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(E) Vanja Rogulj
By Nenad N. Bach | Published  02/9/2006 | People | Unrated
(E) Vanja Rogulj


Vanja Rogulj

Hometown:Zagreb, Croatia
High School:Split
Height / Weight:6-0 / 165

NCAA All-American: 2005: 100 Breast (1st), 200 Breast (1st), 200 FR (H.M.); 2004: 100 Breast (H.M.), 200 Breast (H.M.), 400 MR ACC Champion: 2005: 100 Breast, 200 Breast, 400 MR; 2004: 200 Breast, 400 MR

UVa Career Bests: 50 Free (21.36), 100 Breast (53.27), 200 Breast (1:56.57), 200 I.M. (1:50.56)

Continues to make an impact on the ACC, NCAA and international levels in the breaststroke ... tremendous relay competitor ... had fastest 100 breaststroke split at the 2005 NCAA Championship meet ... represented Croatia in the 2000 and 2004 Olympic Games ... has the ability to challenge for a NCAA title in the breaststroke ... 2005 Men's ACC Swimmer of the Year ... holds the second-fastest spot in the 100 breast and third spot in the 200 breast on the UVa all-time top times list ... a member of the 200 medley relay team that holds the school record (1:27.70) ... a five-time All-American, including two first-team awards in 2005 ... a five-time ACC champion.

2004-2005- Named the Men's ACC Swimmer of the Year ... earned first-team All-America accolades in the 200 breast by finishing fifth at NCAAs ... placed sixth in the 100 breast at NCAA to garner first-team honors as well ... was a member of the 16th-place 200 free relay at NCAAs to earn honorable mention accolades ... won the 200 breaststroke for the second consecutive year at the ACC Championships ... also won the 100 breaststroke at ACCs ... was a member of the ACC title-winning 400 medley relay ... swam in the consolation finals of the 200 I.M. at ACCs (10th) ... swam on the 200 medley relay that set the school record (1:27.70) at the Last Chance Meet held at UVa ... competed in the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke at the FINA World Championships in Indianapolis in October 2004 ... was awarded the Ramirez Scholarship.

2003-2004- Earned the first All-America certificates of his career at the NCAA Championships ... finished 10th in the 200-meter breast and 14th in the 100-meter breast at NCAAs to earn two honorable mention honors ... also earned a certificate for swimming the breaststroke leg of Virginia's ninth-place 400 medley relay at the NCAAs ... won the ACC title in the 200 breast at the ACC Championships ... earned All-ACC honors for his second-place finish in the 100 breast at ACCs ... was a member of the Cavaliers' ACC champion 400 medley relay ... represented Croatia at the 2003 World Championships and placed 24th in the 50-meter breaststroke and 38th in the 100 breast ... also competed in the 400-meter medley relay and helped Croatia to a 15th-place finish ... is the Croatian National champion in the 100-meter breast.

Prep & Personal- Represented Croatia in the 2000 Olympics held in Sydney, Australia ... holds the Croatian national records in the 50, 100, and 200 breaststroke ... son of Silvija and Andrija Rogulj ... born February 13, 1982 in Split, Croatia.

University of Virginia Athletics Swimming & Diving

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