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Joonas Koski
IM, Back, Free

Joonas Koski

IM, Back, Free

Year Junior
Height 6-2
Hometown Johns Creek, Ga.
Last School Northview
Club Team Dynamo Swim Club
Joonas Koski

Biography

2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2016-17 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention

2017-18 (Sophomore): Made huge strides in his sophomore season for the Yellow Jackets, competing in seven different events on the year – 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 100 back, 200 back, 200 IM and 400 IM … Recorded a total of eight NCAA B qualifying times on the year … Set new career-best times in the 500 free (4:23.36), 1000 free (9:14.34), 1650 free (15:17.82), 100 back (52.40), 200 back (1:47.23) and 400 IM (3:49.69) … Turned in the second-fastest time on the team in the 1000 free (9:14.34), which ranks six all-time … Had the second-best time on the season in the 500 free (4:23.36), which ranks fifth in Tech history, and in the 1650 free (15:17.82), which ranks eighth all-time in Tech’s record books … Also posted the second-fastest time on the year for the Jackets in the 400 IM (3:49.69), which ranks third all-time in GT history … Recorded the fourth-best time on the year in the 200 back (1:47.23), the sixth-best time in the 200 free (1:40.07), the seventh-fastest mark in the 100 back (52.40) and the eighth-best time in the 200 IM (1:53.51) for the team … Picked up 16 top-five individual finishes on the season … Registered a win in the 1650 free (16:00.30) in the dual meet versus Delta State and in the 1650 free (15:53.31) versus Emory … Also touched the wall first overall in the 1000 free (9:31.85) in the dual meet at SCAD … Turned in a runner-up finish in the 200 back (1:50.63) versus Pittsburgh, in the 500 free (4:35.79) at Northwestern and in the 200 back (1:52.55) against Delta State … Finished third overall in the 1000 free (9:35.34) at Northwestern and in the 100 back (52.40) against Emory … Placed fourth in the 1000 free (9:41.90) against Pittsburgh, in the 200 back (1:54.15) at SCAD and in the 500 free (4:37.67) … Posted a fifth-place finish in the 500 free (4:37.05), 1000 free (9:26.09) and the 200 back (1:49.68) events at nationally ranked Georgia … Finished fifth overall in the 200 IM (1:53.51) in the dual meet at South Carolina … Also placed fifth in the 500 free with a finals time of 4:24.83 at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Picked up a sixth-place showing in the 400 IM (3:52.40) and in the 1650 free (15:29.51) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Finished sixth in the 200 IM (1:56.58) at Pittsburgh and in the 200 back (1:52.18) at Notre Dame … Touched the wall in seventh overall in the 1000 free (9:45.91) and 200 IM (1:47.96) at Notre Dame and in the 1000 free (9:49.20) at South Carolina … Placed 10th in the 200 back (1:47.23) at the GT Invite … Finished 18th overall in the 400 IM (3:49.69) at the 2018 ACC Championships … Also placed 21st in the 1650 free (15:17.82) and 31st in the 500 free (4:27.16) at the conference championship meet.

2016-17 (Freshman): Closed out his freshman season with three season-best marks in the 200 back (1:48.10), 200 IM (1:50.81) and 400 IM (3:53.41) at the Bulldog Last Chance Meet … Posted the fifth-fastest time on the year for Tech in the 400 IM (3:53.41) … Recorded the seventh-fastest time on the season for the Yellow Jackets in the 100 back (53.58), 200 back (1:48.10) and the 200 IM (1:50.81) … Also turned in the ninth-fastest mark of the season for Tech in the 500 free (4:38.01) … Posted 18 top-10 finishes on the season, including a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM versus Cincinnati and FAU (4:07.74) and against Alabama (4:06.30) … Turned in a total of seven sixth-place finishes throughout the year … Recognized as a 2016-17 CSCAA scholar all-American honorable mention.

Before Tech: Lettered for four years at Northview High School in Johns Creek, Georgia under coach Colin Maloney … Ranked as high as 13th overall in the state of Georgia … Set and holds the high school team records in the 200 IM, 4×100 free relay and the 4×50 free relay events … Was a four-year member of the Super Honor Roll.

Personal: Full name is Joonas Anthony Koski … Born April 15, 1998 in Morristown, N.J. … Has also lived in Stevens Point, Wis., Westin, Fla. and Johns Creek, Ga. … Son of Matti and Sanna Koski … Has three siblings – Tomas, Matias and Jannika … Enjoys wakeboarding, kayaking, longboarding and snowboarding … Began swimming at the age of six … Chose to attend Tech because of its academic and athletic success, close to home and felt comfortable with the team … Plans to major in biology.

 

Koski’s Career Top Times (through 4/1/18)
EVENTTIMEMEET
200 Free1:40.07 (s)2017 Georgia Tech Invitational
500 Free4:23.362017 Georgia Tech Invitational
1000 Free9:13.34 (s)2018 ACC Championships
1650 Free15:17.822018 ACC Championships
50 Back25.47 (s)vs. Florida State & SCAD (1/28/17)
100 Back52.40vs. Emory (1/27/18)
200 Back1:47.232017 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 IM1:50.81Bulldog Last Chance Meet (2/26/17)
400 IM3:49.692018 ACC Championships
* relay split (s)

 

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