2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2017-18 (Freshman): Competed for the Yellow Jackets in the middle and distance free events … Posted the fourth-best time of the season for Tech in the 1650 free (16:31.18) … Also had the sixth-best time on the team in the 1000 free (10:02.44) and the 10th-fastest time in the 500 free (4:44.64) … Turned in season-best time of 1:47.25 in the 200 free … Picked up a pair of top-five finishes in the dual meet at SCAD placing fourth in the 500 free (4:52.63) and fifth in the 1000 free (10:15.69) … Placed seventh in the 1000 free (10:04.09) and eighth in the 500 free (4:51.96) in the season-opening dual meet versus Pittsburgh … Also touched the wall in seventh-place overall in the 1650 free (17:13.01) against Delta State … Registered a seventh-place finish in the 1000 free (10:04.71) and an eighth-place showing in the 500 free (4:54.02) at nationally ranked Georgia … Touched the wall in seventh-place overall in the 500 free (4:50.74) and eighth in the 1000 free (10:06.03) in the dual meet at South Carolina … Turned in two seventh-place finishes in the home meet versus Emory in the 500 free (4:54.15) and 1650 free (16:47.89) … Finished 18th overall in the 1650 free (16:31.18) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also swam for Tech in the 200 free (1:47.25) and 500 free (4:44.64) at the GT Invitational event … Competed in the 200 free (1:47.46), 500 free (4:45.47 and 4:45.96) and 1650 free (16:34.87) at the Bulldog Invitational Last Chance Meet.
Before Tech: A four-year letterwinner for the swim team under coaches Bond, Havick and Springstead at Oconee County High School in Athens, Ga. … Helped lead his team to an area championship title in 2014 … A four-year high school state championship participant … A two-time finalist at the 2017 GA ABSC Northeastern Divisional meet, placing fourth in the 200 fly (1:58.54) and seventh in the 500 free (4:47.04) … Has recorded top times of 2:00.86 in the 200 free at the 2017 Georgia Senior State LCM Championship and 4:42.65 in the 500 free at the 2014 GA Senior Short Course State meet … Turned in times of 8:44.79 in the 800 free and 16:52.36 in the 1500 free events at the 2017 Southern Senior Sectionals Championships … Also posted 2017 Paige Wilson Award winner … Awarded the team highest gpa award for the 2016-17 season … A member of the Beta Club … Graduated in the top-five percent of his graduating class.
Personal: Full name is Aidan Zhao Brook … Son of George and Fong Brook … Was born on April 6, 1999 in Athens, Ga. … Has an older brother, Evan, who attends Georgia Tech, and a younger sister named Eileen … Chose Tech because it is one of the top academic schools in the country, the beautiful campus and location … Plans to major in mechanical engineering.
|Brook’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)|
|200 Free||1:47.25||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|500 Free||4:44.64||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|1000 Free||10:02.44 (s)||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|1500 Free||16:31.18||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|* relay split (s)|