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Albert Zhi
Albert Zhi
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Albert Zhi

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Height 6-3
Major Electrical Engineering
Hometown Honolulu, Hawai'i
Last School Maryknoll School
Club Team Sun-shine Aquatics Swim Club
Year Senior
Albert Zhi

Biography

2018-19 ACC Academic Honor Roll
2017-18 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2019-20 (Junior): Swam with the 800 free relay group at the ACC Championships (6:28.13) that ranks eighth in Georgia Tech program history … Also competed with the 200 free relay and 400 free relay groups this season … Earned new personal bests in the 50 free (20.07), 100 free (44.72), 200 free (1:38.27) and 200 IM (1:50.16) at the Georgia Tech Invitational … Also swam a personal-best 55.23 in the 100 breast at the ACC Championships … Finished first in the 100 free against South Carolina (45.54) … Earned bronze in the 50 free against Georgia Southern, SCAD (21.25) and 200 free against Georgia Southern, SCAD (1:38.67) and Florida State (1:40.89), in the 100 free against Tennessee (45.21), and in the 100 breast against South Carolina (56.22) … Finished in the top five in the 100 free against Auburn (45.36) and Florida State (45.77), and 200 free against Auburn (1:38.56) and Tennessee (1:39.72).

2018-19 (Sophomore): Competed in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 free, 50 breast,  100 breast and 200 breast events this season … Also swam with the 200 and 400 free, and 200 and 400 medley relay groups … Finished with the fourth fastest time in program history with the 200 free relay group (1:18.74) vs. SCAD … Set PRs in the 200 free (1:38.47) and 100 breast (55.49) at the Auburn Invite … Also finished first in the 100 breast at the Auburn Invite … Placed second in the 100 breast (56.70) and third in the 200 free (1:39.93) vs. Denver … Also finished third in the 100 free (45.93) and 200 free (1:40.44) vs. South Carolina, and in the 200 free (1:44.75) at tje FAU Fun in the Sun Invite … Runner-up in the 50 free (21.13) vs. FGCU, SCAD …  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: 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)
EVENTTIMEMEET
50 Free21.062018 ACC Championships
100 Free44.932017 Georgia Tech Invitational
200 Free1:38.702018 ACC Championships
100 Breast58.06at Northwestern (10/21/17)
* relay split (s)

 

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