AS A GRADUATE STUDENT: Scored points for the Irish at the BIG EAST Outdoor Track & Field Championships in the discus with a toss of 47.59m ... finished seventh overall in the discus at the Gina Relays ... competed in the Purdue Dave Rankin Invitational in the discus ... finished fifth overall in the discus at the Texas Roadhouse Border Battle ... scored points for the Irish in the discus at the BIG EAST Indoor Championship ... earned a monogram.
AS A SENIOR: Started his season at the Mike Poehlein Invitational, discus throw of 44.97m ... threw the discus 44.29m at the Border Battle ... 41.53m in the discus at the Dave Rankin Invitational ... concluded his 2009-10 season with a personal best of 45.95m in the discus at the BIG EAST Outdoor Championships.
AS A JUNIOR (SWIMMING): Fastest time in the 50 free (20.86) came at the BIG EAST Championships during a preliminary heat ... also went 20.86 during a time trial at the meet ... the top time was nearly a two-second improvement on his performance in a fall meet against Pittsburgh ... season-best 45.66 was recorded at the league meet after going 46.86 to wrap up the first half of the season at the Ohio State Invitational ... swam the 200 free (1:43.57) at the BIG EAST meet for the Irish.
AS A SOPHOMORE (SWIMMING):Standout performer at the Shamrock Invitational ... posted new personal best times in all three of his primary events, spearing his way through the 50 free (21.01), 100 free (47.03) and 200 free (1:45.04), dropping more than half of a second in each event ... his 50 free swim designated him as the second-fastest sho rt sprinter on the squad ... posted a time of 1:45.67 in the 200 free at the Ohio State Invitational, where he also completed the 100 free in 47.54.
AS A FRESHMAN (SWIMMING): Had personal-top times on the season of 21.64 in the 50 free, 47.80 in the 100 free and 1:45.58 in the 200 free at the Ohio State Invitational.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL: Ten-time letterwinner in football, swimming and track and field at Galesburg (Ill.) ... named the Western Big 6 Conference Male Athlete of the Year as a senior ... three-sport athlete at Galesburg as he also competed in football and track and field ... received the Don Morris Memorial Award his senior year for his academic and athletic accomplishments along with his leadership abilities ... captained all three of his athletic teams during his senior year ... an all-conference performer in football as he lettered three years at tight end and defensive end ... threw discus and shot put on his track and field team ... qualified for the state track meet his junior year in the discus ... full name David Joseph Anderson ... born November 17, 1987, in Galesburg, Ill. ... son of Lynn and Marty Anderson ... oldest of three children ... has a sister, Lia, and a brother, Will ... father (football) and mother (basketball) each played at Illinois Wesleyan ... made the dean's list in the fall of 2007 ... the first swimmer at Notre Dame to compete in a second sport ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as an accountancy major ... competed in track and field in the 2011-2012 season as graduate student.
ANDERSON'S CAREER OUTDOOR BESTS
|Discus (BIG EAST Championships)||45.95m|