Born May 27, 1993 Andrew Kosic is a sprint specialist originally from Neward, Deleware. Kosic is an NCAA All-American from Georgia Tech, and specializes in the 50 and 100-yard free — at the 2015 NCAA Championships Kosic finished 5th overall. Swimming from the age of 8, Kosic chose Georgia Tech for the swim team and coaches, the academic prestige, and the swimming facilities where he is studying Chemical and Bimolecular Engineering.
High school swimming
Prior to Georgia Tech Kosic swam for B. Reed Henderson High School, where he was a 20-time High School All-American in nearly every event — free, fly, back and IM events. He was the Swimming World National High School Swimmer of the year runner-up during his senior year, and was the Daily Local News All-Area Swimmer of the Year.
As a freshman Kosic was the only freshman in the ACC to final in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events at the ACC Championships. He finished 5th in the 50 free at the ACC meet, and also finished 5th in the 100, but broke the 100-yard free school record previously in the season in 43.23.
During his sophomore year Kosic switched up his event lineup, and this time was Georgia Tech’s leading scorer at the ACC Championships. He finished 6th in the 50, 5th in the 100 free and 13th in the 100-yard back, and advanced to the NCAA Championships for the first time in his career. Although he didn’t score at the NCAA meet, he set a school record in the 100 back and went a best time in the 50 free.
Kosic returned for his junior year, where he earned his first All-America honors of his collegiate career. After being named the Speedo National Performer of the Week on January 8th, Kosic qualified for NCAAs two years in a row. In the 50-yard free Kosic finished 15th in the 50-yard free not only breaking the school record, but he was also Georgia Tech’s first NCAA point scorer since 2010.
As a senior Kosic earned the ACC Swimming & Diving Male Student-Athlete of the Year, setting him up for a fantastic NCAA Championships and earning him Georgia Tech’s first male Student-Athlete of the Year award. Kosic earned All-America honors in both the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events, finishing 5th in the 50, setting a new school record, and finishing 12th in the 100.