Wildcats making great progress toward fall-ending U.S. Nationals in two weeks
Fall 2014: Breakout freshman member of Northwestern's sprint freestyle group who also has shown prowess in the sprint butterfly and breast ... Ranks first for NU this season in the 50 free and 100 free while rating second in the 100 breast and 100 fly ... Led off or anchored the Wildcats' top 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relays of the fall ... Notched the first NCAA `B' provisional qualifying cut of his college career when he led off NU's 200 free relay at the AT&T U.S. Winter Nationals (12/3-12/6) with a 20.10 time ... Competed in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 breast and 100 fly at Winter Nationals, placing 41st in the 50 free for his best finish ... Won both the 50 and 100 freestyle races at NU's home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) ... Also was second in the 50 fly, third in the 50 breast, fourth in the 100 fly and ninth in the 100 breast at the TYR ... Finished first or second in the 50 free in every collegiate meet of the fall ... In total, recorded seven top-three dual meet race finishes in the fall including three victories -- two in the 50 free and one in the 100 free ... Swept those two races in a double-dual sweep of UIC and Oakland (10/25).
High School: Placed sixth in the 50 free at the European Youth Olympics ... Held Israeli national age group records in 50 and 100 free and fly ... Won the Israeli championships in the 50 free in both short course and long course meters ... Was part of the team that finished sixth in the 400 medley relay in the European Junior championships ... Part of a club team that was national champions from 2006-2013.
Personal: Born Almog Olshtein ... Son of Hanna and Isak Olshtein ... Chose Northwestern over Georgia Tech, Virginia, and North Carolina ... Major is undeclared.