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Peter Kropp
Player Profile:
Peter Kropp 1319738
Position: Breast/IM
Height: 6'3"
Year: Senior
City/State: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Loyola

Honors: Honorable Mention All-America (200 Medley Relay - 2016) ... ACC Male Swimmer of the Week (11/25/14; 10/6/15; 10/27/15) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America First Team (2016) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2015, 2016)

2015-16: Qualified for NCAA Championships individually and as a member of Duke’s 200 and 400 medley relays ... Helped 200 medley relay become the first in program history to garner All-America honors with a sixth-place showing in the NCAA consolation final and a 14th-place finish overall ... 400 medley relay was 20th in preliminaries ... Competed individually in 100 and 200 breaststroke preliminaries, taking 21st at the 100-yard distance ... One of five Blue Devils to qualify for the 100 breaststroke finals at the ACC Championship, leading the way in seventh overall ... Also finished 14th in the 200 breaststroke ... Helped guide Blue Devils’ 200 medley relay to a fourth-place showing at ACCs, with the group breaking its own school record at 1:25.00 ... That mark surpassed the NCAA automatic standard in the event ... Helped the 200 medley relay take first-place finishes against Pitt, Florida State and Queens, Old Dominion and William & Mary and South Carolina, as well as at the Nike Cup Invitational ... 400 medley relay broke previous school record with a 3:09.20 clocking at Nike Cup ... Took second in the 100 breaststroke at the same meet ... During the regular season, swept the 100 and 200 breaststroke events at North Carolina (1/30) ... Won the 100 breaststroke against Old Dominion and William & Mary (11/7) ... Tabbed the ACC Male Swimmer of the Week Oct. 27 and Oct. 6 after claiming both breaststroke events in wins over Florida State and Queens (10/23) and Pitt (10/3) ... Reset the Taishoff 100 breaststroke facility record against the Panthers with a 52.13 clocking ... 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 and 200 breaststroke. 

2014-15: Broke the ACC record in the 100 breaststroke with a 52.02 clocking during the fall at the Nike Cup Invitational … That time also surpassed the NCAA automatic standard, punching his ticket to the national championship meet and earning him ACC Male Swimmer of the Week recognition … Went on to set the ACC meet record in the 100 breaststroke with a 52.17 mark in the preliminaries … Was disqualified in the event finals … Took fourth in the conference in the 200 breaststroke with his time of 1:55.05 breaking Hunter Knight’s previous school record of 1:55.47 … Also scored for Duke in the 200 IM, touching at 1:47.01 in the bonus final for the third-fastest mark in program history … At the NCAA Championships, posted a top-20 finish in the 100 breaststroke preliminaries and also competed in the 200 breaststroke preliminaries … Won the 100 breaststroke seven times during the regular season while setting a facility record in the event at Old Dominion (11/8) … Broke the Taishoff Aquatic Pavilion 200 breaststroke record against Virginia Tech (10/26) and won the event five times on the year … Member of Blue Devils’ 200 medley relay that was the first to garner automatic NCAA qualification since the ‘A’ and ‘B’ standards were implemented … Group’s school record-breaking time of 1:25.03 at the ACC Championship placed the Blue Devils second for a podium finish … The relay went on to compete at the NCAA meet, advancing to the consolation final before being disqualified … During the regular season, helped guide the 200 medley relay to six first-place finishes, including a facility record-breaking performance at home against Harvard and South Carolina (1/10) … Group broke North Carolina’s Koury Natatorium facility record at the Carolina College Invitational with a 1:26.49 swim (2/7) … Also competed on Duke’s 400 medley relay at ACCs which posted a time of 3:11.71 for a school record … Named to USA Swimming’s 2014-15 Junior National Team roster … Captured the men’s 18-and-under title in the 200 breaststroke at the 2014 AT&T Winter National Championships. 

2013-14: Placed fourth in the 100 breaststroke at the ACC Championship (53.34) ... Also made finals in the 200 breaststroke, coming in 21st after notching a best time of 1:59.33 during the preliminaries ... Achieved NCAA provisional cuts in every individual swim at ACCs ... Posted Duke’s second-fastest marks of the season in the breaststroke events ... Turned in the third-best times in both events on the program’s all-time top-10 list ... Over the summer, earned the silver medal in the 100m breaststroke at the Speedo Junior National Championships ... Also advanced to the 100m breaststroke finals at the Phillips 66 National Championships, placing 18th overall.

Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner for Kevin Mann at Loyola … 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200-yard breaststroke … CIF-SS division finalist in the 100 breaststroke, 200 IM, 400 freestyle relay and 200 medley relay as a senior … Set a section record as a member of the 200 medley relay squad … Also owns school records in the 100 breaststroke, 200 IM and the 200 medley relay … Captured a division title in the 100 breaststroke as a sophomore while taking second in the 200 IM … Four-time division qualifier … Member of the Rattler Swim Club team … Competed in the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke at the 2013 U.S. Open ... Finished 22nd in the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2013 Junior National Championships ... Academic All-American as a junior and senior … AP Scholar.

Personal: Born Peter John Kropp on March 24, 1996 in Danbury, Conn. … Son of Robert and Laura Kropp … Has one sister, Andrea, who swam at Southern California and was previously a member of the U.S. national team.

Kropp Career Bests:

100 Breast 52.02 ACC/Duke record
200 Breast 1:55.05 Duke record
200 IM 1:47.01 3rd all-time at Duke

On Duke's Relays:

200 Medley Relay 1:25.00 Duke record
400 Medley Relay 3:09.20 Duke record
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