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Meet Sidni Hoxha

Courtesy: ODU Athletics
         
Release: September 21, 2012
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Sept. 21, 2012

We will be taking a closer look at Sidni Hoxha through his major accomplishments in his career. As a junior, he is a two- time Olympian with an impressive finish in the 2012 Olympics finishing first in his heat.

In 2010 Hoxha was CAA Rookie of the Year and was crowned CAA champion in the 50 freestyle. He a posted a time of 19.71 in 50 freestyle, as only the second Monarch ever to come in under the 20 second mark.

Hoxha has competed in the Olympics twice, first in Beijing in 2008 followed by his most recent involvement in the 2012 Olympics in London. In London Hoxha did very well at the Olympics, capturing the top time in his heat which was 51.11.33 seconds and a 37th overall.

The son of Shpetim and Albene Hoxha, he comes from a line of impeccable athletes. His father was a great tennis player in his day, ranking at No.3 in Albania. Hoxha's grandfather was also involved in sports, playing for Albania's national soccer team. Not only does Sidni work hard in the pool but he also works hard in the classroom pursuing a degree in Civil Engineering.

When he is not practicing or competing at swim meets, Sidni spends most of his time in the books.

"It's important to work a lot for things that you love," Hoxha said

"Competing for your country can be the greatest honor you can have. Everyone is looking up to you, wanting to know who you are and how you are," Hoxha said.

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