FOUR-TIME 2005 ALL-HORIZON LEAGUE HONOREE
2005 HORIZON LEAGUE 200-YARD FREESTYLE RELAY CHAMPION
2005-06: Led off Horizon League title-winning 400 free relay (2:59.49) that set new league and school records en route to All-Horizon League First Team accolades...placed third in the 50 free finals at the Horizon League Championships with a time of 20.91...finished third in the 100 free finals with a time of 45.10...team's best finisher in the 200 free finals with a fifth-place 1:41.01...helped 200 free relay squad earn second place (1:21.39) and All-Horizon League Second Team honors at the league meet...led off school record-setting 800 free relay (6:50.37) at the league finals...finished second in the U.S. Open 50-meter free `C' finals and 18th overall with a time of 24.12...won the 100 free in 47.49 at Eastern Illinois...captured the 100 free in 47.04 against Wright State...took first in the 200 free (1:45.48) and 100 free (47.50) at UW-Milwaukee...captured the 100 free in 46.75 against Saint Louis and Western Illinois...victorious in the 100 free (46.26) against Valparaiso...turned in a 1:44.07 in the 200 free and a 46.91 in the 100 free to take second in both events against Ball State...won the 100 free in 46.84 and swam a third-place 21.54 in the 50 free at the Bill Ritter Invitational...took first place in the 100 free with a time of 45.97 against Iowa...swam a 1:44.06 in the 200 free at Cleveland State.
2004-05: Broke 22-year old school record in the 200 free while bashing his own school mark in the 100 free...placed second at the Horizon League Championships in the 200 free with an all-time school-best showing of 1:39.60...raced to second in the league finals in the 100 free with a 44.87, another school record...swam to third in the 50 free with a personal-best 20.71...part of Horizon League record-setting 200 free relay that earned NCAA `B' Time Standard consideration...also part of 400 free relay team that placed second in the league and set new school record...earned All-Horizon League First Team honors for his 200 free relay participation and three All-League Second Team honors for his performances in the 100 free, 200 free and 400 free relay...won nine races during the regular season...opened the season with wins in the 50 free (21.47) and 100 free (47.12) against Eastern Illinois en route to Horizon League Swimmer of the Week honors...won the 50 free in 21.43 against UW-Milwaukee...won the 200 free at the Bill Ritter Invitational in 1:44.28...qualified for the U.S. Open and U.S. Nationals.
2003-04: Led UIC in 50, 100 and 200 freestyle events for second consecutive season...broke school record in the 100-yard freestyle with a 45.38 at the league championship preliminaries...finished third in the league 100 free finals with a 45.54...posted team season-best in 50 free with a 21.07 en route to fifth at the league meet...nabbed 200 free time of 1:41.17 in league finals, placing third overall...won season-opening 100 free at Eastern Illinois with a 48.00...won 50 free against Butler with a 22.02...took 100 freestyle against Western Illinois and Saint Louis, posting a 46.96.
2002-03: Set team season-bests in the 50 free, the 100 free and the 200 free...turned in a 21.06 in the 50-yard freestyle at the league finals, placing seventh...took second place in the league 200 free finals with a 1:40.46...200-yard freestyle league time was half a second short of breaking the school's 20-year old 200 free record...placed fourth in the 100 free with a 45.82...part of a then-school record 200-yard medley relay of 1:33.53...also set new 400 free and 400 medley records...opened his collegiate career in style with a first-place 200 free time of 1:47.49 against Eastern Illinois...was named the team's Newcomer of the Year.
Prep/Personal: Three-sport athlete at Prospect...all-state performer in the 50-yard freestyle and 100-yard freestyle in 2001 and 2002...earned All-Mid-Suburban honors in swimming, cross country and track...all-sectional honoree in swimming and track...placed fourth in both the 50 free and 100 free at the 2002 IHSA state finals...took eighth in the 100-yard freestyle and ninth in the 50-yard freestyle at the 2001 state finals...named Prospect's Athlete of the Year and District 214 Athlete of the Year in 2002...became the first athlete in Prospect school history to earn 12 varsity letters...born February 8, 1984...son of LeRoy and Lenore Stevens...major is photography.
Career Best Times
Event Time Date 50-yard Freestyle 20.71 2-24-05 100-yard Freestyle 44.87* 2-26-05 200-yard Freestyle 1:39.60* 2-25-05