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Jovany Avendano

Player Profile
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Paterson, N.J.

High School:
Clifton

Height:
6-1

Position:
Backstroke

Birthdate:
07/25/1993

02/19/2012

Wildcats Finish Ninth at BIG EAST Championships

Clarke and Smith reach consolation finals on final day of competition

02/17/2012

Avendano and Clarke Score Team Points in 100 Backstroke at BIG EAST Meet

Avendano qualified for championship final of the 100 back on Friday night

01/23/2012

Men's Swimming Celebrates Senior Day with 136-101 Win Over Providence

Six different Wildcats register individual wins in team's fourth victory of the season

01/23/2012

Wildcats Win Six Events But Fall in Close Meet at Seton Hall, 159-137

Thiede has terrific meet with three individual wins, one relay victory

01/12/2012

Wildcats Win 10 Events in 115-70 Victory Over Widener

Villanova returned to action on Wednesday evening with third win of the season

Top Times 100 Backstroke - 49.92 (2012 BIG EAST Championship Preliminaries) 200 Backstroke - 1:51.63 (2012 BIG EAST Championships)

2011-12: Competed in the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 and 200 yard backstroke, as well as the 400 Medley Relay ... Placed eighth in the 100 backstroke at the conference meet with a time of 50.34, the fastest Villanova finish this season ... Registered his fastest time of the season in the 100 back at the BIG EAST meet preliminaries, touching the wall in 49.92 ... Notched one of his best times of the year in the 200 back at the BIG EAST Championships at 1:51.63 where he finished 19th ... Registered a first-place finishes in the 100 back against Seton Hall, the 400 Medley Relay against Providence and the 200 back against LaSalle and Providence.

Clifton High School: Earned four varsity letters as a member of the swimming team ... Named the team's MVP ... Chosen as the Swimmer of the Year and was an all-county selection ... Achieved Distinguished Academic Honors all four years ... Member of Psi Nu Sigma.

Personal: Born 7/25/93 ... Older of two children of Jovany and Sandra Avendano ... Has a younger sister, Michelle (12) ... Chose to attend Villanova due to its community-oriented atmosphere ... Hobbies include playing the piano and the guitar ... Member of the Villanova Quidditch Team, Augustinian Aurors ... Plans to major in Psychology on a Pre-Med track and hopes to one day become a neurologist.

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