Arunas Savickas Athlete Profile

Arunas Savickas

Arunas Savickas
Positions: Freestyle, Backstroke Height: 6-5 Weight: 185 Roster Years: 1997-2001 Hometown: Panevezys



All-America

  • 1998 CSCAA First Team 200-meter back
  • 1998 CSCAA Second Team 200-meter free
  • 1999 CSCAA First Team 200-meter back
  • 1999 CSCAA Second Team 200-meter free
  • 2000 CSCAA Second Team 200-meter back
  • 2001 CSCAA Second Team 200-meter free

Personal

Majoring in finance...parents are Vaclavoas and Zenija.

Before BYU

Olympian and national record holder in Lithuania...finalist in the World Short Course Championships in Sweden in 200-meter backstroke.



1997-1998 | Freshman Year

WAC Freshman of the Year...set BYU records in 100 free, 200 free, 500 free, 100 back, and 200 back...WAC champ in 500 free, 100 back and 200 back...7th at NCAA Championships and First Team All-America in 200 back...12th at NCAA Championships and Second Team All-America in 200 free...20th in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships...competed in National Championships in the summer...

1998-1999 | Sophomore Year

Did not lose an individual race in regular season competition...took first place in three events at WAC Championships, more than any other swimmer...was named WAC Swimmer of the Year...placed 13th in 200 free and 17th in 200 back at NCAA's...Second-team All-American...took 11th place in 200 back at World Short Course Championships in Hong Kong, breaking own Lithuanian national record...also placed 18th in 200 free and 24th in 100 free in same meet...placed fourth at 1999 European Championships in 100 meter backstroke...competes in backstroke and freestyle. BYU Record Holder: 100 free (44.48), 200 free (1:36.37), 500 free (4:23.01), 100 back (48.01), 200 back (1:43.93), 200 medley relay (1:29.59), 400 medley relay (3:15.71), 400 free relay (2:58.39), 800 free relay (6:36.43) WAC Record Holder: 200 back (1:43.93)...

1999-2000 | Junior Year

Continued as team's leading freestyle and backstroke specialist, racking up team-best times in the 100, 200 and 500 free as well as 100 and 200 back events...won 16 of 20 individual events, including conference titles in teh 100 and 200 back...All-MWC in three events...named MWC Men's Swimmer of the Week a league-high four times...preserved three-year All-America streak with 16th place finish at 2000 NCAA Championships...participated in 2000 Sydney Olympics as member of Lithuanian national team.

2000-2001 | Senior Year

Cougar Club Scholar Athlete...earned his sixth All-America citation, the most ever by a male swimmer in BYU history, by finishing 14th in the 200 free at the NCAA Championships...MWC Champion in both the 200 and 100 back, in which he set a new meet record...runner-up in the 500 free at the conference championships...member of 400-medley relay team that won MWC championship and set new pool and meet record...won 17 individual events during the regular season, including three first-place finishes at the prestigious Speedo Cup...broke his own school record in the 500 free (4:21.39) at the Speedo Cup...set a pool record in the 500 free (4:27.13) on Jan. 6 against Washington...set a pool record in the 1000 free (9:26.52) on Jan. 13 against Wyoming...two-time MWC Swimmer of the Week.