Tjaard Krusch
Tjaard Krusch
Height: 6-0
Weight: 176
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Dorsheim, Germany
High School: IGS
Events: IM/Backstroke

As a Freshman (2017-18)
Winner of the 100-backstroke (51.16) and the 200-IM (1:56.91), also finished second in the 200-backstroke (1:56.12) against Canisius (11/11) ... Grabbed fourth-place in the 100-backstroke (52.42) and fifth in the 200-backstroke (1:54.75) and 200-IM (1:57.11) at the Atlantic 10 Classic (10/29) ... Earned first-place in the 200-IM with a time of 1:59.11 and placed second in the 100-backstroke (52.58) at UConn (10/20) ... Placed third in 100-backstroke (52.65), third in 200-medley relay (1:35.83), third in 400-freestyle relay (3:14.31), fourth in the 100-IM (54.80), fifth in 200-backstroke (1:55.58) and fifth in 200-IM (1:59.82) at the Justin Jennings Memorial Invite (10/7).

Son of Ulrike and Joachim Krusch ... sports studies major.