Nat’l Junior Teamer Andrew Koustik Announces Verbal to Texas

Andrew Koustik of Costa Mesa, California has announced his intention to swim for the University of Texas in the class of 2022. Koustik (honorable mention) is the fifth name on our list of top recruits from the high school class of 2018 to make a pledge to the Longhorns. He will join verbal commits Aitor Fungairino, Alex Margherio, Alex Zettle, Braden Vines, Charlie Scheinfeld, Daniel Krueger (#10), Drew Kibler (#2), Jason Park (#17), and Matthew Willenbring (#16) on the Texas squad next fall.

Koustik swims year-round with Irvine Novaquatics and has developed into the best 200 butterflyer of the cohort.

A senior at Calvary Chapel High School in Santa Ana, he won the 200 free (1:38.02) and took fourth in the 100 fly (48.90) at the 2017 CIF-Southern Section Division II Championships in May. He did not go on to the California State Meet, preferring instead to turn his focus to long-course season. He swam at U.S. Nationals and placed 12th in the 200 fly, earning a spot on the U.S. team for FINA Junior World Championships in Indianapolis. There he finished fifth in the 200 fly, earning a new PB of 1:58.15. He also had a very successful outing at Summer Junior Nationals, where he placed 9th in the 100 free (51.33), 5th in the 200 free (1:51.30), 6th in the 100 fly (54.54), 3rd in the 200 fly (1:58.77), and 16th in the 200 IM (2:06.10 in prelims). All were best times except the 200 fly. In addition to the butterfly and freestyle in which he has had most of his success, Koustik ripped a 55.90 to win the 100 breast at Lakeside Stampede this spring.

Top SCY times:

  • 200 fly – 1:45.04
  • 100 fly – 48.58
  • 100 breast – 55.90
  • 400 IM – 3:58.30
  • 500 free – 4:23.20
  • 200 free – 1:38.02

If you have a commitment to report, please send an email with a photo (landscape, or horizontal, looks best) and a quote to [email protected].

 

In This Story

35
Leave a Reply

Subscribe
Notify of

35 Comments
newest
oldest most voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
Swimallday
5 years ago

Exciting improvement!! This past weekend at the Kevin Perry senior meet Andrew did a personal best in his 200 fly breaking the 1:45 barrier and did a 4:22 in his 500 free. I don’t know if he was rested either way amazing swims!!!

Harambe
5 years ago

Don’t let this distract you from the fact that Texas blew a 3 gold medalist lead in the 800 Free relay

paloozas
5 years ago

only daniel roy left of the top 20

hookem
Reply to  paloozas
5 years ago

Oh Daniel Roy… where art thou going???

FormerTexasLonghorn
Reply to  hookem
5 years ago

There are a lot of Texas fans that are hoping Mr. Daniel Roy is seriously considering Texas.

Swimdawg
5 years ago

People were telling Aaron Peirsol not to go to TEXAS because Eddie might retire.

The program runs it’s self. Eddie loves what he does and won’t leave unless his wife or his health forces him to.

hookem
Reply to  Swimdawg
5 years ago

Speaking of the Mrs… y’all know Eddie signed his grandson? Ain’t goin nowhere.

Right Dude Here
5 years ago

He’s gonna do great things there.

Sophie
5 years ago

Just a quick correction – I don’t think he went a 1:58 in his 200IM at Juniors. He would’ve won Juniors (by a lot!) with that time!

FormerTexasLonghorn
Reply to  Sophie
5 years ago

Good catch! He didn’t go 1:58.77 (typo, that was his 200 Fly). He went 2:06.10.

A&M Swim Fan
Reply to  Sophie
5 years ago

Gotta watch those typos. Particularly in this room!!

swimming
5 years ago

Texas quietly building a very solid and especially deep class… if even just two or three of these guys really takes off under Eddie, we’ll look back on this group as significantly underrated.

Caleb
Reply to  swimming
5 years ago

I think it’s the #1 class by unanimous acclamation so hard to call it underrated!

Swimmer
Reply to  swimming
5 years ago

Eddie is a great coach however recruiting the #1 class in the country makes coaching a whole lot easier.

FormerTexasLonghorn
5 years ago

Wow! This is Texas’ 10th verbal commit and Andrew is a big pickup for Texas. He has serious talent and undoubtably will improve his 200 Fly dramatically at Texas. This is Texas’ deepest recruiting class ever with 8 out of 10 recruits ranked in the Top 100 by College Swimming. To put this in perspective, two years ago Texas didn’t get any recruit ranked in the Top 100 and last year Texas got 5 recruits in the Top 100. With the pickup of Andrew, Texas is deep everywhere except the breaststrokes. I doubt Eddie is going anywhere soon with a recruiting class like this!

cynthia
Reply to  FormerTexasLonghorn
5 years ago

This is good for him to go to Texas.. Calvary Chapel during the Jesus movement of the 1970’s created modern Christian worship music with guitars before that churches just used organs. A fact about Calvary Chapel where the high school is at.

Murica
Reply to  cynthia
5 years ago

Cynthia… how did you get into this room? I told you last week the internet is a big scary place, its easy to get lost. Go watch TV with the others.

cynthia
Reply to  Murica
5 years ago

Maybe, you need to watch TV. I’m old enough to have seen Debbie Meyers at 11 years old on TV in Mexico City.

cynthia
Reply to  cynthia
5 years ago

PS, I probably should not mention off the wall facts but I have just as much as a right as you do to comment. Just because I was a crappy swimmer as a kid. As for the internet I have used it since 2,000 and I don’t like TV much anymore, tough. Tough. You people are elitist, so goodbye.

JohnJ
Reply to  FormerTexasLonghorn
5 years ago

Eddie is 76 years old. Like it or not, he has few years left on the deck.

ex quaker
Reply to  JohnJ
5 years ago

Maybe with that attitude

JohnJ
Reply to  ex quaker
5 years ago

Realistically, how many 76+ coaches are out there in any college sport? Not saying its not possible, just unlikely he will be coaching for years to come.

swimobserver
Reply to  JohnJ
5 years ago

There are a few, but they’re mostly in ’emeritus’ roles, floating around, coaching when they want, collecting 6-figure checks from USA Swimming, that kind of thing.

Don’t forget that he’s already had big heart surgery once.

completelyconquered
Reply to  swimobserver
5 years ago

Jealousy is a helluva drug.

Bay City Tex
Reply to  swimobserver
5 years ago

Bill Snyder Kansas State.

A&M Swim Fan
Reply to  JohnJ
5 years ago

Agreed. Everyone retires at some point. He is no exception.

hookem
Reply to  JohnJ
5 years ago

I’m going to place my bets that you’ve never met this man. Not only is he incredibly healthy but he’s also incredibly motivated. I really wish people would stop the nonsense about him retiring the man is a complete beast. I honestly wish I was in half the shape that he is.

PsychoDad
Reply to  hookem
5 years ago

>I honestly wish I was in half the shape that he is.

Governor Abbott, is that you?

Harambe
Reply to  JohnJ
5 years ago

Eddie Reese can probably curl more than you… check Instagram if you don’t know what I’m referencing

Speed Racer
Reply to  FormerTexasLonghorn
5 years ago

With that logic shouldn’t those weak (not top 100) recruiting years eventually impact them?

Swimmer
Reply to  FormerTexasLonghorn
5 years ago

Texas didn’t need any top recruits, they were loaded.

About Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant

Anne Lepesant is the mother of four daughters, all of whom 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 …

Read More »