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  BJ Conklyn
BJ Conklyn

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Stroudsburg, Pa.

High School:
Stroudsburg

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 175

Event:
Breast/Free

2007-2008: B.J. Conklyn turned in a season-best 57.80 in the consolation heat of the 100 breast for 14th-place...finished 16th in the 200 breast at the Big East Championships...a Pitt Performer of the Meet against Clarion, Denison, Duquesne and Carnegie Mellon, as he scored in both the 50 free and 100 breast swimming in-season best times. 2006-2007: Conklyn placed in the top 25 of the 200 breast at the Big East Championships...also competed in the 50 free and 100 breast at the championship meet...aided the 200 free relay team finish fourth with a time of 1:23.47 at the Big Al Princeton Invitational...took third in 50 free during the season opener against St. Bonaventure and helped the 200 relay team to first place. 2005-2006: Conklyn was fourth on the team's best-times list in the 100 breaststroke...set career-best times in the 100 and 200 breaststrokes. HIGH SCHOOL: Conklyn enters his first season at Pitt after a successful campaign at Stroudsburg High School...was a member of the two-time Mountain Valley Conference Champion swim team...named the Mountain Valley Conference Swimmer of the Year, three times...earned Academic All-America status...became the first Stroudsburg swimmer to earn 1,000 points in his career...earned the U.S. Army National Scholar-Athlete Award...voted Athlete of the Week by channel 13 in Stroudsburg...school and conference recordholder...six-year YMCA summer national qualifier....member of the National Honor Society...named the class salutatorian. PERSONAL: Born April 28, 1987...son of William III and Donna Conklyn...has a sister who graduated from Pitt in 2002...a pharmacy major.