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    Ray Fitzpatrick  
    Ray Fitzpatrick

    Hometown:
    Doylestown, Pa.

    High School:
    La Salle College

    Event:
    Freestyle

    Birthdate:
    05/30/1978

    Honors:
    1999-2000 Team Captain


    Will serve as one of the team?s two captains with classmate Sean Casey for the 1999-2000 season.

    AS A JUNIOR: Voted team?s most valuable swimmer following an outstanding 1998-99 season for the Irish ... named to the 1999 College Swimming Coaches Association of America honorable mention all-academic team ... earned all-BIG EAST honors in six events at the 1999 conference championships ... swam the anchor leg on the BIG EAST champion 400 freestyle relay, which secured the team?s runner-up finish in the meet?s last event ... 400 freestyle relay title was the team?s first-ever win in a relay event at the BIG EAST championships ... set University records in six of his seven events at the BIG EAST meet in the 50 (20.73), 100 (45.07) and 200-yard (1:38.83) freestyle, as well as part of the 400 medley (3:20.50), 200 freestyle (1:23.09) and 400 (3:01.38) freestyle relays ... school-record time in the 200 freestyle was also a NCAA B qualifying time, the second of his career ... BIG EAST runnerup in the 50, 100 and 200-yard freestyle and as a member of the 400 medley relay ... part of the third-place 800 free relay and the fourth-place 200 free relay squads at the conference meet ... posted five wins in individual events prior to the BIG EAST meet, winning the 50 free in the dual meet with Wisconsin-Milwaukee, the 100 free at the dual meet with Cleveland State and the 200 IM at the 1999 Shamrock Classic ... finished first in the 200 freestyle twice at the dual meet with St. Bonaventure and the 1999 Shamrock Classic.

    AS A SOPHOMORE: Posted team?s top times in the 100 and 200 freestyle in 1997-98 ... named to the 1998 College Swimming Coaches Association of America honorable mention all-academic team ... anchor on all of Notre Dame?s top freestyle relays ... placed fifth at the 1998 BIG EAST championships in the 200 free ... had four wins in 200 free including one at the 1998 Shamrock Classic where he set a new school record and a NCAA consideration time of 1:39.20 ... had five wins in the 200 free, including one at the 1998 Shamrock Classic ... won the 200 butterfly versus Western Ontario ... also placed first in both the 200 individual medley and the 50 free at the Shamrock Classic.

    AS A FRESHMAN: Finished with one of the team's best results at the 1997 BIG EAST championships with his seventh place in the 200 free with a 1:41.86 ... swam team's fastest 200 free of the ?96-?97 season in the BIG EAST preliminaries in 1:40.95, the eighth-best time in school history ... also placed 12th in the 100 free at BIG EAST with a season-best 46.67 ... finished in the top five in 19 dual-meet events ... won the 200 free against Cleveland State and Niagara.

    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Four-year letterwinner in swimming at La Salle College High School ... set records in the Philadelphia Catholic Leagues and earned All-America honors in the 200 and 400 free relay ... team captain and MVP in his senior year ... valedictorian of senior class ... father, Raymond, graduated from Notre Dame in 1960, while his sister, Bridgid, graduated from Notre Dame in 1998 ... member of Notre Dame?s Academic Honors Program which matches top achieving student-athletes with faculty mentors ... along with junior Dan Szilier and freshman Matt Hyde, is one of three Irish swimmers from Pennsylvania ... Dean's List student at Notre Dame ... born May 30, 1978, in Doylestown, Pa. ... enrolled in the College of Science with a major in math.

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