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 Matt Rakovec

Career Entering 2018-19: Slotted sixth in Bucknell's history in the 1,000 freestyle (9:31.20), seventh in the 1,650 freestyle (15:50.99) and ninth in the 400 IM (4:00.40) ... scored 22 points at the Patriot League Championships.

2017-18 (Freshman): Scored 22 points at the Patriot League Championships behind an eighth-place finish in the 1,650 freestyle (15:50.99), 11th-place showing in the 400 IM (4:00.40) and 12th-place finish in the 500 freestyle (4:32.17) ... cracked Bucknell's top 10 in the 1,000 freestyle, 1,650 freestyle and 400 IM during  the finals ... at the ECAC Championships, swam the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle relay and 800 freestyle relay ... posted four runner-up finishes in individual events: in the 500 freestyle at Boston University and Bryant and in the 200 IM and 400 IM against UMBC.

High School: Team captain at Hawken School … Academic All-American … holds school record in the 200 IM … team went 11-1 and won state, district, and sectional titles … swam for the Lake Erie Silver Dolphins …

Personal: Son of Kurt and Cathie Rakovec … has one older sister, Maureen, who is on the swim team at Columbia … father played football at Dayton … major is undeclared in engineering.

Position: IM/Free
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Parma Heights, Ohio
High School: Hawken School


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