Men's Swimming

    Kurt Bassett  
    Kurt Bassett


    Auckland, New Zealand

    High School:
    Auckland Grammar Boys

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 175


    FRESHMAN YEAR (2007-08)
    Joined the program mid-year ... seventh in the 100 back with a season-best time of 48.35 and 13th in the 200 back (1:44.95) at the Big Ten Championships ... also part of the 800-yard free relay team which finished fourth (6:32.90) and took 34th in the 500 free (4:30.47) ... posted a time of 1:41.52 in the 200 free in a dual meet win over Purdue ... third in the 100 back (50.46) and 200 back (1:48.24) as the Hoosiers topped Tennessee, 166-134 ... also took a seventh-place finish in the 500 free (4:46.27) and swam a lead-off leg of 47.03 in the 400-yard freestyle relay against the Volunteers ... third in the 200 backstroke (1:48.01) against Michigan ... set a new school record and won a gold medal in the 200-meter backstroke at the 2008 FINA World Youth Championships.

    Holds the New Zealand 200 backstroke open record ... the first-ever New Zealander to go under two minutes for the 200 back in a 50-meter pool ... holds the 16-, 17-, and 18-year old age group records in the 200 back ... also holds the 18-year old age group record in the 100 back ... also played rugby in high school ... competed in the Junior Pan Pacific Championships where he finished third in the 200 backstroke ... plans to major in graphic design ... son of Tania and Peter Bassett ... born March 30, 1990.

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