Szintia Szanto

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Budapest, Hungary

    High School:
    Eotvos Jozsef Gimnazium

    Height:
    5-6

    Event:
    IM/Breast/Fly

    Birthdate:
    02/11/1985

    Experience:
    4 letters

    Szintia Szanto

    2006 C-USA 200-Yard Breaststroke Champion
    2005 C-USA 200-Yard Individual Medley Champion
    2007 All-Conference USA Second Team (200-Yard Individual Medley)
    2007 All-Conference USA Second Team (200-Yard Breaststroke)
    2007 All-Conference USA Second Team (400-Yard Medley Relay)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (200-Yard Individual Medley)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (200-Yard Medley Relay)
    2006 All-Conference USA Second Team (400-Yard Medley Relay)
    2007 All-Conference USA Third Team (200-Yard Medley Relay)
    2007 All-Conference USA Third Team (800-Yard Freestyle Relay)
    C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 23, 2007)
    C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 17, 2006)
    C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 31, 2006)
    C-USA Swimmer of the Week (Oct. 28, 2004)
    2006-07 C-USA Swimming & Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year
    2006-07 C-USA All-Academic Team
    2006-07 C-USA Academic Medal
    2005-06 C-USA Academic Medal
    2004-05 C-USA Academic Medal
    2003-04 C-USA Academic Medal
    2006-07 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    2005-06 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    2004-05 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll
    2003-04 C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll

    2006-07 SEASON
    Epitome of the phrase "student-athlete"... Four-time recipient of the C-USA Academic Medal for a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 or higher... Four-time member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Member of the first C-USA Swimming and Diving All-Academic Team... Owns the school record and nine of the Top 10 fastest times in the 200-yard breaststroke... Owns the school record and nine of the Top 10 fastest times in the 200-yard individual medley... Owns the school record and five of the Top 10 fastest times in the 100-yard breaststroke... Owns four of the school's Top 10 times in the 200-yard butterfly... Won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:22.96 and finished second in the 200-yard butterfly 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 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.54), 200-yard breaststroke (2:24.61) and the 200-yard individual medley (2:03.12) and was a member of the winning 200-yard medley relay team during the second day of the tri-meet against Northern Colorado and at New Mexico State... Honored as the C-USA Swimmer of the Week following those performances... Won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.54 and was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay at Southwestern... Captured first place in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:04.06 against No. 8 SMU and No. 25 Oregon State... Also finished second in the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard breaststroke against the Mustangs and Beavers... Placed second in the 200-yard breaststroke and the 200-yard individual medley at the Phill Hansel Duals Weekend... Finished second in the 200-yard butterfly during the second day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:19.24 during the final day of the Miami (Ohio) Invitational... Member of the winning 400-yard medley and 150-yard butterfly relay teams against Hiram, Minnesota State-Mankato and South Dakota during the Hawai'i Relay Meet... Won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.13 and captured first place in the 200-yard individual medley with a clocking of 2:06.91 during the first day of a quad meet against Florida International, North Texas and New Mexico State... Also was a member of the winning 200-yard medley and 400-yard freestyle relay teams in that quad meet... Finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.33 and in the 100-yard breaststroke with a clocking of 1:05.27 during the second half of that quad meet... Also was a member of the winning 400-yard medley and 200-yard freestyle relay teams against FIU, NMSU and UNT... Won the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.07 against No. 5 Texas A&M... Won three events during her final regular-season home meet against Miami (Fla.)... Won the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:03.83 and the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.10... Also added a first-place showing in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:18.40 - the fourth fastest time in school history - against the Hurricanes... Finished first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:06.00 during a quad meet at LSU and against Rice and New Orleans... Also finished third in the 100-yard butterfly at that quad meet... Placed second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:03.11 and in the 200-yard breaststroke with a clocking of 2:16.39 during of the Conference USA Championship... Member of three Top Three relay teams at the C-USA meet.

    2005-06 SEASON
    Became one of the first UH swimmers since 1996 to provisionally qualify for the NCAA Championships... Won the C-USA 200-yard breaststroke championship with a time of 2:15.69... Earned the silver medal in the 200-yard individual medley at the C-USA Championship with a school-record time of 2:02.05... Captured first place in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:04.69 and finished second in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:22.14 during the season-opening, double-dual meet against C-USA rival Rice and host Texas... Member of the 200-yard medley relay team which finished second against the Owls and Longhorns... Finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:04.55 against North Texas... Won the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:21.63 and finished second in the 200-yard butterfly at Texas A&M... Finished third in the 200-yard individual medley during a tri-meet against SMU, Wyoming and host North Texas... 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... Won the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 25.53 and the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:03.66 against Findlay... Also was a member of the wining 200-yard freestyle relay team against the Oilers... Was the only swimmer to win two individual events in the Findlay meet... Captured first place in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:20.39 and finished second in the 200-yard individual medley during a double-dual meet against Rice and LSU... Won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:05.02 during a double-dual meet against the Owls and Tigers and set a new CRWC Natatorium record in that event by a Cougar swimmer... Won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:05.21 and earned a similar finish in the 200-yard breaststroke with a clocking of 2:21.47 against Nevada and New Mexico State... Set school records in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:04.86) and 200-yard breaststroke (2:18.99) and added another first-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:06.89 against Tulane... Swam the second led of the Cougars' winning 200-yard medley relay team which posted a time of 1:47.68.

