AS A SENIOR (2009-10): Primarily a sprint freestyler for the Irish in his final season ... raced to a time of 21.29 in the event at the Ohio State Invitational ... top season time in the 50 free came in the preliminary session, stopping the clock at 21.15 ... finished in 46.48 in the preliminary race of the 100 free for a season- best performance at the same meet ... shaved over three secon ds off his 100 free time over the course of the season ... also touched the pad at 1:45.24 in the 200 free at the invitational ... tried his luck at the 100 fly, posting a time of 45.93 at the Ohio State Invitational ... had three top three finishes on the season in the 50 free.
AS A JUNIOR (2008-09): 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 (2007-08): 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 short 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 (2006-07): 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.
THE ANDERSON FILE: Had a top time of 21.51 in the 50 free and a top mark of 47.57 in the 100 free as a prep at Galesburg (Ill.) ... placed first in the 50 free and third in the 100 free at the 2005 YMCA Illinois/Missouri Area Championship meet ... part of the winning 400 free relay team at that same meet ... garnered All-America honors in the 200 free relay and received consideration for All-America honors for times posted in the 50 free ... Illinois Swimming Association All-State Swim Team honorable mention in both the 50 free and 200 free relay ... 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 ... made the dean's list in the fall of 2007 ... wears size 17 shoe, but admits to being the worst kicker on the swimming team ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as an accountancy major.
Anderson's Career Bests
|50 Free||20.60||BIG EAST (2009)|
|100 Free||45.66||BIG EAST (2009)|
|200 Free||1:43.57||BIG EAST (2009)|
|100 Fly||52.78||BIG EAST (2009)|