Featured Athlete: Steve Vander Naalt

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.

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