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    Patrick Olson  
    Patrick Olson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Marlton, NJ

    High School:
    St. Joseph

    Height / Weight:
    6-2 / 183

    Event:
    Free/Breast/IM


    AS A SOPHOMORE (2012-13): Recorded top times of the season in the 400 IM (3:53.27) prelims and the 200 IM (1:50.98) prelims at the BIG EAST Championships ... had a strong showing at the Northwestern Invitational, placing fourth in the 200 IM (1:51.29) and third in the 400 IM (4:02.74) ... swam five events at the Shamrock Invitational, finishing with two fifth-place finishes in the 100 fly (50.47) and 200 free relay (1:27.45), two sixth-place finishes in the 400 IM (4:03.98) and 200 IM (1:52.64), and a fourth-place finish in the 800 free relay ... turned in a fast performance against Pittsburgh with a runner-up finish in the 200 breast (2:06.75) and also a runner-up finish in the 200 IM (1:52.57) ... monogram winner

    AS A FRESHMAN (2011-12): Regular entrant in the 200 free, 200 breast, and 200 and 400 IM in first collegiate season ... made first Notre Dame appearance at the quad meet with Michigan, TCU and Oakland, competing in the 200 breast and 200 IM ... third-place finisher in the 400 IM (4:05.47) in a dual meet at Purdue ... touched the wall in 1:49.68 in the 200 IM and 3:56.30 in the 400 IM at the Hawkeye Invitational ... logged a third-place finish (4:01.89) in the 400 IM at the Shamrock Invitational ... clocked a 1:51.72 for fourth in the 200 IM at the same meet ... swam three events at the BIG EAST Championships, setting personal-bests in the 200 breast (2:03.07) and the 400 IM (3:54.23) ... won a monogram.

    PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned All-America honors in three of his four prep seasons ... 2012 U.S. Olympics Trials qualifier in 200 back and 1,500 free ... four-time letterwinner at St. Joseph's Prep (Pa.) ... qualified for the final heat in both the 200 and 400 IM at the 2010 Summer Junior Nationals ... U.S. Nationals qualifier ... led team to three conference, sectional and regional titles ... team was nationally-ranked at the end of final three prep campaigns ... four-time all-conference and all-city honoree ... three-time all-state performer ... twice named to the all-Catholic League squad ... also lettered in lacrosse and football ... full name is Patrick James Olson ... son of Catherine and John Olson ... mother swam at Villanova ... father played football at the United States Merchant Marine Academy ... oldest of three children ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as a double major in management entrepreneurship and economics.

    Olson's Career Bests

    Event Time Meet
    200 Free 1:42.57 Purdue (2011)
    100 Breast 56.10 Hawkeye Invite (2012)
    200 Breast 2:01.18 BIG EAST (2013)
    200 IM 1:48.29 BIG EAST (2013)
    400 IM 3:53.27 BIG EAST (2013)
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