Josef Stitts

Encinitas, Calif.

High School:
Carlsbad HS '09

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 175

Sprint Free

Civil Engineering

CARLSBAD HS: Four-year letterwinner in varsity swimming at Carlsbad High School... Earned All-American honors last two seasons... Finished second in the 100 backstroke at the CIF Championships as a sophomore... Fourth place in the 100 free and second in the 50 free as a junior at the CIF meet... Won 100 free and 50 free events at 2009 CIF Championships... The 2008-09 season marked the eighth straight year that Carlsbad HS won the men's team championship at the CIF meet... Selected to the San Diego Union-Tribune All-Academic first team as a senior and graduated with gold robes.

PERSONAL: Full name is Josef Tecumseh Stitts... Middle name is derived from Shawnee Chief Tecumseh... Father Dane and Mother Judy are both Ohio State graduates... Sisters Alisha Stitts Deac and Staciana Stitts Winfield were both collegiate swimmers... Alisha swam at Iowa while Staciana swam at Cal... Has one brother Curtis... Chose to attend UC Davis for the environment, the academic opportunities, and the quality of the swim program... Also competed for the Inland Coastal Aquatics Club for eight years... Was a three-time Junior National qualifier in the 50 free... Ranked in the top-16 nationally in the 50 free at the age of 16... Received the ICAC Most Improved Male Swimmer award four straight years.