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Tim Watts
Tim Watts

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Bellarmine College Preparatory

Event:
Backstroke

Birthdate:
11/07/1986



2007-08: Academic All-Big Ten honoree ... named to the Dean's List, Semester Honors, Coach's Honor Roll and Athletic Director's Honor Roll ... competed in the 500 free, 1650 free and 100 back at the Big Ten Championships, posting season-best times in all three events ... clocked in at 4:28.23 in the 500 free, 50.23 in the 100 back and finished 20th in the 1650 free in 15:40.27 at the Big Ten meet ... finished second in the 200 back against Iowa ... took three third place showings, including one in the 50 free and two in the 100 back ... won the 200 IM at the Indiana Intercollegiates in 1:55.82.

2006-07: Received semester honors and spot on A.D. honor roll in spring of 2007 ... tabbed to Coach's honor roll in fall of 2006 ... Academic All-Big Ten ... team's fastest swimmer in the 500 and 1650 free with times of 4:31.15 and 15:42.19 ... 500 free mark, recorded at Big Ten's, was a personal best ... competed at Big Ten's in both distance events and the 100 back ... U.S. Open qualifier in the 200 free and 100 back ... winner of five races during the regular season ... took first in the 100 back and second in the 200 back vs. Arizona State ... winner of the 200 free and 100 back at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... scored nine points at Michigan State after winning the 1000 free in 9:27.55 ... won the 100 free competing against Luther College in Hawaii.

2005-06: Made Dean's List, Athletic Director's Honor Roll and received semester honors in fall of 2005 ... named to Coach's Honor Roll in spring of 2006 ... recorded season best backstroke times at the Virginia Duals, posting a 51.09 in the 100 and a 1:51.21 in the 200 ... best 200 and 500 free times recorded at Purdue Invitational ... won 100 back race in collegiate debut at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... finished second in both back events vs. Notre Dame.

High School: Graduated from Bellarmine College Prepatory School in 2005 ... captained high school team as a senior ... four-year varsity letterwinner ... seven-time All-American ... received All-America citations in both the 100 backstroke and 200 individual medley relay during sophomore and junior years ... as a senior was an All-American in the 100 back and with the 200 and 400 freestyle relays ... club team was San Jose Aquatics ... has been with club since 1990 ... received club's coaches award in six of last seven years ... named San Jose Aquatics most improved swimmer in 2004.

Personal: Given name is Timothy Richard Watts ... born Nov. 7, 1986 ... son of Paul and Terry Watts ... has one older sister, Marisa, who swam at Purdue in the late 1990's ... has a younger sister, Carolyn ... majoring in computer graphics technology.