Derrick O'Donnell
Derrick O'Donnell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
McFarland, Wis.

High School:
McFarland

Height:
6-0

Event:
IM/Breaststroke

Experience:
3V

2009-10: Finished 10th in the 100 yard backstroke (48.74), 18th in the 200 yard backstroke (2:01.14), 17th in the 200 yard individual medley (1:48.65), and 5th in the 400 yard medley relay (3:13.65)... won the 100 yard backstroke at the Green Bay Dual (50.63), Northwestern Dual (51.31) and the Milwaukee Dual (51.95)... took 1st in the 200 yard backstroke at the Northwestern Dual in 1:52.22... also finished first in the 200 yard individual medley at the Green Bay Dual (1:52.73), Iowa Dual (1:54.16), Milwaukee Dual (1:54.35) and the Arizona Tri - Dual (1:56.15)... contributed to Badgers' victories in the 200 yard medley relay at the Northwestern Dual (1:32.32), Iowa Dual (1:32.61) and Milwaukee Dual (1:35.00)

2008-09: Swam a school-record 1:58.30 in the 200-yard breaststroke in the preliminaries at the Big Ten championships ... only the fourth Badger to break two minutes in the 200-yard breaststroke ... took seventh in the 100-yard backstroke (48.39), eighth in the 200-yard breaststroke (1:59.02), 11th in the 200-yard individual medley (1:47.06) and was a member of the fifth place 400-yard medley relay team (3:12.48) and seventh-place 200-yard medley relay team (1:27.43) at the Big Ten championships ... swam a personal-best 1:46.78 in the preliminaries of the 200-yard medley relay at the Big Ten meet ... 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials qualifier in the 100-meter backstroke

2007-08: Swam the 100-yard breaststroke in 55.44 at the Big Ten championships ... displayed great versatility at the Texas Invitational, swimming a 49.97 in the 100-yard fly, 50.91 in the 100-yard back, 56.62 in the 100-yard breast and 2:04.73 in the 200-yard breast

2006-07: Finished 10th in the 100-yard breaststroke (54.84), 11th in the 200-yard IM (1:48.05) and 13th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:00.93) at the Big Ten championships ... contributed to Badgers' eighth-place finish in the 400-yard medley relay (3:21.21) and 10th-place showing in the 200-yard medley relay (1:32.51) at the Texas Invitational ... also was 16th in both the 100-yard (57.13) and 200-yard (2:03.91) breaststroke in Texas ... named Big Ten Swimmer of the Week for week of Oct. 10

Prep: Twice named the WISCA High School Swimmer of the Year ... six-time state champion ... set the state record in the 100 breaststroke as a senior ... named the 2005 and 2006 Capital Times Swimmer of the Year ... named team MVP as a senior ... U.S.S. Swimmer of the Year as a junior ... swam club for the McFarland Spartan Sharks ... also lettered in soccer and track and field ... three-time all-conference goalkeeper ... three-time Scholastic All-American ... 2006 recipient of the WIAA Scholar Athlete Award

Personal: Parents are Larry and Angie ... intends to major in engineering


Personal Bests (SCY)
100 Back: 48.18 (2/26/2009)
100 Breast: 54.84 (2/16/2007)
200 Breast: 1:58.30 (2/28/2009)
200 IM: 1:46.78 (2/26/2009)

Personal Bests (LCM)
100 Back: 56.80 (6/29/2008)
100 Breast: 1:04.05 (7/30/2009)
200 Breast: 2:20.62 (7/30/2009)
200 IM: 2:04.67 (7/30/2009)

Current School Records
200 Breast: 1:58.30 (2/28/2009)

At the Big Ten Championships
2010
100 Back: 10th (48.74)
200 Breast: 18th (2:01.14)
200 IM: 17th (1:48.65)
400 Medley Relay: 5th (3:13.65)


2009
100 Back: 7th (48.39)
200 Breast: 8th (1:59.02)
200 IM: 11th (1:47.06)
200 Medley Relay: 7th (1:27.43)
400 Medley Relay: 5th (3:12.48)

2008
100 Breast: 18th (56.66)
200 Medley Relay: 6th (1:28.40)
400 Medley Relay: 7th (3:13.71)

2007
100 Breast: 10th (54.84)
200 Breast: 13th (2:00.93)
200 IM: 11th (1:48.05)

National Competitions
2009 USA Swimming National Championships
100 Back: 38th (58.13)
200 IM: 51st (2:07.95)
200 Breast: -- (2:24.23)

2008 USA Olympic Trials
100 Back: 56th (56.80)

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