Motekaitis enters his eighth season as associate head coach for women's swimming and 23rd year overall at UC Davis.
Videos for seven CAAHOF inductees and Aggie Legacy Award now on YouTube channel
Cheung, Hunt, and DeNeffe close out Mizzou Invite with school bests, three Aggies add NCAA 'B' standards on Saturday
Hunt breaks record in 100 back, joins Liliana Alvarez and Katie Edwards with NCAA standards
Freshman Hilvy Cheung also meets NCAA 'B' standard in 100 fly
2009-10: BIG WEST CONFERENCE MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR... BIG WEST CHAMPION in 200 IM (1:45.55), 100 fly (47.17) and 200 breast (season-best 1:56.14), marking the third time he has scored 60 points toward the team score (Aggies won Big West team title)... Anchored conference-champion 800 free relay squad (6:33.55)... Qualified for NCAA Championships in three events, placing 21st in 200 breast (1:56.51), 22nd in 200 IM (season-best 1:45.24), 23rd in 100 fly (47.11)... Set school 100 fly record of 46.90 at Texas Invite in December... Also broke own school 100 breast record in Texas (54.84) before shattering it in a Big West time trial (53.78)... Co-winner (with football's Chris Carter) of COLBY E. "BABE" SLATER AWARD as outstanding male athlete of the year... Captured Mid-Major All-America honors from CollegeSwimming.com... Made Big West All-Academic squad.
2008-09: BIG WEST CONFERENCE MALE ATHLETE OF THE YEAR... NCAA DIVISION I ALL-AMERICAN honorable mention in 200 IM and 200 breast... BIG WEST CHAMPION in the 200 and 400 IM, and 200 breast, scoring a perfect 60 individual points for the second time in his career... Finished 15th in 200 IM and 16th in 200 breast to claim All-America honors... Swam anchor leg on CONFERENCE CHAMPION 800 free relay team that set school and conference meet records in 6:28.80... Also swam anchor leg on 400 free (3:15.50) and 400 medley (2:56.97) relay teams that finished 3rd and 2nd, respectively, in school-record fashion... Set conference and school records in the 200 IM (1:44.34) and 200 breast (1:54.91)... Also set new school and conference meet records in 400 IM (1:54.91)... Split time of 55.25 in the 100 breast at the NCAA Championships set a new school record... Briefly set school record in the 100 fly before Daniel Donnelly lowered it at the conference meet... Swam second-fastest 200 free time of 1:36.57 at Texas Invite... Claimed wins in nine individual events during dual season... Won 200 free, 200 breast, 200 IM and 400 IM at Anteater Shootout... Won 500 and 1,000 free, and 200 IM in dual vs. Pacific... Named Academic All-Big West conference for the winter quarter.
2007-08: Redshirted from collegiate season, competed as open swimmer... Qualified for Olympic Trials in 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 breast and 400 free... Raced against eventual gold medalist Michael Phelps in two events... Best finish at Trials was 30th (4:27.25) in 400 IM.
2006-07: BIG WEST CHAMPION in all three distance free events (60.0 points, not counting relays)... Posted 4:24.78 in 500 free, almost four seconds faster than his 4:28.48 in prelims... Set school records to win 1,000 free (9:08.83) and 1,650 free (15:30.62)... His 1,000 time shattered the previous Big West meet record of 9:13.60 (Eric Koch, UCSB, 2001) by almost five full seconds... Also broke UC Davis record in 200 breast, swimming 1:59.80 in exhibition... That mark would have placed him 2nd behind Pacific's David Dunn had he swam officially... Hit NCAA `B' standards in 200 breast, 500 free and 1,650 free at conference... Anchored 400 free relay to 3rd-place finish and school-record 3:00.58... Also member of 800 free relay (2nd), 200 medley relay (4th) and 400 medley relay (3rd)... Both medley relays also set school records, giving him seven total UC Davis records for the season and nine for his career... Had team's season-best 100 back time, swimming 49.95 in exhibition at Big West meet, 3rd in school history... Only Aggie to break 4-minute barrier in 400 IM during the season, posting 3:56.97 at Speedo Cup... Recorded team's best 200 IM as well, hitting 1:51.95 in double dual with Cal Poly and Pacific.
2005-06: BIG WEST CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR... First UC Davis student-athlete (in any sport) to capture a Big West Conference honor... Aggies' highest scorer at conference championships, amassing 48.0 points in three individual events... Placed 2nd in 200 IM (1:48.32) and 400 IM (3:54.83), and 5th in 200 back (1:48.71)... Finals time in 400 IM, almost eight seconds faster than his prelim mark, shattered Matt Casto's 2004 school record and surpassed his previous best by 5.5 seconds... His 200 IM time broke John Keppeler's 1993 record and would easily surpass `B' qualifying standard for NCAA Championships... Keppeler's previous mark of 1:49.73 had also reigned as an NCAA D-II record... Moved into 3rd in Aggie record book in 200 back (1:48.71)... Also competed in four relays at Big West meet... Anchored 400 and 800 free relays, both of which placed 3rd... Led off both medley relays, which finished 4th (400) and 5th (200)... Relay split of 50.47 was a team best and ranks 3rd on school's 100 back list... Posted best-ever UC Davis finish at American Short Course Championships, placing 2nd in 500 (to Klete Keller) with school-record 4:24.72 in final... Advanced to final in 200 free relay, placing 8th at 1:38.99, 2nd all-time at UC Davis... Finished 7th in 1,650 at 15:41.65, also 2nd in school record book... His 1,000 split of 9:33.87 in the mile is 5th all-time... In all, set three school records and posted top-three times in four other events.
BELLARMINE PREP '05: Won two Central Coast Section titles, capturing 200 IM as a senior, 100 free as a junior... Added three 2nd-place finishes at sections during his career... Three-time NISCA Independent School All-American in 200 IM... Also selected to US Swimming Scholasti All-America squad as a junior and senior... Claimed four straight West Coast Athletic League titles... Team won section and league banners all four years... Competed for Silicon Valley Aquatics (formerly San Jose Aquatics) from 1994-2005... Twice earned team MVP honors... Selected as Pacific Swimming Swimmer of the Year... Made senior national cut in both IM events... Placed 14th at Summer National in 2004.
PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif.... Majoring in economics... Parents are Don & Rhonda Weltz... Proudest personal accomplishment is representing UC Davis at NCAA Championships... Sports hero is former U.S. hockey coach Herb Brooks... Non-sports hero is his grandfather.