The men and women's swimming and diving teams hosted Purdue on November 6th at the Rolfs Aquatic Center.
AS A SENIOR: Capped of Irish career with an eighth-place showing in the 200 IM (1:50.22) at the BIG EAST Championships ... preliminary swim of 1:49.85 in the event was a personal-best time ... the preliminary swim was the 10th fastest 200 IM in school history ... swam to season-best marks of 56.02 in the 100 breast and 2:02.06 in the 200 breast at the league championships ... concluded his career in the top six of the top performers of the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM.
AS A JUNIOR:Primarily swam the breaststroke and individual medley races for the Irish ... member of the 400 medley relay that re-set the school record at the BIG EAST Championships ...the performance was an NCAA B-cut time ... all-BIG EAST performer as a member of the previous relay ... recorded career best performances during the BIG EAST Championships ... took fifth place in the 200 breast (2:01.50), sixth in the 100 breast (56.18) and eighth in the 200 IM (1:50.17) ... set his career best times in the preliminary races of the 100 breast (55.90) and the 200 IM (1:50.05) ... the 200 breast final swim of the league meet was also a personal best ... secured a season best time of 4:04.31 in the 400 IM at the Ohio State Invitational ... raced to seven top three finishes during the dual meet season.
AS A SOPHOMORE:Top two times in the 100 breast (56.35 and 56.37) came during the BIG EAST Championships ... swam 2:01.79 in the finals of the 200 breast at the league meet after posting a preliminary time of 2:02.66 ... went 1:57.51 in the 200 IM at the Shamrock Invitational and 3:56.40 in the 400 IM at the BIG EAST meet.
AS A FRESHMAN: Participated in the BIG EAST Championships in time trials and as an exhibition swimmer ... his best times came in the 200 breast (2:04.41), 100 fly (51.32), 200 IM (1:54.81) and 400 IM (4:03.45) ... each of those marks were season bests ... swam the 200 IM (1:54.99) at the Ohio State Invitational, where he also shot through the 200 breast in 2:06.29 ... swam the 100 back (55.16) at Northwestern ... best time in the 100 breast (1:02.65) was registered against Oakland.
THE RAYCROFT FILE: Named an All-American in the 200 medley relay, 400 free relay, 200 IM and 100 back in his junior and senior seasons at Munster (Ind.) ... team captain and MVP of prep squad over that same stretch ... took third his senior year at the state meet in the 200 IM (1:52.79) and the 100 back (52.03) ... scored 84 of Munster's 134 points to secure a sixth-place finish at the state championship ... demonstrated an interest in science through membership in the Junior Engineering Technical Society ... member of the National Honor Society and student government ... accomplished pianist ... son of Kathleen and Patrick Raycroft ... born March, 20, 1989, in Hammond, Ind. ... brother graduated from Notre Dame in 2008 ... graduated from the College of Engineering as a chemical engineering major.