Chris Knaute
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    Chris Knaute

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Houston, TX

    High School:
    Cypress

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 160

    Event:
    Free/IM

    Birthdate:
    07/08/1985

    Major:
    Management

    At AFA: Seven-time Mountain West Conference champion ... two-time honorable mention All-American ... 2005 MWC Swimmer of the Year ... three-time team MVP ... owns the fastest times at the Academy in the 200, 500, and 1650 free and 400 IM ... team co-captain. 2006: Repeat MWC champion in the 400 IM (3:49.33), 500 free (4:21.62) and 1650 free (15:16.30) ... setting then-school and conference records in the 500 free and 400 IM ... also set school record in the 200 free ... swam at the NCAA Championships, earning honorable mention All-American in the 400 IM (3:48.98) and 500 free (4:23.49) ... set school and conference records in both events at NCAA's ... swam the 400 meter free, 400 IM and 1500 free at the U.S. Summer National Swimming Championships ... named MWC Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 26 and Nov. 23. 2005: 2005 Mountain West Conference Men's Swimmer of the Year as a sophomore ... `05 MWC Champion in the 400 IM, 500 free and 1650 free ... set conference championships and school records in the 400 IM (3:50.22) and 1650 free (15:09.15) and swam the second-fastest 500 free time in school history (4:22.32) ... placed 21st in the 400 IM at the NCAA championships and also swam in the 500 and 1650 free ... placed 19th in the US World Championship trials in the 400 meter free and 36th in the 200 meter free ... first-team All-MWC in the 400 IM, 500 and 1650 free ... named MWC men's Swimmer of the Week on Nov. 3, 2004 ... 2004: MWC Champion and set a them-championship record in the 1650 free with a time of 15:28.21 ... ranks second in AFA history in the 200 free (1:39.13) and third in the 1000 free (9:19.60) ... at the 2004 MWC Championships: First in the 1650 free, second in the 500 free and third in the 400 IM.

    High School: High School All-American in 200 freestyle (1:40.42), 500 freestyle (4:30.11), 400 freestyle relay ... made the national cut in 1000 freestyle (9:13.82) ... Texas State Champion in the 500 free ... also an All-American in water polo ... high school coach was John Webb and club coach was David Harbach.

    Personal: Member of cadet squadron 20 ... birthdate is July 8, 1985 ... on the superintendent's list twice ... on the commandant's and athletics list every semester ... favorite song is "Stairway To Heaven" by Led Zeppelin ... favorite food is lasagna ... has one brother, Alex (23) ... nickname is Cosmo ... slated to go into pilot training after graduation ... greatest moment in sports was swimming against Michael Phelps at the USA Nationals ... credits his parents as having the biggest influence in his sports career ... son of Don and Mary Knaute.

    Inside Men's Swimming