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    Brian Kerr
    Brian Kerr

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    East Grand Rapids, Mich.

    High School:
    East Grand Rapids

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 165

    Event:
    Free/Fly



    KERR'S PERSONAL BESTS
    Event Personal Best
    100 butterfly 48.88
    50 freestyle 20.35
    100 freestyle 44.07

    Fall 2010: Has not competed due to injury.

    2009-10: Ranked first on Northwestern's top times list for the season in the 100 free and second in the 50 free and 100 fly ... Swam on Northwestern's top 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley relays on the year, earning NCAA `B' provisional qualifying times with the 400 free and both medley relays at the Big Ten Championships ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Earned a spot in the bonus final of the 100 fly at the Big Ten meet with a career-best 48.88 in the prelims ... Placed 21st overall in the event after a 49.51 in his final heat ... Also competed in the 50 free (31st) and the 100 free (28th) at the conference meet ... Won the 50 fly at the Wildcats' own six-team TYR Invitational ... Was fourth in the 100 free, 13th in the 100 fly and 14th in the 50 free at the TYR ... Lone dual-meet victory on the season came in the 50 fly against UIC (11/14) ... Finished in the top-3 of the 50 free at dual meets five times while performing that feat four times in the 100 free.

    2008-09: Integral member of NU's freestyle team ... Swam to the team's best time of the season in the 50 free and recorded the teams second-best time in the 100 free ... Also a member of NU's top 200 free, 400 free and 200 medley relay squads ... Competed in three different events at the Big Ten meet, compiling season-best swims in each event ... Earned a bonus-final appearances in the 100 free at the conference meet, finishing 23rd ... Earned two fourth-place finishes--in the 50 and 100 free--at the TYR Invitational (11/21) ... Scored a victory in the 100 free while swimming against Carthage (1/10) ... Swam to three second-place finishes on the year: in the 50 free against UIC/Chicago (11/15) and Notre Dame (1/16), and in the 200 free versus Carthage ... Amassed 14 top-five swims on the season.

    2007-08: Strong member of Northwestern's sprint free group ... Earned a first-team All-America honor with the 400 free relay which finished seventh at the NCAA meet ... Picked up an honorable mention All-America nod with the 200 free relay, which took 10th at the NCAA meet ... Swam in the 100 fly (25th), 50 free (25th) and 100 free (27th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Member of NU's 200 free and 400 free relays at the Big Ten Championships, both of which earned NCAA `B' times ... Ranked third on Northwestern's top times list in the 50 free ... Swept the 50 and 100 free events against Carthage and Olivet (1/12) ... Qualified for the consolation final in the 100 free, and the bonus final in the 100 fly and 100 back at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/2).

    High School: Five-time All-American ... Four-time all-state honoree ... Three-time state champion and two-time USS state champion ... Two of his state titles came in the 100 butterfly with the other coming in the 50 free ... All-area and all-conference honoree ... MISCA Scholar-Athlete ... Holds high school records in the 50 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay ... Swam with East Grand Rapids Aquatics from 2004-07 ... Won two state titles and was a nine-time record holder ... National Honor Society member ... Four year Suma Cum Laude honoree ... National Merit finalist.

    Personal: Born Brian Patrick Kerr ... Son of Curtis and Lisa Kerr ... Played violin for nine years, becoming concertmaster with the Grand Rapids Youth Symphony ... Chose Northwestern over Indiana, Michigan State and Princeton ... Majoring in civil engineering.