UND Roster

2006-07 Swimming and Diving Roster

Chris Zeches

Back/Fly/Free


Weight 165 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Tucson, AZ
High School Salpointe Catholic
Bio

Bio • Awards • Career Bests Prolific distance freestyler for the Fighting Irish … three-time monogram winner … earned all-BIG EAST honors as a sophomore in the 1,650-yard free … ranks among all-time Irish leaders in 1,650 freestyle (6th, 15:40.06), 1,000 free (8th, 9:29.77), 500 free (9th, 4:30.98), 100 backstroke (14th, 52.47) and 200 back (16th, 1:52.89) … has improved fitness level … three-time prep All-American … was overall winner of two-mile Dam-to-Dam swim in Tempe Town Lake in 2004 and 2005. AS A JUNIOR
Registered BIG EAST ‘A’ cuts in five events (200 free, 500 free, 1,650 free, 200 back, 200 fly) … placed 12th in the 1,650 free at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 15:59.53 … top 1,650 time of the season (15:57.60) was posted at the Notre Dame Invitational … clocked a careerbest time of 4:30.98 in the 500 free prelims at the conference meet … finished 15th in the finals (4:32.25) … his 1,000 split of 9:29.77 during the 1,650 at the BIG EAST was a career-best mark … finished 27th during the prelims of the 200 free at the conference meet in a season-best time of 1:43.28 … named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team … earned a monogram. AS A SOPHOMORE
Garnered all-BIG EAST honors by placing third in the 1,650- yard freestyle (15:40.06) at the conference meet … finished 12th in the 500-yard free at the BIG EAST meet … clocked four BIG EAST ‘A’ cuts (200 free-1:42.75, 500 free-4:32.39, 1,650 free-15:40.06, 200 fly-1:55.70) … also posted two ‘B’ cuts (100 back-54.54, 200 back-1:59.74) … fourth on the team in the 1,000-yard free and fifth in the 500 free … won the 1,650 free at the Notre Dame Invitational … claimed 157 total points on the season (130 individual, 27 relay) … member of two victorious relay teams … completed 1-2-3 Irish finish in the 200-yard butterfly versus Louisville. AS A FRESHMAN
Provided boost to Irish in distance freestyle and backstroke events … ranked second on team in 1,650 free (15:48.77), third in 1,000 free (9:36.97), fourth in the 100 back (52.47), fifth in the 200 back (1:52.89), and sixth in the 500 free (4:36.06) … scored 145.5 points … finished 15th in 1,650 at BIG EAST Championships … also was 18th in 200 back and 28th in 500 free … was runner-up in 1,650 in Notre Dame Invitational and also was sixth in 100 back, eighth in 500 free, and ninth in 200 back … won 200 back against St. Bonaventure … NDI mile time was third-best among all BIG EAST swimmers during the regular season. HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA
Earned four letters at Salpointe Catholic High School in Tucson, Ariz. … three-time All-American … garnered all-conference and all-city honors in each of his last three seasons … led Salpointe team to conference and regional championships during both his junior and senior seasons … school recordholder in the 100 backstroke … served as a team captain in his senior year … earned team MVP honors … received Salpointe Scholar Medal and USAA National History and Government Award … threetime member of the USA Swimming Scholastic All-America Team … uncle Jeff Causey graduated from Notre Dame in 1977 … oldest of two children … born October 9, 1984, in Tucson, Ariz. … son of Edward and Ann Zeches … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star in 2004, 2005 and 2006 … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major. HONORS & AWARDS
All-BIG EAST (2005)

ZECHES’ CAREER BESTS
`04 BE `05 BE `06 BE School Rank Career Wins
200 Free 1:42.75 • `04 ND Invit 20th 27th
500 Free 4:30.98 • `06 BIG EAST 28th 12th 15th 9th
1000 Free 9:29.77 • `06 BIG EAST 8th
1650 Free 15:40.06 • `05 BIG EAST 15th 2nd 12th 6th 1
100 Back 52.47 • `03 ND Invit. 14th
200 Back 1:52.89 • `03 ND Invit. 18th 16th 1