Cardinal Markus Rogan Honored in Austria

Jan. 29, 2004

Vienna, Austria - Stanford Cardinal and Austrian backstroke specialist Markus Rogan has been honored with the 'Silbernes Ehrenzeichen f�r Verdienste f�r die Republik Osterreich' (Silver Medal for Service to the Austrian Republic), in recognition of his swimming success, reports

Rogan, 22, won silver in the 200 meter backstroke at the 2001 Worlds and silver in both the 100m and 200m back at the 2002 Europeans.

The honour, considered one of the most prestigious the Austrian Republic can confer, was presented to Rogan's family and his girlfriend on Monday, as he is in the U.S., where he stars on the Stanford University swim team.

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