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    Tiffany O'Brien  
    Tiffany O'Brien

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Redmond, Wash.

    High School:
    Eastlake

    Event:
    Backstroke/IM

    Birthdate:
    08/12/1979


    AS A JUNIOR: Tallied 21 top-five finishes during the 1999-2000 season ... placed third in the 400 individual medley at the 2000 BIG EAST Championships ... also took fifth place at the BIG EAST meet in the 200 backstroke ... contributed to the Irish dual-meet upset of #8 Michigan with a fourth-place finish in the 200 backstorke ... also helped the Irish upset 11th-ranked Northwestern with a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM ... only competed in the 500 freestyle twice in 1999-2000, finishing second and third ... runner-up in the 500 freestyle at the Shamrock Classic ... placed second in the 200 backstroke against Metro State ... qualified for and competed in the 2000 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400 IM (finished 46th).
    AS A SOPHOMORE: An all-BIG EAST selection after placing third in the 200 individual medley at the 1999 conference championships ... recorded top team time in the 400 individual medley with a NCAA ?B? qualifying time of 4:24.50 at the BIG EAST meet where she placed fourth ... finished ninth in the 200 backstroke at the conference meet ... won the 200 individual medley in tri-meet against Army and Air Force ... runner-up in the 100 backstroke at Shamrock Classic ... placed second in the 200 backstroke against Army and Air Force ... runner-up in the 400 individual medley against Miami (Fla.) and in quad-meet with Purdue, Miami (OH) and Pittsburgh ... took third place in the 200 freestyle at the Shamrock Classic ... had five top-five finishes in 100 backstoke.
    AS A FRESHMAN: Had an immediate impact as a freshman in ?98 ... made a good showing at the 1998 BIG EAST championships with two runner-up finishes in the 200 backstroke and 400 individual medley and fourth in the 200 IM ... swam leadoff on the record-setting 400 medley relay team, which posted a time of 3:45.86 en route to a first-place finish at the BIG EAST meet ... posted the team?s top time in the 200 backstroke ... won the 200 individual medley and 200 backstroke vs. Southern Illinois.
    HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Holds dual citizenship in the United States and Canada ... placed fifth in the 400 IM and sixth in the 200 backstroke at the Canadian Olympic Trials in 1996 ... participated in senior nationals from 1995-97 in 200 backstroke and 400 IM ... attended U.S. Distance Training Camps in 1995 and 1996 ... three-time state champion, winning 200 individual medley in 1995 and 100 backstroke in 1995 and 1996 ... holds every school record at Eastlake High School ... mother Lisa swam for Canada in 1976 Olympics ... father Thomas swam for Stanford ... from same high school as former Notre Dame baseball player Brant Ust and freshman women?s soccer player Emily Barnes ... born Aug. 12, 1979, in Vancouver, British Columbia ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business majoring in management with a minor in management information systems.

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