Freshman Class Makes Instant Impact in Year One for Swimming & Diving
Men's Swimming & Diving Dominates MSU to Cap Dual Season
Men's Swimmers Funk, Whitaker Claim Big Ten Weekly Honors
At Michigan ... NCAA All-American (2015: 400-yard medley relay) ... Two-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (2015: 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard medley relay) ... Two-time Big Ten champion (2015: 200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay) ... All-Big Ten (First Team) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 7, 2014).
National/International ... 2013-14 U.S. Junior National Team ... 2012 Olympic Trials ... 2013 Phillips 66 National Championships.
Freshman (2014-15) ... NCAA All-American (400-yard medley relay) ... NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (200-yard backstroke, 200-yard medley relay) ... Two-time Big Ten champion (200-yard medley relay, 400-yard medley relay) ... All-Big Ten (First Team) ... Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Oct. 7) ... Championships ... NCAA Championships (March 26-28): Finished 15th in the 200-yard backstroke (1:42.66) and 29th in the 100-yard butterfly (46.77) ... Big Ten Championships (Feb. 25-28): Finished second in the 100-yard butterfly (46.37), fourth in the 200-yard backstroke (1:41.39) and sixth in the 100-yard backstroke (46.63); also swam on two winning relays (200 Medley, 400 Medley) ... Regular Season ... Had two top-four finishes vs. Indiana, Texas and Louisville (Oct. 24-25) ... Made collegiate debut at Iowa (Oct. 3-4), winning the 100-yard butterfly and finishing fourth in the 100-yard backstroke.
Prep ... Chesterton High School (2014) ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... four-time Indiana State champion as a junior ... won four conference and sectional titles as a senior ... holds four Indiana State records ... 2013-14 Duneland Athletic Conference Swimmer of the Year ... Team MVP as a senior ... All-American as a freshman ... also won conference and sectional titles as a sophomore.
Club ... Duneland (2000-10).
Personal ... Full name is Aaron Wayne Whitaker ... born June 6, 1995 ... three siblings all swim: Talor (sister) at Washington State (2007-11), Kyle (brother) at Michigan (2011-14), Ethan (brother) at Navy (2014 - present) ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... open major.