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  Eugene Godsoe
Eugene Godsoe

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Greensboro, NC

High School:
Southeast Guilford HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 170

Position:
Free/Fly/Back

Experience:
3V

Feature Stories: 10/14/11 in USA Swimming

All-American [15]: 100 Butterfly -- 2009, 2010 | 100 Backstroke -- 2008, 2009, 21010 | 200 Backstroke -- 2008, 2009, 2010 | 200 Freestyle relay -- 2008 | 200 Medley relay -- 2008, 2009, 2010 | 400 Medley relay -- 2008, 2009, 2010
Pac-10 Champion [4]: 100 Backstroke -- 2009, 2010 | 200 Backstroke -- 2009, 2010

International Competition: Selected to compete for the U.S. in the 2009 World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia ...competed in the 2008 U.S. Olympic trials from Omaha, Neb., in the 100 and 200 back, where he finished 13th and 14th, respectively...member of the 2005-06 U.S. junior national team that completed in Melbourne, Australia.

2009-2010 Season (Senior): A five-time All-American with third places finishes in the 100 butterfly and 200 backstroke...NCAA Champion in the 100 backstroke with a 45.11 time...part of the third-place 400 medley relay, swam a school record 44.93 time, and fourth place 200 medley relay...won the 100 and 200 backstroke at the Pac-10 Championships with times of 46.03 and 1:40.97 respectively...placed second in the 100 butterfly at the Pac-10s.

2008-09 Season (Junior): Named an All-American five times, earning honors in the 100 butterfly, 100 and 200 backstrokes, and 200 and 400 medley relays... also won the Pac-10 individual crown in the 100 and 200 backstrokes... had the NCAA's fifth-fastest 100 backstroke time during the year (45.49) and sixth-best 200 backstroke (1:40.08)... his 45.99 time in the 100 butterfly was 15th in the NCAA... part of school-record setting 200 medley relay team that finished second at the Pac-10 Championships... won the 100 backstroke at Pac-10s with a time of 45.85, the third-fastest time in school-history... school-record setting 400 medley relay at Pac-10s... won the second conference title in the 200 backstroke with a meet-record 1:40.51... despite finishing 10th in the consolation final of the 100 fly, became the fifth Stanford swimmer to break 46 seconds, swimming 45.99... placed fifth in the 200 backstroke (1:40.08).

2007-08 Season (Sophomore): Five-time All-American... finished sixth in the 100 back and seventh in the 200 back at NCAAs...also a member of the 400 medley relay that finished third and the 200 free and 200 medley relays that finished fourth... third-place finish in the 100 back, fourth place finish in the 200 back and fifth place in the 100 fly...his time of 46.75 in the 100 backstroke was 10th in the NCAA, while his 1:42.38 time in the 200 backstroke was 12th.

2006-07 Season (Freshman): Earned fifth place in the 200 back, 10th in the 100 back and 16th in the 100 fly to help the Cardinal win its 26th straight Pac-10 Championship...competed at the NCAA Championships.

High School: The eight-time North Carolina state champion in the 100 back and fly... an All-American all four years at Southeast Guilford High School...during his senior season, was ranked No. 1 in the back (48.76) and No. 4 in the 100 fly (48.47) nationally...the No. 1 18-and-under high school swimmer in the 100 back (47.99).

Personal: International relations major...parents are Gene and Yoko Godsoe...earned Pac-10 All-Academic honorable mention accolades in 2008.

Godsoe's Top Times

Event Short Course Long Course
50 Back 21.03 (NCAAs, 2009) 25.95 (WUGs, 2009)
100 Back 45.49 (NCAAs, 2009) 55.10 (Trials, 2008)
200 Back 1:40.08 (NCAAs, 2009) 53.79 (Trials, 2008)
100 Fly 45.99 (NCAAs, 2009) 53.79 (Evans, 2009)
50 Free 20.21 (Pac-10, 2008) 23.89 (Evans, 2009)
100 Free 43.65 (Pac-10, 2008) 50.92 (Trials, 2008)

Stanford Record Book: (3rd -- 100 Back; 2nd -- 200 Back; 5th -- 100 Fly)


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