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    Kyle Simonson
    Kyle Simonson

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Edina, Minn.

    High School:
    Saint Thomas Academy

    Height / Weight:
    6-1 / 165

    Event:
    Free

    Birthdate:
    09/21/1988



    2007-08: Member of Northwestern's sprint freestyle group ... Posted huge drops at the Big Ten Championships, cutting a full second off his seed time in the 50 free, dropping almost three full seconds in the 100 free and cutting 4.5 seconds off his seed in the 200 free ... Best dual-meet finishes on the year came in a pair of eighth-place efforts in the 50 free against No. 8 Indiana (10/26) and Illinois-Chicago (10/27).

    High School: An all-conference, all-state and honorable mention All-America honoree ... Team has won seven swimming championships in the last eight years ... Also played hockey, ran cross country and track ... Summa Cum Laude ... Earned school's Eagle Award four times (given for a GPA of 3.66 or better) ... Named to High Honor Roll four times.

    Personal: Born Kyle Jay Joseph Simonson on 9/21/88 ... Son of Jay and Ann Simonson ... Sister graduated from Northwestern in 2007 ... Spent 40 days backpacking in the arctic ... Enjoys knitting ... Plans to major in biomedical engineering.

    SIMONSON'S PERSONAL BESTS

    50 free 21.63
    100 Free 47.16
    200 Free 1:43.84