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:
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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.