AS A SENIOR (2011-12): Runner-up in the 500 free (4:59.90) at Valparaiso … finished with a time of 1:42.35 in the 200 free at the Hawkeye Invitational … logged a season-best 21.67 in the 50 free at the Shamrock Invitational … placed fourth in the 100 back (50.32) at the Shamrock Invitational … clocked a 1:50.87 to claim fifth place in the 200 back at the Shamrock Invitational.
AS A JUNIOR (2010-11): Had a phenomenal showing at the BIG EAST Championships as an exhibition showing … broke his own personal records in the 100 and 200 back, clocking in at 50.05 and 1:48.43, respectively … also swam the 500 free in 4:36.66 at the league championships, just over a second away from another personal-best swim … top 1,000 free time on the season came against Cleveland State when he touched the pad at 9:57.51.
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Set two season best times at the BIG EAST Championships as an exhibition swimmer… times included a 4:40.49 performance in the 500 free and a 1:50.98 performance in the 200 back … recorded a personal best performance in the 100 back (51.74) in the preliminary session of the Ohio State Invitational … trimmed greater than ten seconds off his 200 back time over the course of the season.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09): Swam 20 backstroke races throughout the year … best 100 back (51.93) came during the BIG EAST Championships … top 200 back (1:51.64) was also posted at the league meet … went 4:35.64 in the 500 free at the league meet for a season- best in that event … earned the team[apos]s Beeler- Hipp award.
THE WHITCOMB FILE:Prepped at Homestead (Wis.) … earned an All-American honor
in the 100 back … high school team captain … graduated with distinguished honors, finishing in the top 10 of his class … youngest of five children, each of whom are swimmers … participated in the 2004 USA Luge training camp held in Marquette, Mich. … grandfather and uncle graduated from Notre Dame … an anthropology major in the College of Arts and Letters.
Whitcomb[apos]s Career Bests
|500 Free||4:35.64||BIG EAST (2009)|
|1,000 Free||9:45.51||Olivet (2009)|
|100 Back||50.05||BIG EAST (2011)|
|200 Back||1:48.43||BIG EAST (2011)|
|100 Fly||53.06||BIG EAST (2009)|