2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2017-18 (Freshman): Swam the 50, 100 and 200 free events for the Yellow Jackets, as well as on the Tech relay teams … Also competed in the 100 breast event on the season … Posted the fourth-best time on the team in the 100 free (44.93) … Also had the fifth-fastest time for the Jackets in the 200 free (1:38.70) and the sixth-best time in the 100 breast (58.06) … Was the first leg of the Yellow Jackets’ third-fastest 400 free relay time on the season at 2:59.18 … Also swam the final leg of Tech’s second-fastest 400 medley relay time on the year at 3:12.82 … Totaled 13 top-five individual finishes on the season, highlighted by three wins … Touched the wall first overall in the 100 free (45.51) and 200 free (1:40.99) events in the home dual meet versus Delta State … Also picked up a win with a first-place finish in the 200 free (1:41.63) at SCAD … Posted a runner-up finish in the 100 free (46.05) in the road dual meet at Northwestern … Placed third in the 100 free at nationally ranked Georgia (45.04) and at SCAD (46.56) … Finished fourth overall in the 100 free (45.30) at Notre Dame, in the 100 breast (58.06) at Northwestern and in the 200 free at Georgia (1:39.29) and at South Carolina (1:40.22) … Turned in a fifth-place showing in both the 100 free (46.15) and 200 free (1:40.94) in the season-opening dual meet versus Pittsburgh, and in the 200 free (1:39.99) at Notre Dame … Recorded a seventh-place finish in both the 50 free (21.58) and in the 100 free (49.97) in the dual meet at South Carolina … Also turned in a time of 58.25 in the 100 breast in the dual meet against Emory … Placed 18th overall in the 100 free with a finals time of 44.97 at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also swam for Tech in the 50 free (21.08) and 200 free (1:42.19) events at the Georgia Tech Invitational event …Competed for the Yellow Jackets in the 50 free (21.06), 100 free (45.43) and 200 free (1:38.70) events at the 2018 ACC Championships … Also posted a time of 1:40.64 in a 200 free time trials race at the conference championship meet.
Before Tech: Swam for three years at the Maryknoll School in Hawai’i … Was named the MVP in 2016-17 for Pac5 Swimming … Led his Maryknoll School team to a first-place finish at the Interscholastic League of Honolulu (ILH) Championships and a second-place showing at the Hawai’i State Championships in 2017 … Finished second in both the 100 yard free (45.47) and the 200 yard free (1:41.60) free events at the 2017 state championship meet … Touched the wall in first-place in the 200 yard free (1:37.93) at the 2017 Speedo Sectionals in March … Also posted a fifth-place finish in the 100 yard free, a seventh-place showing in the 200 yard IM and an eighth-place finish in the 50 yard free at the 2017 Speedo Sectionals event … Competed at the 2016 Winter Junior Nationals event … Also earned the most points overall for his team at the 2015 Hawai’i State Championships as a junior … Named a USA Swimming scholastic all-American … Was a member of the Principal’s List.
Personal: Full name is Qian Zhi, but he goes by Albert … Son of Xuhua Zhi and Huisen Zheng … Was born on Jan. 11, 1999 in Xiamen, Fujian, China … Has also lived in Shanghai, China and in Honolulu, Hawai’i … Chose Tech because he felt connected to the school and the swim team, it has a great engineering program and he liked the location of the campus … Plans to major in aerospace engineering.
|Zhi’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)|
|50 Free||21.06||2018 ACC Championships|
|100 Free||44.93||2017 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|200 Free||1:38.70||2018 ACC Championships|
|100 Breast||58.06||at Northwestern (10/21/17)|
|* relay split (s)|