At Michigan... 2009 All-American (400-yard freestyle relay) ... Two-time 2009 Big Ten champion (200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay) ... 2009 All-Big Ten first team ... Two-time 2007 NCAA All-America honorable mention (200-yard freetyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay) ... 2007 Academic All-Big Ten Conference.
5th/Senior (2009-10) ... Earned fourth varsity letter ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... At the Minnesota Grand Prix, was a member of winning 400-yard medley (3:15.33) and 400-yard freestyle (2:58.24) relay teams ... Placed seventh in the 100-yard freestyle (45.60) and 10th in both the 50-yard freestyle (21.06) and 200-yard freestyle (1:40.15) at the Grand Prix ... Won the 50-yard freestyle (20.72), 100-yard freestyle (45.12) and was a member of winning 200-yard medley relay (1:30.51) against Toronto (Oct. 23) ... Member of winning 200-yard freestyle relay (1:22.49) at the Dennis Stark Relays (Oct. 9).
Senior/Junior (2008-09) ... Earned third varsity letter ... All-American (400-yard freestyle relay) ... Two-time Big Ten champion (200-yard freestyle relay, 400-yard freestyle relay) ... All-Big Ten first team ... Championship Meets ... Was a member of the sixth-place 400-yard freestyle relay team (2:50.16) at the NCAA Championships (March 28) ... Finished 66th in the 50-yard freestyle (20.54) at the NCAA Championships (March 26) ... Swam on the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (2:51.28) and took 10th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 43.69 (43.54 prelims) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 28) ... Finished eighth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.61, 1:35.81 prelims) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 27) ... Was a member of the Big Ten championship 200-yard freestyle relay (1:17.70) and finished 13th in the 50-yard freestyle (20.17, 19.91 prelims) (Feb. 26) ... Regular Season ... Won the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 44.49 at Ohio State (Jan. 31) ... Member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay (2:59.14) at Ohio State (Jan. 30) ... Was a member of the winning 400-yard freestyle relay that posted an NCAA consideration time of 2:57.07 and finished fourth in the 100-yard freestyle at Indiana (44.44) (Jan. 10) ... Took fourth in the 100-meter freestyle (55.45) at the Orange Bowl Classic (Jan. 3) ... Member of third-place 400-yard freestyle relay (2:53.06) and finished 21st in the 100-yard freestyle (44.49) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 6) ... Member of the 11th-place 200-yard medley relay (1:30.36) and took 16th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:38.13) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 5) ... Member of sixth-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:20.21) at USA Swimming Short Course Nationals (Dec. 4) ... Member of the fifth-place 400-yard freestyle relay (3:04.57) against Texas and Indiana (Nov. 1) ... Member of the fourth-place 400-yard medley relay (3:22.73) and fifth-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:24.50) against Texas and Indiana (Oct. 31).
Junior (2007-08)... Medical redshirt.
Sophomore (2006-07) ... Earned second varsity letter ... Academic All-Big Ten ... U-M Athletic Academic Achievement award ... Championhips Meets ... Claimed 30th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:36.94) and 33rd in the 100-yard freestyle (43.96) at NCAAs (March 15-17) ... Also swam on the 10th place 400-yard freestyle relay (2:54.74), helped the 11th place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:18.88) set a school record and swam on the 17th place 200-yard medley relay (1:27.31) at NCAAs ... Placed seventh in the 100-yard freestyle (43.81, 43.76 in prelims), eighth in the 200-yard freestyle (1:37.99, 1:36.99 in prelims) and 15th in the 50-yard freestyle (20.47, 20.27 in prelims) at the Big Ten Championships (Feb. 16-18) ... Also helped three relay teams at the conference championships, the fourth place 400-yard freestyle relay (2:54.81), the sixth place (200-yard freestyle relay (1:20.20) and the 200-yard medley relay (1:27.91) ... Regular Season ... Clocked 21.01 in the 50-yard freestyle, 45.85 in the 100-yard freestyle and 51.00 in the 100-yard butterfly against Ohio State and Northwestern (Jan. 26-27) ... Placed second in the 50-meter freestyle against the Mexican National Team (Jan. 3) ... Finished 29th in the 50-meter freestyle (24.15), 38th in the 100-meter freestyle (53.15) and 58th in the 200-meter freestyle (1:57.83) at the U.S. Open (Nov. 30 - Dec. 2) ... Won the 50-yard freestyle (20.90) and tied for first in the 100-yard freestyle (45.76) vs. Michigan State and Princeton (Nov. 11) ... Recorded a time of 52.70 in the 100-yard butterfly and 1:46.24 in the 200-yard freestyle at Eastern Michigan (Oct. 24) ... Clocked a time of 21.53 in the 50-yard freestyle and 46.64 in the 100-yard freestyle vs. Florida (Oct. 14).
Freshman (2005-06) ... Earned first varsity letter ... Participated in first collegiate meet vs. Eastern Michigan (Oct. 21), finishing second in the 100-yard freestyle (46.89) and third in the 200-yard freestyle (1:43.39) ... Swam final leg of third place 200-yard medley relay team vs. Georgia (Nov. 5) ... Finished third swimming last leg of 400-yard medley relay team and in the 100-yard butterfly (51.81) against Michigan State (Nov. 18) ... Took 24th in the 200-yard freestyle (1:40.80) at the Texas Invitational (Dec. 1-3) ... At Big Ten Championships (Feb. 23-25), took 25th in both 50-yard (21.05) and 200-yard freestyle (1:39.58) and swam 46.02 for 28th in the 100-yard freestyle ... Posted season-best 1:38.81 at Ohio State Last Ditch meet (March 5).
National/International... Participated in the 2008 U.S. Open and was a member of Club Wolverine's second place 4x100-meter freestyle relay (3:20.60), also swam in the 50-meter freestyle (26th, 23:45), 100-meter freestyle (20th, 50.80) and 200-meter freestyle (46th, 1:56.28).
Prep... James E. Taylor (2005) ... Five-time prep All-American: 100 and 200 freestyle as a junior, 100 and 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly as a senior ... 2004 Olympic Trials qualifier in 100 freestyle ... Competed at 2005 U.S. Summer Nationals ... National qualifier in 50, 100, 200 freestyle.
Personal... Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in psychology and political science ... Father, Jeff, played baseball at Oklahoma State.
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