AS A JUNIOR (2011-12): CSCAA Scholar All-American ... became the third swimmer in program history to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... named Most Outstanding Swimmer at the BIG EAST Championships ... member of the second-place 400 IM Relay team at the season-opening Dennis Stark Relays ... swam a personal-best 1:41.29 in the 200 free at Pittsburgh ... claimed second place (1:51.79) in the 200 fly at Purdue ... runner-up in the 100 fly (49.98) at Louisville ... finished in third place in the 200 IM (1:52.06) at Louisville ... second-place finisher in the 100 fly (50.48) against Northwestern ... anchored the victorious 400 free relay team against Northwestern ... runner-up in the 200 fly (1:51.98) against Michigan State ... member of 200 medley relay team at the Shamrock Invitational ... second in the pool for the 800 free relay runner-up squad at the Shamrock Invitational ... logged a personal-best time of 1:44.81 in the 200 IM to win the event at the BIG EAST Championships ... anchor on the second place 200 free relay team at the BIG EAST Championships ... personal-best 47.03 in a winning effort in the 100 fly at the BIG EAST Championships ... member of the runner-up 400 medley relay squad at the BIG EAST Championships ... anchored the 400 free relay team that finished in second place at the BIG EAST Championships ... 30th-place finish in the 100 fly at the NCAA Championships ... monogram winner. AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Swam the butterfly leg of the 400 medley relay that set a new Notre Dame record in an NCAA B-cut time of 3:15.10 ... recorded five top-eight performances at the BIG EAST Championships ... individual performances included a silver medal in the 200 IM (1:47.42), a bronze medal in the 100 fly (48.26) and a fifth-place finish in the 200 fly (1:48.40) ... the 200 IM and 100 fly performances were both NCAA B-cut times ... the 100 fly showing was good for a career-best time and the fifth fastest 100 fly swim in Notre Dame history ... became the second fastest performer in school history in the 100-fly with the performance ... the swim of 1:47.42 in the 200 IM was the second fastest time in school history ... the two relay performances included a silver medal in the 800 free relay (in an NCAA B-cut performance of 6:29.10) and a bronze in the 400 medley relay ... came within a second of setting a new personal-best time in the 200 free with his 1:42.70 performance against Pittsburgh ... top 400 IM time on the season came at the Shamrock Invitational with a 4:00.73.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10): Shattered the 200 IM school record at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 1:46.44 ... also a member of the school-record setting 200 medley relay at the league meet ... both performances were NCAA B-cut times ... set personal-bests in the 100 fly (48.56) and the 200 fly (1:48.13) at the league meet ... recorded two personal-bests in the 200 free (1:41.94) and in the 500 free (4:39.96) against Michigan State ... tried his luck in the 400 IM at the Ohio State Invitational and finished in a time of 3:58.90 ... amassed 15 top-three performances on the regular season ... five of which were in the 200 IM including a gold medal at the Shamrock Invitational ... recipient of Notre Dame's Most Improved Award.
THE BASS FILE: All-American, all-state, all-city, all-conference, regional champion and conference champion in each of his four seasons at Chesterton (Ind.) ... state champion and team captain as a junior and senior ... team MVP as a freshman, junior and senior ... held national rankings in all four years at Chesterton ... recorded best times at the 2009 IHSAA Swimming State Championships in the 200 free, 500 free and 200 medley relay ... guided his team to a 10th consecutive sectional title as a junior ... steered his 200 medley relay team to a best time of 1:32.05, which topped the national rankings in 2008 ... also won the 500 free and then anchored the 200 free relay to set another sectional record (1:27.32) ... Chesterton record holder in the 200 free, 500 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay ... anchored high school state champion 200 free relay in 2008 ... led team to state title in 2008 ... Indiana Senior Club state meet record holder in the 200 IM (1:50.44) ... the 13th-ranked recruit in the nation according to CollegeSwimming.com in December 2008 ... member of the national Honor Society ... mentor at Bridges Mentoring Program ... biggest athletic thrill was winning back-to-back high school state championships ... oldest of three children ... son of Jean and William Bass ... graduated with a degree in art studio from the College of Arts and Letters.
Bass' Career Bests
|200 IM||1:44.81||BIG EAST (2012)|
|400 IM||3:58.90||Ohio State Invite (2009)|
|100 Fly||47.03||BIG EAST (2012)|
|200 Fly||1:45.60||BIG EAST (2012)|
|200 Free||1:41.29||Pittsburgh (2011)|
|500 Free||4:39.96||Michigan State (2010)|