Will participate in numerous backstroke events throughout the year ... Expected to provide valuable points during the dual meet season.
At ECU: Turned in his best 200 back performance of his junior year in the dual meet against George Mason and William & Mary (1:59.06) ... Recorded top 1650 free time at the Nike Cup (16:41.80) ... Dean's List student.
At Wyoming: Two-year letterman ... Placed fifth in the 1650 freestyle at the 2004 MWC Championships ... Finished 12th in the 500 freestyle and 18th in the 200 freestyle at the 2004 MWC championships ... Recorded season best times in the 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle and 200 backstroke at the 2005 UNLV Invitational ... Recorded all of his career best times as a freshman in 2004.
High School: Attended Buyuk College High School in Ankara, Turkey ... Honor student in 2001 and 2002 ... Earned a varsity letter as a senior in 2003 ... Swam for Coach Gurbuz Balemire.
Personal: Born November 30, 1985 in Pullman, Wash. ... Son of Ali and Hatice Aydin ... Academic major is international business.