Since transferring from the University of Illinois after his freshman year, senior Steve Vander Naalt has been a top swimmer for the Lawrence men. He currently holds individual team records for the 200-yard individual medley and 100-yard backstroke, as well as participating in the record-holding 400-yard medley relay. Vander Naalt recently polished off his Lawrence career with three titles at his final Midwest Conference Championships.Name: Steve Vander Naalt Year: Senior Major/Minor: Chemistry/Psychology Hometown: Carol Stream, Ill.
Plans for next year: Medical school in Chicago at Loyola or Rush University.
Favorite LU swimming memory (and why): “Florida training trip 2006 – it was a lot of hard work and I really got to know my team better.”
Favorite winter Olympic sport (and why): “Speed skating – I love a good clap skate.”
Other: “Thanks to all of the guys I have swam with over the past three years.