Sett, Lierley, Rice earn top individual marks
Panthers strong in 100 breast, post season best in 400 medley relay
Freshman Sett shines in first ACC Championship Meet
Meme Sharp shatters team and pool 1M Dive record
CAREER: School record holder in the 200 free (1:36.25) that was set at the 2015 ACC Championships ... Also a member of Pitt's school record 800 free relay (6:28.61) that was set at the 2014 ACC Championships.
2015-16: Won the 200 free (1:40.17), placed third in 50 (20.77) and 100 frees (45.63), helped 800 free relay to second place finish, and 400 medley relay to third at Virginia Tech/Notre Dame…Won the 200 yard free (1:39.64), placed second in the 50 yard free (20.87), third in the 100 yard free (46.06), as well as helping his relay team win the 200 yard free relay against Georgia Tech...Started his senior season against Duke finishing first in the 200 free, third in the 100 free,, fourth in the 50 free and swam on the 200 medley relay team.
2014-15: In the season opener against Duke, won both the 100 free and 200 free and was on the runner-up 400 free relay team ... Finished second in the 200 free and 100 free and helped Pitt to first in the 400 free relay at Georgia Tech/Georgia Southern ... Against St. Bonaventure, was second in the 100 free and led Pitt to the fastest finish in the 200 free relay ... Won two races, the 100 free and 200 free versus Bucknell, and helped Pitt post the fastest time in the 400 free relay ... At Notre Dame/Virginia Tech, placed third in the 50 free and fifth in the 100 fly ... At the Pitt Invite, won the 100 free and placed second in the 200 free, along with swimming on four top-two relay teams, including the winning 200 free relay and 400 free relay squads ... At AT&T Winter Nationals, had two top-40 finishes, including 28th overall in the 100 free, and helped Pitt to three top-eight relay finishes, including seventh in both the 800 free and 400 medley relay races ... Was first in the 100 free and third in the 200 free against West Virginia ... Swept both the 100 free and 200 free at Denison, and helped Pitt take second in the 400 medley relay ... At the Senior Recognition Meet, won the 500 free and contributed to Pitt's winning 200 free relay and 200 medley relay teams ... At Villanova, was first in both the 100 free and 200 free and helped Pitt win the 400 free relay ... Swam in the B Final of the 200 free at the ACC Championships, finishing in 10th overall in a school record 1:36.25 ... Set a lifetime best in the 50 free (20.20) at the Ohio State Last Chance Qualifier Meet.
2013-14: Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll ... Finished first in the 200 medley relay against Bucknell... Finished second in the 1000 freestyle against Bucknell... Finished first in the 100 freestyle against Bucknell...Against Notre Dame and Virginia Tech, he placed third in the 100 yard freestyle...At the Pitt Panthers Invitational, he earned six first place finishes in the 200 yard freestyle relay, the 200 yard medley relay, the 500 yard freestyle, the 400 yard medley relay, the 100 yard butterfly and in the 800 yard freestyle relay...Swam in the AT&T Winter Nationals where he swam in the 200 free relay which earned eleventh place and set a season best time for the Panthers... Placed first in the 100 butterfly against Virginia...At the ACC Championships he swam in the record setting 800 free where he also led the relay with a new 200 free school record (136.27)...Personal best time in the 50 free (20.25) at the ACC Championship...Advanced to the consol final in the 200 free at the ACC Championship...Earned Most Valuable Swimmer for the 2013-2014 season.
2012-13: Named Team MVP as a freshman...Part of the winning 200 medley relay team against Virginia where he also placed third in the 200 free (1:40.41)...At away meet against Cincinnati Sweeney won the 1000 free (9:34.69), placed second in the 100 free and third in the 200 fly...Against Notre Dame he placed second in the 500 free (4:36.55) and third in the 1000 free (9:38.14)...At the Pitt Invitational he had a career-best in the 50 free, 100 fly, 200 free and 100 back...also won the 200 free...At the ATaT Winter Nationals at the University of Texas, Sweeney placed 17th in the 1650 (15:53.56) ...At West Virginia, he placed first in three events including the 1000 free (9:33.88), 100 free (45.93) and the 500 free (4:35.93)...He also anchored the first place 400 free relay team at West Virginia.
High School: Was Georgia State Champion for Division 1-4A in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:39.15...received Coaches Award for the Tidal Wave Swimming Club in four consecutive years in 2009-12, where he swam for 10 years...from Dallas, Texas.
Personal: Born David Michael Sweeney, Jr. on February 19, 1994...son of Loidene Sweeney...has two sisters, Carly and Erin.
|Sweeney's Personal Best Performances
||20.20||3/8/2015||Ohio State Last Chance|
||4:24.75||2/27/2013||BIG EAST Championships|
||9:33.88||1/12/2013||vs. West Virginia|
|100 Fly||48.97||11/16/2012||Pitt Invitational|
||1:50.22||11/29/2012||ATaT Winter Nationals|
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