2-16-12 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Day 2 Prelims
All-American 2012 SEC Champion (800 FR) 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier 2012 All-SEC First Team 2012 All-SEC Freshman Team
Freshman Season (2011-12) Competed at 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha ... Posted career-best long-course time in 200-meter freestyle (1:52.12), finishing 66th ... Also swam 200m fly (2:05.02), 100m free (51.57) and 200m back ... Earned first career All-America honor at 2012 NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash., helping 800-yard freestyle relay team to 12th-place finish (6:27.92) ... Was the only Auburn freshman to compete ... Swam in two individual events at NCAAs, finishing 39th in 200 free and 49th in 200 IM ... Won first SEC gold medal with 800 free relay team (6:20.63), helping Tigers to a sweep of SEC relays ... Scored in two individual events for Auburn at SECs, finishing 11th in 400 IM (3:51.50) and 14th in 200 IM (1:47.79) ... Just missed scoring in the 200 fly, finishing 18th in prelims (1:49.49) ... All three times at SECs were season-bests ... Posted season-best in 200 free at Bulldog Invitational, earning a B-cut with a 1:37.28 ... Had Auburn's top time in the 400 IM ... Second-best in 200 IM.
Pre-College Helped club team, Dynamo Swim Club, to three junior national championships in the 800 freestyle relay ... Also helped Dynamo to 2010 Junior National Championship ... Was part of the 2011 Junior Worlds team that won gold in the 400 FR ... Says his favorite moment as a swimmer was singing the national anthem on the medal stand at the Junior World Championships ... Six-time high school All-American at Alpharetta High School ... Qualified for five events at 2012 Olympic Trials (100, 200 free; 200 back, 200 fly, 400 IM).
Personal Parents are Kaye and Keith Browning ... Has a sister, Laura, who swam at Clemson ... Plans to major in marketing ... Chose Auburn because of the tradition, intensity and team unity.