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    Andy Long
    Andy Long

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Aurora, Ill.

    High School:
    Waubonsie Valley

    Height:
    6-0

    Event:
    Free/Fly

    Birthdate:
    04/01/1987



    2007-08: Member of Northwestern's distance freestyle and 200 fly group ... Was Northwestern's second-best finisher in the 1,650 free at the Big Ten Championships, taking 31st place overall with a 15:56.16, good for third on NU's top times list for the year ... Broke his career-best effort with a 1:52.10 in the 200 fly at the Big Ten meet ... Also competed in the 500 free at the conference meet, cutting 2.5 seconds off his seed time ... Recorded four second-place event finishes in dual meets, his best dual-meet placings on the year ... Two of those finishes came in the 500 free and 1,000 free against Illinois Chicago on Oct. 27 ... Qualified for the bonus final in the 200 fly at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/2) ... 2007-2008 Academic All-Big Ten honoree.

    2006-07: Crushed his previous personal-best time in the 1650 free at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 23rd with a time of 15:42.51 that was over 20 seconds faster than his previous best ... Also swam a personal-best time in the 500 free (4:34.01) at the Championships ... Ranked as the 'Cats second-best swimmer in the 1650 free on the top times list ... Started the season strong, earning a third-place finish in the 200 fly against Indiana and Purdue while lowering his personal best both times ... Notched a second-place finish in the 200 fly, 500 free and 1000 free against Carthage ... Set a personal best by over 17 seconds when he swam a time of 9:39.50 in the 1000 free against Michigan and Ohio State ... Made the super final in the 200 fly at the TYR Invitational.

    2005-06: Recorded the team's third-best time of the year in the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships with a 1:53.20 ... Finished 29th in the 1650 free at the Big Ten Championships with a 16:03.26 ... Also swam the 500 free at the Big Ten meet ... Finished third in the 1000 yard freestyle against UW-Milwaukee with a 10:16.43 ... Finished third in the 200 fly against Indiana with a time of 1:54.56.

    High School:Earned all-state honors three out of four years in high school career ... Received all-america and all-academic honors as well ... Named to the Upstate 8 All-Conference team ... Placed in three state events, finishing fourth in the 500 free in 2004, seventh in the 200 free in 2005, and eighth in the 500 free in 2005 ... Member of three relays that finished in the top three at the Illinois state meet ... Member of Waubonsie Valley high school team that finished fourth in state in 2004 and 2005 ... Swam 10 years for the Aurora family YMCA club team ... Finished in the top five of numerous YMCA National events ... Also played water polo during high school ... Named to the High Honor Roll throughout high school ... Finished third academically in a class of 725 students.

    Personal: Born Andrew W. Long on 4/1/87 ... Son of Laurel and Michael Long ... Chose Northwestern over Yale ... Major is engineering.

    LONG'S PERSONAL BESTS

    500 Free 4:34.01
    1000 Free 9:39.50
    1650 Free 15:42.51
    200 Fly 1:52.10