2008-09: Participant in the 'Cats freestyle and backstroke teams ... Season was shortened by injury ... Involved in four finals for his team at the TYR Invitational (11/21): the 100 and 200 free, 100 back and 200 IM ... Procured second place in the 200 back in the team's opening meet against Indiana (10/24) ... Also earned third in the 100 back at the same meet ... Grabbed second place in the 100 back against UIC/Chicago (11/15) ... Brought home four top-five finishes on the season.
2007-08 Competed in all three sprint free, both backstroke and the 200 individual medley events during the year ... Swam in the 100 free, 200 free and 200 IM at the Big Ten Championships, swimming season-best times in all three events ... Best dual-meet finish was a second-place effort in the 200 IM against Carthage and Olivet (1/12) ... Qualified for the bonus finals in the 200 free and 200 IM at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/2).
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time Alaska State High School Swimmer of the Year ... Two-time state champion in the 100 and 200 free ... Also won state titles in the 500 free, 400 free relay and 200 medley relay ... State winner and national nominee for the Wendy's High School Heisman award ... Three-time high school MVP ... Two-time high school All-American in the 200 free ... Team won Alaska state championship in 2004 ... Holds Alaska state record in the 200 free, and school records in the 100, 200 and 500 free ... Swam 10 years of club with the Glacier Swim Club ... Alaska Junior Olympic runner up in 2002 and winner of the Great Alaska Open in 2006 with club team ... Class valedictorian and 4.0 Honor Roll all four years ... National Honor Society ... Regional Science Fair Finalist and winner of the Science Consortium Award.
PERSONAL: Born Kyle Jamie O'Brien on 8/9/89 ... Son of Sandy and Mark O'Brien ... Attended the same high school as former Duke basketball player Carlos Boozer ... Chose Northwestern over Notre Dame, UC Davis and Missouri ... Major is undeclared.
O'BRIEN'S PERSONAL BESTS
|100 Free ||47.36 |
|200 Free ||1:42.16|
|100 Back ||52.62 |
|200 IM ||1:53.16|