CLUB: Aggie Swim Club (AGS-TX)
RESIDENCE: College Station, Texas
BIRTHPLACE: Newport News, Va.
COACHED BY: Steve Bultman
Qualified for the 2008 Olympics by finishing sixth in the 200m free at the 2008 Olympic Trials... Won a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympic Games in the 800m FR-R
Olympic Trials History:
2008: 6, 200m FR
2007(So): 5, 800y FR-R; 6, 200y MR-R; 7, 400y MR-R; 8, 200y FR; 11, 400y FR-R; 14, 200y IM;
2008 (Jr): 2nd, 800y FR-R; 3rd, 400y FR-R; 5th, 200y FR; 9th, 400y MR
Collegiate: 2008 Big 12 champion in the 200 free and 200 fly ... Big 12 runner-up in the 200IM ... 2007 Big 12 champion in the 200 free and 200 IM ... 2007 team co-MVP ... four-time All-American in 2006
High School: 2005 Virginia state champion in the 100 free ... two-time regional champion ... fourtime district champion
High School: Menchville HS '05
College: Texas A&M '09
College Major: Business
Future Professional Aspirations: Professional swimming
Parents: Bob and Julie
Sibling(s): One sister (Melissa) and one brother (Jimmy)
Started Swimming: Age 5 ... "I started swimming with my brother Jimmy for Fort Eustis Swim Team"
Nickname(s): Ding Ding, Mufasa ... "My family and close friends call me ding ding, my teammates at Texas A&M know me as Mufasa."