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11/19/2017

#13/18 Irish Place Third At Loaded OSU Fall Invite

Notre Dame men's and women's teams conclude fast weekend at Ohio State with Sunday showcase

11/18/2017

#13/18 Irish Remain In The Hunt At OSU Fall Invite

Notre Dame men and women both sit in third after two days of racing at Ohio State

11/17/2017

#13/18 Irish Off To Strong Start In Columbus

Notre Dame logs numerous NCAA B-cuts, Zach Yeadon breaks Irish 500 free record on day one

11/08/2017

#13/18 Irish Face Next Test With #1/9 Indiana, Cincinnati

Notre Dame marches into November with a 4-1 dual record thus far in 2017-18

03/02/2017

No. 19 Irish Earn Bronze at the 2017 ACC Men's Swimming & Diving Championships

Notre Dame places third with 923.5 points and adds two more medals to count on final day

03/15/2017

Swimming & Diving NCAA Pump Up Video

The Notre Dame swimming and diving team is pumped up for the NCAA Championships.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2015-16): Became elite backstroker in second season, competing at ACC Championship for second consecutive year ... at ACCs, advanced to A final in 200 back, placing sixth overall (1:42.21 finals, 1:42.17 prelims) ... also finished 15th in 100 back (47.78 finals, 47.82 prelims) and 22nd in 200 IM (1:47.59 finals, 1:47.35 prelims) ... finished the year at Ohio State Last Chance meet, swimming 200 back (1:42.34 prelims, 1:43.58 finals) ... began the season at Dennis Stark Relays, winning 400 IM relay (51.68 split) and taking sixth in 200 medley relay (23.83 leadoff) ... versus Michigan State, won 200 back (1:51.38), came in second in 400 medley relay (50.48 leadoff) and third in 200 free relay (21.00 split) ... at Virginia Tech, continued winning ways in the 200 back (1:48.04) and placed second with 400 medley relay (50.09 leadoff) and in 100 back (50.21) ... came in fourth in 200 free relay (20.93 split) and 400 free relay (47.15 split) in addition to finishing fifth in the 200 medley relay (23.57 leadoff split) and sixth in the 800 free relay (1:43.36 split) ... at Purdue Invitational, raced to second in the 200 back (1:46.30 finals, 1:48.72 prelims) and third in the 100 (49.23 finals, 49.92 prelims), finishing 17th in the 200 IM (1:50.14 finals, 1:52.88 prelims) ... helped 400 free relay take ninth (45.92 split) and swam with 200 medley relay team that finished 12th (23.24 leadoff) and 400 medley relay that touched ninth (49.47 leadoff) ... also clocked in at 21.92 in 50 free ... at Virginia, finished fifth in 200 IM (1:53.31) and second in 200 back (1:48.35) and 100 back (48.84) ... swam with 200 medley relay (23.30 leadoff) and 400 free relay (46.24 split) that came in third and 400 medley relay (50.59 leadoff) that finished fourth ... against Northwestern, won 200 back (1:48.30) and came in second in 200 medley relay (23.58 leadoff split) ... placed third in 100 back (49.94) and fourth in 200 IM (1:54.75) ... earned pair of fourth-place finishes at Shamrock Invitational in the 100 back (49.70) and 200 back (1:49.41) in addition to touching in fifth with the 400 medley relay (50.62 leadoff) and sixth in the 200 medley relay (23.69 leadoff) as well as seventh in the 200 IM (1:52.35) ... earned a monogram.

AS A FRESHMAN (2014-15): Had impressive first season with the Irish, competing as one of three freshmen at ACC Championship meet ... finished 19th in 100 back with time of 48.42 (48.13 prelims) and 10th in 200 back (1:43.87 finals, 1:44.45 prelims) ... began the season at home against Purdue, swimming lead leg of 200 medley relay (23.49 split) and finishing third in 100 back (50.60) ... went on to finish third against Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech in 200 back (1:49.91) and seventh in 100 back (51.34) ... also swam lead leg with A-team in 200 medley relay, clinching first (23.67 split, 1:30.68) and leading the B-team in 400 medley relay to third (50.80 split, 3:23.53) ... at Michigan State, led B-team in 200 medley relay to third place (24.09 split, 1:32.97) and took third in 100 back (51.68) and 200 back (1:51.86) ... in Hawkeye Invitational, finished 14th in 200 IM (1:52.23) after swimming a 1:51.78 showing in the morning prelims ... led B-team in 400 medley relay to fourth place (49.66 split, 3:18.94) and the A-team to second in 200 medley relay (23.11 split, 1:28.73) before touching the wall sixth in 100 back (49.25 finals, 48.99 prelims) and fifth in 200 back (1:46.01 finals, 1:45.52 prelims) ... anchored the B-team to fourth place in 400 free relay (45.23 split, 3:02.91) ... at Michigan against the Wolverines and Northwestern, led B-team in 200 medley relay to seventh place (24.40 split, 1:33.88) and clocked a 53.77 time in 100 back ... at Wisconsin, led B-team in 200 medley relay with 24.59 split (1:35.29 overall), touched the wall eighth in 100 back (52.01) and anchored B-team in 200 free relay to seventh (21.75 split, 1:27.37) ... finished the met in eighth place in 200 back (1:53.20) and leading B-team in 400 medley relay (51.93 split, 3:28.26) ... in Shamrock Invitational, swam third leg of 200 free relay with B-team (21.28 split, 1:24.20) ... touched the wall in 1:55.06 in 200 IM and finished sixth in 100 back (50.76) and 200 back (1:51.83) ... led the B-team in both 400 medley relay (51.26 split, 3:26.50) and 200 medley relay (23.88 split, 1:32.83) to eighth and seventh place respectively ... against Cleveland State, led B-team of 200 medley relay to second (23.85 split, 1:33.78) and won the 100 back (50.76), taking third in 100 fly (52.08) and fourth in 200 IM (1:58.65) ... earned a monogram.

PREP & PERSONAL: Swam the 100 backstroke and 200 IM with Central Jersey Aquatic Club and prep team ... prep team was undefeated at state championship meet all four years ... achieved all-state accolades junior and senior year ... earned four varsity letters ... graduated from Christian Brothers Academy in May 2014 ... son of Robert and Lisa Whitacre ... has three sisters, Emilie, Hilary and Julia ... Emilie competed with the Rutgers crew team, while Hilary ran cross country and track at The College of New Jersey ... hails from Oceanport, New Jersey ... enrolled in Mendoza College of Business, majoring in Management Consulting.

Rob Whitacre
Rob  Whitacre

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oceanport, NJ

High School:
Christian Brothers Academy

Height / Weight:
6-4 / 191

Event:
Back / IM

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