AS A JUNIOR: Produced a set of season-best performances at the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 (57.24) and 200 (2:01.73) Breast as well as the 400 IM (4:03.45) ... his efforts at the Ohio State Invitational sealed a new personal best mark in the 200 IM (1:55.77) ... solid effort in the 400 IM at the Ohio State Invitational (4:06.29) ... tried his hand in the 50 Free (23.38) against LSU ... swam the 200 Free (1:48.00) at the Shamrock Invitational ... went the distance on two occasions in the 1,000 Free, maxing out against Cleveland State (10:13.81) ... swam the 200 Breast on 12 occasions while going through the 100 Breast nine times.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Posted five of the top-10 Irish marks in the 200 Breast throughout the year ... at the BIG EAST Championships, he turned in season-best times in the 100 Breast (57.33), 200 Breast (1:59.86) and 400 IM (4:06.28) ... quickest performance in the 200 Fly (1:58.55) was swam against Louisville ... at the Shamrock Invite, touched the wall in a season-best 1:57.00 in the 200 IM ... his time of 1:59.86 in the 200 Breast is a school record.
AS A FRESHMAN: Notre Dame's top swimmer in the 200 Breast ... fifth on the team in the 100 Breast and 400 IM ... narrowly missed out on all-BIG EAST honors in the 200 Breast as he finished fourth with a time of 2:02.25 ... his mark of 2:01.57 in the 200 Breast prelims was a season-best mark and placed him as the second-best performer in Notre Dame history in that event ... finished 14th in the 400 IM at the BIG EAST meet with a season-best time of 4:00.47 ... 18th in the 100 Breast at the conference meet with his top time of the season (57.83).
THE RAVE FILE: Participated in the Germany Olympic Trials in 2004 and 2008 ... finished six at the German Nationals in 2006 while swimming the 200 Breast ... member of Germany's Junior National swim team from 2002-2004 ... set multiple records during club career in Hannover ... participated in several German national meets ... represented Germany in the Three-Nations Meet ... son of Aloisia and Ortwin Rave ... both parents are identical twins ... family's genealogy dates back to the 12th century without interruption as he is in the 25th generation ... had never stepped foot on Notre Dame's campus prior to arriving as a freshman ... once won the Hannover City Triathlon ... aspires to swim through the Straight of Gibraltar and across the English Channel ... ambidextrous ... enrolled in the College of Engineering as a chemical engineering major ... found a spot on Notre Dame's dean list in spring 2008 with a 4.0 grade-point-average ... member of Pi Tau Sigma (Mechanical Engineering Honor Society).
Rave's Career Bests
|50 Free||23.38||LSU (2008)|
|200 Free||1:48.00||Shamrock Invite (2008)|
|1,000 Free||10:13.81||Cleveland State (2007)|
|100 Breast||57.07||BIG EAST (2009)|
|200 Breast||1:59.86||BIG EAST (2007)|
|200 IM||1:55.49||Shamrock Invite (2009)|
|400 IM||3:57.19||BIG EAST (2009)|