Kevin Puskaric
Kevin Puskaric

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mokena, Ill.

High School:
Lincoln-Way East

Position:
Breast


Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten ... Placed first at the TYR Invitational in the 200 breaststroke with a 2:00.62 ... Qualified for NCAA B-Cut in the 100 breaststroke and the 200 breaststroke... Placed fifth in the 100 breaststroke with a 54.14 and sixth in the 200 breaststroke with a 1:57.30 ... Competed at the USA Swimming National Championships and placed 13th in the 100m breast with a time of 1:02.97 and 14th in the 200m breast finishing with a 2:17.12.

Sophomore Season: Set school record in 200 breaststroke with a 1:56.33 (3/8) ... Posted the second-fastest time in school history in the 100 breast with a 54.10 at the Big Ten Championships (2/26) where he placed sixth ... Took fourth in the 200 breast at the Big Ten Championships with a 1:57.63 ... Competed at the USA Swimming National Championships (7/8) where he placed 18th in the 100 breast (1:03.33) and 15th in the 200 breast (2:18.66) ... Began the year with two first-place finishes vs. Iowa (10/25) in the 100 breast (56.82) and 200 breast (2:04.71) ... Won both the 100 breast (54.78) and 200 breast (1:57.09) at the TYR Invitational (11/22) ... Placed first in the 100 breast at the Shamrock Invitational (1/23) with a 56.37 and second in the 200 breast with a 2:02.06 ... Took first vs. Michigan (2/8) in the 200 breast, clocking a 2:00.27.

Freshman Season: Won all three events he competed in at St. Bonaventure (11/8), including the 200 IM (1:57.91), 100 breast (58.00) and 200 medley relay (1:35.66)...Placed sixth at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 breast (1:59.83)...Took first place in the 200 breast (2:04.54) at Iowa (10/26) and second in the 100 breast (57.76)...Won the 200 breast in back-to-back meets with times of 2:01.09 and 2:00.98 at Purdue (1/12) and Michigan (1/18), respectively...Took first in the 200 breast vs. Oakland (1/25), clocking a time of 1:59.14.

High School: Earned three varsity letters at Lincoln-Way East for coach Paul Desruissaux ... Placed second at state meet in 100 breast (56.65) as a senior ... Won conference championship in 100 breast during junior season ... Set school records in 200 and 500 free as a sophomore ... Captained the team as a junior and senior ... Also earned three varsity letters in water polo.

Personal: Born Feb. 16, 1989 in Mokena, Ill. ... Son of Howard and Linda Puskaric ... Construction Management major.