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2006 Men's Swimming & Diving Roster

Kevin Nead

IM/Free/Back

CLASS
JR
Hometown
Ithaca, N.Y. (Virginia)
Experience
1L
School

Two-time All-American
Four-time All-SEC
2007 & 2008 SEC Men’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year
2007 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-American

Career Best Times:  
Short Course (Yards)  
100 Free - 48.92s (Alabama and South Carolina, 1/20/07)
200 Free - 1:42.02 (Florida Atlantic, 11/11/05)
500 Free - 4:29.25 (2006 SEC Championships)
1,000 Free - 9:21.12 (Alabama, 1/20/06)
1,650 Free - 16:00.05 (South Carolina, 10/15/05)
100 Fly - 51.57s (Auburn, 1/20/06)
200 Fly - 1:53.79 (Indian River CC, 2/4/06)
100 Back - 51.92 (Alabama and South Carolina, 1/20/07)
200 Back - 1:45.51p (2008 SEC Championships)
200 Breast - 2:07.44 (Alabama and South Carolina, 1/20/07)
200 IM - 1:48.42 (2008 SEC Championships)
400 IM - 3:49.40p (2008 SEC Championships)
   
Long Course (Meters)  
400 Free - 4:01.29tt (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
200 Back - 2:07.22 (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
200 IM - 2:08.07 (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)
400 IM - 4:27.66 (2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals)

National/International Competition
Notched a 15th-place finish in the 400-meter IM (4:27.66) at the 2006 ConocoPhillips U.S. Nationals … Also competed in the 200-meter IM (2:08.07) and the 200-meter back (2:07.22) … Finished sixth in the 400 IM at the 2005 U.S. Summer Nationals … Member of the 2003 National Junior Team … Placed eighth in 400 IM at the 2003 U.S. Summer Nationals (4:27.26) … Holds five YMCA National Records.

At Florida
2007-08:  Named the SEC Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year for the second straight year, becoming the first male in school history to accomplish the feat … Earned an NCAA post-graduate scholarship … Named a finalist for the Walter Byers Post-Graduate Scholarship … Named to the SEC Community Service Team … Returned to his team after spending six months in France studying the genetics of Type II Diabetes … Finished fifth in the consolation final of the 200 IM (1:48.42) to kick off the SEC Championships (2/20-23) … Also picked up an eighth place overall finish in the 400 IM (3:50.42) and wrapped up the meet by finishing seventh in the 200 back (1:45.96) … Earned his first top finish of the season, winning the 400 IM with a time of 3:53.65 against FAU (2/9) … Took fourth in the 200 back with a time of 1:50.30 at Tennessee (2/2) … Earned three top eight finishes (all long course meters) against Auburn (1/26), finishing seventh in the 100 breast (1:00.92), sixth in the 200 back (2:08.61) and fifth in the 200 IM (2:11.74) … Finished second in the 200 back with a time of 1:50.28 against LSU (1/12) … Touched sixth in the 200 IM (1:54.83) and seventh in the 300 breast (2:11.87) against Purdue and IRCC (1/5) … Finished fifth in the 200 breast (2:11.14) against Purdue (1/4) in his first meet back from France.

