AS A SENIOR (2012-13): CSCAA honorable mention All-American … graduated with the second-most career all-BIG EAST accolades (20) in program history after earning seven as a senior … one of a record nine Notre Dame swimmers to compete at the 2013 NCAA Championships, claiming honorable mention All-America status with the Irish 800 free relay entry … member of the winning 200 medley relay team (1:31.95) in the opening dual meet of the season at Oakland … relay squad took second consecutive gold finish (1:32.73) at Michigan State … won the 200 IM at the meet with a time of 1:51.54 … third in the water for the 200 medley relay team in a dual matchup against Pittsburgh that posted its then fastest time of the season (1:31.64) in a winning effort … touched in at 1:50.32 in the 200 IM to take the win in a dual meet with Louisville … swam the anchor leg of the runner-up 200 free relay (1:19.56) at the Hawkeye Invitational … fourth in the water in the 800 free relay (6:30.72) later in the meet that placed second … member of the victorious 200 medley relay `A[apos] entry that completed the race in 1:32.44 at Cleveland State … led three Notre Dame finishers in the top three of the 200 IM (1:50.59) with a first place showing against the Vikings … earned third win of the meet by touching in with a split of 50.58 in the 100 fly … runner-up finisher with the 400 medley relay `A[apos] entry (3:19.95) and the 400 free relay (3:01.66) in the Shamrock Invitational … third-place finisher in the 200 IM with a time of 1:50.93 at the Northwestern Invitational … part of the 800 free relay runner-up Irish squad (6:41.35) at the Northwestern meet … opened final BIG EAST Championship performance on the 800 free relay team that claimed second place in a school record time of 6:23.40 … finished as the runner-up to teammate Zach Stephens in the 200 IM, posting the third-fastest Notre Dame time ever in the event (1:45.78) … added third runner-up result of the meet as the anchor of the 200 free relay team that logged a program-best 1:18.91 in the event … nearly equaled his own school record in the 100 fly touching in at 47.38 for second place … third in the water for the runner-up 400 medley relay team (3:12.98) … swam a season-best 1:45.27 in the 200 fly … capped the BIG EAST Championships as the anchor swimmer of the 400 free relay team that placed second (2:54.43) … earned first career All-America citation in the 800 free relay (6:25.32).
AS A JUNIOR (2011-12): CSCAA Scholar All-American … became the third swimmer in program history to qualify for the NCAA Championships … named Most Outstanding Swimmer at the BIG EAST Championships … member of the second-place 400 IM Relay team at the season-opening Dennis Stark Relays … swam a personal-best 1:41.29 in the 200 free at Pittsburgh … claimed second place (1:51.79) in the 200 fly at Purdue … runner-up in the 100 fly (49.98) at Louisville … finished in third place in the 200 IM (1:52.06) at Louisville … second-place finisher in the 100 fly (50.48) against Northwestern … anchored the victorious 400 free relay team against Northwestern … runner-up in the 200 fly (1:51.98) against Michigan State … member of 200 medley relay team at the Shamrock Invitational … second in the pool for the 800 free relay runner-up squad at the Shamrock Invitational … logged a personal-best time of 1:44.81 in the 200 IM to win the event at the BIG EAST Championships … anchor on the second place 200 free relay team at the BIG EAST Championships … personal-best 47.03 in a winning effort in the 100 fly at the BIG EAST Championships … member of the runner-up 400 medley relay squad at the BIG EAST Championships … anchored the 400 free relay team that finished in second place at the BIG EAST Championships … 30th-place finish in the 100 fly at the NCAA Championships … monogram winner.AS A SOPHOMORE (2010-11): Swam the butterfly leg of the 400 medley relay that set a new Notre Dame record in an NCAA B-cut time of 3:15.10 … recorded five top-eight performances at the BIG EAST Championships … individual performances included a silver medal in the 200 IM (1:47.42), a bronze medal in the 100 fly (48.26) and a fifth-place finish in the 200 fly (1:48.40) … the 200 IM and 100 fly performances were both NCAA B-cut times … the 100 fly showing was good for a career-best time and the fifth fastest 100 fly swim in Notre Dame history … became the second fastest performer in school history in the 100-fly with the performance … the swim of 1:47.42 in the 200 IM was the second fastest time in school history … the two relay performances included a silver medal in the 800 free relay (in an NCAA B-cut performance of 6:29.10) and a bronze in the 400 medley relay … came within a second of setting a new personal-best time in the 200 free with his 1:42.70 performance against Pittsburgh … top 400 IM time on the season came at the Shamrock Invitational with a 4:00.73.
AS A FRESHMAN (2009-10): Shattered the 200 IM school record at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 1:46.44 … also a member of the school-record setting 200 medley relay at the league meet … both performances were NCAA B-cut times … set personal-bests in the 100 fly (48.56) and the 200 fly (1:48.13) at the league meet … recorded two personal-bests in the 200 free (1:41.94) and in the 500 free (4:39.96) against Michigan State … tried his luck in the 400 IM at the Ohio State Invitational and finished in a time of 3:58.90 … amassed 15 top-three performances on the regular season … five of which were in the 200 IM including a gold medal at the Shamrock Invitational … recipient of Notre Dame[apos]s Most Improved Award.
THE BASS FILE: All-American, all-state, all-city, all-conference, regional champion and conference champion in each of his four seasons at Chesterton (Ind.) … state champion and team captain as a junior and senior … team MVP as a freshman, junior and senior … held national rankings in all four years at Chesterton … recorded best times at the 2009 IHSAA Swimming State Championships in the 200 free, 500 free and 200 medley relay … guided his team to a 10th consecutive sectional title as a junior … steered his 200 medley relay team to a best time of 1:32.05, which topped the national rankings in 2008 … also won the 500 free and then anchored the 200 free relay to set another sectional record (1:27.32) … Chesterton record holder in the 200 free, 500 free, 200 free relay and 400 free relay … anchored high school state champion 200 free relay in 2008 … led team to state title in 2008 … Indiana Senior Club state meet record holder in the 200 IM (1:50.44) … the 13th-ranked recruit in the nation according to CollegeSwimming.com in December 2008 … member of the national Honor Society … mentor at Bridges Mentoring Program … biggest athletic thrill was winning back-to-back high school state championships … oldest of three children … son of Jean and William Bass … graduated with a degree in art studio from the College of Arts and Letters.
Bass[apos] Career Bests
|200 IM||1:44.81||BIG EAST (2012)|
|400 IM||3:58.90||Ohio State Invite (2009)|
|100 Fly||47.03||BIG EAST (2012)|
|200 Fly||1:45.60||BIG EAST (2012)|
|200 Free||1:41.29||Pittsburgh (2011)|
|500 Free||4:39.96||Michigan State (2010)|