UND Roster

2007-08 Swimming and Diving Roster

Jay Berg

Free/IM


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

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.