2008-09: Senior captain of the squad, pacing the backstroke group while also swimming the free and IM ... Holds the team's season-best times in the 100 back, 200 back and 100 free, and placed in Northwestern's top three for the 200 free, 200 IM ... Swam with NU's top 400 free, 800 free and 400 medley relay teams ... Competed in four different events at the Big Ten Championships, finishing sixth in the 200 back ... Recorded a NCAA `B' cut time of 1:43.39 at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 back preliminary heat, good for fourth all-time in NU history ... Notched a career-best 100 back time of 49.30 during the leadoff leg of the 400 medley relay at the Big Ten meet ... Finished first in the 200 back at the TYR Invitational (11/21) ... Earned a second-place mark in the 200 free at the Invitational, along with two other third-place swims ... Secured first place in the 200 back at every meet but one throughout the entire season ... Touched the wall first in the 100 back against Notre Dame (1/16) ... Totaled 20 top-five performances on the year.
2007-08: Northwestern's top dedicated backstroke and individual medley swimmer ... Swam an NCAA `B' standard and season-best time of 1:46.15 during prelims of the 200 back at the Big Ten Championships, later finishing 10th overall in the event ... Also swam in the 100 back and 200 IM at the conference meet ... Held the Wildcats' top times of the year in the 200 back and 200 IM ... Had three dual-meet event victories, capturing the 200 back against No. 21 Notre Dame on Jan. 19, and the 200 back and 200 IM during NU's training trip dual versus Florida Atlantic and Denver ... Had three other top-three finishes in dual-meet races ... Qualified for the championship final in the 200 back at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/2), finishing third ... Also won the consolation final in the 200 IM and qualified for the consolation final in the 100 back at the UGA Invite.
2006-07: Got his first taste of NCAA Championships action, swimming on the 800 free relay that finished 17th ... Finished 14th in the 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships, swimming a season-best and NCAA `B' cut time of 1:48.30 during prelims ... Also made the consolation final in both the 100 and 200 back, swimming personal-best times of 49.77 and 1:47.39, respectively, during the prelims ... Part of the 800 free relay that finished fourth at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded a second-place finish in the 200 back against Indiana and Notre Dame, his highest finishes of the season ... Made the final heat in a pair of events at the TYR Invitational, earning a third-place finish in the 200 back and fourth-place finish in the 200 IM to help the 'Cats to victory ... Ended the regular season on the 'Cats top times list in the 200 back, 200 IM and 400 IM.
2005-06: Had the team's second-best time in the 200 IM on the year with a 1:51.31 at the Big Ten Championships ... Recorded the team's third-best time in the 200 back at the Big Ten meet with a 1:50.35 ... Swam in the 200 back bonus final at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed fourth in the 200 back versus No. 11 Indiana with a 1:54.61.
High School: Holds the Nebraska state record in the 200 IM with a time of 1:50.51 ... Honored as an All-America for his swimming ... Three-year Speedo Academic All-American ... Recorded seven NICSA All-America swims ... NICSA Academic All-America ... Member of All-state and All-region teams ... Captain of Kearney swim team ... Swam five years with the Kearney Area Swim Club, three years for the Bakersfield Swim Club and one year with Swim Omaha ... National Honor Society member ... Named to the honor roll 7-of-8 semesters in high school.
Personal: Born Adam Robert Beckman ... Son of Bob and Chris Beckman ... Chose Northwestern over Penn State and Ohio State ... Majoring in communication studies.
BECKMAN'S PERSONAL BESTS
|100 Back ||49.30 |
|200 Back ||1:43.39|
|200 IM ||1:48.30|
|100 Free ||44.58|