Irish corral several USTFCCCA academic nods
Seidel and Barber champs, Bamgbose racks up four All-ACC honors
Loeffel first team All-ACC in heptathlon; Morris second team in shot put
Junior finishes second in 10,000 meters; five advance to event finals
23rd-ranked Irish women look to snag first conference crown
ACC Outdoor Championships Day 2
- 2015 USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team
- 2015 All-ACC Academic Indoor Track & Field Team
AS A JUNIOR: Competed in 11 meets throughout the year with a focus on heptathlon and decathlon events … took second in the 60-meter hurdles and third in the high jump at the Blue and Gold Invitational … placed second in the long jump (6.32m), seventh in the 60mH and eighth in the high jump at the Simmons-Harvey Invitational … finished 19th in the 60-meter dash and 22nd in the shot put at the Notre Dame Invitational … placed fifth in the heptathlon at the Razorback Invitational (5,047 points), which included third-place hops in the long jump (6.69m) and high jump (1.94m) … led Irish racers in the 60m hurdles at the Meyo Invitational, finishing 30th … earned second-team All-ACC honors in the heptathlon with a fifth-place finish (5,201), helped along by a second-place showing in the high jump (1.99m) … appeared in decathlon events at the Texas Relays … took fourth in the javelin, seventh in the 110-meter hurdles and eighth in the shot put at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge … placed seventh in the decathlon at the Virginia Challenge (6,737), finishing third in the shot put (13.07m) … participated in the high jump at the Drake Relays … appeared at the Jesse Owens Track Classic … finished just shy of All-ACC consideration with a seventh-place finish in the decathlon at the ACC Championships (6,864), taking second in the shot put and third in the 1,500, 110-meter hurdles and long jump … named to the USTFCCCA All-Academic Track & Field Team … selected to the All-ACC Academic Indoor Track & Field Team … earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Competed exclusively during the indoor track & field season, specializing in the heptathlon ... began the season with an eighth place finish (2,537 points) in the heptathlon at the Kent State Golden Galas ... competed in three heptathlon events at the ACC Indoor Championships: placed 12th (7.71) in the 60m hurdles; notched an 11th place finish (1.78m) in the high jump; jumped to a ninth place finish (6.22m) in the long jump; and finished sixth (12.10m) in the shot put.
AS A FRESHMAN: Competed in seven meets for the Irish in the indoor and outdoor track & field season ... specialized in the decathlon and heptathlon ... also participated in the long jump, high jump and 60m hurdles ... member of the 4x400m relay team that placed fifth (3:28.75) at the Blue & Gold Invitational ... finished fourth and achieved a personal best in the high jump (1.86m) at the Notre Dame Invitational ... personal best in the decathlon and placed sixth (5,924 points) at the Oliver Nickoloff Invitational ... named to the Dean's List following the spring 2013 semester ... earned a monogram.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL:Graduated from Lincoln-Way Central (Manhattan, Ill.) in the spring of 2012 ... participated in football and track & field ... earned three letters in football and four in track & field ... ranked in the top 20 nationally for the decathlon (2012) ... qualified for the USATF national meet in the decathlon (2012) ... was a 2011 state qualifier in high jump ... twice named all-conference in the high jump and long jump ... established the school record in the high jump ... elected team captain twice and team MVP in 2012 ... a member of the National Honor Society , Mu Alpha Theta, Pi Sigma Pi and P.E. groups ... active as a student leader, Links Crew Peer helper and as a Future Business Leaders of America member ... father, Darrell, was a track & field participant at Joliet Junior College ... full name is Brent Alan Swanberg ... born in Joliet, III ... son of Darrell and Cynthia Swanberg ... has one younger brother, Joel and one older sister, Christy ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business and studying Finance.