|High School||Canby||Events||Freestyle, Breaststroke|
|Club Teams||Canby Swim Club||Major||Sociology|
Senior season (2006-07) - Serving as a team captain ... Won the 1,000-yard freestyle in a dual meet with Willamette.
Junior season (2005-06) - Missed the fall semester competitions while on foreign study in England ... Returned in January to share in two dual meet relay victories ... Made his best showing at the NWC Championships in the 400-yard individual medley, placing 11th for a second consecutive year; also finished 14th in the 500-yard freestyle and 16th in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Sophomore season (2004-05) - Contributed to a pair of relay event victories during the dual meet season ... Placed 11th in the 400-yard individual medley at the NWC Championships; also placed 13th in the 200-yard individual medley.
Freshman season (2004-05) - Was part of two victorious relay teams in his first collegiate dual meet ... Placed 14th in the 200-yard freestyle and 15th in the 200-yard breaststroke at the NWC Championships.
Prep - Swam four seasons for the Canby Cougars and coaches David Biskar and Eric Laitinen, twice earning second-team all-league honors; also shared in a 2003 district team championship and qualified for the state championships ... Qualified for state and regional competitions during 10 years with the Canby Swim Club; holds the club record for the 200-yard breaststroke.
Academics - Studied in England during his 2005 fall semester ... Writing his senior sociology theis on the presence of a "boy code" and the pressures placed on boys by schools and the media ... Post-Whitman plans include graduate school in education or service in the Teach for America program.Personal - Son of Julie Van Buren ... Sister Christina attends Willamette ... Volunteers as a mentor in the Friends of Children of Walla Walla program ... Active in the Sigma Chi fraternity; Interfraternity Vice President. Back to Swimming Roster