Hungarian Distance Freestyler Tamas Novoszath Verbals to Gamecocks

Photo courtesy of Ryan Campbell

Photo courtesy of Ryan Campbell

Tamas Novoszath of Szeged, Hungary has committed to swim for the University of South Carolina beginning in the fall of 2017.  Novoszath is a distance specialist who has swum as a member of the Hungarian National Team where he was most recently 8th at the 2016 World Junior Open Water Championships in Hoorn, Netherlands.

Novoszath, who has US Open qualifying times in the 200, 400, 800, and 1500 freestyles,  graduated from high school in 2016 and is currently swimming at Fork Union Military Academy in Fork Union, Virginia as a member of their Post Graduate (PG) swim program.   While in Hungary, he swam year-round for his club program, Szegedi Uszo Egylet.

“The University of South Carolina has everything that I was looking for both academically and athletically. I am thrilled to announce my commitment to join their family next year. I am looking forward to being a part of a world class program and training with one of the best coaching staffs and training groups in the world. Go GAMECOCKS!”

Top times in LCM:

  • 200 free – 1:53.20
  • 400 free –3:57.28
  • 800 free – 8:10.99
  • 1500 free – 15:41.14

Top times in LCM

  • 100 free –45.71
  • 200 free – 1:39.38
  • 500 free – 4:27.19
  • 1000 free – 9:10.87

Novoszath will suit up for the Gamecocks along with fellow verbal commits to the South Carolina class of 2021: AJ Ross, Brandonn Almeida, and Rafael Dávila.

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Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom swim/swam in college. With an undergraduate degree from Princeton (where she was an all-Ivy tennis player) and an MBA from INSEAD, she worked for many years in the financial industry, both in France and the U.S. Anne is currently …

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