Frutiger, Ferguson and Auren all enjoy strong showings in the pool
2012-13: Member of Northwestern's sprint free and butterfly groups ... Swam in the 100 fly (44th), 50 free (64th) and 100 free (65th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Competed in five events at the Wildcats' own four-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18), advancing to second swims in the bonus finals of all five ... Ended up 19th overall in the 50 free, 22nd in both the 50 fly and 200 free, and 23rd in the 100 free and 100 fly ... Best dual-meet performance of the year was a sixth-place effort in the 50 free against Wisconsin (11/8).
2011-12: Member of Northwestern's freestyle and butterfly groups ... Swam a career-best time of 1:48.14 in the 200 free at NU's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/19) ... Competed in the 100 fly (40th), 50 free (53rd) and 100 free (66th) at the Big Ten Championships ... Best dual meet finishes of the regular season were third- place efforts in the 50 free against UIC and North Dakota (11/12) and versus Lewis and Carthage College (1/7) ... Had five total point-scoring top-five dual meet event performances in the regular season.
2010-11: Member of Northwestern's sprint freestyle group ... Swam season-best times in all three of Big Ten Championships events ... Placed 37th in the 50 free (20.76), 42nd in the 100 fly (51.08) and 53rd in the 100 free (46.06) at the conference meet ... Qualified for three consolation finals at Northwestern's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/19-11/21), winning the heat in the 100 free, finishing 10th in the 50 fly and taking 11th in the 50 free ... Had a trio of third-place dual-meet finishes (all in the 50 free), his best of the year ... Scored dual-meet points with seven top-five event results.
High School: Ranked as a five-star recruit by Swimming World Magazine... One of the top sprint freestylers in the 2010 recruiting class ... Two-time national champion in the 400 free relay ... Finished third in the nation in the 50 freestyle at the 2009 Youth Nationals in the 17-18 age group ... Ranked second in the 50 and 100 freestyles for the 17-18 age group ... Ranked 13th in the 50 free in the open division in Great Britain ... His team won multiple ESSA Relays championships and earned the National League title in 2005.
Personal: Born Ross McAuliffe ... Son of Steve and Sue McAuliffe ... Chose Northwestern over Wisconsin ... Major is Economics.