2012-13: Member of the 800 freestyle relay that took third with a 6:52.24 mark at the Tennessee Invitational ... Competed in three events at the ACC Championships meet, finishing 17th in the 500 freestyle (4:27.13) and the 1,650 freestyle (15:56.29) ... His performances in both events were good for Duke’s top times of the season.
Prior to Duke: A three-time All-America and all-state honoree ... One of the top distance freestylers in Illinois ... Four-time state qualifier, making the cut in the 200 and 500 freestyle as well as in the 200 and 400 freestyle relays as a senior ... Placed 10th in the state in both the 200 and 500 freestyle while helping his squad’s 400 freestyle relay take third and the 200 freestyle relay finish fourth ... Garnered All-America and all-state honors for his relay performances ... Finished fourth in the 500 freestyle and sixth in the 200 freestyle at the state meet as a junior while also taking fifth in the 500 freestyle his sophomore season ... Tabbed all-conference each of his four years ... Captain of his team as a senior ... Five-time Academic Honor Roll selection.
Personal: Born Kevin Schey Butz on Jan. 17, 1994 in Downers Grove, Ill. ... Son of Richard and Karen Butz ... Has two brothers, Jeremy and Jonathan ... Brother, Jeremy, is currently the captain of the men's water polo club team at Boston University ... Brother, Jonathan, swam one season at Augustana College in Rock Island, Ill. (2004-05).
Duke Career Bests:
200 Free: 1:39.89 (3/1/2013)
500 Free: 4:27.13 (2/28/2013)
1,000 Free: 9:46.81 (1/20/2013)
1,650 Free: 15:56.29 (3/2/2013)