UND Roster

2015-16 Swimming and Diving Roster

Connor Brown

distance freestyle

Height 6'5''
Weight 190 lbs.
Class Freshman
Hometown Garden City, N.Y.
High School Garden City

AS A FRESHMAN (2015-16): Added immediate roster depth in distance freestyle events and swam at ACC Championship meet in first year at Notre Dame … at ACC meet, finished 18th in 500 free (4:24.26 finals, 4:26.80 prelims) and 20th in 1650 free (15:26.14), just missing qualifying for the C final in 200 free (1:38.29) … began the year in first place at Dennis Stark Relays on the 1500 free relay (5:05.12 split) and exhibitioning with the 400 medley relay (53.49 leadoff split) … won 1,000 free against Michigan State (9:33.38) and finished fifth in the 500 (4:44.23) … at Virginia Tech, swam to two sixth-place finishes in the 500 free (4:39.35) and 800 free relay (1:48.35 split) and took eighth in 1650 free (16:20.90) … at Purdue Invitational, finished third in 1650 (15:36.90) and took ninth in both 800 free relay (1:39.45 split) and 500 free (4:28.02 finals, 4:37.37 prelims) … also swam in 400 IM (4:03.40 finals, 4:03.24 prelims) and 200 free (1:44.84 finals, 1:42.56 prelims) … at Virginia, touched the wall sixth in both 500 free (4:38.72) and 1,000 free (9:38.97) … versus Northwestern, swam to third in 1,000 free (4:38.72), fourth in 500 free (4:40.71) and fifth on 400 free relay (49.36 split) … in Shamrock Invitational, placed fourth in 1650 free (15:59.59), sixth in the 500 free (4:35.52) and 800 free relay (1:41.62 split) and clocked in at 1:43.58 in 200 free to finish the regular season … earned a monogram.

PREP & PERSONAL: Distance freestyler and IM-er who stands to make an immediate impact with the Irish … once swam against Olympians Michael Phelps, Conor Dwyer and Yannick Agnel … named the 2015 New York State Most Valuable Swimmer for winning 200 and 500 freestyle events at county meet, setting the county record in those events … named to all-state, all-Long Island, all-division and all-county lists on multiple occasions within the state of New York … thrice won 500 free at county championship meet … at division championship meet, has won the 50, 100, 200 and 500 free races … is an eight-time school record holder, with top marks in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 free as well as the 100 back, 200 medley relay and 200 and 400 free relays … prep team placed second at county championship meet and won Division championships in freshman campaign … went on to post undefeated, 9-0 records and repeat as division and county champions in sophomore and junior years … named team captain heading into senior season … graduated from Garden City in June of 2015 … hails from same area of New York as current Notre Dame sophomore Justin Plaschka … attended same high school and was taught how to swim by former Irish captain Rob Seery … oldest child of Richard and Laura Brown … father, Richard, swam at Fordham and St. John’s during collegiate career … has two brothers and one sister … is an Eagle Scout within the Boy Scouts of America … maintains membership within the Future Business Leaders of America organization … accepted into the NYS Business Honors Society … has worked extensively with Swim Across America, both as a high school representative and as an intern … once organized a group of high school students and raised over $20,000 for cancer research in events tied to Swim Across America … has also participated in scientific research, receiving various awards for work on subglacial life in Antarctica … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.