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    Brien Gerber
    Brien Gerber

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Naperville, Ill.

    High School:
    Neuqua Valley

    Height / Weight:
    5-8 / 160

    Event:
    Breast/IM



    03/26/2014

    Winter Sports Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Big Ten Nods

    Northwestern with a combined 155 fall and winter honorees thus far

    03/26/2014

    Winter Sports Student-Athletes Receive Academic All-Big Ten Nods

    Northwestern with a combined 155 fall and winter honorees thus far

    03/27/2013

    Northwestern Announces Winter Academic All-B1G Honors

    All-Big Ten winners, NCAA Championships qualifiers among this quarter's honorees

    03/27/2013

    Northwestern Announces Winter Academic All-B1G Honors

    All-Big Ten winners, NCAA Championships qualifiers among this quarter's honorees

    02/28/2013

    Northwestern Totals Seven NCAA Cut Swims Thursday at Big Ten Championships

    Wildcats remain in ninth in the team standings

    2012-13: Veteran member of Northwestern's breaststroke group ... Ranked on NU's top times list in four different events, finishing the year among his teammates fourth in the 200 IM and fifth in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 400 IM ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Competed in the 100 breast (36th), 200 breast (42nd) and 200 IM (58th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Had his best meet of the early portion of the year in the season opener at Eastern Michigan (10/19), taking second in both breast races ... At Northwestern's own four-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18), earned second swims in all six of his events ... Made championship finals in the 200 breast and 200 IM, ending up sixth place overall in both ... Also made the `A' heat of the 400 IM before placing eighth overall ... Won the TYR consolation final of the 100 breast and scored points with an 11th-place finish in the 50 breast ... Received a second swim in the bonus heat of the 50 breast at the TYR, finishing second in the race to place 18th overall ... Scored dual-meet points with 10 different top-five finishes.

    2011-12:Ranked on Northwestern's top times list in three different events ... Was second in the 100 breast, third in the 200 breast and fifth in the 200 IM ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Swam career-best times in both breast events at the Big Ten Championships ... Placed 30th in the 100 with a 58.22 and 35th in the 200 with a 2:07.69 ... Also competed in the 200 IM (50th) at the Big Ten meet ... Had a pair of top-three dual meet event finishes on the season, taking third in the 100 breast against Wisconsin (11/11) and in the 1,000 free versus UIC and North Dakota (11/12) ... Qualified for three consolation and three bonus finals at Northwestern's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/18- 11/20) ... Finished 10th in the 100 breast, 11th in the 200 breast and 13th in the 50 breast while placing 18th in the 100 fly, 20th in the 200 IM and 23rd in the 50 fly.

    2010-11:Member of Northwestern's breast and fly stroke groups ... Swam season-best times in four different events at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam his first-collegiate sub-1:00 100 breast race to place 32nd with a 58.65 ... Sliced more than five seconds off his seed time in the 200 breast to finish 36th with a 2:08.43 ... Cut nearly six full seconds from his seed in the 200 IM to take 46th with a 1:53.79 ... Also swam a 100 fly time trial at the conference meet, swimming a 50.67 that was 1.99 seconds faster than his previous season-best ... Earned a championship final appearance in the 200 breast at NU's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21), finishing eighth overall ... Made three consolation final appearances at the TYR, coming in 11th in the 100 breast, 12th in the 200 IM and 15th in the 50 breast ... Also earned a pair of 19th-place TYR results after bonus final swims in the 50 fly and 100 fly ... Had a terrific meet in a quad dual against Carthage, Lewis and North Central (01/08), winning the 100 breast and placing second in the 200 breast ... Also scored dual meet points with fifth-place finishes in the 100 breast against Purdue (11/5) and at Iowa (01/22).

    High School: Six-time Illinois state qualifier and three-time state finalist ... Four-year varsity athlete ... Ranked as the 16th-best recruit in the state of Illinois by Collegeswimming.com... Conference champion in the 200 IM in 2008 ... State champion in the 200 medley relay in 2010 ... High school finished third in the state in 2007, second in 2009 and 2010, and won the state title in 2008 ... All-state and all-American in the 200 medley relay in 2010 after earning second-team all-state honors in the event in 2009 ... Honorable mention all-state in the 200 IM (2009-10) and 100 butterfly (2010) ... Sectional champion in the 100 butterfly in 2010 ... All-America academic honor in 2009 and 2010 ... First Neuqua Valley varsity athlete to be on four state trophy teams (top-three finishers) ... Swam three years with Fox Valley Swim Club ... 2010 Boys Senior State champions ... State recorder holder in the 400 medley relay ... Club records in the 200 and 400 medley relay as well as in the 200 free relay ... Three-year academic all-conference ... High honor roll.

    Personal:Born Brien Patrick Gerber ... Son of Brien and Mary Pat Gerber ... Chose Northwestern over Purdue and Miami (Ohio) ... Major is mechanical engineering.

    GERBER'S PERSONAL BESTS

    Event Personal Best
    100 breaststroke 58.22
    200 breaststroke 2:07.69
    100 butterfly 50.67
    200 individual medley 1:53.79