Notre Dame Fencers Ariel DeSmet and Lee Kiefer Named ACC Men's and Women's Fencing Scholar-Athletes of the Year
27 Irish Student-Athletes were named to winter Olympic sports ACC All-Academic Teams.
July's news and notes on the Notre Dame men's swimming and diving team
Junior All-American Zach Stephens sets second meet record in winning the 200 breaststroke
Notre Dame swimmers score two race wins, five more school records on Friday night
Notre Dame set three team bests on Thursday, and is in fifth place overall
Photos from all three days of competition at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.
All photos courtesy of Ken Overholt
The Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving teams took on Michigan State at home on January 21st.
AS A SENIOR:Successfully closed his career as a top breast and medley swimmer… had two top-ten places at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships… seventh in 200 medley relay as the second leg (1:26.35) and eighth in 400 medley relay swimming the second leg (3:11.31)... also placed 11th in 200 breast finals (1:57.21), 13th in 100 breast finals (54.50) and 24th in 200 IM finals (1:49.03) at the ACC Championships… swam to first in three events against Olivet Nazarene… as the second leg in the 400 medley (3:22.93) and 200 medley 4x50 (1:31.93)... and as the fourth leg in 400 IM relay (3:28.92)... had eight other top-five wins swimming the second leg in 200 medley, including clinching first four times… best regular season time at the Hawkeye Invitational (1:28.73)... swam to a top-four place six times in 100 breast… best regular season time in a tri-meet against Michigan and Northwestern (56.17)... had his best time in 200 breast at the Shamrock Invitational, swimming to third (2:04.26)... swam the second leg for the 400 medley relay team, clinching third twice… touched the wall ninth in 200 IM at the Shamrock Invitational (1:53.98)... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Continued to make progress after breakout sophomore season, swimming 100 and 200 breast primarily ... set new personal best in 100 breast (53.37) during preliminary swim at Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship ... finished seventh overall in final heat of 100 breast at championship meet (53.54) ... came in fifth at Hawkeye Invitational in 100 breast (54.24) ... finished second in 100 breast (55.08) at tri-meet with Northwestern and Michigan ... logged a pair of back-to-back third-place finishes in 100 breast against Purdue (55.71) and versus Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech (55.93) ... came in first in 100 breast (55.98) at final home meet of the season against Cleveland State ... earned two second-place finishes in 100 breast against Wisconsin (56.03) and Air Force (56.17) ... touched the wall in first place against Michigan State and Virginia in 100 breast (56.65) ... in 200 breast, finished in 12th place at ACC Championships (1:57.18) ... earned a 10th-place finish in 200 breast (1:58.28) at Hawkeye Invitational ... touched the wall third in tri-meet with Northwestern and Michigan in 200 breast (2:01.58) ... logged a trio of third-place finishes in 200 breast against Purdue (2:04.90), Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech (2:04.44) and Louisville (2:03.19) ... at Hawkeye Invitational, swam to 10th place in 200 IM (1:48.26) ... touched the wall second in 200 IM (1:57.48) against Air Force ... finished ACC Championships by clocking in at 1:48.34 in 200 IM ... one of six Irish swimmers to earn honorable mention College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Scholar All-American award ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Had a breakout sophomore season, capped by being one of a record nine Notre Dame swimmers to qualify for the 2013 NCAA Championships ... member of the school record breaking 200 medley relay squad that earned a first-place finish in 1:26.33 at the BIG EAST Championships ... swam the second-fastest time in the 200 breast (1:56.24) in school history to finish in third place at the BIG EAST Championships ... also swam top time of the year in the 100 breast (53.53) as well as the 200 IM with a 1:47.94 in prelims at the BIG EAST meet ... at the Northwestern Invitational, brought home a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 100 breast (56.48) and the 200 breast (2:04.05) ... third swimmer to finish the 100 breast (56.05) and the 200 breast (2:01.84) at the Shamrock Invitational ... against Louisville, was part of the first-place 200 medley relay team ... runner-up in the 100 breast (55.29) and third place in the 200 breast (2:02.83) against the Cardinals ... was a member of the winning 200 medley relay team against Pittsburgh ... was one of four recipients of the Notre Dame Most Improved Award at the season-ending team banquet ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Primarily competed in the breaststroke and individual medley in his inaugural season with the Irish ... garnered all-BIG EAST honors as a member of the 200 medley relay that took third at the BIG EAST Championships ... recorded three top-six finishes in individual events at the same meet ... moved into second-place all-time for both breaststroke events thanks to a pair of fourth-place finishes, recording a 54.39 for the 100 breast and a 1:57.57 for the 200 breast, both NCAA B-cuts ... took sixth in the 200 IM at the BIG EAST Championships, turning in a time of 1:49.10, good for his third NCAA B-cut of the season ... swept both breaststroke events in the dual meet versus Michigan State, recording times of 56.82 for the 100 breast and 2:01.10 for the 200 breast ... completed the same breaststroke sweep against Pittsburgh ... represented the Irish at the 2012 US Olympic Trials, competing in the 100 meter breast (1:02.86, 33rd) and the 200 breast (2:17.05, 39th) ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Five-time All-American ... named to U.S. Junior National team ... held a national ranking since his freshman season ... finished in the top four in the Indiana state meet in the 100 breast and 200 IM as a junior ... four-time letterwinner and four-time captain at Michigan City (Ind.) ... currently holds 11 high school records and one sectional record ... competed in Barcelona, Spain, as a member of the National Youth Team ... 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier ... member of the National Honor Society, Spanish National Honor Society, student council, science club, math team and the choral club as well as serving as the vice president of the Spanish club ... full name is Cameron Michael Miller ... son of Nancy and Michael Miller ... oldest of five children ... fourth member of family - including two uncles and an aunt - to attend Notre Dame ... uncle, John, was a fencer and played water polo at Notre Dame ... graduated from the College of Science, majoring in science-business.
Miller's Career Bests
|100 Breast||53.37||ACC Championship (2014)|
|200 Breast||1:56.24||BIG EAST (2013)|
|200 IM||1:47.94||BIG EAST (2013)|