UND Roster

2007-08 Swimming and Diving Roster

Jay Berg


Height 5'11''
Weight 165 lbs.
Class Senior
Hometown Holland, MI
High School Southfield Christian School

Current Notre Dame record holder in the 500 Free (4:22.82), 1,000 Free (9:14.25), and 1,650 Free (15:15.99) … actually projected to eclipse those marks this season … improved versatility since last season … his three individual BIG EAST titles are the most in school history … owns five of the top 10 times in the 1,000 Free in school history … has the top two marks in both the 500 and 1,650 Freestyle events … ranks second in program history in the 400 IM (3:54.93) … three-time monogram winner … thorough trainer … smooth swimmer.

As a Junior: Peaked at the BIG EAST Championship in the 500 Free (4:28.56), 1,650 Free (15:34.83), and 400 IM (3:58.61) … honored as an all-BIG EAST performer in the 1,650 Free … the 1,650 Free showing at the league meet was best among all Irish swimmers for the year … his performances in the 200 Breast (2:08.47) and 200 IM (1:59.02) in a conference showdown with Louisville set personal-best times for him on the season … had first-place finishes in the 1,000 Free at meets with Texas A&M (9:28.45) and Purdue (9:29.61) … fastest among the field in the 500 Free versus Purdue … joined the 200 Free Relay team to clock in at 1:25.68, which was good for first at Cleveland State.

As a Sophomore: Team MVP … claimed BIG EAST titles in the 500 Free and the 1,650 Free with school-record times of 4:22.82 and 15:15.99, respectively … both of those times were NCAA “B” cuts … established the 500 Free school mark of 4:24.09 in the prelims at the conference meet and broke it again that evening … also owned the 1,650 Free mark prior to besting it … his 1,000-yard split of 9:14.25 from the 1,650 Free race was another University record … earned all-BIG EAST honors with a third-place finish in the 400 IM with a time of 3:54.93 … that mark ranks second in school history … finished the conference meet with 56 points, the third-highest point total of any male competitor and just four shy of the leader … notched 15 individual victories on the season, with six coming in the 1,650 Free … won both the 500 and 1,650 Free at the Notre Dame Invitational … had three sweeps of the 500 and 1,000 Free events in dual meet action (Texas A&M, No. 15 Purdue, Pittsburgh) … named to the BIG EAST Academic All-Star Team.

As a Freshman: Established school record in the 1,650 Free by winning the BIG EAST title in a time of 15:19.30 … placed third in the 500 Free at the conference meet to garner his second all-BIG EAST honor … swam NCAA “B” cuts in the 500 Free (4:26.82) and 1,650 Free (15:19.30) … his top 200 Free time of 1:41.51 was a BIG EAST “A” cut and his best 400 IM time (4:17.11) was a conference “B” cut … tops on the team in the 1,000 Free and 1,650 Free … second on the squad in the 500 Free and fifth in the 200 Free … first among the Fighting Irish freshman and seventh overall on the team with 258.75 total points (233 individual, 25.75 Relay) … captured eight individual titles and two more as part of relay teams … won the 1,000 Free and 500 Free in a dual meet at Utah … victorious in the 1,650 Free at No. 22 BYU … member of the 800 Free Relay team that claimed a victory versus Louisville … posted another win in the 1,000 Free at Iowa … established a pool record at St. Bonaventure in the 1,000 Free … captured a victory in the 500 Free at Oakland … named a BIG EAST Academic All-Star.

The Vanden Berg File: Prolific distance freestyler while swimming for the Oakland Live Y’ers … posted nation’s 15th-fastest time in the 1,650 Free among 17- and 18-year olds (15:32.52) … has posted senior national qualifying marks in the 800 Free, 1500 Free, and 1650 Free … a U.S. Open qualifier in six events (400 Free, 800 Free, 1,000 Free, 1,500 Free, 1,650 Free, 400 IM) … holds the 16-under Michigan postal distance record for 3,000 Freestyle … high-point finisher for boys 15-18 years old in the 2002 Michigan state long-course meet … other top times include 9:21.76 in the 1,000 Free, 4:29.87 in the 500 Free, and 4:04.91 in the 400 IM … competed with USS Swimming … the youngest of five children … three of his sisters were collegiate swimmers … born Sept. 13, 1985, in Pontiac, Mich. … son of Colleen and Jack Vanden Berg … enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.