Career: Earned 19 All-America honors, 12 Big Ten Championships and one national title during his career at Northwestern ... A member of the 2007 400 medley relay that won the NCAA title with an NCAA-record time, this accomplished butterfly specialist was one of the fastest swimmers in the stroke in NCAA history at the time of his graduation ... Bubolz won four individual conference titles during his career comprising three-straight in the 100 butterfly from 2005-07 and the 50 free crown in 2008 ... Four-time All-Big Ten first team ... He graduated with six school records.
2007-08: Won five All-America honors at the NCAA Championships to bring his career total to 19, third most in Northwestern history ... Finished fourth in the nation for the second-straight year in the 100 fly, breaking his own school record with a 45.74 in the finals ... Qualified for the championship final of the 100 free at the NCAA meet with a career-best 42.45 before swimming 42.67 in the evening to win seventh place in the event ... Won the consolation final of the 50 free with a career-best effort of 19.47 to finish ninth ... Also swam with NU's All-America 200 free (10th) and 400 free (7th) relays at the NCAA Championships ... Captured the Big Ten title in the 50 free with an NCAA `B' cut of 19.64 in the finals ... Conference championship was the fourth of his career ... Finished second in the 100 free at the Big Ten Championships with an NCAA `B' time of 43.40 ... Took third in the 100 fly at the Big Ten meet after finishing first during the preliminary heats with an NCAA `A' cut of 46.38 ... Swam an `A' time of 46.57 in the finals ... Swam on NU's 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relays at the Big Ten Championships, finishing second with the 400 free squad ... All four relays earned NCAA `B' cuts ... Had NU's top times of the year in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly while ranking second in the 100 back ... Owned Northwestern's top time in the 100 fly during the regular season with an NCAA `A' automatic qualifying cut of 46.80, earned during The Classic at SMU (1/11-1/12) ... Named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week following his performance at the The Classic ... In addition to his `A' cut, had six `B' provisional qualifying swims during the regular season with five coming in the 100 fly and the sixth coming in the 100 free ... Had six first-place finishes in dual-meet races ... Had 12 other top-three finishes in dual-meet events ... Qualified for the championship heats in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/2), taking second in both the 50 free and 100 fly while finishing fifth in the 100 free.
2006-07: Lowered his own school-record time in the 100 fly (45.93), finishing a career-best fourth at the NCAA Championships ... Swam the fly leg of the 'Cats' 400 medley relay that won NU's first relay title since 1932 and set an NCAA record time in the process (3:04.40) ... Also swam on the fourth-place 200 free and third-place 400 free relays that set school records at the NCAA Championships ... Earned four All-America honors to push his career total to 14 ... Also swam in the 100 back and 100 free at the NCAA Championships, finishing 18th and 21st respectively ... Became the 10th-fastest swimmer in NCAA history with a 45.96 to win the 100 fly Big Ten title ... Finished second to teammate Bruno Barbic in the 100 free at the Big Ten meet after finishing first during the prelims with a time of 43.14 ... Was fourth in the 100 back at the Big Ten's with a 47.60 ... Also swam on NU's three Big Ten-title winning relays ... Named Big Ten Co-Swimmer of the Week for the week of December 5 ... Won the 100 fly in every meet except one, finishing behind his teammate Grevers at the TYR Invitational ... Swam an NCAA `A' cut time of 46.76 in the 100 fly at the Dallas Morning News Classic to win the event and set new pool and meet records in the process ... Also won the 100 free at the DMN Classic, swimming an NCAA `B' cut time of 44.01 ... Earned an NCAA `B' cut time in the 50 free at the DMN Classic ... Won four different events throughout the season, claiming victories in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly and 100 back ... Part of Northwestern's top relay times in all five relay events (200, 400 and 800 free, 200 and 400 medley).
2005-06: Earned five All-America honors at the NCAA Championships, bringing his career total to 10 ... Recorded the team's best time in the 100 fly for the year with a school-record 46.36 in the NCAA Championships preliminaries, finishing fifth in the event with a 46.43 in the finals ... Member of the relay team that set the school record in the 200 medley relay at the NCAA Championships, finishing fourth ... Also finished fourth in the 400 medley relay and seventh in the 200 and 400 free relays at the NCAA Championships ... First-team All-Big Ten selection ... Member of the relay team that set the school record in the 400 Medley Relay at the Big Ten Championships with a 3:07.91 time ... Member of the 200 free relay team that won the Big Ten title with an NCAA `A' time of 1:18.25 ... Placed sixth with a time of 20.00 in the 50 free championship at the Big Ten Championships ... Won his second-consecutive 100 fly championship at the Big Ten Championships with a 46.40 that broke his own school and Big Ten conference record...Placed second in the 100 free at the Big Ten Championships with an `A' time of 43.44.
2004-05: Earned five All-America honors in his first NCAA Championships ... Swam to a 13th-place finish and honorable mention All-America honors when he finished in 47.20 in the 100 fly ... Swam the fly leg of the 'Cats' fourth-place 400 medley relay and fifth-place 200 medley relay at the NCAA Championships ... Also a member of the seventh-place 400 freestyle relay and ninth-place 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships ... Named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and earned first-team All-Big Ten honors ... Set then-Big Ten and school records with his victory over eventual 200 fly NCAA Champion Davis Tarwater in the 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships ... Member of the 200 medley relay that set then-Big Ten and NU records ... Member of the 200 free relay that won the Big Ten with a time of 1:17.74, setting Big Ten and Northwestern records ... Swam the fly leg for the 400 medley relay Big Ten Championship squad ... Also swam the 50 and 100 free at the NCAA Championships, finishing 19th and 25th, respectively.
High School: Swimming World 2004 High School Swimmer of the Year ... Qualified for the United States Olympic Trials in 2004 ... 15-time High School All-American ... Finalist in the 2004 U.S. Open, along with being a member of the U.S. National Junior Team ... Earned two high school national championships and seven Wisconsin championships during high school career ... Won the Wisconsin Swimmer of the Year Award four-straight years ... Three-year captain and four-year letterwinner for the Waukesha Northstars swim team, coached by Dave Bloomier ... Swam nine years for the Waukesha Express club team.
Personal: Born Kyle Christopher Bubolz on 5/12/86 ... Son of Howard and Dianne Bubolz ... Chose NU over Minnesota ... Majoring in American literature.
BUBOLZ'S PERSONAL BESTS
|50 Free ||19.47 |
|100 Free ||42.45|
|100 Fly ||45.74|