Blake Trabuchi-Downey
    • Event
    • Class
    • Hometown
    • Distance Free/Butterfly
    • Senior
    • Vineland, N.J.

    General: The 2012 ACC Postgraduate Scholarship Award winner ... A member of the 800 freestyle relay team that holds the school record.

    2011-12: Was awarded the ACC Postgraduate Scholarship ... Brought in 30 individual points for Tech at the ACC Championships ... Finished sixth in the 1650 freestyle, eighth in the 200 butterfly and 11th in the 500 freestyle, while helping the 800 freestyle relay team to a fifth-place finish ... Posted second-place finishes in the 500 and 1000 freestyle against Georgia Tech ... Placed fourth in the 1000 freestyle and 200 butterfly against Virginia ... Posted sixth-place finishes in the 500 and 1000 freestyles at Ohio State ... Placed fifth in the 1000 freestyle in the quad meet against Florida State, Duke and UNC Wilmington ... Posted a fourth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke and the 500 freestyle against North Carolina.

    2010-11: Finished eighth in the 200 fly, 11th in the 1650 free and 12th in the 500 free at the ACC Championships … Finished seventh in the 500 free and the 1650 free and 11th in the 200 fly at the Volunteer Invitational … Earned seven individual titles on the season, winning the 1000 free at Penn State, at Cincinnati with Kentucky and against William & Mary, the 500 free against Charleston and at Cincinnati, the 200 fly at Cincinnati and the 200 free against Charleston … Swam “B” cut times in the 500 free (4:26.66), the 1650 free (15:30.99) and the 200 fly (1:47.20) … Placed third in the 1000 free at No. 18 Louisville with No. 13 Indiana, and his time of 9:20.16 ranked him 10th in the ACC and 56th in the nation.

    2009-10: Earned top-10 finishes in the 1650 freestyle and 200 butterfly events, and placed 13th in the 500 freestyle at the ACC Championships…Helped the 800 freestyle relay team to a fourth-place finish at the ACC Championships… Finished fifth in the 200 butterfly, seventh in the 1650 free and 13th in the 500 free at Volunteer Invitational…Won the 1650 free against Duke.

    2008-09: Placed 14th in the 1650 freestyle and took first in the bonus consolation final of the 500 free at the ACC Championships … Also finished eighth in the 200 butterfly event and helped the 800 freestyle relay team to a sixth-place finish … Placed fifth in the 200 fly, seventh in the 1650 free and 14th in the 200 free at the Volunteer Invitational …Set his career-best time in the 200 free at the Pittsburgh meet ... Posted two individual wins against Georgia Tech and UNC Wilmington ... Named to ACC All-Academic Team.

    High School: Competed for St. Augustine College Preparatory School and the club, GCIT ... Named the Daily Journal and Atlantic City Press Swimmer of the Year after finishing first-team all-state in the 500 free ... Captured multiple state titles, including the 200 medley relay and 100 butterfly ... Selected to the NCSA All-American team ... A silver medalist on the National Latin Exam ... Member of the National Honor Society.

    Personal: Blake Trabuchi-Downey was born on Feb. 16, 1990, in Vineland, N.J. ... Son of Lisa Trabuchi, stepfather Dr. John Trabuchi and David Downey ... Mother swam for the University of Virginia in 1981 and 1982 ... Majoring in biology.

    Trabuchi-Downey's Career Best
    200 Freestyle: 1:41.22 500 Freestyle: 4:23.46
    1000 Freestyle: 9:19.76^ 1650 Freestyle: 15:24.35
    200 Butterfly: 1:46.55

    ^ Denotes split

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