Northwestern honors six member Senior Class with dominating performances
2014-15: Senior member of Northwestern’s middle-distance stroke swimmers … Ranks third for the Wildcats in the 400 IM and fifth in the 500 free following the regular season … Scored points for NU at its home TYR Invitational (11/21-11/23) via an 11th place finish in the 400 IM and a 13th-place result in the 200 fly … Had bonus swims at the TYR in the 50 fly (19th), 100 back (19th) and 200 IM (22nd) … Best dual-meet finishes of the year were fourth-place efforts in the 200 IM during a double-dual sweep of UIC and Oakland (10/25) and the 200 fly on his Senior Night against Milwaukee (1/16).
2013-14: Academic All-Big Ten ... Career year as he broke career best times in 200 IM, 400 IM, 200 fly and 500 free ... Posted three Wildcats top times ... Competed in the Big Ten Championships in the 200 IM, 400 IM, and 200 Fly ... Finished 24th overall in the bonus final and making the fourth top time for NU in the 400 IM 3:57.76 ... Finished 62nd Big Ten and fourth NU in the 200 IM 1:53.22 ... Finished 39th Big Ten and second NU 200 fly 1:53.28... Swam in the finals of the TYR Invitational in the 500 free, 200 fly, 200 IM, and 400 IM... Finished seventh in the 200 fly vs. E. Mich/Illinois ... Finished fifth in the 200 fly vs. WKU (10/25) ... Finished fourth in the 200 fly and fifth in the 400 IM vs. Wisconsin (11/15) ... Finished fifth in the 1000 free vs. Iowa (1/25) ... Finished fourth in the 200 fly and fifth in the 500 free vs. Milwaukee (1/31).
2012-13: Versatile distance swimmer who added depth for Northwestern across a number of strokes ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Ranked on NU's top times list in four different events ... Was third in the 1,000 free, fourth in the 400 IM and fifth in the 500 free and 200 fly ... Unable to compete at the Big Ten Championships ... Swam in six different events at Northwestern's own four-team TYR Invitational (11/16-11/18) ... Qualified for the championship final of the 400 IM, cutting more than 10 seconds off his seed time to take seventh place in 4:12.70 ... Won the TYR consolation final of the 500 free in a career-best 4:43.48 ... Also scored points at the TYR Invite in the 200 fly (11th), 200 breast (11th) and 200 free (14th) ... Won the TYR bonus final of the 200 IM ... Scored dual-meet points in three different meets, beginning at Northwestern's season-opening dual at Eastern Michigan (10/19) where he took fourth in the 1,000 free and fifth in the 500 free ... Also was fourth in the 200 fly at Milwaukee (1/16) and fifth in the 1,000 free at Iowa (1/26) ... Swam a career-best 4:09.03 in the 400 IM at Iowa (1/26).
2011-12: Ranked on Northwestern's top times list in four different events ... Was third in the 1,650 free and 400 IM and fourth in the 1,000 free and 200 fly ... Competed in the 400 IM (30th), 200 fly (31st) and 200 IM (52nd) at the Big Ten Championships ... Cut 9.48 seconds from his in-season 400 IM best to swim a career- best 4:00.75 in the 400 IM at the conference meet ... Also dropped more than 4.5 seconds from his in-season 200 fly time to card a 1:54.38 at the Big Ten meet ... Best dual-meet finish of the season was a second-place effort in the 1,000 free against Lewis and Carthage College (1/7) ... Also had a third-place effort in the 1,000 free against Eastern Michigan (10/21) ... Qualified for a trio of consolation finals at Northwestern's own five-team TYR Invitational (11/18-11/20), finishing 14 th in the 200 breast, 15th in the 200 fly and 16th in the 200 free.
High School: Seven-time high school all-American, earning three honors in the 500 free, two in the 200 IM and one each in the 200 medley relay and 400 free relay ... Ranked the No. 21 recruit in the state of California by CollegeSwimming.com... North Coast Section finalist and All-NCS honoree all four years of high school ... Holds the league record in the 200 IM and school records in the 200 IM, 100 fly, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay ... Three-time USA Swimming Scholar All-American ... Four-time team MVP ... Swam club for nine years with the Pleasanton Seahawks ... Competed in Junior Nationals the last three years and Senior Nationals one year ... Holds numerous team records and is ranked seventh in the nation for 18-year-olds in the 400 IM ... Graduated with a 4.05 cumulative GPA after making the honor roll all four years of high school ... Won the Amador Jose Maria Top-Ten Award for being one of the top-10 overall seniors in his class.
Personal: Born Andrew Ward Seitz ... Son of Cameron and Christine Seitz ... Mother swam at Long Beach State ... Eagle Scout ... Chose Northwestern over Texas A&M, Cal Poly, UC Santa Barbara, UC San Diego and Columbia ... Majoring in materials science and engineering.