2009-10: Member of Northwestern' butterfly group, he left the team prior to the final few dual meets of the season ... Owns the No. 2 spot on NU's top times list of the year in the 100 fly ... Finished sixth in both the 50 fly and the 100 fly at the six-team TYR Invitational ... Made the consolation final of the 200 fly at the TYR, taking 13th overall ... Best dual meet finishes of the season were two second-place efforts in the 50 and 100 fly races against UIC (11/14) ... Also recorded a third-place finish in the 100 fly versus Wisconsin (11/13).
2008-09: Member of NU's butterfly team ... Plagued by injuries for the bulk of the season ... Finished second in the 100 fly to open the season against Indiana (10/24) ... Grabbed fourth-place finishes in the 200 fly against both Indiana and Carthage (1/10).
2007-08:Member of Northwestern's butterfly group ... Swam the 100 fly, 200 fly and 50 free at the Big Ten Championships ... Turned in a career-best 49.00 in the 100 fly at the conference meet, earning an alternate spot for the bonus final with a 20th-place overall finish ... Ranked second on Northwestern's top-times list for the year in the 100 fly ... Had two second-place dual-meet finishes on the year, earning second-place points in the 200 fly on Oct. 26 against No. 8 Indiana and picking up a No. 2 finish in the 100 fly against Carthage and Olivet (1/12) ... Qualified for the consolation finals in the 100 fly and 200 fly at the Georgia Invitational (11/30-12/2).
2006-07:Made the bonus final in the 200 fly at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 23rd ... Also competed in the 50 free and 100 fly at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam his best times of the year in the butterfly events at the Big Ten meet ... Claimed the first victory of his collegiate career when he won the 200 fly against Carthage ... Made the `B' final in the 100 back, 100 fly and 200 fly at the TYR Invitational ... Ended the season ranked as Northwestern's second-best swimmer in the 200 fly ... Recorded a pair of fourth-place finishes in the fly events against Indiana ... Earned a third-place in the 100 fly against Notre Dame.
HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time All-American who holds three Virginia state high school records ... Two-time Male Swimmer of the Year in the Virginia NISCA conference ... Four-time all-metro selection ... High school won the state title two years in a row ... Swam four years of club with Poseidon Swimming ... Three-year Merit List honoree.
PERSONAL: Born Bryan Simpson Pinkston on 6/18/87 ... Son of Keith and Leslie Pinkston ... Father played football at Georgia Tech ... Chose Northwestern over Virginia and Columbia ... Majoring in history.
PINKSTON'S PERSONAL BESTS
|50 Free ||21.18 |
|100 Fly ||49.00 |
|200 Fly ||1:50.09|