Updated Dec. 8, 2009
Prior to SIU / Lincoln College
As a freshman, part of a 400 free relay team that set a new school record of 3:07.61...Qualified for nationals in 50 free, 100 free and 200 free and was named All-American in those events...Also a member of the 200 free, 400 free, and 800 free relay teams that placed second at nationals and set school records with those times...As a sophomore placed first in the 50 free at regionals (22.21) and second in 100 free (48.25)...Earned All-American status in 50, 100, and 200 free...Received the Coach's Award and was named team captain.
High School / Jacksonville
Lettered all four years in swimming...Named MVP as a sophomore...Earned all-conference honors his junior and senior years while serving as team captain...As a senior, broke the school record in the 50 free swimming 22.30...First place in the conference in 50 free (22.66) and 100 free (49.33) as a senior...State qualifier in 50 free and 400 free relay.
A photography major...Has one brother, Nathan, and two sisters, Emily and Katie...Son of Nancy Patterson...Born Nov. 10, 1988 in Downers Grove, Ill.