2009-10: Placed fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke and seventh in the 100 breast at the America East Championships… Also placed 12th in the 400-yard individual medley in a career-best time of 4:11.56 at the conference meet… Swam career-best times in the 100 and 200 breast at the Patriot Invitational in 58.81 and 2:07.59, respectively… Earned America East All-Academic Team honors… Named to the America East Honor Roll.
2008-09: Placed fifth in the 200-yard breaststroke and 13th in the 100 breast at the Patriot Invitational… Earned a first-place finish in the 50 breast and two second-place finishes in the 100 and 200 breast in the season opener against Bucknell… Swam career-best times in the 100 breast (59.07), 200 breast (2:08.63) and 200 individual medley (1:57.73) at the America East Championships... Named to the America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll.
2007-08: Finished sixth in the 100- and 200-yard breastrokes, 23rd in the 200 individual medley, 22nd in the 400 IM and fourth as part of the 200 and 400 medley relays at the GMU Patriot Invitational… Highest finishes of the year came against Bucknell where he placed second in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes and was part of the second-place 400 medley relay in his first collegiate meet… Swam season-best times in the 100 breast (59.77), 200 breast (2:10.21) and 200 IM (2:01.54) at the America East Championships and in the 400 IM (4:22.92) at the Patriot Invite.
Background: Competed for the Mustangs of Fairfield Warde High School…. Placed 13th in the 200 breaststroke at the 2007 YMCA Nationals… Awarded the Andrew Sawyer Award and Bedford Outstanding Youth Award by the Westport Water Rats Swim Team... Named a 2005-2006 Connecticut Scholar Athlete, and Fairfield Warde H.S. Outstanding Scholar Athelete... Earned Dean’s List honors all four years of high school.
Personal: One of three children of Wolfgang and Kathy Novotny… Has a brother Stefan (25) and sister Lea (15)… Majoring in mechanical engineering… Born January 15, 1989.