ODU Swimming & Diving BIO
Donovan Pope
Player Profile:
Donovan Pope 1968070
Position: Backstroke/Freestyle
Weight: 155
Year: Senior
Hometown: Virginia Beach, Va.
Major: Biology

2016-2017: Finished in second place in the 200-yard medley relay against UNCW with Nordenberg, Babington, and Thatcher, recording a time of 1:34.00... Placed fourth against UNCW in the 100-yard backstroke with a time of 53.49... Placed fifth in the 100-yard freestyle (49.93) and fourth the 500-yard freestyle against UMBC with 4:56.44... Came in first place with Thatcher, Odeke, and Zeidler in the 400-yard freestyle relay against UMBC... Placed second against NJIT and FAU in the 200-yard medley relay with a time if 1:34.65 alongside Thatcher, Nordenberg, and Zeidler... Placed fourth with 53.87 in the 100-yard backstroke... Finished in sixth in the 500-yard freestyle in 4:58.66. Came in second place in the 500-yard freestyle recording at 4:54.57 at the ECU meet... Recorded a time of 1:32.49 and placed first in the 200-yard medley along with Svedberg, Nordenberg, and Thatcher against GW... In the 200-yard backstroke, Donovan came in fourth place with total time of 4:50.55... Second in the 100-yard backstroke against GW (52.06)... Swam on the men's 800-yard freestyle relay team finishing in fifth place, with a time of 6:45.62 at the 2017 CCSA Swimming and Diving Championship... Swam on the men's 200-yard medley relay team finishing in second place, with a time of 1:29.21 in the 2017 CCSA Swimming and Diving Championship... Placed in the top-15 in the 200-yard butterfly recording 1:41.77... Placed sixth in 100-yard backstroke with time of 50.17seconds... Finished in the top-20 overall in the 1650-yard freestyle with time 16:32.20... 

2014-2015: Swam in the freestyle events as well as 100 & 200-yard backstroke and the 200 & 400 medley relays … Finished the 200-yard freestyle in 1:44.04 at the Nike Cup Invitational … Recorded a time of 4:49.1 in the 500-yard freestyle against William & Mary … Posted a 10:06.7 time in the 1000-yard freestyle at UNCW and an 18:37.51 time in the 1650-yard freestyle in the C-USA tournament … Completed the 100-yard backstroke in just 0:52.1 seconds and the 200-yard backstroke in 2:01.2, both at the Nike Cup Invitational … Claimed first in the 200-yard medley relay at the Conference USA tournament and second in the ODU Record Books with help from teammates Graham Thatcher, Jacob Zeidler and Reed Mathews and a time of 1:29.35 …

Prior To Old Dominion: Donovan Pope is a rising sophomore at Old Dominion University ... Pope attended Princess Anne high school in Virginia Beach and while he was a senior, he was a state champion ...

Personal: Donald and Candice Pope are the parents of Donovan ... Pope has two younger brothers, Dominick and Grissom ... After graduation, Pope wants to become a Physician's Assistant ... His major is biology ...

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