LSU Gold
Augusta, Ga.
High School
Evans HS

2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Third Team

Started the year off with an eighth place finish against UCONN and Navy in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 2:11.74 … Finished in fourth place against Florida in the 400-Yard IM with a time of 4:17.44 … Two eighth place finishes against Loyola and Incarnate Word in the 100-Yard Breaststroke and the 200-Yard Breaststroke with times of 59.00 and 2:12.84 … Took the top spot against Incarnate Word and Delta State in the 100-Yard Breaststroke with a time of 55.31.

Earned Google Cloud Academic All-America Third-Team Honors … Named an Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) … Scholarship comes with up to $10,000 award and invitation to Innovators Gala … Accumulated $3500 in scholarships from the LSU College of Engineering, winning both the Chevron Leadership Academy Scholarship and the Joe and Kim Reid Scholarship … Also had the best season of his collegiate career in the pool … Started the season with a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke against Loyola … Touched the wall ninth overall in the 400 individual medley against Pittsburgh and Virginia … Earned a fifth-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle at SMU … Made two finals at the Art Adamson Invitational in the 400 IM and 200 breast, finishing 24th and 28th overall, respectively … Finished fifth overall in the 200 breast at Georgia … Touched the wall seventh overall in both the 100 and 200 breast in the final home meet of the season against Texas A&M … Ended the season with personal-best times in both the 100 and 200 breast at the SEC Championships … Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.

Tied for first in the 100 breast and took second overall in the 200 breast in the meet against Loyola … Against Auburn, tallied sixth overall in the 1000 free and eighth place in the 200 IM … Garnered first place in the ‘C’ final of the 200 breast at the Art Adamson Invite … Also took 20th overall in the 100 breast and 22nd overall in the 200 IM at Art Adamson … Picked up a third-place finish in the 400 IM and also tallied eighth overall in the 100 breast against Alabama … Took sixth overall in the 100 breast and seventh in the 200 breast against Texas A&M.

Competed at SEC Championships for the Tigers in his first season … Finished 33rd in the 100 breast, 37th in the 400 IM and 38th in the 200 breast … Touched the wall sixth in the 400 IM against Texas A&M … Earned seventh-place finishes in the breast events against Missouri … Finished fifth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100 breast in the Tigers’ win over SMU … Finished 34th in the 200 breast at the Texas A&M Invite … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.

Ranked 16th in the state of Georgia by … A two-time finalist at the 2013-15 and 2014-15 Georgia 1-5A State Championships in the 100-yard breast and 200-yard IM … Named salutatorian of his senior class … Participated in S.T.A.R. Student, was the president of the National Honor Society and vice president of the Math Honor Society … Coached by Tiffanie Douglas.

Born August 18, 1996 … Parents are Bob and Marianne Petras … Has one sister – Christy … Majoring in petroleum engineering.

Petras’s Top Times
1000 free – 10:24.88 2016 LSU vs. Auburn
100 breast – 56.37 2018 SEC Championships
200 breast – 2:02.78 2018 SEC Championships
200 IM – 1:52.08 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
400 IM – 4:00.17 2016 SEC Championships

Petras’s 2017-18 Top Times
1000 free – 10:25.36 LSU vs. SMU
100 breast – 56.37 SEC Championships
200 breast – 2:02.78 SEC Championships
200 IM – 1:54.72 Art Adamson Invitational
400 IM – 4:01.01 SEC Championships

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