April 24, 2013
THE FLATS – Georgia Tech sophomore Nico van Duijn has been named to Swiss National Team for the 2013 World University Games, it was announced recently by Swiss Swimming. The 10 athletes will be representing their country at the 2013 games in Kazan, Russia from July 10-17.
Three of the Swiss men’s swimmers hail from Atlantic Coast Conference schools as van Duijn is joined by Yannick Kaser and David Karasek, both from Virginia.
Just a sophomore, van Duijn was selected one of the Yellow Jackets’ team captains this season. The native of Basserdorf, Switzerland set Tech’s school record in the 100 fly this season (47.07) and swan on four relays at the 2013 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship. His seven individual event victories in 2012-13 were the second-most on the club.
van Duijn has qualified to swim the 50, 100 and 200 fly for the Swiss Team at the World University Games. He holds the Swiss national long-course record in the 100m fly of 53.05, set at the U.S. Open this past summer in Indianapolis.