Notre Dame defeated the Vikings, 204.5-94.5, in the 29-year veteran's final home meet.
Notre Dame claims its fourth meet sweep in the nine-year history of the event
Notre Dame leads both Iowa and Missouri State entering day two of the competition
Cardinals outlast Notre Dame 186-114
The tie was just the second for Notre Dame in 666 all-time dual meets
AS A SENIOR: Competed in numerous events his senior year, primarily the 100 and 200 breast ... finished fifth in solo 50 free race (22.22) against Air Force ... was 16th in 100 breast at Hawkeye Invitational meet (57.13) after setting new personal record in the prelim race (56.80) ... finished in 1:00.53 in 100 breast at tri-meet with Northwestern and Michigan ... was seventh in 100 breast against Wisconsin (1:01.57) ... at Shamrock Invite, touched the wall in 2:02.74 in 200 breast beating his own personal best time ... won same race a week later against Cleveland State (2:06.65) ... swam the 100 fly on a few occasions, finishing 16th at Hawkeye Invitational (50.15) while setting new personal record in the event.
AS A JUNIOR: Swam in the Shamrock Invitational, earning two fifth-place finishes after completing the 200 medley relay in 1:37.03 and the 400 free relay in 3:12.53... picked up a pair of seventh-place finishes against Cleveland State as he touched the pad in the 100 free in 48.88 and the 100 breast in 1:02.30 ... also finished seventh in the 200 IM (2:01.34) ... saw action against Pittsburgh where he recorded a fifth-place finish in the 400 free relay (3:14.77) and was the third swimmer to the wall in the 200 breast (2:09.12) ... BIG EAST Academic All-Star ... monogram winner.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Specialized in the breaststroke and individual medley disciplines in his second year with the Irish ... recorded season-best times in the 100 breast (58.74) and the 200 IM (1:53.23) at the Hawkeye Invitational ... top 200 breast time of the season (2:04.79) came at the Shamrock Invitational ... touched the wall at 4:13.32 to record his best time of the year in the 200 breast against Louisville ... competed for the Irish in dual meets against Northwestern, Louisville, Michigan State, and the quad meet against Michigan, Oakland, and TCU ... monogram winner.
AS A FRESHMAN: Swam primarily the breaststroke and individual medley events during his first season with the Irish ... set top season times in the 100 breast (58.11) and 200 breast (2:04.55) against league-foe Pittsburgh ... touched the pad in 1:53.10 in the 200 IM and 4:01.52 in the 400 IM at the Hawkeye Invitational for top personal times ... registered a 52.55 in the Shamrock Invitation in the 100 fly for another top season time.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned three conference titles with Vista del Lago High School (Calif.) ... team captain and MVP as a junior ... three-time all-conference choice ... named all-city as a senior ... earned All-American honors in the 100 breast and 200 individual medley as a junior and senior ... set Sierra Valley Conference records in the 100 breast and 200 individual medley ... school record holder in the 100 fly, 100 breast, 50 free and 200 individual medley ... member of high school's orchestra and church youth group ... son of Susan and Gerald Choi ... graduated from the University in May 2014 as a pre-professional science major.
Choi's Career Bests
|100 Breast||56.80||Hawkeye Invite (2013)|
|200 Breast||2:02.74||Shamrock Invitational (2014)|
|100 Fly||50.15||Hawkeye Invitational (2013)|
|200 IM||1:51.90||Northwestern Invite (2013)|
|400 IM||4:01.52||Hawkeye Invitational (2010)|