Men's Swimming



Luka Vrtovec
Luka Vrtovec

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Maribor, Slovenia

High School:
II Gimnazija Maribor

Height / Weight:
6-1½ / 178

Event:
Free, Fly


2008 ALL-AMERICAN

2007-08 (Jr.): Helped the Mustangs to a 14th-place team finish at NCAAs, earning All-American status in the 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay... Broke two school records, in the 200 free relay and 200 medley relay at NCAAs... Member of the Conference USA champion and record-breaking 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay, 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 800 free relay (200 medley relay and 200 free relay both set new SMU recrods); won the 50 and 100 free, setting new C-USA records in both... Won the 50 and 100 free and helped the Mustangs to a first-place finish in the 200 relay against Texas (2/9)... Won the 50 free against Texas A&M (2/1)... Won the 100 free and took second in the 50 fly at TCU (1/25)... Member of the second-place 200 and 400 medley relays and 200 free relay; took second to Ian Crocker in the 50 free, second to Garrett Weber-Gale in the 100 free and fourth in the 100 fly at the Classic @ SMU (1/11-12)... Placed third in the 50 free and first in the 200 free relay against Arizona and Washington (1/4)... Swam as a member of the first-place 800 free relay, third-place 400 medley relay; competed in 50 free, 100 free, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay at the Texas Invitational (11/29-12/1)... Won the 100 free; member of the first-place 200, 400 and 800 free relays and 200 and 400 medley relays at the Art Adamson Invitational (11/16-18)... Won the 50 free and helped the Mustangs to a first-place finish in the 200 free relay against Air Force (11/3)... Won the 200 free against Centenary (10/27).

2007 ALL-AMERICAN

2006-07 (So.): Competed in fly and free events and relays... Named to C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll... Holds team best time in 50 and 100 free and 100 fly... Helped guide the Mustangs to an 18th-place finish at NCAA, claim their second consecutive C-USA Invitational title and finish third at Dallas Morning News Classic... Lead-off leg of All-American 13th-place 400 free relay team at NCAA... Posted career-best time with 19th-place finish at NCAAs in 100 free... Member of school record-breaking All-American 200 medley relay team that finished fourth at NCAAs... Lead-off leg of season-best 200 free-relay team at NCAAs... Member of All-American 400 medley relay team at NCAAs... Lead-off leg of first-place 400 free relay at the American Short Course Championships... Part of first-place 200 and 400 medley relay teams at American Short Course... Lead-off leg of second-place and season-best 200 free relay at American Short Course... Lead-off leg for record-breaking C-USA Invite Champion 400 free relay team and 200 free relay Champion team... Set new pool record en route to claiming C-USA Invite titles in 50 free and 100 fly... Part of record-setting 200 medley relay C-USA Invite Champion team... Member of record-setting C-USA Invite Champion 800 free relay team... Placed first in 50 and 100 free against Texas A&M... Anchor leg for first-place 400 free relay team against Texas A&M... Competed against Texas and Arizona... Member of third-place 200 and 400 medley relay team against Texas and Arizona... Placed second in 50 and 100 free and third in 100 fly at Dallas Morning News Classic... Swam a then personal best time in prelims of 50 free at European Short Course Championships and competed in the 100 free and 50 fly...

2006 ALL-AMERICAN

2005-06 (Fr.): Outstanding freshman campaign... Competed in fly and free events for the Mustangs... Holds school record in 50 free with time of 19:63... Holds best time for SMU in 100 fly, 50 and 100 free... Helped guide Mustangs to C-USA Invitational Crown, third-place finish at The Dallas Morning News Classic and 12th place at NCAA Championship... Part of record-breaking 200 medley relay C-USA champion team...Third place in 50 free at C-USA Invitational... Member of record-breaking 400 medley relay C-USA champion team... Finished first in 100 free toppling the reigning champion and setting a new meet and pool record at C-USA Invitational... Set season best time with second-place finish in 100 fly at C-USA Invitational... Part of record-breaking 400 free relay at C-USA Invitational... Part of 200 free relay finishing 14th at NCAA Championship... Part of 400 medley relay finishing 15th at NCAA Championship... Participated in 50 free and 100 fly at NCAA Championships... Part of 400 free relay finishing 15th at NCAA Championship... Finished second in 50 free at 2006 Spring Championship... First-place finish in 100 fly against Air Force... Part of first-place 200 medley relay team against Air Force... Member of first-place 200 medley relay team against Wyoming... Placed second in 100 free and 100 fly at Texas A&M Invite... Tied for second in 50 free at Texas A&M Invite... Member of second-place 400 medley relay team at Texas A&M Invite... Part of first-place 200 medley relay team at Texas A&M Invite.... Part of the first-place 400 free relay team against Florida St... Member of second-place 200 and 400 medley relay teams at The Dallas Morning NewsSwim Classic... Member of first-place 400 medley relay team against Florida St.... Claimed first-place in 50 free, fourth in 100 fly and third in 100 free at The Dallas Morning News Classic... Member of second-place 200 and 400 medley relay teams at The Dallas Morning News Swim Classic... Part of the third-place 200 free relay team at The Dallas Morning News Swim Classic... Part of first-place 400 medley relay team at Texas A&M... Member of first-place 400 free relay against Texas A&M... First in 100 free against Texas A&M... Part of first-place 200 free relay against Texas... First in 100 fly and second in 100 free against Texas.

Prep: 50 free 23.1 (lcm)... 100 free 51.1 (lcm)... 50 fly 24.7 (lcm)... 100 fly-56.1 (lcm)... Bronze Medalist European Junior Championships

Personal: Father is an electrical engineer and mother is a nurse... Has one brother... Working on Business major and German at SMU.

Career Best
50 Free	19.63
100 Free	43.54
100 Fly	47.94
	
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