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Sunday, February 20, 2011
Amini Fonua Swimming Roster Texas A&M
Ponsonby, Auckland, N.Z.
Western Springs College
Height / Weight:
6-0 / 185
Posted a pair of NCAA "B" cuts in the Big 12 Championships in the 200 breaststroke and the 100 breaststroke...scored 35 points at the Big 12 meet with two 5th place finishes, in the 100 breaststroke the 200 yard breaststroke, and a 10th place finish in the 200 individual medley...also swam the breaststroke leg in the 200 medley relay which set a new school record of 1:25.51 at the Big 12 meet...had season bests of 1:59.70 in the 200 breast, 54.27 in the 100 breast and 1:49.69 in the 200 IM, all at the Big 12 Championships.
Scored 33 points at the Big 12 Championships with a fifth place finish in the 200 breast, sixth place in the 100 breast and an 11th place finish in the 200 IM ... posted an NCAA "B" cut of 54.26 in the 100 breast at the Austin Grand Prix ... also had season bests of 2:01.02 in the 200 breast and 1:51.96 in the 200 IM, both from the Big 12 Championships ... was the team's No. 2 entry in both breaststrokes.
2008 graduate of Western Springs College in Auckland, New Zealand ... at the New Zealand Olympic Trials, Fonua placed second in the 50 breast (29.55), third in the 100 breast (1:04.97) and ninth in the 200 breast (2:32.79) ... an excellent student, Fonua received the National Certificate of Educational Achievement Level 1, 2 and 3 Endorsed Merit ... swam for West Auckland Aquatics and was coached by Donna Bouzaid.
Amini Tuitavake Britteon Fonua is the son of Sione and Julie Fonua of Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand ... born Dec. 14, 1989 in Auckland ...plans to major in telecommunications and media studies.
Favorite TV show: Summer Heights High and anything on VH1
Most played songs in my iPod: Zero by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
What I drive: Nothing
Favorite movie: Kill Bill
What I'm reading: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Bookmarked websites: listentoyoutube.com
Superstition: Positive, Relax, Pray
Worst job: Paper boy
Favorite city to visit: Vava'u, Tonga
Favorite athlete to watch in another sport: Serena Williams, Tennis
Talent I'd most like to have: Slay dragons
Attribute I like BEST about myself: Positive and sometimes patient
Attribute I like LEAST about myself: Panicky and sometimes impatient
Which teammate would win on Big Brother? Me
Which teammate could succeed at another sport and which sport: Andres, Bryan and Nikita - Irish Dancing (with each other)
Pre-competition music: Give It 2 Me - Madonna
Favorite quote: "There's no such thing as pressure...that's all we've ever had. It's life. So where's the pressure?"
Something about me that most people don't know: I'm addicted to youtube.
Favorite swimming or diving set: Anything with a bungy
In one word, describe:
Coach Holmes: Distance
Coach Boyd: Sprint