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Year: Senior
City/State: Worthington, Ohio
High School: Thomas Worthington


Junior: Only swam one event at the ACC Championships but made the most of the opportunity, establishing a new career best and Duke record in the 200 fly with a time of 1:49.30 in prelims … took 20th place in the conference in the 200 fly (1:49.41) … completed the 200 IM in a time of 1:51.15 and touched in with a time of 49.69 in the 100 fly … contributed to a Duke win by placing first in the 200 fly (1:55.59) and third in the 200 IM (1:59.54) against UNCW … claimed third place against Clemson in the 200 fly, registering a 1:55.25 … recorded a season-best 51.94 in the 100 fly versus Virginia … concluded the regular season with a 1:58.63 showing in the 200 IM against Clemson … named to the ACC Honor Roll …

Sophomore: Owned Duke’s fastest time of the season in the 200 fly, swimming a 1:50.69 at the ACC Championships to place 18th in the conference and set his personal best... ended the season with the team’s top four finishes in the event ... swam personal best 50.14 in the 100 fly at the ACC meet, taking 27th ... took third in the 100 fly against George Washington and Virginia ... named to the ACC All-Academic team ... named to the ACC Honor Roll ...

Freshman: Set a personal best at the ACC Championships, touching in 51.06 in the 100 fly preliminaries ... that 100 fly time was second-fastest on the team ... held the top five fastest times in the 200 fly ... was a member of the fastest Duke 200 medley relay team that finished in 1:32.86, a time that ranked ninth in the conference ... opened his collegiate career with a victory in the 100 fly and a second place finish in the 200 fly versus UNC Wilmington ... also posted first place finishes in the 200 fly versus Maryland and Davidson ... at the Patriot Invitational, placed fifth in the 200 fly and 11th in the 100 fly ... an All-ACC Academic Swimming & Diving Team selection ...was named to the ACC Honor Roll ...

Prep: Four-year letter winner at Thomas Worthington High School ... State Qualifier/Finalist all four years ... All-American selection sophomore, junior and senior year ... Team Captain junior and senior year ... Scholastic All-American selection junior year ... voted Most Valuable Swimmer junior and senior year ... played water polo for three years ... member of the National Honor Society ... national Merit Finalist as a senior ... OHSAA Student-Athlete Award senior year ...

Personal: Born Eric Cameron Ness on January 16, 1988 in Cleveland, Ohio ... son of Greg and Sara Ness, both Duke graduates ... has two older sisters, Katie and Melanie ... Katie was a Duke swimmer from 2002-06 ... enjoys following politics and reading the bible.

Career Bests
100 Fly 50.14
200 Fly 1:50.69
200 IM  1:54.16

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