Olympian Reka Gyorgy Set to Join Virginia Tech in December

The Virginia Tech women have a big asset coming to them in December, as Hungarian Olympian Reka Gyorgy will be joining the Hokies at mid-season. Gyorgy earned her spot on the Hungarian Olympic team this past summer, as she represented Hungary at the 2016 Rio Olympics with a 22nd place finish in the 200 back.

Gyorgy hasn’t had any yards experience yet, but she’s been back in the short course meters pool this fall with her stint at the 2016 Hungarian Short Course Nationals. She was a 3-time championship finalist at that meet, making the top 8 of the 100 back, 200 IM, and 400 IM. Her highest finish came in the 400 IM, where she picked up a silver medal.

Gyorgy’s Top Times:

Event Best Time Converted to SCY
100 back 54.02
200 back 1:53.65
200 IM 1:57.69
400 IM 4:04.71
100 free 49.32
200 free 1:49.61

Gyorgy has the potential to be a big scorer for Virginia Tech at both the ACC Championships and the NCAA Championships. Her converted time in the 400 IM is a 4:04.71, which would’ve won 2016 ACCs and finished 5th at 2016 NCAAs. Additionally, her converted best 1:57.69 in the 200 IM would’ve been good enough for a top 8 finish at ACCs.

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4 years ago

I hope she will improve at VT… Take a look at this….

Jan Switkowski at VT:
1:34 – 200 Fr
1:45 – 200 IM
1:44 – 200 FL
4:18 – 500 Fr

Jan Switkowski after transfer to UF:
1:32.1 – 200 Fr
1:41.3 – 200 IM
1:41 – 200 FL
4:15 – 500 Fr

tea rex
Reply to  swimfan
4 years ago

Although Switkowski’s LC breakout (1:54.0 for bronze in the 200 fly) came the summer BEFORE going to Florida. He was a little slower this past summer.

Reply to  tea rex
4 years ago

That was under Notre Dame coach Aaron Bell. VTOPIA is only getting faster.

Brandi Pesetti
Reply to  swimfan
4 years ago

He spent one year at Virginia Tech. Give me a break! Also, I believe there was a year in between so his Florida times come as he is two years older with more short course training under his belt.

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