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

HONORS
Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team - March 19, 2020
CSCAA Scholar All-American - 2018-19
Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week - Jan. 16, 2018
Most Outstanding Rookie Performer - 2018 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships

As A Junior (2019-20)

  • Won four medals and set a new Atlantic 10 Conference Championship and program record at the 2020 A-10 Swimming and Diving Championships (2/22)
  • Set an A-10 Conference and school record in the 200-IM, earning the gold medal with a time of 1:45.73 at the A-10 Championships
  • Led the 400-medley relay team to a gold-medal finish (3:14.54) at the A-10 Championships
  • Grabbed a silver medal in the 100-backstroke (47.79) in the third day of competition at the A-10 Championships
  • Earned a bronze medal in the 200-backstroke with a time of 1:45.49 at the A-10 Championships
  • A member of the fifth-place 200-medley relay (1:28.86) in the first day of the A-10 Championships
  • Placed first in the 100-backstroke (52.08), third in the 50-freestyle (21.94), and led the 200-medley relay team to a second-place finish (1:40.63) in a win at Niagara (1/31)
  • Won both the 100-backstroke (51.45) and 200-backstroke (1:56.57) and led the 200-freestyle relay to first place (1:26.25) and the 200-medley relay to third place (1:36.73) in a victory over Binghamton (1/20)
  • Guided the 400-freestyle relay team to victory (3:09.67) and took first place in both the 100-backstroke (50.81) and 200-IM (1:55.76)
  • Took third in the 100-backstroke (52.55) and led the 200-medley relay squad to third (1:35.55) at Cornell (11/9)
  • Earned first place in the 200-IM (1:57.59), 200-backstroke (1:53.98), and 100-backstroke (51.10), grabbed second in both the 100-butterfly (52.19) and 50-freestyle (21.92), and was a member of both the first-place 400-freestyle relay (3:13.01) and 400-medley relay (3:31.50) teams in a win at Colgate (10/12)
  • Grabbed first place in the 50-backstroke (23.81) and 100-backstroke (51.80), was part of the first-place 100-freestyle relay (39.42) and led the 200-medley relay to third (1:29.78) in season opener at Penn State (10/4)

As A Sophomore (2018-19)

  • Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll honoree
  • Won a silver medal in the 100-backstroke, swimming a NCAA “B” cut time of 47.61 and finished fourth in the 200-backstroke (1:46.63) as well as the 200-IM (1:47.96) at the 2019 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships (2/23)
  • Won the 100-backstroke (51.04), finished second in the 200-IM (1:56.78) and was a member of the second-place 200-medley relay team (1:35.69) vs. Niagara (2/2)
  • Was a member of the second-place 400-freestyle relay (3:11.95) and third-place 200-medley relay (1:36.14) teams and placed fifth in the 100-breaststroke (1:01.08) at Binghamton (1/26).
  • Was a member of third-place 400-medley relay (3:30.64) team and took fifth in the 100-butterfly and in the 100-backstroke (55.03) against Cornell (1/21).
  • Earned wins in the 200-IM (1:55.52) and the 100-backstroke (51.24), was a member of the second-place 200-medley relay (1:35.52) team against Canisius (11/10).
  • Was a member of fourth-place 200-freestyle relay (1:26.57) team and finished fifth in the 100-backstroke (51.40) at the Atlantic 10 Classic (10/28).
  • Was a member of the first-place 400-freestyle relay (3:10.75) team, placed first in the 100-backstroke (50.66), second in the 200-IM (1:55.50) and 100-butterfly (51.36) and  was a member of the second place 200-medley relay (1:36.44) team at Justin Jennings Memorial Invite (10/5).
  • Set Justin Jennings Memorial Invite meet record in 200-backstroke with a time of 1:53.41 (10/5).

As A Freshman (2017-18)

  • Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll honoree
  • Earned Most Outstanding Rookie Performer of the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championships after winning two silver medals and one bronze medal
  • Won a silver medal in the 200-IM (1:47.39) and 200-freestyle relay (1:20.54). Grabbed a bronze medal in the 100-backstroke (48.12) and finished fourth in the 200-backstroke at the 2018 Atlantic 10 Championships (2/17)
  • Member of the winning 200-medley relay team that finished in 1:35.24 at Niagara (1/27)
  • Winner of the 200-IM (1:55.50), 100-backstroke (50.63) and was also a member of the first-place 200-medley relay team (1:33.56) against Binghamton (1/14)
  • Took second in the 200-backstroke with a time of 1:49.91, finished third in the 200 IM (1:52.12), 100-backstroke (49.73) and was part of the third-place 200-medley relay (1:31.71) and 400-freestyle relay (3:05.82) at the Zippy Invite (12/3)
  • 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)

Personal
Son of Ulrike and Joachim Krusch ... sport studies major.

2019-20 Top Marks

50 Freestyle SCY 21.11 2019 Zippy Invitational 12/6/2019
100 Freestyle SCY 47.68 2019 Zippy Invitational 12/8/2019
50 Backstroke SCY 23.57 2019 Zippy Invitational 12/7/2019
100 Backstroke SCY 47.79 2020 A-10 Champs 2/21/2020
200 Backstroke SCY 1:45.49 2020 A-10 Champs 2/22/2020
100 Butterfly SCY 49.87 2019 Zippy Invitational 12/7/2019
200 Individual Medley SCY 1:45.73 2020 A-10 Champs 2/20/2020

2018-19 Top Marks

100 Freestyle SCY 47.56 Binghamton vs St. Bonaventure 1/26/2019
200 Freestyle SCY 1:49.79 2nd Annual Justin Jennings Inv 10/6/2018
100 Backstroke SCY 47.61 2019 A-10 2/22/2019
200 Backstroke SCY 1:46.63 2019 A-10 2/23/2019
100 Breaststroke SCY 1:01.08 Binghamton vs St. Bonaventure 1/26/2019
100 Butterfly SCY 51.36 2nd Annual Justin Jennings Inv 10/6/2018
200 Individual Medley SCY 1:47.96 2019 A-10 2/21/2019

2017-18 Top Marks

50 Freestyle SCY 20.71 2018 A-10 Men's & Women's Cham 2/15/2018
100 Freestyle SCY 45.19 2018 A-10 Men's & Women's Cham 2/17/2018
200 Freestyle SCY 1:43.62 2017 Zippy Invitational 12/2/2017
100 Backstroke SCY 47.76 2018 A-10 Men's & Women's Cham 2/16/2018
200 Backstroke SCY 1:45.85 2018 A-10 Men's & Women's Cham 2/17/2018
100 Breaststroke SCY 1:01.78 St Bona at NU jan 2018 1/27/2018
100 Butterfly SCY 53.06 Justin Jennings Memorial Invit 10/7/2017
200 Individual Medley SCY 1:47.39 2018 A-10 Men's & Women's Cham 2/15/2018