THIS SEASON: Nick Degenstein, a 2003 senior, is a versatile swimmer and one of the team's hardest workers who will look to continue his role as a point-scorer at the Pac-10 level, if not beyond.
2002: Degenstein swam in three events at the 2002 Pac-10s, taking 19th in the 200y fly (1:51.28), 21st in the 100y fly (50.20) and 22nd in the 200y IM (1:54.09) ... He earned 2002 Pac-10 All-Academic first team honors for the second year in a row with a 3.82 GPA in chemical engineering.
2001: Degenstein competed in mainly in the breast and medley events for the Trojans as a 2001 sophomore ... At the 2001 U.S. Spring Nationals, he was 21st in the 100m fly (56.50) ... He earned 2001 Pac-10 All-Academic first team honors with a 3.81 GPA in chemical engineering.
2000: Degenstein competed in three events as a 2000 freshman at the 2000 Pac-10s. ... He reached the consolation finals of the 200y breast (14th, 2:03.79) and the 100y breast (16th, 57.29). He also took 21st in the 200y IM (1:52.27). Degenstein's top time in the 100y breast (56.73) was third best on the squad freshman year and his 2:03.66 in the 200y breast was the fourth best.
HIGH SCHOOL: Degenstein prepped at The Woodlands (Texas) High, where he earned All-American honors in the 100y breast and 200y IM his junior and senior years. ... He was the Texas state champion in the 200y IM (1:51.75) and 100y breast (57.1) as a senior. ... Degenstein was a member of the National High School Public record-setting 200y medley relay team. ... He also captained his Woodlands club team in 1999 and qualified for junior nationals in the 200m IM, 100m and 200m breast, 100m back and 100m fly.
PERSONAL: He is majoring in chemical engineering. ... His birthday is Sept. 3, 1980.