Andrea Pa'lmai

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Budapest, Hungary

    High School:
    Mihaly Vorosmarty Gimnazium

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    Back/IM/Free

    Birthdate:
    02/05/1986

    Experience:
    3L

    Andrea Pa'lmai

    2007 C-USA 400-Yard Individual Medley Champion
    2006 C-USA 400-Yard Individual Medley Champion
    2007 All-Conference USA Second Team (200-Yard Backstroke)
    2008 All-Conference USA Third Team (400-Yard Medley Relay)
    2007 All-Conference USA Second Team (400-Yard Medley Relay)
    2008 All-Conference USA Third Team (400-Yard Individual Medley)
    2007 All-Conference USA Third Team (400-Yard Freestyle Relay)
    2007 All-Conference USA Third Team (800-Yard Freestyle Relay)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (400-Yard Medley Relay)
    2008 All-Conference USA Third Team (200-Yard Backstroke)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (200-Yard Medley Relay)
    C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Dec. 6, 2005)

    2007-08 SEASON
    Captured first place in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:04.20 during the second day of the Phill Hansel Duals Weekend... Also finished second in the 400-yard individual medley with a clocking of 4:29.74 at that meet... Captured first place in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:16.68 and in the 200-yard backstroke with a clocking of 2:09.25 at Miami (Fla.)... Won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:57.10 and the 500-yard freestyle with a clocking of 5:13.72 during a tri-meet against host Florida International and Indian River Community College... Finished second in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:07.28 during the first day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Finished fourth in the 400-yard individual medley during the second day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Member of two winning teams during the Cougars' sweep of Stony Brook, Puget Sound and St. Cloud State at the Hawai'i Relay Meet... Led all swimmers with three event wins at North Texas... Captured first place in the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:30.88), 200-yard individual medley (2:08.22) and the 500-yard freestyle (5:06.00) against the Mean Green... Placed second in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:24.94 at No. 12 SMU... Won the 200-yard freestyle with a time of 1:56.12 and finished first in the 200-yard backstroke with a clocking of 2:04.18 against New Orleans... Member of the 400-yard medley relay team, which captured the bronze medal with a time of 3:51.74 at the Conference USA Championship... Was the fourth-fastest time in UH history in that event... Won the bronze medal in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:21.67 and in the 200-yard backstroke with a clocking of 2:01.58 at the C-USA Championship.

    2006-07 SEASON
    Became the UH record holder in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:01.52 at the C-USA Championship to break a mark that stood for more than two decades... Won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:36.27 and added another first-place finish in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:08.05 during the first tri-meet against Northern Colorado and at New Mexico State... Also was a member of the winning 400-yard medley relay team... Captured first place in the 1,000-yard freestyle during the first day of the Phill Hansel Duals Weekend... Finished second in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:11.10 during the first day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:28.01 during the second day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Finished third in the 200-yard backstroke during the final day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Member of the winning 400-yard medley relay and 150-yard backstroke relay teams against Hiram, Minnesota State-Mankato and South Dakota during the Hawai'i Relay Meet... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:19.37 against North Texas, New Mexico State and Florida International during the first day of a quad meet... Won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:04.59 and won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:31.05 during the second half of that quad meet... Also finished second in the 500-yard freestyle against NMSU, UNT and FIU... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:17.97 and finished first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:03.79 against Miami (Fla.)... Earned a third-place finish in the 1,000-yard freestyle during a quad meet at LSU and against Rice and New Orleans... Captured the 400-yard individual medley championship with a time of 4:25.89 during the C-USA Championship.... Finished second in the 200-yard backstroke and was a member of three Top Three relay teams during the C-USA Championship.

    2005-06 SEASON
    Became the first UH swimmer since 1996 to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships... Captured the C-USA 400-yard individual medley championship with a school-record time of 4:22.11... Member of the Cougars' second-place 400-yard medley relay team at the C-USA Championship... Finished second in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:05.47 during the season-opening, double-dual meet against C-USA rival Rice and host Texas... Claimed first place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:08.38 and the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:05.48 against North Texas in the home opener... Also was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team against the Mean Green... Captured top honors in the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard backstroke against Arkansas... Won the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:03.57 - the third-fastest time in school history - against Texas A&M... Also won the 1,000-yard freestyle by more than 10 seconds against the Aggies... Finished second in the 200-yard individual medley and third in the 100-yard backstroke during a tri-meet against SMU, Wyoming and host North Texas... Set the school's second-fastest time in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:56.41 at the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Broke the school record in the 400-yard individual medley with a clocking of 4:23.21 during the second day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships in that event... Also was a member of the 400-yard medley relay team which posted the second-fastest time in school history at 3:51.48 at the Miami (Ohio) meet... Finished second in the 200-yard individual medley and third in the 200-yard backstroke during the final day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Honored as the C-USA Swimmer of the Week for the first time in her career following that performance... Member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team against Findlay... Also won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:11.80 against the Oilers... Finished second in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:52.90 - the second fastest time in school history - and provisionally qualified for the NCAA Championships during a double-dual meet against Rice and LSU... Also won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:26.29 against the Owls and Tigers... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:28.57 and finished first in the 200-yard backstroke with a time of 2:06.56 against Nevada and New Mexico State... Also finished second in the 100-yard backstroke against the Lobos and Wolfpack... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle (10:37.55), 100-yard backstroke (58.97) and 200-yard backstroke (2:04.50) during a dual meet against Tulane.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Graduated from Mihaly Vorosmarty Gimnazium in 2004 before attending UH... Finished third in the 200-meter backstroke with a time of 2:18.20 at the 2004 Hungarian Championships... Placed fourth in the 200-meter backstroke with a clocking of 2:16.65 at the 2001 European Junior Championships in Malta.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Andrea Pa'lmai... Born on Feb. 5, 1986, in Budapest, Hungary... Daughter of Zolta'n Pa'lmai and Zolta'nne' Pa'lmai... Hotel and restaurant major... Also was recruited by Iowa.

    Andrea Pa'lmai's Personal Bests
    50 Free • 26.75 (S) • Houston • 1/19/07
    100 Free • 55.70 (S) • Oxford, Ohio • 11/30/06
    200 Free • 1:54.94 • Houston • 1/19/07
    500 Free • 5:04.17 • Houston • 1/13/07
    1,000 Free • 10:07.44 • Houston • 11/3/06
    1,650 Free • 16:52.90 • Houston • 1/13/06
    100 Fly • 59.48 (S) • Houston • 2/24/06
    200 Fly • 2:10.39 • Las Cruces, N.M. • 10/14/06
    100 Back • 57.21 (S) • Houston • 2/23/06
    200 Back • 2:01.52 • Houston • 2/17/07
    100 Breast • 1:11.73 (S) • Baton Rouge, La. • 1/26/07
    200 Breast • 2:26.31 • Houston • 1/19/07
    200 IM • 2:05.70 • Oxford, Ohio • 12/3/05
    400 IM • 4:22.11 • Houston • 2/24/06

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