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Joe Bonk
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  • Sprint Freestyle/Butterfly
  • Sophomore
  • Raleigh, N.C.

Updated: April 2, 2013

General: A member of the 2013 400 Medley Relay ACC Champion team ... A member of the 400 medley relay that holds the ACC meet, ACC Championship and school records ... A member of the 200 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams that hold school records.

2012-13: Had a fantastic freshman season for the H2Okies ... Competed in four relays at his first NCAA Championship and earned Honorable Mention All-America honors in three, the 200 freestyle relay, 400 medley relay and 200 medley relay ... Was one of three freshman to make the ACC team and was on three relay teams that automatically qualified for NCAA Championships, including the 400 medley relay that was named ACC Champions ... Helped bring in 106 points in relays to help secure the second-place finish for Tech at ACCs ... Also tallied 17 individual points, placing seventh in the 100 freestyle and 12th in the 50 freestyle - both B cut times ... Placed second in the 50 freestyle and was on the 400 freestyle and 200 medley relay teams that won at No. 11 Virginia ... Took fourth in the 100 butterfly in the win against William & Mary ... Posted second-place finishes in the sprint freestyle events at NC State ... Won the 50 freestyle against Tennessee ... Posted best times at the H2Okie Fall Invitational, winning the 50 and 100 freestyle events, while taking 12th in the 200 freestyle ... Placed second in both the 50 and 100 freestyles at Georgia Tech ... Took second in the 100 freestyle at Duke ... Posted a second-place finish in the 50 freestyle and a third-place finish in the 100 freestyle at North Carolina ... Swept the sprint freestyle events in his first collegiate appearance in the season-opener against VMI and Garnder-Webb.

High School: A member of the YOTA under the direction of Chad Onken ... Won the N.C. High School Athletic Association 1A/2A 100-yard freestyle event the past three years and the 50 free the past two years ... Holds the NCHSAA 1A/2A record in the 50 (20.85) and the 100 (45.33) ... On the YMCA scene, Bonk was the National Champion in the 50, runner-up in the 100 and placed third in the 200 free at the National Championship ... An Olympic Trial and Senior National qualifier ... Ranked 20th by Collegeswimming.com and first in the state of North Carolina.

Personal: Joseph Gordon Bonk was born on June 2, 1993 in Raleigh, N.C. ... Son of Jackie and David Bonk ... Has two older siblings John and Meghan ... Majoring in university studies.

Bonk's Career Best
50 Freestyle: 19.95 100 Freestyle: 43.67
200 Freestyle: 1:41.50 100 Butterfly: 48.97
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