Reka Kovacs

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Budapest, Hungary

    High School:
    Vonosmanty

    Height:
    5-8

    Event:
    Breast/IM

    Birthdate:
    06/14/1989

    Experience:
    4L

    Reka Kovacs

    04/12/2013

    Fifteen Student-Athletes Receive Conference USA Academic Medal

    Cougars earn academic honor with 3.75 cumulative GPA or higher

    04/11/2013

    More than 160 Student-Athletes Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    Cougars earn award with cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher from 16 sports programs

    02/24/2013

    Swimming and Diving Take Runner Up Finish at C-USA Championships

    Julia Lonnegren (Diver of the Meet) and Jane Figueiredo (Diving Coach of the Year) take top honors for UH

    02/23/2013

    Houston Stands in First Place Heading into Final Day

    Natasha Burgess leads UH sweep in 1-meter diving

    02/21/2013

    Cougars Close Day 2 of C-USA Championships in First Place

    Divers sweep the 3M and two more school records fall

    » 2010 Scholar All-America Honorable Mention
    » 2010 Conference USA Freshman Swimmer of the Year
    » 2010 Conference USA 400-yard IM Champion
    » 2010-11 Conference USA Academic Medal
    » 2011-12 Conference USA Academic Medal
    » 2012-13 Conference USA Academic Medal
    » 2010-11 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    » 2011-12 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    » 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    » Conference USA Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 2 2011; » Nov. 20, 2012)
    » 2011-12 Conference USA All-Academic Team
    » 2012-13 C-USA Academic Medal
    » 2012-13 Conference USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    » 2012-13 C-USA All-Academic Team
    » 2012-13 Team Academic MVP

    SENIOR 2012-13
    Set the school record in the 200 IM (2:02.04) at C-USA Championships to take fourth ... Advanced to the championship final in all three individual events she competed at the championships ... Also placed third in the 200 breast and fifth in the 400 IM ... Swam breast for the school-record setting 200-yard medley relay team at the C-USA Championships (1:41.80) ... Swam the third-fastest 100 breast time in school history during Phill Hansel Invite with time of 1:03.56 ... Named C-USA Swimmer of the week (Nov. 20) after finishing the weekend at the Phill Hansel Invitational as the high-point scorer for the Cougars, swimming a NCAA `B' time in the 200-breast.

    JUNIOR 2011-12
    Scored points for Houston in the 200 and 400 IM, taking eighth and seventh at the Conference USA Championships ... Placed third in the 200 breast at the conference championships as she scored the most points in individual events for the Cougars.

    SOPHOMORE 2010-11
    Held Houston's top times in the 200 fly (2:02.93), 100 (57.10) and 200 back (2:02.09), 200 (2:02.11) and 400 IM (4:17.48 B) ... Set personal record in 200 fly to begin the season and finish as runner up to SMU (Oct. 22) and also took second in the 400 IM ... Placed one through four in four events at Texas A&M (Oct. 26) highlighted by helping the UH 400 free relay team capture first, and finished as runner up in 200 IM, took third in 200 breast and fourth in 1000 free ... Earned first place finishes in the 400 IM and 200 fly vs. Miami (Nov. 6) ... Swam a season-best 200 back time (2:02.09) at Cougar Classic (Nov. 18-20) to place fourth, also earned placed third in the 200 IM ... Took first in the 200 IM and third in the 200 fly at Arkansas (Jan. 21) ... Member of winning 200 free relay team and picked up individual win in the 200 free at UALR (Jan. 22) ... Named C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Feb. 2) after leading the Cougars in a dual meets against Rice, LSU and SMU earning wins in the 200 and 40 IM, runner-up finish in 200 back, fourth place finishes in 100 back and 200 fly ... Competed at the C-USA Championships (Feb. 23-26) earning runner-up finishes in the 200 and 400 IM with season-best times (2:02.11 and 4:17.48 B) ... Earned points for Houston with fifth-place in 200 fly (2:02.93) and helped 800 free relay to runner up standings in season best time (7:23.32).

    FRESHMAN 2009-10
    Named the Conference USA Freshman Swimmer of the Year after collecting 12 event wins during her rookie campaign...Kicked off her career with four victories at the Phill Hansel Weekend Duals...Won the 200-yard medley relay (1:47.87), the 400-yard medley relay (4:07.74), the 800-yard freestyle relay (7:50.20), the 200-yard backstroke relay and the 400-yard IM (4:33.36) in the first weekend of the season...Claimed the 200-yard IM at the Duke\Georgia Tech Duals (2:07.02) and the 400-yard IM (4:31.98)...Set her personal records in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:05.89) and 200-yard backstroke (2:03.20) at the Cougar Classic Fall Invitational...Took first in the 200-yard IM event (2:06.67) and the 100-yard backstroke (59.13) against North Texas...Nabbed a second-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (2:05.44) against SMU...Clocked her personal best 1,000-yard freestyle time (10:16.23) when she won the event at the UH/Rice/LSU/Tulane Duals...Took first in the 400-yard IM (4:23.56) at the same meet...Set her personal best in the 200-yard butterfly against Texas A&M (2:08.48)...Won the 100-yard IM (1:00.46) against Texas in the last regular-season meet of the year...Moved into the UH record books with the second-fastest 200-yard IM time in school history to place fourth in the Conference USA Championships...Set a C-USA Championship record, new UH record and a new CRWC record when she won the 400-yard IM with an NCAA-qualifying time of 4:16.24...Qualified for the NCAAs again on the final day of the conference tournament by clocking a 2:16.19 in the 200-yard breaststroke.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Four-time team district champions... Silver medal in the Hungarian Long Course Championship in the 200-meter breaststroke.

    PERSONAL
    Born on June 14, 1989 in Budapest, Hungary... Daughter of Illes Kovacs and Annamavia Slabo... Enjoys music and reading.

    Reka Kovacs Personal Best Times
    Event Time Date
    50 Free 28.91 10/22/10
    100 Free 54.93 10/6/10
    500 Free 5:02.48 1/22/11
    1,000 Free 10:16.23 1/29/10
    100 Back 57.10 11/18/10
    200 Back 2:02.09 11/20/10
    100 Breast 1:05.39 11/17/11
    200 Breast 2:16.19 2/27/10
    100 Fly 59.09 10/6/10
    200 Fly 2:03.60 1/21/11
    200 IM 2:02.42 2/25/10
    400 IM 4:16.24 2/26/10
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