Notre Dame places 30th in national championship meet
Notre Dame senior qualifies for 'A' final heat for second time in his career
Notre Dame senior scores first Irish points of the NCAA meet
Notre Dame senior All-American bests time set at last season's NCAA meet
First day of racing begins Thursday at 11 a.m. (CT)
Photos from all three days of competition at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis.
AS A JUNIOR: Enjoyed his most successful season with the Irish, competing in the 500 free, 100 fly and 200 fly primarily ... was one of eight entrants at the NCAA Championships ... swam personal bests in the 200 and 500 free in addition to 200 back, 100 fly and 200 fly, setting a new school record in 200 fly ... set career record in 200 free (1:38.67) at Hawkeye Invitational, finishing seventh ... was second in 500 free (4:4:42.44) in last home meet of the season against Cleveland State ... was 11th at Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships in 500 free (4:23.22) ... touched the wall in 4:29.57 in 500 free at NCAA Championships ... swam 200 back in tri-meet against Michigan State and Virginia, finishing sixth with a 1:57.96 mark ... touched the wall in first place both in prelim heat and in finals at Hawkeye Invitational in 100 fly (47.84 prelim, 47.94 final) and 200 fly (1:45.04 prelims, 1:44.18 final) ... came in second in 100 fly in meets with Louisville (49.14), Northwestern/Michigan (49.18), at the Shamrock Invitational (49.45) and against Wisconsin (50.49) ... at ACC Championships, was 12th in 100 fly (47.43) and fifth in 200 fly (1:43.21) ... placed 38th at NCAA Championships in 100 fly (47.72) ... earned second-highest finish at NCAA Championships in 200 fly (1:44.01), besting his 1:44.18 mark from the previous year ... came in first in 200 fly on six separate occasions ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Enjoyed a stellar year for the Irish as one of a program record nine swimmers to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... earned four points in the 200 fly (1:44.18) thanks to a 13th-place finish in the event at the NCAA Championships ... defended his 200 fly championship with a school record breaking performance in the 200 fly (1:43.94), and also earned third in the 100 fly with a season-best time of 47.93 at the BIG EAST Championship ... was the top swimmer in the 200 fly (1:49.88) at the Northwestern Invitational ... earned three top-five finishes at the Shamrock Invitational with the 400 free relay (3:08.60), in the 200 fly (1:51.80) and with the 800 free relay (7:02.49) ... earned two runner-up results in the 100 fly (51.25) and as part of the 200 free relay (1:27.73) against Cleveland State ... against Louisville, was the second swimmer to the wall in the 200 fly (1:49.94) ... was one of four recipients of the Notre Dame Most Improved Award at the season-ending team banquet ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Specialized in the free and fly in his first season with the Irish ... set personal-bests in both the 500 free (4:26.50) and the 100 fly (49.27) at the BIG EAST Championships ... won the 200 fly at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 1:44.74, his third career-best time posted at the meet ... earned a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 100 (51.54) and 200 fly (1:54.41) at the quad meet with Michigan, Oakland and TCU ... won the 200 fly in a dual meet at Pittsburgh with a time of 1:51.32 for his first career race victory ... claimed third place in the 200 fly (1:51.89) at Purdue ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Earned four varsity letters while swimming as a prep at University (Ill.) ... six-time All-American ... fastest Illinois 16-year old ever in the 100 fly (LCM/SCY) and 200 fly (SCY) ... second at the 2010 Illinois state meet in the 200 free (1:39.21) and 100 fly (49.49) ... competed at the 2009 state meet in the 100 fly, 200 free, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay ... finished seventh that season in the 100 fly ... U.S. Nationals qualifier ... holds school and area records in the 100 fly, 100 free, 200 free, 200 medley relay, and 400 free relay ... member of the 2010 NCSA Junior National Team ... son of Laura and Bill Williamson ... one of five children ... enrolled in the College of Engineering, majoring in civil engineering.
Williamson's Career Bests
|200 Free||1:38.67||Hawkeye Invite (2013)|
|500 Free||4:23.22||ACC Championship (2014)|
|200 Back||1:57.96||v. Michigan State / Virginia (2013)|
|100 Fly||47.05||NCAA Championship (2015)|
|200 Fly||1:43.09||ACC Championship (2014)|
|200 IM||1:53.39||v. Cleveland State (2015)|