Northwestern honors six member Senior Class with dominating performances
2014-15: Freshman member of Northwestern’s sprint freestyle group … Ranked second for the Wildcats in the 50 free and third in the 100 free and 200 free his first season of collegiate competition … Swam on NU’s top 200 and 800 free relays of the year, both at the Big Ten Championships … The 800 free relay was the second-fastest in Northwestern history while the 200 free relay was the fifth-fastest … Had a strong Big Ten Championships with career-best swims in all of his events … Qualified for the bonus final of the 100 free before placing second in the heat and 18th overall in the conference with a 44.70 … Placed 38th overall in the 50 free with a 20.52 before turning in an even-better 20.33 during a time trial at the Big Ten Championships … Also had a good 200 free swim, cutting 4.45 seconds off his previous season best to touch in 1:38.53 and place 30th … Qualified for three consolation finals at Northwestern’s home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23), winning the heat in the 100 free while taking 11th in the 50 free and 14th in the 50 fly … Also earned a second-swim in the 200 free at the TYR where he eventually finished 18th overall … Competed in all three sprint free events at the AT&T U.S. Winter Nationals (12/3-12/6) … Scored points in both the 50 free and 100 free in dual meet wins over Eastern Michigan (10/16) and Milwaukee (1/16) … Was third in the 50 free during a double dual sweep of UIC and Oakland (10/25).
High School: Competed in four years of swimming and three years of water polo at Boca Raton Community high school ... Ranked as a top-100 overall recruit in the nation by Collegeswimming.com with prep top times of 20.44 in the 50 free and 44.64 in the 100 free ... All-America, all-area and team MVP honoree ... Is a five-time high school state champion with two individual crowns, two relay titles and one team championship in 2012-13 ... Swam club for three seasons with Saint Andrews Aquatics.
Personal: Born Gage Samuel Kohner ... Son of Karen and Michael Kohner ... Chose Northwestern over Florida, Florida State, North Carolina and N.C. State ... Major is undeclared.