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Eren Onurlu
  • Freshman
  • Sprint Freestyle
  • Istanbul, Turkey

Career Best Times:
Long Course

50 Free - 24.15 (U.S. Spring Nationals, 2004)
100 Free - 53.96 (U.S. Spring Nationals, 2004)

Short Course
50 Free - 21.35 (Gator Swim Club Classic, 11/15/03)
100 Free - 46.04 (FS Sp. Champ., 2004)

National/International Competition: Finished 38th in 50-meter free (24.15) at 2004 U.S. Spring Nationals ... Swam for Turkey in the 2003 European Junior Championships ... Placed ninth in the 50-LCM fly (25.36), 18th in the 50-LCM free (23.83) and 24th in the 100-LCM free (52.78) ... Selected to the Turkish Junior National Team in 2001 ... Won the 50-LCM fly (53.41), placed second in the 50-LCM free (23.92) and was fifth in the 100-LCM free (53.41) at the 2003 Euromeet in Luxembourg ... Captured first in the 400-LCM FR (3:31.44) and was second in the 50-LCM free (23.90) at the 2003 Multinations Youth Cup in Prague ... Represented Turkey at the European Junior Championships in Austria as well as the Balkan Countries Championships in Istanbul in 2002 where he placed second in the 50-LCM free (24.61) ... Represented Turkey in COMEN Cup (Mediterranean countries) in 2001 where he took third in the 50-LCM free with a time of 24.73 ... Holds four Turkish national records for: 50-SCM free 23.16 (open), 50-SCM fly 25.51 (open), 50-LCM fly 25.88 (17-18) and the 400-LCM FR 3:31.44 (open) ... 2002 high school state champion in the 50-LCM free, 50-LCM fly and 100-SCM free.

At Florida:
2003-04:
Fifth in 50-meter free (24.34), third as member of 400-meter MR team (3:55.73) and fourth as part of 400-meter FR team (3:33.75) vs. Auburn (1/23/04) ... Tied for second in 50 free (21.72) and swam on runner-up 200 MR team (1:34.12) at TCU (1/17/04) ... Sixth in 50 free (21.46) and seventh in 100 free (46.95) at Texas A&M (1/15/04) ... Fourth in 100 free (47.75) and sixth in 50 free (21.66) vs. Kentucky (1/3/04) ... Second as part of 400 FR team (3:03.10), fourth in 100 free (46.70) and fifth in 50 free (21.46) vs. Florida State (11/11/03) ... Swam on winning 200 FR team (1:24.19), placed third in 50 free (21.54) and sixth in 100 free (47.31) at Florida Invitational (10/18/03).

Club: ISIK Spor in Instanbul ... Coached by Hakan Eskioglu.

Personal: Born May 14, 1985 ... Son of Nadia and Mustafa Onurlu ... Chose Florida because of the coaching staff, Florida's academic reputation and the weather ... Didn't begin swimming competitively until March of 2000 ... Has a younger brother, Sinan ... Also played basketball and waterpolo in high school ... Lists hobbies as wakeboarding, snowboarding, watersports, basketball and motorsports ... Plans to major in business administration/management with an emphasis on advertising.


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