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Giordan Pogioli
Giordan Pogioli

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Peoria, Ill.

High School:
Woodruff

Event:
Breaststroke/IM



2004-05: CSCAA Academic All-American ... Academic All-Big Ten ... CoSIDA Academic All-District V At-Large Second Team selection ... recipient of the Durham Brothers Leadership award, which is presented to student-athletes who have exemplified leadership to their teammates both on and off the playing field ... recorded the fastest time of any American collegian this year in the 200-meter breaststroke at the World University Games in Izmir, Turkey ... his time of 2:13.71 won him the consolation final, and is the third fastest American mark registered in 2005, topped only by Olympians Brendan Hansen and Scott Usher ... was invited to join Team USA at the World University Games following his fifth-place finish in the 200 breast (2:16.88) at the World Championships Trials ... winner of the 100 and 200-meter breast titles at the 2005 Indianapolis Counsilman Classic ... scored a pair of top-eight showings at the Santa Clara International, taking third in the 200-meter breast (2:17.55) and seventh in the 100 breast (1:04.75) ... NCAA Honorable Mention All-American in both breaststroke races ... was consolation champion in the 200 breast, posting a varsity-record time of 1:54.85 ... earned his first honorable mention All-America title in the 100 breast after placing 11th with a career best mark of 54.11 ... also competed in the 200 IM at the national championship meet, posting another career-best time of 1:48.34, which is the third fastest in school history behind Louis Paul (1:44.65) and Matt Brown (1:46.09) ... Big Ten runner-up in the 200 breast with time of 1:57.74 ... also scored as an individual at Big Tens in the 100 breast (5th; 54.87) and the 200 IM (12th; 1:49.18) ... was part of three scoring relays at the conference meet: 800 free, 200 and 400 medley ... winner of 12 breaststroke titles during the regular season, winning five 100 breast titles and seven 200 breast crowns ... won both breaststroke races at three separate meets: Wisconsin/Minnesota triangular, Minnesota Invitational and Arizona State dual meet ... won the 200 IM title at the Southern Illinois/Iowa triangular and was victorious in the 100 fly at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... finished season with 11 NCAA provisional marks through three events (100 and 200 breast, 200 IM) ... won with 200 medley relay team against Eastern Michigan and at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... was part of three winning 400 medley relays, beating squads from Arizona State, Michigan State and three teams at the Florida Atlantic Duals.

2003-04: CSCAA Academic All-American ... Academic All-Big Ten ... All-American in the 200-meter breaststroke ... placed fourth at the national championship meet with a varsity record time of 1:55.41 (2:08.81 in short-course meters) ... his 2:08.81 time earned him a 14th-place world ranking in short-course meters ... is Purdue's first true All-American since Matthew Martin placed among the top-eight in the 1,650 freestyle during the 2001 championships ... is also the first Boilermaker to achieve All-America status in the 200 breast since Vilmos Kovacs in 1999 ... moved up three spots during the finals, after placing seventh in the preliminary round ... also at the NCAA Championships, placed 25th in the prelims of the 100 breast (1:01.30) ... competed at the 2004 Olympic Trials in Long Beach, Calif., placing 21st in the 100-meter breast (1:04.62) and 17th in the 200 breast (2:18.96) ... recorded a time of 2:17.15 in a 200 breast time trial following the race ... Big Ten Champion in the 200 breast ... earned his first conference title after touching the wall in 1:56.13 ... won the prelim race of the 200 breast in 1:57.21 ... placed sixth at Big Ten's in the 100 breast, completing the course with a personal record of 54.68 ... also competed in the 200 IM at the conference championships and placed 23rd at 1:51.21 ... winner of five races in the 200 breast during the regular season ... beat all competitors from Georgia Tech, Florida Atlantic, Texas A&M, Arizona, Missouri, Arizona State, Wisconsin and Minnesota ... was the runner-up in the 200 breast against Michigan, Michigan State and Indiana ... never placed lower than fourth in the 200 breast ... placed second in the 100 breast at Arizona State and at the Wisconsin/Minnesota Triangular ... beat Michigan State in the 200 individual medley (1:53.74), and took third place vs. Indiana (1:52.18).

Summer 2003: Swam for Tippecanoe White Sharks ... placed ninth in the 200 breast at U.S. Senior Nationals with a time of 2:17.04 ... time earned him a world ranking of 65th ... placed 19th in the 100 breast at Nationals with a time of 1:04.17, qualifying him for a second event at the Olympic Trials ... placed second in the 200 breast (2:20.61) and third in the 100 breast (1:05.84) at the Indiana Senior State Championships ... also placed fourth in the 200IM (2:11.69) at the state meet.

2002-03: Competed at the NCAA Championships in the 100 breast and the 200 breast ... finished 31st in the 100 breast by swimming a personal best of 55.37 ... clocked a personal best of 1:57.98 in the 200 breast to place 18th ... swam in three events at the Big Ten Championships: the 100 breast, the 200 breast and the 200 IM ... finished seventh in the 100 breast with a time of 55.45 ... placed fifth in the 200 breast with a time of 1:59.43 ... set a personal best of 1:52.56 in the 200 IM ... placed second in the 100 breast against Notre Dame (58.43) ... finished third in the 100 breast in meets against Michigan State, Cinicinnati/Georgia Tech, Northwestern/Pittsburgh and Iowa ... runner-up in the 200 breast in meets against Indiana, Michigan, Cincinnati/Georgia Tech, Northwestern/Pittsburgh, Iowa and at the Rainbow Invitational in Hawaii ... placed third in the 200 IM against Cincinnati/Georgia Tech ... finished second in the 400 IM against Michigan State with a time of 4:06.24 ... placed fifth in the 100 butterfly at Indiana Intercollegiates (52.87) ... finished third with the 200 medley relay team against Michigan State and Miami (OH) ... placed third with David Hughes, Blake Scholz, and John Arzner in the 400 medley relay against Indiana and Northwestern/Pittsburgh.

High School Four-year varsity letterwinner in swimming ... four-year state meet qualifier ... All-American during junior and senior years ... Academic All-American ... four-year conference and sectional champ in the 100 breast ... broke the sectional record as a junior and a senior ... set the varsity record in the 100 breast and 200 IM as a freshman ... continued to break his own record for three additional years ... also set and broke own record in the 100 fly as a junior and senior ... all-state honorable mention as a sophomore ... two-time First Team All-State as a junior and senior ... Illinois state champion in the 100 breaststroke as a senior ... finished sixth in the 200 IM ... two-time Peoria Journal-Star Swimmer of the Year ... also Woodruff High School's Athlete of the Year ... member of the National Honor Society.

Personal Given name is Giordan Scott Pogioli ... born Oct. 26, 1983 ... parents are Tim and Janet Pogioli ... has two brothers, Adam and Austin, and one sister, Lia ... sister, Lia, swims for Kansas University ... majoring in computer graphic technology.