Named an All America Honorable Mention for the Second Straight Season
First Career Nod for Both
Men Finished Third and Women Ended Eighth
Men's 200 Yard Freestyle Relay Set a School Record
Competition Continues Thursday
Xavier student-athletes were honored today at the Scholar-Athlete Awards Program which is part of the university's All Honors Day.
At Xavier Zennedjian is one of the most decorated and successful swimmers in Xavier program history ... he was twice named the Atlantic 10's Most Outstanding Performer and was also named the A-10 Rookie Performer of the Year ... he accumulated 11 individual and five relay A-10 Championship medals - the most ever by any Musketeer swimmer. Of those medals, seven have been individual golds and two have been relay golds ... he currently holds three individual and four relay school records.
2011-12 Earned Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention by CollegeSwimming.com for the second consecutive year ... was named the Atlantic 10 Most Outstanding Performer for the second-straight season ... named to the A-10 All-Academic team ... competed in the 100 and 200 freestyle, 50 backstroke, 100 and 200 breaststroke, 100 and 200 butterfly, 100, 200, and 400 individual medley and swam legs of the 400 and 800 free and 400 medley relays ... won gold and set a league record in both the 200 and 400 IM and also the 200 fly, swam the second leg of the gold-medal winning and school-record setting 400 medley relay team and took the third leg of the bronze-medal winning and school-record setting 400 free relay squad at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship ... also led off the fourth-place finishing 800 free relay at the championship ... was awarded the O'Connor Award for the senior male XU student-athlete who best exemplifies the ideal of Xavier University based on both athletic and academic achievements ... also earned the Achieving Senior Award for maintaining a 3.0+ grade point average for seven or more semesters.
2010-11 Named Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention by CollegeSwimming.com ... set a new school record time of 1:48.20 in the 200 IM marking the second time in school history that an XU swimmer or relay team has set an NCAA-B time ... earned three gold medals at the 2011 A-10 Championship meet and was named Most Outstanding Performer ... his first place time of 1:48.35 in the 200-yard butterfly set a new Atlantic 10 Championship record ... earned gold in the 400 IM at the A-10 meet ... set the school record in the 400 IM (3:51.54) and the program's second-best time in the 200 free (1:39.38).
2009-10 Competed in the 50, 100, and 200 freestyle, 200 backstroke and 200 breaststroke ... set a team-best time of 1:50.71 in the 200 butterfly at the Atlantic 10 Championship ... set team-best times in the 100, 200, and 400 IM ... 200 IM time of 1:49.53 at the Zippy Invitational setting a new school, meet, and pool record ... was part of team-best relay times in the 400 and 800 relay and the 200 and 400 medley relay ... set meet records in the 200 medley relay at the A-10 Championship and in the 400 medley relay at the Zippy Invitational.
2008-09 Named the 2009 Atlantic 10 Men's Rookie Performer of the Year ... set two individual and was part of three relay school records set at the 2009 A-10 Championship ... led off the conference- and school-record setting 800 freestyle relay that won the program's first-ever relay gold medal and swam the third leg of the school-record setting, fourth-place 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay ... collected a silver medal for his school-record setting time in the 200 IM and also a silver in the 400 IM ... placed third in the 200 butterfly in school-record time to collect his fourth medal of the Championship ... established Xavier program top-20 times in the 50, 200 and 500 freestyle, 100 and 200 breaststroke, 100 butterfly and 400 IM.
Prior to Xavier 2008 Michigan Division 1 High School "Swimmer of the Year." State Champion in the 200 IM (1:52.2), the 100 Breaststroke (57.7) and 200 Medley Relay ... eleven-time All-American and 12-time All-State ... captain during his senior season ... top 300 recruit ... top times: 100 breast 57.8, 200 IM 1:52.2.
Personal Son of Michael and Kathleen Zennedjian ... born February 14th, 1990 in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. ... sisters Elizabeth and Sarah ... majoring in marketing.