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Updated: November 26, 2012

2012-13: Record two top-10 finishes at the H2Okie Fall Invitational, placing sixth in the 200 butterfly and fourth in the 100 butterfly ... Took third in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 200 butterfly in the win at Georgia Tech ... Placed third in the 100 butterfly in the quad meet at Duke ... Posted a sixth-place finish in the 50 freestyle and a third-place finish in the 100 butterfly at North Carolina.

2011-12: Competed in three events at the ACC Championships ... Took home the bronze in the 100 butterfly, while placing seventh in the 200 butterfly and 22nd in the 50 freestyle ... Posted fourth-place finishes in the 100 and 200 butterfly against Georgia Tech ... Earned 37 points at the Yellow Jacket Invitational, including a third-place showing in the 100 butterfly and a 10th-place finish in the 200 butterfly ... Placed fourth in the 50 freestyle and third in the 100 butterfly at Ohio State ... Member of the 200 medley relay team that set a pool record in the quad meet against Florida State, Duke and UNC Wilmington ... Also finished second in the 200 butterfly and third in the 100 butterfly to help the men's team to their first program win over Florida State ... Took home the gold in the 100 butterfly against North Carolina ... Helped his 200 medley relay squad to a first-place finish and pool record time of 1:30.26 in the season opener against NC State.

2010-11: Scored 14 points for Tech with a fifth-place finish in the 100 butterfly at the ACC Championships … Anchored Tech’s bronze medal-winning 400 medley relay squad at ACCs … Additionally finished 23rd in the 50 freestyle and 24th in the 100 freestyle at ACCs … Botha’s 100 butterfly time at ACCs was the fifth-best among ACC swimmers and 47th in the nation on the season … Scored 32 points for Tech at the Volunteer Invite with a fourth-place finish in the 100 butterfly, a sixth-place finish in the 100 freestyle and a 13th-place finish in the 50 freestyle … Led the H2Okies to fourth-place finishes in the 200 freestyle, 400 freestyle and 400 medley relays at the Invite … Earned three individual titles on the season, winning the 50 freestyle against Charleston and both butterfly events versus William & Mary … Swam “B” cut times in the 50 freestyle (20.22) and 100 butterfly (47.17).

2009-10: Finished eighth in the 50 freestyle at the ACC Championships to lead the H2Okies and placed 10th in the 100 butterfly…Also helped the 400 medley team to a fourth-place finish and the 200 freestyle relay team to a sixth-place finish…Earned a top-10 finish in the 100 butterfly and took 14th in the 200 butterfly at the Volunteer Invitational…Won the 100 butterfly against North and South Carolina.

High School: Attended Millfield High School ... Was elected to the British 2012 Olympian Development Team ... National Champion in the 100 and 200 butterfly events in 2007 ... Represented Britain in the 2007 European Youth Olympic Festival, earning a bronze medal in the 100 butterfly ... Member of the England Team vs. Ireland, Wales and Scotland meet, breaking the 100 butterfly record ... Also reached semifinals at the 2009 British Championships, earning a spot on the European Junior Championships Team and breaking the British record in the 50 freestyle.

Personal: Karl Botha was born on February 2, 1991 … Son of Frans and Judith Botha … Majoring in psychology.

Botha's Career Best
50 Freestyle: 20.16 100 Freestyle: 44.57
100 Backstroke: 53.75 100 Butterfly: 46.93
200 Butterfly: 1:46.20

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