaziland national team at the 2003 World Championships in Barcelona,Spain.

2001-02:Shared Most Valuable Swimmer honors with Justin Betts ...Placed sixth in the 50 freestyle (20.54)at the ACC Championships ...Won the consolation final for a ninth- place finish in the 100 breaststroke ...Placed tenth in the 200 breaststroke ...Entered the FSU record books with the fourth-best time in the 100 breast (54.86)and 200 breast (2:00.83)...Named ACC Swimmer of the Week (Jan.28)... Recorded three top five finishes at the Georgia Invitational ...Top finish was a second-place mark in the 100 breas t ...Added a fourth-place mark in the 200 breast ...Swam on four top ten relays at the meet,including a second place 200 free relay ...First to the wall nine different times ...Had five victories in the 200 breast and three more at the 100- yard distance ...Took the 100 and 200 breaststroke against Alabama,while swimming on the top 200 free and 200 medley relays versus the Crimson Tide ...Member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll ...Spent summer competing at the 2002 Swaziland Commonwealth Games.

2000-01:Joined the Seminoles in the spring semester ...Finished third and ninth in the 100 and 200 breaststroke, respectively,at the ACC Championships ...First one to the wall against Auburn in the 200 breast.

HIGH SCHOOL:Named Swimmer of the Year four straight seasons ...Owns at least 40 national age group records in Swaziland ...Participated in the Junior African Games (1994),Commonwealth Games (1998 &2002),All- Africa Games (1999)and 2000 Sydney Olympics ...Also lettered in field hockey and track.

PERSONAL:Born June 24,1981 ...Majoring in com- puter science ...Son of Hannes and Celma Nienaber.

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