2008-09: One of the Wildcats' freestyle specialists ... Earned NU's third-best season times in the 50 and 100 free, while being a member of NU's top 200 and 400 free relay teams ... Earned three season and career-best times at the Big Ten Championships meet ... Competed in five events at the TYR Invitational (11/21), swimming his fastest time of the season in the 50 free at the meet ... Swam faster than the rest of the field in the 50 free against Carthage (1/10) ... Earned two second-place finishes in the 50 free against Indiana (10/24) and UIC/Chicago (11/15) ... Scored 13 top-five finishes for the Wildcat's during the dual-meet campaign.
2007-08: Member of Northwestern's deep sprint freestyle group ... Competed in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships, swimming season-best times in all three events ... Recorded a dual-meet event victory with a first-place finish in the 100 free against Illinois-Chicago (10/27) ... Missed two months during the year, last swimming against Wisconsin and No. 4 Michigan on Nov. 16 before returning in NU's final dual meet of the year against No. 13 Ohio State and No. 16 Penn State on Feb. 1-2.
High School: Seven-time Public Schools Athletic League Champion ... New York State Team all four years of high school ... 2007 New York state champion in the 100 free ... PSAL and school record-holder in the 50 and 100 free ... Swam club with Asphalt Green Unified Aquatics for three years ... National qualifier ... 2007 USA Junior National Team member ... Club record-holder in the 50-meter, 100-meter and 100-yard freestyles.
Personal: Born Truman Liang ... Son of Julie and Eric Liang ... Sister Carmen rowed for SUNY Binghamton ... Chose Northwestern over SUNY Binghamton ... Majoring in economics.
LIANG'S PERSONAL BESTS
|100 Fly ||50.21 |
|50 Free ||20.48|
|100 Free ||45.14|