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    Bill Bass  
    Bill Bass

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Chesterton, IN

    High School:
    Chesterton

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 178

    Position:
    IM/Free/Fly


    12/06/2013

    Irish Set Three Records, Hold Lead After Day One Of Hawkeye Invitational

    Notre Dame establishes new team marks in the 200 IM, 100 Back and 400 Medley Relay at Iowa

    07/22/2013

    Irish Swimming And Diving Posts Sterling Spring In Classroom

    Men's and women's programs, 13 student-athletes honored for academic performance

    07/22/2013

    Swimming And Diving Posts Sterling Spring In The Classroom

    Men's and women's programs, 13 student-athletes honored for academic performance

    05/07/2013

    Six Irish Swimmers Earn CSCAA Honorable Mention All-America Accolades

    Six Notre Dame NCAA Championship participants recognized

    03/30/2013

    Williamson, Stephens Seize All-America Honors

    Duo earn honorable mention All-America citations, bring team meet total to three.

    03/26/2012

    Fighting Irish Xtra 03/26

    New Host! New Player Host! But, still the same great FIX!

    03/22/2012

    MSD: Dyer, Bass At Nationals

    Frank Dyer & Bill Bass become first Irish duo to compete at NCAAs.

    03/28/2013

    Men's NCAA Swimming Championship

    Photos from all three days of competition at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.

    03/04/2013

    2013 BIG EAST Swimming Championships

    All photos courtesy of Ken Overholt

    01/26/2013

    Shamrock Invitational

    The Irish swimming and diving teams hosted Towson and Harvard this weekend at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.

    01/29/2012

    Mens and Womens Swimming, Shamrock Invitational Day 2

    Mens and Womens swimming host the Shamrock Invitation January 28th and 29th.

    AS A SENIOR (2012-13): CSCAA honorable mention All-American ... graduated with the second-most career all-BIG EAST accolades (20) in program history after earning seven as a senior ... one of a record nine Notre Dame swimmers to compete at the 2013 NCAA Championships, claiming honorable mention All-America status with the Irish 800 free relay entry ... member of the winning 200 medley relay team (1:31.95) in the opening dual meet of the season at Oakland ... relay squad took second consecutive gold finish (1:32.73) at Michigan State ... won the 200 IM at the meet with a time of 1:51.54 ... third in the water for the 200 medley relay team in a dual matchup against Pittsburgh that posted its then fastest time of the season (1:31.64) in a winning effort ... touched in at 1:50.32 in the 200 IM to take the win in a dual meet with Louisville ... swam the anchor leg of the runner-up 200 free relay (1:19.56) at the Hawkeye Invitational ... fourth in the water in the 800 free relay (6:30.72) later in the meet that placed second ... member of the victorious 200 medley relay `A' entry that completed the race in 1:32.44 at Cleveland State ... led three Notre Dame finishers in the top three of the 200 IM (1:50.59) with a first place showing against the Vikings ... earned third win of the meet by touching in with a split of 50.58 in the 100 fly ... runner-up finisher with the 400 medley relay `A' entry (3:19.95) and the 400 free relay (3:01.66) in the Shamrock Invitational ... third-place finisher in the 200 IM with a time of 1:50.93 at the Northwestern Invitational ... part of the 800 free relay runner-up Irish squad (6:41.35) at the Northwestern meet ... opened final BIG EAST Championship performance on the 800 free relay team that claimed second place in a school record time of 6:23.40 ... finished as the runner-up to teammate Zach Stephens in the 200 IM, posting the third-fastest Notre Dame time ever in the event (1:45.78) ... added third runner-up result of the meet as the anchor of the 200 free relay team that logged a program-best 1:18.91 in the event ... nearly equaled his own school record in the 100 fly touching in at 47.38 for second place ... third in the water for the runner-up 400 medley relay team (3:12.98) ... swam a season-best 1:45.27 in the 200 fly ... capped the BIG EAST Championships as the anchor swimmer of the 400 free relay team that placed second (2:54.43) ... earned first career All-America citation in the 800 free relay (6:25.32).

    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

    Event Time Meet
    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)
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