2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America Third Team
JUNIOR SEASON (2017-18)
Earned Google Cloud Academic All-America Third-Team Honors ... Named an Astronaut Scholar by the Astronaut Scholarship Foundation (ASF) ... Scholarship comes with up to $10,000 award and invitation to Innovators Gala ... Accumulated $3500 in scholarships from the LSU College of Engineering, winning both the Chevron Leadership Academy Scholarship and the Joe and Kim Reid Scholarship ... Also had the best season of his collegiate career in the pool ... Started the season with a second-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke against Loyola ... Touched the wall ninth overall in the 400 individual medley against Pittsburgh and Virginia ... Earned a fifth-place finish in the 1000-yard freestyle at SMU ... Made two finals at the Art Adamson Invitational in the 400 IM and 200 breast, finishing 24th and 28th overall, respectively ... Finished fifth overall in the 200 breast at Georgia ... Touched the wall seventh overall in both the 100 and 200 breast in the final home meet of the season against Texas A&M ... Ended the season with personal-best times in both the 100 and 200 breast at the SEC Championships ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2016-17)
Tied for first in the 100 breast and took second overall in the 200 breast in the meet against Loyola … Against Auburn, tallied sixth overall in the 1000 free and eighth place in the 200 IM … Garnered first place in the ‘C’ final of the 200 breast at the Art Adamson Invite … Also took 20th overall in the 100 breast and 22nd overall in the 200 IM at Art Adamson … Picked up a third-place finish in the 400 IM and also tallied eighth overall in the 100 breast against Alabama … Took sixth overall in the 100 breast and seventh in the 200 breast against Texas A&M.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2015-16)
Competed at SEC Championships for the Tigers in his first season … Finished 33rd in the 100 breast, 37th in the 400 IM and 38th in the 200 breast … Touched the wall sixth in the 400 IM against Texas A&M … Earned seventh-place finishes in the breast events against Missouri … Finished fifth in the 200 IM and sixth in the 100 breast in the Tigers’ win over SMU … Finished 34th in the 200 breast at the Texas A&M Invite … Named to the SEC First-Year Academic Honor Roll.
PRIOR TO LSU
Ranked 16th in the state of Georgia by collegeswimming.com … A two-time finalist at the 2013-15 and 2014-15 Georgia 1-5A State Championships in the 100-yard breast and 200-yard IM … Named salutatorian of his senior class … Participated in S.T.A.R. Student, was the president of the National Honor Society and vice president of the Math Honor Society … Coached by Tiffanie Douglas.
Born August 18, 1996 … Parents are Bob and Marianne Petras … Has one sister – Christy … Majoring in petroleum engineering.
Petras's Top Times
1000 free - 10:24.88 2016 LSU vs. Auburn
100 breast - 56.37 2018 SEC Championships
200 breast - 2:02.78 2018 SEC Championships
200 IM - 1:52.08 2016 Art Adamson Invitational
400 IM - 4:00.17 2016 SEC Championships
Petras's 2017-18 Top Times
1000 free - 10:25.36 LSU vs. SMU
100 breast - 56.37 SEC Championships
200 breast - 2:02.78 SEC Championships
200 IM - 1:54.72 Art Adamson Invitational
400 IM - 4:01.01 SEC Championships