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.