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    Katinka Hosszu
    Katinka Hosszu

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Bafa, Hungary

    High School:
    III Bela Gymnazium

    Height:
    5-7

    Event:
    IM

    Birthdate:
    05/03/1989

    08/01/2012

    Soni Sets 200m Breast WR, Qualifies For Final

    Defending Olympic champion sets the stage for gold medal chance Thursday.

    07/31/2012

    Lefert Wins Second Medal On French Relay

    Former Trojan claims silver in 800m free relay.

    07/30/2012

    Soni Claims Silver In Olympic 100m Breast

    Trojan great finishes second by 0.08.

    07/29/2012

    USC's Olympic Gold Medal Streak Continues

    Lefert helps French win 400 free relay; Troy has won gold at every summer Olympics since 1912.

    07/29/2012

    USC's Olympic Gold Medal Streak Continues

    Lefert helps French win 400 free relay; Troy has won gold at every summer Olympics since 1912.

    THIS SEASON: Olympian, World Championship gold medalist, three-time NCAA title winner and 13-time All-American Katinka Hosszu, a 2012 senior co-captain from Hungary, is one of the most versatile swimmers in the NCAA and a threat to win any race she's in. A four-time Pac-10 champion, she owns USC records in the 200y/scm IM, 200y/scm fly, 400y IM, 200y free and in three relays ... Weeks before her senior year started, she competed at the 2011 World Championships, where she finished sixth in the 200m IM (2:11.24), 15th in the 400m IM (4:42.96), 19th in the 200m fly (2:10.06) and was on Hungary's 800m free relay.

    2011: Hosszu had one of the finest seasons in school history as a 2011 junior, winning three NCAA and Pac-10 titles en route to earning the Honda Sports Award for swimming as the nation's top women's swimmer ... She won NCAA titles in the 200y IM (1:53.39), 400y IM (3:59.75) and the 200y fly (1:51.69) and was a slam dunk as NCAA Swimmer of the Meet ... Just the second Trojan woman to win three NCAA titles in one year (Kristine Quance did it in 1994 and 1996), she became just the second woman to go under four minutes during her 400y IM title swim while her winning time in the 200y IM was also a school record. Hosszu, Troy's first-ever 200y fly winner, also earned All-American honors as part of USC's second-place 400y medley relay and eighth-place 800y free relay ... A three-time Pac-10 winner in the same events as a the NCAAs (she was named Pac-10 Swimmer of the Meet), Hosszu's season was so strong that she was nominated for ESPN's ESPY Awards for Best Female College Athlete. Her Pac-10 wins in the 200y IM (1:53.53), 400y IM (4:00.04) and the 200y fly (1:51.85) made her the first Trojan to win three Pac-10 titles in the same year since Kaitlin Sandeno and Blythe Hartley did it in 2003 ... She was a three-time champion at the 2010 U.S. Short Course Nationals in the 200y and 400y IM and the 200y fly and helped USC to relay wins in the 400y medley and 800y free. That effort was good enough to earn Counsilman-Hunsaker National Collegiate Division I Swimmer-of-the-Week honors ... At the 2010 Short Course World Championships, she was fourth in both the 200m fly (2:04.56) and the 200m IM (2:06.88).

    2010: Hosszu was a four-time All-American as a 2010 sophomore, finishing second at the NCAA Championships in the 200y fly (1:52.52) and third in the 400y IM (4:03.65) ... Her time in the 200y fly broke Sandeno's school record. Hosszu anchored USC's sixth-place 400y medley relay and led off USC's seventh-place 800y free relay. She also won the consolation final of the 500y free (4:38.94) ... At the 2010 Pac-10 Championships, she won her first Pac-10 crown, claiming the 200y fly in 1:52.71 (USC's first win in the race since 2004). Hosszu also anchored USC's Pac-10 title-winning and school-record setting 800y free relay. Additionally, she was second in the 200y IM in a then-school-record 1:55.49 and second in the 400y IM (4:04.86), giving her six top 3 finishes in as many events in two years at the Pac-10s ... She was named the 2009 Hungarian Female Athlete of the Year in December ... She posted four top 3 performances at the 2009 U.S. Short Course National Championships in December, including a title in the 200y fly. Her other top three marks came in the 200y and 400y IM and the 500y free ... She won two gold medals at the 2010 European Short Course Championships in front of hometown fans in Budapest, Hungary. She won titles in the 200m fly and the 200m IM and claimed a silver in the 400m IM. She also won gold as part of Hungary's 4x200m relay team.

    2009: Hosszu became an immediate force for the Trojans and one of the top swimmers in the Pac-10 and the NCAAs as a 2009 freshman ... At the 2009 NCAA Championships, she was a three-time finalist and a four-time All-American after finishing eighth in the 500y free (4:40.20) second in the 400y IM (4:01.49, USC record) and third in the 200y fly (1:53.45) while helping USC to third in the 400y medley relay (prelim time of 3:30.59 was a school record) ... At the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, she posted three top 3 finishes, was part of one relay title and set two individual records and two relay records ... She was second in the 400y IM (4:03.60, a then-school record) and was third in both the 500y free (4:39.34) and the 200y fly (1:54.01). She also led off USC's record-setting 800y free relay (7:07.59), her first 200 yards (1:45.22) of the race eclipsing a 25-year-old school record ... Swimming the fly leg, she helped USC's 400y medley relay capture a Pac-10 Championship in a then-school-record 3:31.75 ... Competing for Hungary at the 2009 World Championships, Hosszu won a gold medal in the 400m IM (4:30.31) and earned bronze medals in the 200m IM (2:07.46)and the 200m fly (2:04.28). Both times in the IM were the third-fastest in history. Hosszu also swam the anchor leg of Hungary's 4x200m free relay in the final, which finished sixth ... Hosszu was named Hungary's 2009 Female Athlete of the Year.

    HIGH SCHOOL: An eight-year Hungarian National team member, Hosszu raced in two events at the 2008 Olympics, taking 12th in the 400m IM and 17th in the 200m IM. She was also a 2004 Olympian, finishing 31st in the 200m free ... She was a silver medalist in the 400m IM (4:37.43) at the 2008 European Championships and took sixth in the 200m IM (2:15.23) ... At the 2007 European Short Course World Championships, she was fourth in the 200m IM (2:09.99) and fifth in the 400m IM (4:32.10) ... At the 2007 FINA World Championships, she was 11th in the 400m IM (4:46.19) and 12th in the 200m IM (2:16.12) ... At the 2006 European Short Course World Championships, she was fourth in the 400m IM (4:33.65) and sixth in the 200m IM (2:12.77) ... At the 2006 European World Championships, she was ninth in the 200m IM (2:16.07) ... At the 2005 European Short Course World Championships, she was fifth in the 400m IM (4:37.06) and eighth in the 200m IM (2:17.10) ... At the 2004 European Short Course World Championships, she was bronze medalist in the 400m IM (4:35.41) and was sixth in the 2:14.34.

    CLUB: Bafai SVSC.

    PERSONAL: She was born on May 3, 1989 ... She is a psychology major.

    HOSSZU'S PERSONAL RECORDS:

    Event Time
    200-yard free1:44.06
    400-yard IM3:59.75
    200-meter IM2:07.46
    400-meter IM4:30.31
    200-yard IM1:53.33
    200-yard fly1:51.02