Brian Rockwell
Brian Rockwell

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Memorial

Position:
Free


Getting to Know Brian Rockwell

Where were you born?
Enid, Okla.

What do you want to be when you grow up?
When I was ten I wanted to be...everything. Now I want to be...an automotive engineer.

What is your favorite movie?
300

Why did you choose Michigan State University?,br> The beautiful campus, the great people, and the strong academics.

Who is your favorite MSU athlete of all time?
Magic Johnson

Name one person living or dead, that you would most like to compete against?
Aaron Peirsol

Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. The Kill - 30 Seconds to Mars
2. It's All Over - Three Days Grace
3. Breath - Breaking Benjamin
4. Famous - Puddle of Mudd
5. Smack That - Akon

Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
Training on a beautiful day

GREEN or WHITE???
Can't have one without the other.

Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten, maintaining a perfect 4.0 grade-point-average ... Swam a 26.70 in the 50 back, 54.93 in the 100 back, 1:58.62 in the 200 back and 4:59.87 in the 500 free at the TYR Invitational ... Finished with a time of 10:28.76 in the 1000 free against UW-Milwaukee.

Sophomore Season: Placed first in the 200 back with a 1:55.22 and third in the 100 back with a 54.66 vs. Ball State (12/13).

Freshman Season: Swam his best time of the season in the 100 back at Ohio State (11/30), clocking a time of 55.54...Took fourth at St. Bonaventure (11/8) in the 100 back (57.56)...Placed fourth in the 200 back (2:00.56) vs. Oakland (1/25).

High School: Four-time letterwinner for coach Jason Mauss ... Qualified for regional in all four years ... Led team to a pair of district championships ... Named Scholastic All-American by USA Swimming ... Won Houston Cougar Aquatic Sports Iron Man Award twice ... Named team MVP and served as team captain as a senior ... Class valedictorian and National Honor Society honoree.

Personal: Born Nov. 23, 1988 in Enid, Okla. ... Son of Jim and Kathy Rockwell ... Father played tennis at Michigan Tech ... Had three cousins who competed in collegiate athletics, including one who played professional basketball in Australia ... Mechanical engineering major.