Wildcats get three performances that rank among the top-3 all-time at NU in their respective events
2014-15: Member of Northwestern’s middle-distance freestyle group while also excelling in the 200 yard stroke distances … Is ranked in six different events on NU’s top times list following the regular season … Ranks second in the 400 IM, third in the 200 free and 500 free, and fourth in the 200 IM, 200 back and 200 fly … Also swam with Northwestern’s top 800 free relay … Made two championship finals and three consolation finals at Northwestern’s home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) … Finished sixth in the 500 free, seventh in the 200 free, ninth in the 200 back, 12th in the 200 fly and 14th in the 100 back at the TYR … Time of 1:54.65 in the 200 fly was a career best … Swam the 500 free and 200 back at the AT&T U.S. Winter Nationals (12/3-12/6), swimming a career-best 1:49.40 in the 200 back … Scored dual-meet points with eight different top-five finishes … In addition to winning the 500 free, swam a career-best 1:54.16 in the 200 IM to take second in that event on Senior Night against Milwaukee (1/16) … Also had a career-best in the 400 IM at Minnesota and Purdue (1/31).
2013-14: Freshman posted seven NU top times ... Competed in the Big Ten Championships in the 500 free, 200 free, and 200 back ... Finished 46th Big Ten and third NU in the 500 free 4:31.32, finished 52nd Big Ten and third NU in the 200 free 1:40.42, and finished 32nd Big Ten third NU in the 200 back 1:49.83 ... Finished second 500 free, fourth 200 free, and fourth 200 back vs. E. Mich/Illinois (10/18) ... Finished fifth 200 free and 500 back, and posted the fifth NU top time finishing third in the 200 IM 1:55.45 vs. WKU (10/25) ... Finished sixth in the 200 free and 200 back, also posted the fourth NU top time in the 400 IM with a fourth place finish 4:08.26 vs. UIC/Wyoming (11/9) ... Finished third in the 1000 free vs. Wisconsin (11/15) ... Finished sixth in the 200 Free and seventh in the 500 free vs. ND, Michigan (1/11) ... Finished third in the 100 free, fifth in the 500 free, and posted the third NU top time in the 1000 free 9:39.24 vs. Iowa (1/25) ... Finished third in the 200 free and second in the 200 back vs. Milwaukee (1/31).
High School: Ranked the No. 4 overall recruit from the state of Minnesota by Collegeswimming.com ... An all-state, all-conference and all-America honoree during his prep career ... Three-time team record holder in the 200 free, 500 free and 400 free relay ... Four-time pool record holder in the same events plus the 200 free relay ... Competed for the Team Foxjet club for nine years ... All-time, all-age club state record holder in the 1,000 free ... Multiple time team record holder with Foxjet ... Scholastic All-American and voted Team's Hardest Worker ... Multiple time A Honor Roll Activist.
Personal: Born Jonathan D Lieberman ... Son of Kurt and Lisa Lieberman ... Chose Northwestern over Minnesota ... Major is applied mathematics.