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Jan Daniec

Free/IM
Position
Senior
Class
Mission Viejo, Calif.
Hometown
Mission Viejo
High School

NCAA All-American
2011: 500 Free (HM)

ACC Champion
2013:
1,650 Free

All-ACC (5)
2014:
500 Free
2013:
500 Free, 1,650 Free
2012: 500 Free
2011: 500 Free

Virginia Career Bests
500 Free:
4:17.76 (8th all-time at UVa)
1000 Free: 9:01.72 (6th all-time at UVa)
1650 Free: 14:53.48 (6th all-time at UVa)
400 IM: 3:49.48

2013-14
Qualified for the NCAA Championships in the mile
Earned All-ACC honors with a third-place finish in the 500 free at the ACC Championships
Also placed 13th in the mile and 19th in the 400 IM at ACCs
Finished third in the mile (15:00.90), fourth in the 500 free (4:19.44) and 11th in the 400 IM (3:49.69) in season-best times at the Ohio State Invite
Placed 28th in the mile and 43rd in the 500 free at the NCAA Championships
Picked up three dual-meet wins (2x 1000 free, 1x 800m free)

2012-13
Placed 22nd in the 1,650-yard freestyle and 24th in the 500 free at NCAAs
ACC Champion in the 1,650 free in a career-best time of 14:53.48
Earned all-conference honors with a second-place finish in the 500 free in a career-best time of 4:17.76 at ACCs
Finished fifth in the 400-yard individual medley in a career-best time of 3:49.48 at the conference meet
Placed sixth in the 500 free and 1,650 free and 15th in the 200 free at the Georgia Fall Invitational
Named ACC Swimmer of the Week after sweeping 500 free, 1,650 free and 400 IM against Virginia Tech and Wisconsin
Picked up seven dual-meet wins (3x – 1,000 free, 2x – 500 free, 1x – 1,650 free, 1x – 400 IM)
Given the team[apos]s Hardest Worker Award at the year-end banquet

2011-12
Earned All-ACC honors with a second-place finish in the 500 free (4:20.78) at ACCs
Placed fourth in the mile (15:19.79) and 11th in the 400 IM (3:53.66) at the conference meet
Had a season-best time in the prelims of the 500 free (4:20.38) and 400 IM (3:53.51) at ACCs
Season-best mile (15:08.76) came at the Georgia Fall Invite
Picked up seven individual dual meet wins (4x – 1000 free, 3x – 500 free)

2010-11
Competed in the 500 freestyle and 1650 freestyle events at his first NCAA Championships
Collected his first career All-America accolade with an honorable mention showing in the 500 freestyle, placing 13th in 4:20.05
His prelim time of 4:19.59 was his fastest of the season
Also finished 24th in the 1650 freestyle (15:16.02) at NCAAs
Earned all-conference honors with a third-place performance in the 500 freestyle (4:19.35) at the ACC Championships
Took fourth in the 1650 freestyle with a mark of 15:10.39 at ACCs
Placed seventh in the 400 individual medley (3:52.40) at the conference meet

High School
Set South Coast League Record in the 500 freestyle
CIF State Champion in 500 freestyle (2009 and 2010) and 200 freestyle (2010)
Mission Viejo High School Athlete of the Year
Selected as the Orange County Swimmer of the Year
Three-time team MVP

Personal
Son of Robert and Sabina Daniec
Has an older sister, Magdalena
Born in Zywiec, Poland