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Adam DeJong
Adam DeJong

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Holland, Mich.

High School:
Holland

Event:
Mid-Distance


Senior (2009-10) ... Earned fourth varsity letter ... Championship Meets ... Finished seventh in the 500-yard freestyle (4:20.91 finals, 4:20.04 prelims), 10th in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:20.60) and 11th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.38 finals, 1:37.21 prelims) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-27) ... Regular Season ... Placed seventh in the 500-yard freestyle (4:23.88), 17th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.70) and 19th in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:46.82) at the Short Course Nationals (Dec. 3-5) ... At the Minnesota Grand Prix (Nov. 13-15), was a member of winning 800-yard freestyle relay team (6:36.26) while achieving NCAA 'B' times in the 500-yard freestyle (4:26.40) and the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:25.84) ... Placed second in the 500-yard freestyle, third in the 1,650-yard freestyle, sixth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.72) and 11th in the 100-yard butterfly (51.07) at the Grand Prix ... Finished runner-up in the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.80) and was a member of the second-place 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:06.63) team against Toronto (Oct. 23) ... Part of winning 800-yard freestyle relay (6:48.14), 400-yard butterfly relay (3:22.68) and 1,000-yard freestyle relay teams at the Dennis Stark Relays (Oct. 9).

Junior (2008-09) ... Earned third varsity letter ... Championship Meets ... Took fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:07.16) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 28) ... Finished 10th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:35.94) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27) ... Took ninth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:18.66) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26) ... Regular Season ... Part of the pool-record setting 200-yard medley relay (1:30.37) and won the 500-yard freestyle (4:30.77) at Michigan State (Feb. 8) ... Finished third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.97) at Michigan State (Feb. 8) ... Took eighth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.41) at Ohio State (Jan. 30) ... Member of the sixth-place 400-yard freestyle relay (2:57.77) and took 10th in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:19.12) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 6) ... Member of the first-place 800-yard freestyle relay (6:20.86) and finished 12th in the 200-yard freestyle at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 5) ... Finished fourth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:21.00) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 4) ... Placed second in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:28.61) against Texas and Indiana (Nov. 1) ... Took third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.05) and third in the 500-yard freestyle (4:21.72) against Texas and Indiana (Oct. 31) ... Won the 500-yard freestyle (4:29.21) against Florida (Oct. 17).

Sophomore (2007-08) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Championship Meets ...Finished 10th in the 1,650 freestyle (15:19.04), 14th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:21.62) and 16th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.24) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 28 - March 1) ... Regular Season... Finished sixth (1:42.17) in the 200-yard freestyle against Indiana (Jan. 12) ... Touched the wall third (15:39.10) in the 1,650 freestyle and was a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay team that posted an NCAA consideration time of 6:34.28 at the Husky Invitational (Dec. 1) ... Finished second (15:50.18) in the 1,650 freestyle against Wisconsin and Northwestern (Nov. 17).

Freshman (2006-07) ... Earned first varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Championship Meets... Placed 16th in the 1,650-yard freestyle (15:33.03), 19th in the 500-yard freestyle (4:26.93) and 19th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:39.57) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 16-18) ... Regular Season ... Placed fourth in the 1,650-yard freestyle (16:06.60) and swam on a 400-yard freestyle relay team (3:12.68) vs. Purdue (Jan. 12) ... Clocked 1:46.61 in the 200-yard freestyle against Arizona State and California (Jan. 6) ... Helped a 800-meter freestyle relay team to a fourth place finish with an NCAA 'B' time of 7:37.16 and finished 30th in the 400-mter freestyle (4:05.73) and 49th in the 200-meter freestyle (1:57.00) at the U.S. Open (Nov. 30 - Dec. 2) ... Touched the wall in 1:42.25 in the 200-yard freestyle and 4:36.16 in the 500-yard freestyle vs. Michigan State and Princeton (Nov. 11) ... Placed second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.38) and recorded a time of 48.43 in the 100-yard freestyle at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 20).

National/International... Competed at the 2008 U.S. Open, finishing 11th in the 200-meter freestyle (1:50.84) and 13th in the 400-meter freestyle (3:56.45).

Prep... Holland (2006) ... Two-year Honor Roll student ... Six-time prep All-American ... Michigan High School 500-yard freestyle state champion as a senior, setting a state record ... Also runnerup at the state meet in the 200-yard freestyle as a senior ... Finished runnerup at the state meet in the 200 and 500 his junior year ... Member of state champion swim team as a sophomore ... All-state all four years ... Also played three years of prep football as quarterback, defensive back and kicker.

Personal... Enrolled in the Division of Kinesiology, majoring in sports management ... Brother Chris was a four-time All-American swimmer at U-M (2003-06) ... Birthday is December 30, 1987.


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