Randy Aakhus
Randy Aakhus
Birth Date: 01/05/1992
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bakersfield, Calif.
High School: Frontier HS
Position: Individual Medley

UC SANTA BARBARA

2012-13: Set an NCAA ‘B’ cut and his season-best time in the 400 IM (3:51.55) at the Pac-12 Championships on his way to a 14th overall standing…Also placed 20th overall in the 200 freestyle (1:49.04) at the Pac-12 Championships…Part of the 400 medley relay team that broke the school record (3:13.11)…Placed first in the 200 backstroke (1:52.10) in the home opener victory against UC San Diego on Nov. 2…Placed first the next day in the 400 IM in a victory over rival Cal Poly…Saw another first place finish in the 200 IM (1:55.66) against Cal State Bakersfield on Dec. 15.

2012 MID-MAJOR ALL-AMERICAN HONORABLE MENTION 
2011-12: Placed seventh in the 200-yard medley relay (1:30.06), 22nd in the 200-yard individual medley (1:49.90), seventh in the 400-yard individual medley (3:48.08), sixth in the 400-yard medley relay (3:19.45) and 10th in the 200-yard butterfly (1:47.15) at the Pac-12 Swimming Championships…Holds the fifth fastest time in UCSB history in the 200-yard butterfly and the second fastest time in UCSB history the 400-meter individual medley with at time of 4:38.08…Competed in the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials and placed 107th in the 400-meter individual medley. 

2010-11: Placed 12th in the 400 individual medley (3:55.26), 14th in the 200 butterfly (1:50.42), and 24th in the 200 IM (1:51.96) at the Pac-10 Championships…Posted a season-best time of 1:49.83 in the 200 fly during the Pac-10 prelims…Swam season-bests in the 500 free (4:38.62) and 100 back (52.28) at the Arena Invitational…His best 1000 free mark was 9:55.61 during a dual meet with Pacific. 

HIGH SCHOOL
Swam at Frontier High School for coach Candice Urmstom...Earned All-American honors for the Titans...Also swam for Bakersfield Swim Club under coach Keith Moore...Earned Scholastic All-American honors.

PERSONAL
Randy Jefferey-Daniel Aakhus was born on Jan. 5, 1992 in Bakersfield, Calif....Son of Gregory and Luanne...Has five siblings: Zachary, Kacy, Remi, Makenzine and Timothy...Nicknamed "T.G.R.A."...Has yet to declare a major at UCSB but would like to pursue a career as an accountant...Enjoys wakeboarding and tubing...Favorite movie is "Troy" and his favorite book is "Hot Zone"...Names head coach Gregg Wilson as his personal hero...Favorite aspect of college swimming is the people.