As A Freshman (2012-2013
Pilyugin came in third place at the A-10's for the 200-yard backstroke, touching in at 1:46.73.
A four-time All-American … excelled throughout his swimming career. During his junior year he set four school records, but surpassed that mark in his senior year when he broke six school records to finish out his high school career … was also awarded the Student-Athlete Award … aspires to help the Bonnies to a first-place finish at the Atlantic 10 Championships, qualifiy for the Olympic trials by the end of his sophomore season and swim in the 2016 Olympic Games.
Son of Tatyana Tkachenko and Alex Pilyugin … born Mar. 11, 1994 ... mother swam at Dartmouth, and his sister ran track at the University of Connecticut … has three siblings, Lukiana, Alexey and Timothy … chose St. Bonaventure because it’s a wonderful environment to develop and he will use it as a building block to adulthood … intends to major in environmental science at St. Bonaventure.