Brendon Dedekind
Brendon Dedekind
Full Name:  Brendon Dedekind
   School:  Marzitzburg College High School in Natal, South Africa


FSU Career
Swimming & Diving
Year  Pos     Hgt  Wgt  Cl  Ltr  Hometown
95-96 FR      6-2  170  Fr   *   Natal, South Africa             
96-97 FR      6-2  170  So   *   Natal, South Africa             
97-98 FR-BR   6-2  170  Jr   *   Natal, South Africa             
98-99 FR-BR   6-3  180  Sr   *   Natal, South Africa             


Awards
Swimming & Diving
Year  Award
1996  NCAA Championships - 50-Yard Freestyle (9th) - Honorable Mention
      NCAA Championships - 200-Yard Freestyle Relay - 1st Leg (9th) - Honorable Mention
      NCAA Championships - 400-Yard Freestyle Relay - 1st Leg (9th) - Honorable Mention
1997  NCAA Championships - 50-Yard Freestyle (3rd)
      NCAA Championships - 100-Yard Freestyle (4th)
      NCAA Championships - 100-Yard Breaststroke (5th)
      NCAA Championships - 200-Yard Freestyle Relay - 1st Leg (7th)
      NCAA Championships - 200-Yard Medley Relay - 4th Leg (7th)
      NCAA Championships - 400-Yard Medley Relay - 4th Leg (7th)
      NCAA Championships - 400-Yard Freestyle Relay - 1st Leg (11th) - Honorable Mention
      NCAA Championships - 800-Yard Freestyle Relay - 1st Leg (16th) - Honorable Mention
1998  NCAA Championships - 50-Yard Freestyle (1st)
      NCAA Championships - 100-Yard Breaststroke (4th)
      NCAA Championships - 200-Yard Freestyle Relay - 1st Leg (7th)
      NCAA Championships - 400-Yard Freestyle Relay - 1st Leg (7th)
      NCAA Championships - 200-Yard Medley Relay - 4th Leg (8th)
      NCAA Championships - 100-Yard Freestyle (10th) - Honorable Mention
1999  NCAA Championships - 100-Yard Breaststroke (1st)
      NCAA Championships - 50-Yard Freestyle (2nd)
      NCAA Championships - 100-Yard Freestyle (5th)
      NCAA Championships - 200-Yard Freestyle Relay - 1st Leg (6th)
      NCAA Championships - 400-Yard Freestyle Relay - 2nd Leg (10th) - Honorable Mention
      NCAA Championships - 400-Yard Medley Relay - 4th Leg (10th) - Honorable Mention
Elected into the FSU Hall of Fame in 2004
At the ACC Championship his freshman year, Brendon Dedekind won the 50 and 100 free and was on the record setting 200 free relay team. He went on to be named ACC Rookie of the Year, qualified for the NCAA's in Texas and he was just getting started. When he realized he might have a shot at the '96 Olympics, he returned home and qualified on the South African Olympic team. At the Olympics, Dedekind surprised his country and fellow swimmers as he qualified for the finals of the 50 free and finished fifth.

The next season, Dedekind made it to the '97 NCAA Championships at the University of Minnesota. He qualified for the 50 and 100 free and the 100 breast and made it his goal not only to make the finals, but also to win the events. Dedekind became the first swimmer in FSU history that night, to garner three All-American honors in the same year with his top-five finishes in three events. Brendon also swam the fastest heat of the 50 free in NCAA history at the meet. The next season, the South African became only the second swimmer in FSU history to win an individual NCAA title taking first in the 50 free. And in his senior year as a Seminole, Dedekind took another NCAA title but this time in the 100 breast.

Brendon's international accolades include gold medalist at the Goodwill games, Pan Pacific Swimming Championship and 7th All-African Games. He has also won many silver and bronze medals from the international meets. He completed his FSU career as the only Seminole to ever reach the finals of three individual events at one NCAA competition and the only FSU swimmer to ever finish in the Top 10 individual scorers.

The 24-time All-American completed his degree in engineering from FSU in 1999 while maintaining a dean's list status.



FSU Statistics
Swimming & Diving
   Date    Opponent/Meet                  Event                         Place  Results Points
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            1997 Season
           1997 Season                    200-Yard Freestyle                   1:38.22  
            1998 Season
10/03/1997 MIAMI                          50-Yard Freestyle               1      20.38   9.00
10/03/1997 MIAMI                          100-Yard Freestyle              1      44.76   9.00
10/11/1997 FLORIDA ATLANTIC               200-Yard Individual Medley      2    1:56.33   4.00
10/11/1997 FLORIDA ATLANTIC               100-Yard Breaststroke           1      56.31   9.00
10/31/1997 NORTH CAROLINA STATE           50-Yard Freestyle               2      20.72   4.00
10/31/1997 NORTH CAROLINA STATE           100-Yard Freestyle              1      45.85   9.00
11/14/1997 AUBURN INVITATIONAL            50-Yard Freestyle               1      20.41  20.00
11/15/1997 AUBURN INVITATIONAL            100-Yard Breaststroke           3      56.45  16.00
11/16/1997 AUBURN INVITATIONAL            100-Yard Freestyle              3      45.31  16.00
11/21/1997 FLORIDA                        50-Yard Freestyle               2      20.52   4.00
11/21/1997 FLORIDA                        100-Yard Freestyle              1      44.38   9.00
12/05/1997 GEORGIA INVITATIONAL           50-Yard Freestyle               1      20.00  20.00
12/06/1997 GEORGIA INVITATIONAL           100-Yard Breaststroke           8      56.04  11.00
12/07/1997 GEORGIA INVITATIONAL           100-Yard Freestyle              1      43.80  20.00
01/24/1998 LOUISIANA STATE                50-Yard Freestyle               1      19.68   9.00
01/24/1998 LOUISIANA STATE                100-Yard Freestyle              1      45.02   9.00
02/26/1998 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS              50-Yard Freestyle               1      19.52  20.00
02/27/1998 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS              100-Yard Breaststroke           1      54.48  20.00
02/28/1998 ACC CHAMPIONSHIPS              100-Yard Freestyle              2      43.94  17.00
03/26/1998 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              50-Yard Freestyle               1      19.17  20.00
03/27/1998 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              100-Yard Breaststroke           4      53.70  15.00
03/28/1998 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              100-Yard Freestyle             10      43.45   7.00
            1999 Season
01/09/1999 VIRGINIA                       50-Yard Freestyle               1      19.91   9.00
01/22/1999 DALLAS MORNING NEWS            50-Yard Freestyle               1      20.43  15.00
01/22/1999 DALLAS MORNING NEWS            100-Yard Breaststroke           1      55.31  15.00
01/23/1999 DALLAS MORNING NEWS            100-Yard Freestyle              1      44.34  15.00
01/30/1999 LOUISIANA STATE                50-Yard Freestyle               1      19.90   9.00
01/30/1999 LOUISIANA STATE                100-Yard Breaststroke           1      55.13   9.00
02/25/1999 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP               50-Yard Freestyle               1      19.51  20.00
02/26/1999 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP               100-Yard Breaststroke           1      53.36  20.00
02/27/1999 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP               100-Yard Freestyle              1      42.96  20.00
02/26/1999 ACC CHAMPIONSHIP               100-Yard Butterfly                     48.04  
03/25/1999 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              50-Yard Freestyle               2      19.48  17.00
03/26/1999 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              100-Yard Breaststroke           1      53.16  20.00
03/27/1999 NCAA CHAMPIONSHIP              100-Yard Freestyle              5      43.25  14.00