Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Career: Three-time member of Duke’s ACC team, missing one year due to injury … Concluded career ranked third all-time at Duke in the 100 freestyle (44.04) and fourth in the 50 freestyle (20.05) … Member of 200 and 400 freestyle relays that ranked second on program’s all-time performance list ... Two-year member of ACC Academic Honor Roll.
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2014, 2015)
2014-15: Logged Duke’s second-fastest times of the season in the 50 and 100 freestyle … Earned an NCAA provisional standard in the 50 freestyle (20.05) … That clocking ranked fourth on Duke’s all-time top-10 performance list … Competed on the Blue Devils’ 200 and 400 freestyle relays at the ACC Championship … Won the 50 freestyle at William & Mary (Nov. 7)… Posted U.S. Olympic Trials cut in 50 freestyle at the Georgia Tech Long Course Trials Qualifier.
2013-14: Competed in the 200 freestyle and the 200 medley relay at the All-North Carolina Invitational ... Missed the rest of the season due to injury.
2012-13: Duke’s top performer in the 100 and 200 freestyle ... Surpassed NCAA provisional standards in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle at the ACC Championships ... Scored for the Blue Devils in the 100 freestyle at the conference championship, placing 14th after clocking a personal-best time of 44.04 in the preliminaries ... Touched in 1:37.75 in the 200 freestyle final for a personal record and 17th-place finish ... Also set a best time in the 50 freestyle final at 20.06 on his way to a 19th-place performance ... Member of the 200 and 400 freestyle relays that notched season-bests at the ACC meet.
2011-12: Came on strong at the end of the season, competing in four events at the ACC Championships ... Placed 16th in the 200 freestyle with a 1:40.94 clocking ... posted Duke’s top time of the season in the 200 freestyle preliminaries at 1:38.69 ... Helped Duke’s 400 freestyle relay grab an NCAA provisional standard at 2:58.45 while finishing seventh in the conference ... Turned in an impressive showing at the Virginia Tech Invitational, logging personal bests in the 50 freestyle (20.79), 100 freestyle (44.87) and the 100 butterfly (51.62) ... Took second in the 200 IM against Clemson ... Made the finals of the 50 freestyle at the Nike Cup Invitational, tying for 12th at 21.06 ... Also led off the Blue Devils’ 200 freestyle relay that came in third and posted an NCAA ‘B’ cut time of 1:21.43.
Prior to Duke: Completed prep career at La Costa Canyon High School in Carlsbad, Calif. ... Eight-time All-American honoree ... Won five CIF sectional championships ... Named an Academic All-American ... School and club record holder ... Helped his high school team sweep the relay events at the state championships as a senior.
Personal: Born Stefan Cole Knight on Oct. 18, 1992 in La Jolla, Calif. ... Son of Cole and Beth Knight ... Has one sister, Shane ... Mother, Beth, swam at Arizona ... Uncle, Henry Thoman, swam at Duke (1975-79) ... Cousin was a swimmer at Arizona.
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