Background[edit | edit source]

Career Highlights:[edit | edit source]

Earned silver in the 100m freestyle at the 2007 World University Games ... took home two gold medals in the 400 and 800 free relays at the 2007 World University Games

World University Games:[edit | edit source]

2007: Silver, 100m FR; Gold, 400m FR-R; Gold, 800m FR-R(pr) ... 2005: Gold, 400m FR-R

United States (also known as USA) Flag of the United States.svg Nationals[edit | edit source]

2005 Summer Nationals bronze medalist

NCAA NCAA logo.png Championships[edit | edit source]

2007(Jr): 16, 100y FR

NCAA NCAA logo.png Championships[edit | edit source]

2008 (Sr): 8, 200y FR; 12, 100y FR; 15, 50y FR

2007 World Rankings:[edit | edit source]

71st, 50m free; 34th, 100m free

Details[edit | edit source]

Collegiate: Three-time Academic All-American ... two-time Academic All-Big Ten ... three-time All Big Ten ... Northwestern 200 free record holder

Personal:[edit | edit source]

High School: Brookwood HS ’04

College: Northwestern ’09, College Major: Biomedical Engineering

Ambitions, Aspirations, Goals, Dreams[edit | edit source]

Medical school or a career in engineering

A few lifetime ambitions include holding a patent, writing a book, and completing an Ironman triathlon.

  • Speaks Spanish, loves writing and public speaking.
  • Is fascinated by politics

Family, Village, Community[edit | edit source]

Parents: Aaron and Dorothy … father was on Tennessee Tech’s riflery team (class of ’73) and is now a family physician … mother is a nurse that specializes in the treatment of varicose veins, and in botox and collagen injections

Sibling(s): Older sister (Christie) swam for Georgia and specializes in the 50 free … younger brother (Dean) is also a swimmer

Sports Played Before Swimming: Ballet, tennis, soccer, T-ball

Pet(s): One dog (Maggie) ... one bird (Chugger) is named for its voracious appetite

Hobbies Outside the Pool: Reading the newspaper, watching CNN, mentoring a kindergarten class, volunteering

Ultimate Way to Relax: On a hammock by the beach, a cool wind blowing, with a book in one hand and a chocolate milkshake in the other

Most Influential Person: Parents ... "They always keep their priorities straight in spite of whatever may come their way. I always look to them for advice and inspiration."

Favorites: Music: country ... artist: Keith Urban, Rascall Flatts ... movie: The Incredibles ... tv: Colbert Report

International Medals[edit | edit source]

2007 World University Games 2007: Gold, 400m FR-R; Silver, 100m FR

Top Times[edit | edit source]

Event Best Year 50m FR 25.78 Jun 08 100m FR 55.27 Aug 06 200m FR 2:01.19 Aug 06 400m FR 4:26.16 May 06

2008[edit | edit source]

Swimvitational - 7 Final, 50m FR; 2 Final, 100m FR; 15 Final, 200m FR 08 OSU GP - t2 Final, 50m FR; t2 Final, 100m FR; 8 Final, 200m FR NCAA - 15 Final, 50y FR; 12 Final, 100y FR; 8 Final, 200y FR; 16 Final, 200y FR-R; 14 Final, 400y FR-R; 10 Final, 800y FR-R

2007[edit | edit source]

WUGS - 2 Final, 100m FR; 1 Final, 400m FR-R SCSC GP - 7 Final, 50m FR; 13 Final, 100m FR Namesnik GP - 10 Final, 50m FR; 1 Final, 100m FR; 2 Final, 200m FR; 18 Final, 100m BK

2006[edit | edit source]

SUM NATS - 23 Final, 50m FR; 6 Final, 100m FR; 14 Final, 200m FR NCAA - 16 Final, 100y FR

2005[edit | edit source]

SUM NATS - 3 Final, 100m FR WC TRIALS - 12 Final, 50m FR; 10 Final, 100m FR

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