At Princeton — 2011-12: earned Mid-Major All-America Honorable Mention … made conference team as a freshman and reached ‘A’ final in 500 free; placed seventh in 4:27.18 … placed ninth in the 1000 free in 9:15.18 … won the ‘B’ final in the 200 free in 1:38.19 … finished second in both the 200 free and the 500 free at the H-Y-P meet in 1:38.09.
Before Princeton - won four Pennsylvania AA state
championships as a senior at Shady Side Academy: 200 free, 500 free, 200 medley
relay and 400 free relay; no other swimmer at his school had ever won four gold
medal at States in a single year ... won four sectional championships in 2011
USA Swimming Speedo Championship Series: 500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free and 800
free relay ... competed in USA Swimming Long Course National Qualifier and 2008
USA Swimming Eastern Zone Camp Select ... holds high school record in 200 IM
and pool record in 100 breast; also holds USA/Allegheny Mountain Swimming
record in 400 IM for boys 15-18 ... served as high school captain
... earned USA Swimming All-America honors ... Shady Side Team MVP three
times ... three-time age-group gold medalist in the Piitsburgh YMCA Triathalon.
Personal - born Feb. 19, 1993 ... son of Mark and
Kathy Paulk ... father is a senior systems scientist at Carnegie Mellon
University; mother is a math teacher ... enjoys skiing, playing the violin,
tennis and poetry ... may study economics at Princeton.