Twenty-Two Musketeers Receive Honors From Conference
MacDonald Named Coach of the Year, Thompson Men's Most Valuable
Thompson, Oswald, Stewart and Smith Bring Home Top Finishes
The Women Move Up To Fourth, Close Gap Between Third
13 Student-Athletes Earn 4.0 GPA's
The swim season opens this weekend at Louisville. What better way to kickoff the year by introducing the Gordon Brothers in this week's segment of Meet the Musketeers.
2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2013-14: Competed in the 50 freestyle, 100 and 200 breaststroke and 400 medley relay ... Earned three silver medals at the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 breast (56.93), 200 breast (2:04.48) and 400 medley relay (3:20.48) with Arthur Smith, Knox Hitt, and Luke Johanns ... Garnered All-BIG EAST Team accolades for his performances at the championships ... His times in the 100 and 200 breast placed second all-time in Xavier swimming history, while the 400 yard medley relay time placed third all-time ... Also finished fourth in the 50 free (20.92) at the BIG EAST Championships.
2012-13: Competed in the 50 and 100 freestyle, 50, 100 and 200 breaststroke, and 200 and 400 individual medley ... Placed third in the 200 breast B-Final (2:05.22) at the A-10 Championship ... Also finished sixth in the 100 breast B-Final (57.40) at the A-10 Championship ... Swam top personal times in the 50 free (22.42) in a meet with Bellermine, 100 free (49.66) in a meet with Miami (OH) and the 400 IM (4:18.92) in a meet with Wright State.
2011-12: Competed in the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle, 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 200 individual medley ... Touched second in the consolation finals (10th overall) of the 100 breast and took sixth place in the consolation finals (14th overall) in the 200 IM at the 2012 Atlantic 10 Championship ... Also recorded a 14th place finish (sixth in the consolation finals) in the 200 breast at the championship ... His personal-best time of 57.01 in the 100 breast ranks fourth all-time at Xavier ... His personal-best time of 2:06.50 in the 200 breast also ranks among the top five all-time in program history ... Earned the Dean's Award for maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher ... Named to the A-10 Commissioner's Honor Roll following the fall and spring semester.
Prior to Xavier: Placed fifth in the IHSA State Championship in the 100 breaststroke in 2011 ... Placed third in the YMCA National 400 medley relay ... Four-year letter winner at Sycamore High School ... Earned at least one conference title all four years of high school ... All-State selection 2010-11 ... Team MVP junior and senior years.
Personal: Son of Geoffrey and Sarah Gordon ... Brother of XU swimmer David Gordon ... Business undecided major.