Patrik Balint

Patrik Balint

Player Profile


Budapest, Hungary

High School:
Arny Janos HS




2006-07: Earned All-CAA in honors in six events - 100 backstroke, 200 backstroke, 400 freestyle relay, 800 freestyle relay, 400 medley relay, and 200 medley relay...Broke his own school record in the 100 backstroke (50.02) at the CAA Championships...Won his third straight 200 backstroke title at the CAA Championships (1:48.73)...Came in second in the 100 backstroke...Combined with Tyler Haverty, Ryan Tinney, and Chad Gangwer on the 400 freestyle relay team taking first place (3:02.96)...Also placed fourth with the 800 freestyle relay team (6:46.83)...Joined Haverty, Daniel Lundberg, and Kevin Latimer on the third place 400 medley relay team (3:23.52)....Also joined Lundberg, Tinney, and Garrett Opp for a third place finish (1:33.54) in the 200 medley relay... 2005-06: Won the 200-yard backstroke CAA championship...Member of the 400-yard freestyle relay team that earned All-CAA Honors...Set ODU record for the 200 backstroke (1:48.27) and broke his own record in the 100 backstroke (50.20)...Won CAA Swimmer of the Week after three individual victories and being part of two winning relay teams against Delaware and William & Mary.

2004-2005: Named CAA Rookie of the Year, becoming the first ODU men's swimmer to be given the award since 1997...Tied for 1st overall in points at the CAA Championships after taking gold medals in the 100 backstroke (50.55) and 200 backstroke (1:48.79)...Also swam the opening leg for the ODU 400-freestyle relay team that finished 2nd at the Championsips...Won CAA Swimmer of the Week after victories in 4 individual events against American, Howard, and JMU...Broke school record in the 100 Backstroke (51.27) against UNC-Wilmington...

Prep: Swam for the Ferencvaros Torna Club in Budapest prior to attending ODU...Was a junior national champion in the backstroke in Hungary Personal: Born September 10, 1984...Son of Rosta Erzsebet and Bemce...Has one brother, Kristof (25)...Majoring in Recreation and Tourism Studies.

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