    2004-05 SEASON
    Finished third in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:27.33 at the C-USA Championship... Set a new school record with a time of 2:04.47 on the way to winning the C-USA 200-yard individual medley championship... Became the first Cougar in school history to win a C-USA individual swimming championship... Member of the Cougars' 400-yard medley relay team at the C-USA Championship which posted the eighth-fastest time in school history... Earned three second-place finishes against Texas A&M and Miami (Fla.) during a double-dual meet... Recorded a time of 2:20.68 in the 200-yard breaststroke for the seventh-fastest time in school history... Posted a time of 2:05.29 in the 200-yard butterfly... Finished second in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:28.08, the 10th-fastest time in school history... Finished second in the 400-yard individual medley and third in the 200-yard butterfly and 200-yard breaststroke against Rice and at LSU... Captured first place in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 1:02.58 at Incarnate Word... Won the 100-yard butterfly (58.34) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:07.39) against North Texas and SMU... Placed second in the 200-yard butterfly during the final day of the Cougar Invitational... Finished third in the 100-yard breaststroke during the second day of the Cougar Invitational... Placed second in the 200-yard individual medley during the first day of the Cougar Invitational... Finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:06.33 at Louisiana-Monroe... Earned three first-place finishes against C-USA rival TCU... Won the 100-yard breaststroke (1:06.97), 200-yard breaststroke (2:22.33) and 200-yard individual medley (2:09.31) against the Horned Frogs... Finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:05.23 to finish more than four seconds ahead of her closest competitor against Rice... Placed first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:09.08 against the Owls... Named C-USA Swimmer of the Week following that performance.

    2003-04 SEASON
    Established herself as one of the finest swimmers in school history during her first collegiate season... Recorded the school's Top 10 fastest times in four different events... Posted season-best times in five different events... Recorded the team's five fastest times in the 100-yard butterfly and the eight fastest times in the 200-yard butterfly... Posted the team's four fastest times in the 200-yard breaststroke and the six fastest times in the 200-yard individual medley... Owned the team's four fastest times in the 400-yard individual medley... Made her collegiate debut a successful one against North Texas in the season opener... Captured first place in the 1,000-yard freestyle with a time of 10:43.67 and followed that with another first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.07... Recorded the school's fifth-fastest time in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:06.52.. Finished first in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:26.46 during a tri-meet against Louisville and Kentucky... Was the sixth-fastest time in school history in that event... Claimed first place in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:24.92 during a tri-meet against Louisville and Kentucky... Recorded a pair of first-place finishes in a tri-meet against C-USA rivals Louisville and Cincinnati.... Won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:28.14 and followed that with a time of 1:06.33 in the 100-yard breaststroke... Competed in four individual swimming events at the Cougar Invitational and did not place lower than second in any... Also was a member of the Cougars 200-yard medley relay team which finished third but recorded the school's 10th-fastest time... Won the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:25.06, the second-fastest time in school history... Placed first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:01.83, the fourth-fastest time by a Cougar... Finished nearly seven full seconds ahead of the second-place finisher in that event... Placed second in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:07.52, the eighth-fastest time in school history.. Placed second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 56.81... Also was a member of the Cougars' 400-yard medley relay and 800-yard freestyle relay teams which finished second at that meet... Finished first in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:03.31 and added another first-place performance in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:21.56 against Kansas... Finished second in the 200-yard IM with a time of 2:11.88... Finished a close second in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.98 and in the 100-yard breaststroke... Topped all swimmers in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:04.24, nearly six seconds ahead of her closest competitor, during a dual meet at TCU... Placed first in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 58.30 and added a second-place showing in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:33.62 against the Horned Frogs.... Placed first in the 200-yard individual medley with a time of 2:11.46 and dominated in the 200-yard butterfly with a time of 2:08.89, nearly 13 seconds ahead of her closest competitor during a dual meet win at North Texas... Captured three first-place finishes at Arkansas... Won the 100-yard breaststroke with a time of 1:06.36 and took top honors in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:20.96.... Capped her day against the Lady Razorbacks with a first-place showing in the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 57.70... Captured two more wins against SMU... Finished with a time of 57.40 in the 100-yard butterfly and 1:06.04 in the 100-yard breaststroke against the Mustangs.

    HIGH SCHOOL
    Swam for head coach Jozsef Nagy for Honved Budapest... Finished second in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the 1999 European Youth Olympic Games... Placed second in the 200 breaststroke and 400 IM at the 2002 Gymnasiade (world high school games)... Also was an age group national champion and age group record holder... Was a three-time winner of Hungary's Good Student-Good Athlete Award.

    PERSONAL
    Full name is Szintia Szanto... Born on Feb. 11, 1985, in Budapest, Hungary... Daughter of Peter and Elizabeth Szanto... Major in communications-advertising.... Also recruited by Ohio State, Texas A&M, Miami and Louisville... Cousin Christopher Lakos is an associate SID at Georgia.

    Szintia Szanto's Personal Bests
    50 Free • 24.90 •Houston • 1/19/07
    100 Free • 53.44 (S) • Houston • 11/22/03
    200 Free • 1:56.55 (S) • Houston • 2/27/04
    500 Free • 5:14.93 (S) • Houston • 10/22/05
    1,000 Free • 10:36.02 • Houston • 10/22/05
    100 Fly • 56.81 • Houston • 11/20/03
    200 Fly • 2:01.83 • Houston • 11/22/03
    100 Back • 1:00.65 • Houston • 1/19/07
    200 Back • 2:13.48 • Houston • 2/7/04
    100 Breast • 1:03.19 • Houston • 2/25/06
    200 Breast • 2:15.69 • Houston • 2/25/06
    200 IM 2:02.05 • Houston • 2/23/06
    400 IM 4:25.06 • Houston • 11/21/03

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