2006-07: Named to the Matthews Society at UF… Honored as a UF scholar … Named an ESPN The Magazine third-team Academic All-American … Also received ESPN The Magazine first-team Academic All-District III honors … Earned the SEC Men’s Swimming and Diving Scholar-Athlete of the Year award for his exceptional academic achievement, becoming just the second male in school history to collect the honor … SEC Academic Honor Roll selection … Earned the second All-America honor of his career at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis (3/15-17) … Claimed a 15th-place finish in the 400 IM at the NCAA meet (3:49.88) … Set a personal best in the 400 IM during prelims with a mark of 3:49.67 … Also placed 37th in the 200 back (1:47.14) … Turned in a fourth-place effort in the 400 IM (3:50.98), and posted a seventh-place finish in the 200 back (1:46.41) at the SEC Championships (2/7-10) … Also competed in the 500 free (4:31.43) at the conference championships, finishing in 18th place … Earned two All-SEC honors … Swam to a runner-up finish in the 200 breast (2:07.65) and exhibitioned the 200 IM (1:52.23) against FAU (1/27) … Placed second in the 400 IM (3:54.88) in the win over Tennessee (1/26) … Touched fourth in the 200 back (1:49.81), fifth in the 100 back (51.92) and seventh in the 200 breast (2:07.44) versus Alabama and South Carolina (1/20) … Finished third in the 200 back (1:49.01) and seventh in the 1,000 free (9:29.64) against Auburn (1/19) … Placed second in the 1,000 free (9:26.78) versus Indian River CC (1/13) … Posted a third-place performance in the 200 back (1:48.75) and swam exhibition in the 400 IM (3:54.38) in the win over Virginia (1/12) … Finished 16th in the 400-meter IM (4:34.49) and 22nd in the 200-meter back (2:08.28) at the U.S. Open in West Lafayette, Ind. (11/30-12/2) … Also competed in the 400-meter free (4:10.24) and 200-meter IM (2:10.81) at the Open … Posted a sixth-place showing in the 200 back (1:51.03) and a seventh-place finish in the 200 fly (1:56.39) against Florida State (11/21) … Placed fifth in the 200 back (1:50.80) and sixth in the 1,000 free (9:32.00) against Texas (11/10) … Finished fourth in the 400 IM (4:00.55), fifth in the 200 back (1:52.27) and sixth in the 1,000 free (9:38.43) versus Minnesota (10/27) … Earned runner-up honors in the 1,000 free (9:24.57) and a third-place finish in the 500 free (4:37.89) against Georgia (10/26) … Placed fourth in the 1,000 free (9:29.25) and seventh in the 500 free (4:39.72) against Michigan (10/14).

2005-06: Earned an All-America honor by finishing 12th in the 400 IM with a career-best time of 3:49.68 at the NCAA Championships in Atlanta (3/23-25) … Finished 39th in the 200 IM with a time of 1:49.64 … Participated in three events at the SEC Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. (2/15-18) … Earned a sixth place finish in the 400 IM … Swam career-best times in the 200 back (1:48.17) to finish 12th and in the 500 free (4:29.25) to finish 20th … Placed fourth in the 200 fly with a time of 1:53.79 against Indian River CC (2/4) … Also part of the 200 MR team that placed third (1:35.05) … Fourth in the 200 IM (1:52.87) and 500 free (4:34.66) against Tennessee (1/28) … Exhibitioned the 200 fly (1:55.02) against the Volunteers … Finished second in the 400 IM (3:51.13) and fifth in the 200 back (1:48.67) against Auburn (1/21) … Third in the 1,000 free against Alabama (1/20) with a career-best time of 9:21.12 … Placed third in the 1,000 free (9:23.95) against LSU (1/12) … Fourth in the 200 breast (2:07.62) and swam exhibition in the 200 FR (1:29.61) … Earned a second-place finish in the 200 back (1:49.46) against Penn State (1/7) … Exhibitioned the 500 free (4:32.38) and 200 IM (1:52.95) … Competed in three events at the U.S. Open (12/1-3) … Placed second in the C Final of the 400-meter free (4:04.23) and 200-meter back (2:07.89) … Also finished fifth in the 400 IM (4:30.93) … Third in the 200 back (1:49.12) against Florida State (11/22) … Also finished fourth in the 200 IM (1:49.12) against the Seminoles … Placed eighth in the 500 free (4:32.62) at the Purdue Invitational (11/18-20) … Second in the 200 free (1:42.02) and exhibitioned the 200 breast (2:08.91) against Florida Atlantic (11/11) … Clocked a time of 1:53.37 in the 200 IM against Georgia (10/27) to finish fourth … Placed fifth in the 1,000 free (9:28.54) against the Bulldogs … Took second place in the 400 IM (3:55.68) against Texas and California (10/22) … Eighth in the 500 free (4:33.07) and  10th in the 200 fly (1:54.63) … Also participated in the 400 MR (3:31.51) and 800 FR (6:54.79) … Placed second in the 1,650 free (16:00.05) against South Carolina (10/15) and exhibitioned the 400 IM (3:57.09) … Returned to his former school and placed fourth in the 500 free (4:35.37) and fifth in the 200 IM (1:53.09) against Virginia to open the season (10/14).

At Virginia
2004-05: Helped the Cavaliers win the Atlantic Coast Conference championship.

High School
A high school All-American … Earned conference swimmer of the year honors four times at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy … A 14-time YMCA national champion … Was the top-ranked Scholastic All-American in 2004, former Virginia teammate Pat Mellors finished second … A member of the National Honor Society and earned high honors all four years of high school.

Club
Competed for the Anderson Barracudas … Coached by Ed Bachman.

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