Daniel Donnelly
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Aptos, Calif.

High School:
Aptos HS '06

Height / Weight:
5-6 / 124

Event:
Fly/Back

Major:
International Relations

2008-09: Advanced to the finals of three events at the Big West Championships, scoring 48 points... Finished 2nd in the 100 back (48.92), 3rd in the 200 fly (1:46.54) and 4th in the 100 fly... Set school records in 100 fly (47.96), 200 fly (1:46.54) and 100 back (48.29)... Swam opening leg of 400 medley relay that set a school record in 3:15.50 for a 2nd-place finish at conference... Placed fourth at World Championship Trials in 400 medley relay.

2007-08: Advanced to final in 100 fly, 200 fly and 100 back at Big West Conference Championships, tallying 41.0 points... Set school-record 49.03 in 100 fly prelim, then finished 5th in final at 49.07... Placed 5th in 200 fly (1:49.22), 6th in 100 back (49.90)... Mark in 200 fly ranks 2nd in school history, while 100 back time is 3rd all-time... Also swam third leg of 200 medley and 400 medley relays, both of which placed 4th at conference meet.

2006-07: Scored 33.0 points at Big West Conference Championships, reaching finals in 100 back (6th) and 200 fly (8th)... Won bonus final (9th) in 100 fly with season-best 49.76, 2nd in school history... Posted 1:50.82 in 200 fly to earn his second swim, 3rd in Aggie record book... Also part of school record-setting 200 medley relay (4th, 1:31.42) and 400 medley relay (3rd, 3:19.64) at conference meet... Hit 100 back relay split of 50.35, 4th in school history.

APTOS HS '06: Earned NISCA All-American in 100 fly as a junior and senior... Ranked 18th nationwide (and 7th among juniors) in 2004-05 with a PR of 49.87... That mark would rank 2nd in UC Davis record book... Won four Central Coast Section titles in final two seasons: two in 100 fly, two in 100 back... Set Santa Cruz County League records in both events... Placed 3rd and 2nd in those respective events at CCS meet as a sophomore... Swam for the Cabrillo Threshers from 1992 to 2006, qualifying for Senior Nationals... Hit four Junior National or U.S. Open qualifying times.

PERSONAL: Born in San Jose, Calif.... Majoring in international relations... Parents are Chris & Jill Donnelly... Best athletes he's faced are those at the Senior Nationals, including the likes of Aaron Piersol and Michael Phelps.