AS A SENIOR: Broke his own Notre Dame record in the 400 IM at the BIG EAST Championships, touching the pad in 3:50. 94, which is an NCAA B-cut time ... the showing was good for a third-place finish ... also finished in seventh in the 500 free (4:27.51) and fifth in the 200 back (1:45.76) at the league meet ... the 200 back performance and the preliminary swim of 4:25.63 in the 500 free were season-best times and also additional NCAA B-cut times ... set a personal-best mark of 1:50.85 in the 200 IM at the Hawkeye Invitational ... closed his Notre Dame career with the top three 400 IM times in school history and five of the top eight performances in the 200 back in Notre Dame history ... swam five races in NCAA B-cut times over the course of the season ... lone captain of the 2010-11 campaign.
AS A JUNIOR:Swam a medley of events for Notre Dame over the course of the season ... three season best times came at the BIG EAST Championships ... stopped the clock at 3:51.67 in the 400 IM for third place, 1:46.80 in the 200 back for sixth place and 4:27.91 in the 500 free for ninth place ... his performances in the 500 free and the 400 IM were both NCAA B-cut times ... the 500 free and 400 IM swims along with the preliminary swim of the 200 back (1:46.70) were season bests ... recorded season bests in a number of events throughout the season including a time of 52.31 in the 100 back in a tri-meet with Cleveland State and Miami (Ohio), 15:57.87 in the 1650 free against Purdue, 1:55.62 in the 200 IM against Pittsburgh and 9:34.42 in the 1000 free against Louisville ... finished in the top three 12 times throughout the course of the dual meet season.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Racked in three all-BIG EAST honors ... finished second in the 500 free (4:25.13) and 200 back (1:45.10) while placing third in the 400 IM (3:51.13) ... the 400 IM performance set a school record ... swam in eight different events throughout the year ... best 200 free (1:44.76) swim came against Northwestern ... topped out in 51.44 during the 100 back at the Ohio State Invitational ... went 1:55.11 in the 200 IM during a tri-meet with Cleveland State and Miami (Ohio) ... College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) All-Academic Honorable Mention ... won Notre Dame's Patrick Reilly McManus Captains' award.
AS A FRESHMAN: Showed great versatility and grit in his first season with the Irish ... ended with a strong showing at the BIG EAST Championships ... helped escort the Irish to victory by racking up a total of 42 points in his individual efforts ... slammed home a fourth- place finish in the 200 back (1:48.41) and a fifth- place finish in the 400 IM (3:56.25) in the season finale ... also came in sixth in the 500 free (4:29.92) ... clocked in a 1:44.00 in the 200 free to start the season in a dual meet with USC ... swam the 200 IM against Pittsburgh in 1:57.29 ... went 15:54.68 in the 1,650 free at the Ohio State Invitational.
THE SULLIVAN FILE: State champion and runner-up in the 100 back (52.06) and 200 IM (1:55.89), respectively, as a senior at Bishop Feehan (Mass.) ... also carried 200 and 400 free relays to top 10 finishes at the state meet ... voted team captain his senior season ... holds high school records in the 100 back, 200 free relay and 400 free relay ... placed 20th at the 2008 U.S. Open while achieving a U.S. Olympic Trials qualifying time ... brother, P.J., was a standout swimmer at Virginia ... member of the National Honor Society ... son of Maria and Paul Sullivan ... born July 26, 1989 in Framingham, Mass. ... avid Boston sports fan ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business as a finance major.
Sullivan's Career Bests
|50 Free||21.33||Shamrock Invite (2010)|
|500 Free||4:25.13||BIG EAST (2009)|
|1,000 Free||9:32.97||Louisville (2008)|
|1,650 Free||15:54.68||Ohio State Invite (2007)|
|100 Back||51.44||Ohio State Invite (2008)|
|200 Back||1:45.10||BIG EAST (2009)|
|200 IM||1:50.85||Hawkeye Invitational (2010)|
|400 IM||3:50.94||BIG EAST (2011)|