AS A JUNIOR IN 2010-11
Won NCAA titles in the 1000 free (9:02.67) and the 1650 free (15:12.78), both in school record times ... Qualified for the 2012 Olympic Trials after swimming a 15:51.50 in the 1500 free at the U.S. Championships in August ... Competed in three events at the PCSC Championships ... Earned a 1st place finish in the 1650 free (15:44.80) ... Took 2nd place in the 500 free (4:33.57) ... Also finished 18th overall in the 200 free (1:47.55).
As a sophomore in 2008-09, recorded season-best times in all three distance events at the Anteater Shootout ... As a freshman in 2007-08, he totaled 40.0 points in all three distance free events at the Big West Conference Championships, placing fourth in the 1,650 (15:37.03), fifth in the 1,000 (9:20.12) and eighth in the 500 (4:34.67 prelim) ... His 500 free prelim ranks 10th in UC Davis history, 1,650 mark ranks fourth all-time ... Hit season-best 1,000 of 9:19.08 in double dual with Cal Poly and Pacific, third in the Aggie record book ... UCD won a Big West title in 2010.
Competed for four years with the Marin Pirates out of Novato ... Set four club distance records.
A 2007 graduate of Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo ... Garnered All-America standards in the 500 free as a senior ... Placed seventh in that event at the North Coast Section meet as a junior, then improved to fifth as a senior ... Voted team captain in 2006 and 2007 ... Team MVP in 2007 ... Also played water polo at Sir Francis Drake.
Born Aug. 20, 1989 in Greenbrae ... Parents are Bruce and Susan Herman ... Older brother, David, swam for Boston College ... A history major with a business minor at Muir College ... Interested in owning his own business ... Favorite pro team is the San Francisco Giants ... Enjoys the movie Super Troopers ... Bruce Springsteen is playing on his iPod ... Hobbies include playing guitar.
2011 NCAA Division II National Championships
1000 Free - 9:02.67 (Finals) - 1st Place
1650 Free - 15:12.78 (Finals) - 1st Place
500 Free - 4:28.36 (Prelims) - 5th Place
500 Free - 4:28.67 (Finals) - 5th Place