Alex Daneke
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lodi, Calif.

High School:
Lodi HS '08

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 150

Position:
Back/Free

Major:
Mechanical Engineering

2008-09: Advanced to finals in 200 and 500 free at Big West Championships, finishing 3rd in both events... Placed 13th in 100 free for a point total of 40... Swam second leg of CONFERENCE CHAMPION 800 free relay team... Also swam on 200 and 400 free, and 400 medley relays at conference, helping each team finish top three, bringing the four relay points to 138... Times of 1:37.31 in 200 and 4:26.84 in 500 free rank 3rd all-time... Also cracked top-10 list in 100 free (45.09) and 200 back (1:51.10), and as a member of the 400 free (2:56.97) and 800 free relay (6:28.80), and 400 medley relay (3:15.50).

LODI HS '08: Earned NISCA All-America times in 200 free and 100 back as a senior... Posted three more All-American times as a junior in the 100 back, 100 free and 500 free... Won the Sac-Joaquin Section title in the 100 back as a sophomore... Finished top three in the 100, 200 and 500 free, and 100 back all four years at sections... Starred for Lodi City Swim Club, setting seven club records and qualifying for Jr. Nationals in 2007 and 2008.

PERSONAL: Born in Los Gatos, Calif.... Majoring in mechanical engineering... Parents are Robert & Roselyn Daneke... Sports hero is Tim Lincecum, non-sports hero is Alex Spanos... Career highlight was anchoring 400 free relay to league championship... Earned his Eagle Scout rank... Proudest accomplishment was qualifying for the U.S. Open.