Honors: ACC Men's Swimmer of the Week (1/31/17) ... CSCAA Scholar All-America Honorable Mention (2018) ... All-ACC Academic (2017) ... ACC Academic Honor Roll (2017, 2018)
2018-19: Won the 100 backstroke at the Janis Hape Dowd Nike Invitational ... Claimed the 200 backstroke and swam on the winning 400 freestyle relay in a dual meet victory at North Carolina (2/2) ... Began 2019 by sweeping the backstroke events and leading off the winning 200 medley relay against Queens University of Charlotte and William & Mary (1/12) ... At the Tennessee Invitational, led off Duke's 200 medley (1:25.55) and 400 medley relays that moved into the top three on the all-time performance list (3:10.91) … Individually, came in third in the 100 backstroke and sixth at the 200-yard distance … Took fourth in the 100 backstroke at the inaugural ACC/Big Ten Challenge, earning an NCAA provisional cut at 46.75 … Led off winning 200 medley relay, competed on first place 400 freestyle relay and won the 100 backstroke in season opener at Virginia Tech (10/13).
2017-18: Rounded out the season by breaking his own school record in the 100 backstroke three times at the ACC Championships ... Won the event consolation final in a time of 46.48 before resetting his own mark again with a leadoff split of 46.27 on the Blue Devils’ 400 medley relay ... Lowered his own school record in the 200 backstroke as well in a 15th-place finish ... Member of 200 freestyle relay that broke a seven-year old school record with a 1:18.46 clocking ... That performance tied the group for sixth in the conference ... Led off 200 medley relay that took seventh (1:25.99) and competed on school record-breaking 400 freestyle relay that took sixth in the conference ... Led off winning 200 medley relay at No. 25 Virginia and against No. 19 Virginia Tech and No. 20 Florida State ... Also led off 400 medley relay that took first in the season opener against the Hokies and Seminoles (10/13) ... Added a first-place finish in the 100 backstroke at that meet, collecting an NCAA ‘B’ cut at 47.95 ... Over the summer, made finals appearances in the 50 and 100-meter backstroke at the 2018 Phillips 66 National Championships.
2016-17: Broke the 100 backstroke school record twice at the ACC Championships before finishing ninth overall in the event ... Lowered his own program record in the 200 backstroke as well, winning the bonus final in 1:43.76 ... Cracked Duke's all-time top 10 in the 200 individual medley with a 1:47.80 preliminaries swim ... Led off record-breaking 400 medley relay at the conference meet ... Swept both backstroke events in Blue Devil wins over South Carolina (1/14) and North Carolina (1/29) ... Tabbed the ACC Men's Swimmer of the Week Jan. 31 after guiding Duke to its first dual meet victory over the Tar Heels since 1939 ... Claimed the 200 backstroke in a dual meet at Queens University (12/3) ... Took third in the 100 backstroke and seventh in the 200 backstroke at the NC State GAC Invite ... Won the 100 backstroke and took second at the 200-yard distance at Virginia Tech's season-opening quad dual (10/21-22) ... Over the summer, competed at the 2017 Phillips 66 National Championships, advancing to finals in the 50-meter backstroke ... Also during the summer, participated in the Rubenstein-Bing Student-Athlete Civic Engagement Program, a collaborative service initiative between Duke and Stanford ... As a member of ACE, traveled to China to contribute to the sustainable development of underserved communities through sports and environmental science education.
2015-16: Made collegiate debut at Nike Cup Invitational after missing the first part of the season due to injury ... Earned a ninth-place finish in the 100 backstroke at that meet ... Duke's top performer in the 100 backstroke in the regular season finale at North Carolina (1/30) ... At the ACC Championships, broke the program record in the 100 backstroke with a 47.43 swim in preliminaries ... Dropped additional time in the evening to win the event consolation final ... Also reset the school record in the 200 backstroke during preliminaries (1:44.17) and went on to finish 12th overall ... 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100-meter backstroke, winning his preliminaries heat in a personal-best time of 56.66.
Prior to Duke: 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100 backstroke … USA Swimming Winter Nationals and Summer and Winter Junior Nationals qualifier … 2014 YMCA Nationals Long Course champion in the 50 backstroke … 100 backstroke finalist at 2014 YMCA Short Course Nationals … Senior U.S. Open qualifier in the same event … Set Illinois state record of 48.07 in the 100 backstroke his senior year … Became third swimmer in Wheaton North history to capture a state title, touching first in the 100 backstroke … Also placed fifth at the state meet in the 200 IM and helped his team's 200 medley relay place eighth … State finalist in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM as a junior … DuPage Valley All-Conference selection … Member of the BR Ryall YMCA club program.
Personal: Born Maximilian Sho St. George April 15, 1997 in Winfield, Ill. … Son of Masami Kawahira and Tim St. George … Has one sister (Julia).
St. George Career Bests:
100 Free: 44.94
100 Back: 46.27 ... Duke record
200 Back: 1:43.73 ... Duke record
200 IM: 1:47.80 ... 6th all-time at Duke
On Duke's Relays:
200 Free Relay: 1:18.46 ... Duke record
400 Free Relay: 2:53.99 ... Duke record
400 Medley Relay: 3:08.92 ... Duke record
At the ACC Championships:
2016: 9th, 100 Back ... 47.41
12th, 200 Back ... 1:44.42
2017: 7th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:08.92
9th, 100 Back ... 46.77
17th, 200 Back ... 1:43.76
2018: 6th, 400 Free Relay ... 2:53.99
T6th, 200 Free Relay ... 1:18.46
7th, 200 Medley Relay ... 1:25.99
8th, 400 Medley Relay ... 3:11.23
9th, 100 Back ... 46.48
15th, 200 Back ... 1:43.73