Qualified for the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb., ahead of the London Games, and placed 90th in the 200 IM in 2:07.35 and 106th in the 100 fly in 55.66.
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011-12
One of 16 UCSD Athletes of the Year ... Produced a stellar junior campaign after missing the first four meets of the season ... Three-time All-American in individual events with three top-four finishes ... Placed third in the 400 IM (3:53.77) after producing the top time in prelims (3:53.72) ... Also touched third in the 200 fly (1:46.86) and fourth in the 200 IM (1:47.38) ... Led off the fifth-place 400 free relay (2:59.04) ... Won the 400 IM (3:58.35) and 200 fly (1:49.53) at the 2012 PCSC Championships and was second in the 200 IM (1:51.11) behind teammate Nicholas Korth ... Was a member of the first-place 200 medley relay (1:30.00) and 800 free relay (6:38.30) ... Earned team's Swimmer of the Year and Most Improved awards ... Placed fifth in the 200 IM (2:06.74) at the Speedo Grand Challenge in May.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010-11
Earned All-America distinction by touching fourth in a school-record 3:56.38 in the finals of the 400 IM at the 2011 NCAA Championships in Canton, Ohio ... Competed in five events at the PCSC Championships ... Best result was a first-place finish in the 100 fly (49.82) ... Also finished second in the 200 IM (1:50.86) ... Placed third in the 200 fly (1:51.61) ... Was also part of the 200 medley relay team that placed eighth, racing a 22.32 split.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009-10
Recorded some of his fastest times at the Toshiba Classic in Long Beach ... Placed 12th in the 200 fly (1:53.43), 12th in the 200 IM (1:52.44) and 13th in the 100 fly (50.36).
Competed for Pirate Aquatics, based in Modesto, from 2007-09 ... Took second in the 400 IM and third in the 200 fly at the 2009 Junior Olympics.
A 2009 graduate of Atwater (Calif.) High School ... Named to the Merced Sun-Star All-Area Team ... Named to the Stanislaus County All-District First Team in 2008 and 2009 ... Selected as Atwater's Most Valuable Swimmer from 2007-09 ... League champion in the 200 IM and 100 fly as a senior ... Best marks were 52.3 in the 100 fly, 1:55.8 in the 200 IM and 1:03.3 in the 100 breast ... Competed at the 2009 Santa Clara International Grand Prix, recording long-course personal bests in the 100 fly, 200 breast and 200 IM ... Earned Central California Conference All-Academic honors all four years of high school ... Also competed in water polo (2005-07).
Born Feb. 7, 1991 in San Jose ... Mother is Lisa Ann Rice ... Has a younger sister named Kaitlyn ... A chemical engineering major at Warren College ... Counts dropping three seconds in both the 100 fly and 100 breast his sophomore year of high school as his top memory in swimming, and earning second-place as a team at the NCAA Championships as his favorite UCSD moment ... Enjoys listening to music and spending time with friends ... Favorite athlete is Olympic gold-medalist swimmer Matt Grevers ... A fan of the Star Wars movies ... Kid Cudi's Pursuit of Happiness (Steve Aoki Remix) can be found on his playlist ... Could eat bananas for the rest of his life ... Lists his mom, cousin Travis and closest friends as his greatest influences ... Used to play the bass guitar as a beginner.
2012 NCAA Division II National Championships
200 IM - 1:47.38 - 4th Place (All-American)
200 Medley Relay - 1:28.56 - 4th Place
400 IM - 3:53.77 - 3rd Place (All-American)
100 Fly - 49.31 - 22nd Place (Prelims)
800 Free Relay - 6:37.68 - 6th Place
200 Fly - 1:46.86 - 3rd Place (All-American)
400 Free Relay - 2:59.04 - 5th Place
2011 NCAA Division II National Championships
200 IM - 1:48.89 (B Final) - 1st Place (9th overall)
200 IM - 1:49.91 (Prelims) - 9th Place
400 IM - 3:56.38 (Finals) - 4th Place
400 IM - 3:58.27 (Prelims) - 8th Place
200 Fly - 1:49.20 (B Final) - 2nd Place (10th overall)
200 Fly - 1:49.81 (Prelims) - 10th Place
800 Free Relay Split - 1:39.93 (Finals) - 5th Place