Belgrade, Serbia—Rising junior Nikola Trajkovic (Zrenjanin, Serbia/Zrenjaninska
Gimnazija) recently defended his Serbian National title in the 100 breaststroke (1:04.45),
while also earning gold in the 200 IM (2:07.39) at the championships.
Trajkovic did not stop there, as he earned bronze in the 200 breast (2:29.91), as well at the
400 and 800 free relays.
"As Nikola's Coach I could not be more proud of him," said UMBC Swimming & Diving head coach Chad Cradock "He works hard everyday to be the best Student-Athlete. His hard work continues to pay off as he had several best times this week. It is not easy to be a defending National Champions and he was able to do this in both the 100 Breast and 200 IM. I am looking forward to two more great year of watching Nikola's success in and out of the pool. This was a great experience for me as Nikola's family, friends and coaches were so welcoming. I have learned a lot over this week and will have memories that I will never forget."
Nikola finished his sophomore campaign with the Retrievers by defending his CCSA
title in the 200 IM, while also finishing fourth in the 400 IM and fifth in the 200 back.
He earned CCSA All-Academic honors, while being named a CSCAA Scholar All-