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    Joshua Nosal  
    Joshua Nosal

    Hometown:
    Austin, TX

    High School:
    Westwood

    Height / Weight:
    6-3 / 172

    Event:
    Free/Back

    Birthdate:
    04/17/1989


    11/06/2010

    Men & Women's Swimming & Diving vs. Purdue

    The men and women's swimming and diving teams hosted Purdue on November 6th at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.

    AS A SENIOR: Member of the 200 medley relay squad that broke the school record with a 1:28.86 performance at the BIG EAST Championships ... registered four top eight finishes (two individual, two relays) at the BIG EAST Championships ... both relay performances (200 medley relay and 200 free relay) were fourth-place finishes and NCAA B-cut times ... notched eighth-place showings in the 100 fly (50.01) and the 100 back (50.32) ... set two personal bests at the league meet, which included a 49.45 in the preliminary session of the 100 fly and a 45.07 in the final session of the 100 free ... swam to another personal best time of 21.23 in the 50 free at the Shamrock Invitational ... concluded Irish career as the second fastest 100 backstroker in school history ... also finished in the top 10 of the top performers list in the 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 200 back and in the 100 fly.

    AS A JUNIOR:Member of the Irish quartet that broke the school record in the 200 medley relay at the BIG EAST Championships ... all-BIG EAST as a member of the Irish 200 free and 400 free relays ... all three relays recorded NCAA B-cut times ... took eighth place in the 200 back (1:49.63), ninth in the 100 back (49.33) and 15th in the 500 free (4:32.25) ... secured season best times in the prelim swims of the 200 back (1:48.28) and 500 free (4:32.11) ... his 100 back time at the league meet was a career best ... froze the clock at 21.33 and 46.35 in the 50 and 100 free respectively for season best times at the Shamrock Invitational.

    AS A SOPHOMORE:Took part in two school record-breaking swims ... helped the 200 (1:39.42) and 400 (2:54.08) free relay squads set program bests at the BIG EAST Championships ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in the 200 free relay (2nd) and 400 free relay (1st) ... finished the 200 free at the BIG EAST in 1:38.31 ... logged a 4:27.34 in the finals of the 500 free during the BIG EAST finale ... best time in the 100 back (50.95) came at the Ohio State Invitational with a season-best 1:46.88 in the 200 back coming during at the BIG EAST meet ... raced the 100 free five times with a best mark of 46.02.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Built a diverse event portfolio through his participation in numerous events ... a big player for the Irish at the BIG EAST Championships with his efforts in relay and individual events ... three-time all-BIG EAST performer ... member of the champion 800 free relay (6:32.45) team and the second-place 400 (2:59.05) and 200 free relay (1:21.94) tandems ... both his 400 and 800 free relay teams set school records ... his participation in these relays helped the team secure more than 100 points at the meet ... also competed and placed individually in the 200 (1:40.20) and 100 (45.76) free while placing sixth and 10th, respectively ... swam the 200 IM (1:58.08) against Cleveland State ... worked the field in the 100 back (52.00) at the Ohio State Invitational ... went 4:36.46 in the 500 free at the BIG EAST meet ... swam the 50 free (21.79) at the Shamrock invitational.

    THE NOSAL FILE: Texas 5A state champion in the 200 free (1:38.49) ... also finished with a time of 45.49 in the 100 free at the state meet his senior season ... swam the 50 free in 21.49 two weeks prior to the state championship ... gained All-America distinction all four years as a prep at Westwood (Texas) ... holds school records in the 100 and 200 free events ... named team captain and MVP his junior and senior seasons ... member of the National Honor Society ... son of Wendy and David Nosal ... father was a submarine captain for nine years ... born April 17, 1989, in San Diego, Calif. ... avid mountain biker and cliff jumper ... graduated from the College of Engineering with a degree in mechanical engineering.

    Nosal's Career Bests

    Event Time Meet
    50 Free 21.23 Shamrock Invite (2011)
    100 Free 45.07 BIG EAST (2011)
    200 Free 1:38.31 BIG EAST (2009)
    500 Free 4:27.34 BIG EAST (2009)
    50 Back 24.00 Ohio State Invite (2008)
    100 Back 49.33 BIG EAST (2010)
    200 Back 1:46.88 BIG EAST (2009)
    100 Fly 49.45 BIG EAST (2011)
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