AS A SENIOR (2011-12): Graduated with the 10 fastest times in the 100 back in school history … member of the runner-up 200 medley relay team (24.01 split) that finished behind Michigan in the season-opening dual meet … logged a season-best 50.43 in the 100 back to earn runner-up honors at Pittsburgh … third-place finish (1:53.60) in the 200 back at Pittsburgh … team-best time of 50.45 in the 100 back at Purdue … member of third-place 200 medley relay team at Purdue (1:31.18) … top Notre Dame finisher in the 100 back at Louisville … member of the runner-up 200 medley relay squad against Northwestern … earned second place in the 100 back (50.46) versus Northwestern … swam the opening leg (24.19) of the victorious 200 medley relay team against Michigan State … took home second place with a 51.29 in the 100 back against Michigan State … manned the first leg of the 200 and 400 medley relay teams that both earned third-place finishes at the Shamrock Invitational.
AS A JUNIOR (2010-11): Re-set his own Notre Dame record at the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 back in an NCAA B-cut time of 47.95, which earned a third-place showing … that swim was the first ever 100 back time under 48 seconds in Notre Dame history … now claims the 10 fastest 100 back times in Notre Dame history … member of the 200 and 400 medley relay squads that set new Notre Dame records with NCAA B-cut times of 1:28.86 and 3:15.10, respectively … came within a second of breaking the 200 back record with a 1:45.75 performance, another NCAA B-cut, at the league meet … now owns two of the top four 200 back times in school history … member of the third place 400 medley relay and fourth place 200 medley relay at the league championships … set the Serbian national record in the 100 back at a national meet in his native country.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Set three school records (two relay and one individual) at the BIG EAST Championships … relay records included the 200 and 400 medley relays and the individual record was in the 100 back with a time of 48.64 … all three performances were NCAA B-cut times … personal bests of 21.95 in the 50 free and 1:45.87 in the 200 back at the league meet … his 200 back was another NCAA B-cut performance … touched the pad in 52.48 in the 100 fly against Michigan State for a personal best … claimed a bronze at the Ohio State Invitational for Notre Dame[apos]s top performance at that meet with his time of 48.96 in the 100 back … took gold in five 100 back races throughout the dual meet season and collected 13 top three finishes on the dual meet season competed in 17 backstroke events for the Irish over the course of the season.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09): Swam for New Orleans … had the highest finish for a Privateer to date at the conference meet, when he finished second in the 100 back … also finished third in the 200 back … joined the 400 medley relay team in the first-ever podium placement for a Privateer relay at a conference meet, finishing third … school record-holder in the 100 back (47.69) and 200 back (1:47.13) … named Sun Belt Conference Swimmer of the Week on Feb. 4 after winning the 100 and 200 back against No. 17 LSU … went 47.54 at the Delta State Christmas Invite in the 100 free, the fifth- fastest time of the year in the event for a Privateer … 400 free relay school record holder on a unit that swam the event in 3:00.45 at the SBC meet, over eight-seconds faster than the previous school- best … member of New Orleans[apos] school-record setting 800 free relay team that touched the wall in a time of 6:40.93 at the SBC meet, breaking the previous record by 19 seconds … one of four swimmers on the 200 medley relay team that set the school record at the Delta State Christmas Invite in 1:33.01 … won the 100 back against Southern Illinois in a (then) school record 51.37, following with a 51.04 one day later … won the 200 back against Alabama in a (then) school record time of 1:53.05.
THE PETROVIC FILE: Serbian national champion in the 50 back in 2006 and vice- champion in the 50 and 100 back in 2007… born Feb. 2, 1988 … son of Slavolyub Petrovic and Marta Petrovic-Onodi, and has two sisters, Natalia and Katherine … enrolled in the College of Arts and Letters as a political science major.
Petrovic[apos]s Career Bests
|100 Back||47.69||Sun Belt (2008)|
|200 Back||1:45.75||BIG EAST (2011)|
|50 Free||21.95||BIG EAST (2011)|
|100 Free||47.54||Delta State Christmas Invite (2009)|
|100 Fly||52.48||Michigan State (2010)|