2011-12 Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in three races, including the 50, 100 and 200 freestyle ... Registered top times in all three races at the conference meet ... Finished 21st in the 50 free (20.82) and 24th in the 100 free, two Villanova-fastest times this season ... Placed first in the 50 free at the Connecticut/Georgetown triangular meet ... Earned fourth place in the 50 free at the Princeton Invitational ... Placed eighth in both the 100 and 200 free at the Princeton Invitational ... Earned two first-place finishes against Widener in the 100 breaststroke and 200 individual medley ... Tallied three first- place races against Seton Hall in the 50, 100 and 200 free ... RELAYS: Was a relay member in some of the Wildcat's season-best teams, including the 200 freestyle relay, 800 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay ... 800 freestyle relay and 200 freestyle relay placed 8th in the BIG EAST Championships ... 200 freestyle relays earned first place against Widener and Seton Hall ... 400 freestyle relay notched a first-place victory against Providence.
2010-11: Top swimmer on the team in the 50, 100, 200 and 500 yard freestyle ... Finished 14th in the 200 free at the BIG EAST Championships with a time of 1:40.64 in the finals ... Established a new personal best of 46.07 in the 100 free at the conference meet and also qualified for the 200 free ... Set new personal bests in the 200 free (1:40.05) and the 500 free (4:35.65) at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... Placed sixth in all four freestyle races at the Terrapin Cup meet and registered a season-best time of 21.12 in the 50 free ... Won six races in dual meets during the season, including sweeping the 100, 200 and 500 free against Boston University ... Took first in the 50 free and the 100 free against Seton Hall and won the 500 free in the season opener versus La Salle and Syracuse ... Also tallied six runner-up finishes during the year; RELAYS: Anchored the 400 yard medley relay squad to a seventh place finish in a season-best time of 3:29.26 at the BIG EAST Championships ... Also led off the 200, 400 and 800 freestyle relays ... Villanova had its top time of the season of 6:48.22 in the 800 free relay at the conference meet ... Opened the winning 200 free relay against Seton Hall and anchored the first place 400 free relay in a triangular meet against Connecticut and Georgetown.
2009-10: Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 100, 200 and 500 yard freestyle events ... Established a new personal best of 46.19 in the 100 free at the conference meet and a season-best time of 4:36.94 in the 500 free ... Both of those times were the fastest on the team during the season ... Won nine individual races during the season and was at least a double winner on four occasions ... In his collegiate debut, was victorious in the 100 free, 200 free and 500 free against La Salle in the season opener ... Took first place in the 100 and 200 free against both Georgetown and Seton Hall ... Captured first in the 200 free and 200 IM against Providence in the final home meet ... Added six runner-up finishes and two third-place showings to his resumé for the year ... Finished in the top three of every dual meet race he entered ... Advanced to the "B" level final at the Terrapin Cup Invitational in the 100, 200 and 500 free ... Also reached the "C" level final in the 50 free, which he swam for the only time during the season at the Maryland meet ... His time of 1:42.35 in the final race at the Terrapin Cup meet was the fastest on the team all season; RELAYS: Swam the leadoff leg of the 400 yard freestyle relay in a tri-meet against George Washington and Drexel and also in a dual meet against Georgetown (Villanova took first place in each race) ... Anchored the 200 free relay quartet to a first-place finish against Providence in the final home meet ... Swam on four of the five Villanova relays at the BIG EAST Championships ... Was the leadoff leg of the 200, 400 and 800 free relays and the anchor of the 400 medley relay.
Gonzaga College High School: Lettered three years in swimming ... Team captain ... Part of an All-American relay quartet ... Achieved First Academic Honors all four years.
Personal: Born 12/12/91 in Washington, D.C. ... One of three children of George and Ann Thiede ... Siblings are Jenny (23) and Kelly (18) ... Mother was a diver at Villanova ... Chose to attend Villanova for its great academic programs and for the fit of the swim team ... Hobbies include making music ... Majoring in Communications and Economics with a minor in Spanish ... Hopes to one day be a comedy writer.