THIS SEASON: A strong butterflyer who is improving his versatility, 2014 redshirt junior Dakota Hodgson can provide strong dual meet and postseason scoring and is eyeing his first trip to the NCAAs.
2013: Hodgson was a two-time `B' finalist at the 2013 Pac-12 Championships as a sophomore, finishing 14th in the 200y fly (1:47.17) and 16th in the 500y free (4:25.39). He also raced in the 400y IM. His 200y fly prelim (1:45.35) was a PR ... He finished sixth in the 200y fly (1:45.62) at the 2013 U.S. Winter Nationals and was a `B finalist in the 400y IM and the 500y free.
2012: Hodgson trained full time leading up the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and was a finalist in the meet in the 200m fly, taking sixth (1:58.07). He also raced in the 200m IM and the 100m fly and qualified in the 400m IM and 200m and 400m free.
AUBURN: Hodgson saw limited action as a 2010-11 freshman at Auburn, competing only in the fall semester.
HIGH SCHOOL: While in high school (he was home-schooled), Hodgson was a two-time junior national champion in the 200y fly and a 2008-09 U.S. Junior National Team member. A prep All-American who was a 2010 state champion in the 100y fly, he qualified for the 2008 United States Olympic Trials in the 200m fly.
CLUB: Nashville Aquatic Club.
PERSONAL: He was born on Aug. 23, 1991 ... He is majoring in human biology ... His father Charles swam at Dartmouth while his mother, Amy, swam at Virginia.
HODGSON'S PERSONAL RECORDS