Hosszu Named Hungarian Female Athlete Of Year

Dec. 18, 2009

USC sophomore Katinka Hosszu, whose past year has included World Championships gold and bronze medals, American Short Course gold, silver and bronze medals as well as NCAA All-American honors, was voted the 2009 Hungarian Female Athlete of the Year this week in Hungary.

Hosszu won her world title this year in Rome in the 400m IM when she became the third fastest ever in the race. She also won bronze medals in the 200m IM and the 200m fly.

At the 2009 U.S. Short Course Nationals, she won gold in the 200y fly, silver in the 200y and 400y IM and bronze in the 500y free.

As a freshman for the Trojans at the 2009 NCAA Championships, Hosszu was a three-time finalist and a four-time All-American. She was second in the 400y IM, third in the 200y fly and eighth in the 500y free and helped USC to third in the 400y medley relay. At the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, she posted three top 3 finishes (400y IM, 400y free, 200y fly) and helped USC's 400y medley relay capture a Pac-10 title.

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