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Craig Thompson
Craig Thompson

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Evansville, Ind.

High School:
William Henry Harrison

Height:
5-11

Event:
Butterfly/Freestyle

Birthdate:
09/06/1985



2006-07: Received both semester honors and a spot on the Athletic Director's Honor Roll in both the fall and spring semesters ... Academic All-Big Ten ... team's second fastest swimmer in the 500 free and 200 fly and third best in the 200 free ... scored at Big Ten's in the 200 free, placing 13th in 1:38.80 ... went faster in prelims with a personal best of 1:38.76 ... also set P.R.'s in the 500 free and 200 fly prelims at Big Ten's with a 4:32.55 and 1:49.91 ... member of the varsity record setting 800 free relay at Big Ten's, which recorded a seventh-place time of 6:34.63 ... won the 50 free vs. Luther College in 21.00 ... posted back-to-back runner-up finishes in the 100 free vs. Northwestern and Notre Dame ... also was second in the 500 free vs. Arizona State and at the Indiana Intercollegiates.

2005-06: Tabbed to Coach's Honor Roll in fall of 2005 and Athletics Director's Honor Roll in 2006 along with receiving semester honors ... competed at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 and 500 free and the 200 fly ... set a personal best in the 200 free at Big Tens with mark of 1:39.10 ... swam second leg for 800 free relay that placed seventh at Big Tens with time of 6:37.70 ... top season times in the 500 free (4:33.88), 100 (50.98) and 200 fly (1:52.48) all were recorded at the Purdue Invitational.

2004-05: Recorded personal and season best times in the 100 and 200 fly prelims at the Big Ten Championships ... 100 fly time was clocked at 50.74 and his 200 fly time was marked at 1:53.54 ... finished among the top five in the 200 fly at dual meet with Northwestern and at the Southern Illinois/Iowa triangular ... placed among the top five in the 100 fly against Eastern Michigan and Arizona State.

High School: Graduated from William Henry Harrison High School in 2004 ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... three-time team MVP ... led team to city and sectional championships in 2004 ... left school holding several records, including the 50 freestyle, 100 free and 100 butterfly ... set a record in the 100 fly at the 2004 city meet ... was team captain in 2002-03 ... member of the National Honor Society .... was named to two all-city academic teams ... high school coach was Erinn Jankowski ... swam for Greater Evansville Aquatics Team ... at the 2004 Senior State Championships recorded a fourth-place time of 56.74 in the 100 fly ... placed sixth in the 100 fly at 2003 Senior States ... USS Swim Coaches were Bill Duncan and Taz Greiner.

Personal: Given name is Craig Brandon Thompson ... born Sept. 6, 1985 ... son of Bruce and Denise Thompson ... has one sister, Hadley ... is third member of family to attend Purdue ... landscape architecture major.