Men's Swimming

 

  Dan Backler
Dan Backler

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Newburyport, Mass.

High School:
Triton Regional

Last College:
URI

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 180

Event:
Breast/Free

Birthdate:
11/02/1989


General: Ranks second all-time at UMass in the 200 breast (2:03.87) and the 100 breast (55.89).

2010-11 (Senior): Captured the gold-medal in the 100 breaststroke (55.89) and third in the 200 breast (2:03.87) at the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/23-26) ... Took fifth in 200 breaststroke (2:13.92) vs. Fordham (2/5)... Placed 12th in 200 medley relay (1:42.80), eighth in 800 freestyle(7:20.03), sixth in 100 breaststroke (1:00.86) and fifth in 200 breaststroke (2:13.98) at Dartmouth's Invitational (1/29)... Took first in 200 breaststroke (2:14.78) and third in 100 breaststroke (1:01.57) vs. BC (1/21)...Took second in both the 200 breaststroke (2:10.78) and the 100 breaststroke (59.56) against Yale (12/4) ... Placed ninth in the 200 breaststroke (2:10.43) and seventh in the 100 breaststroke (59.23) at the Terrier Invitational (11/21) ... Took third in 100 breaststroke (1:01.87) and fourth in 200 breaststroke (2:16.97) at Binghamton (11/6) ... Took fourth in the 500 free (5:09.29) and fifth in the 200 free (1:56.10), he also helped the 200 medley relay team to a fourth place finish (1:43.41) at Stony Brook (10/30) ... Finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.73) vs. Army (10/23) ... Finished third in the 100 breaststroke (1:00.97) and fourth in the 200 breaststroke (2:5.30) in the season-opener vs. Boston University (10/16).

2009-10 (Junior): Finished third in the 200 breaststroke (2:05.60) and fifth in the 100 breaststroke (57.23) at the A-10 Championships (2/20) ... Notched second in the 200 breaststroke (2:14.66) and third in the 100 breaststroke (1:01.14) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/16) ... Had a pair of sixth-place finishes in the 100 breaststroke (1:03.08) and 200 breaststroke (2:21.56) against Army (11/7) ... Finished sixth in the 200 breaststroke (2:21.26) in the season-opener vs. BU (10/17).

2008-09 (Sophomore): Finished third in the 200 breast (2:04.40) at the A-10 Championships (2/18-21) ... Placed second in the 200 breast (2:16.24) and sixth in the 100 breast (1:03.10) against Fordham (1/31) ... Finished second in the 500 free (4:50.53) at home against Colgate (1/25) ... Notched a first-place finish in the 100 breast (1:01.14) and fourth-place finish in the 200 breast (2:18.42) against Boston College (1/24) ... Placed eighth in the 100 breast (1:03.51) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/16-17) ... Finished fifth in the 200 breast (2:12.38), eighth in the 500 free (4:48.69), and ninth in the 100 breast (1:01.35) while also contributing to the fifth-place 400 medley relay team at the Terrier Invitational (11/21-23) ... Notched two fifth-place finishes in the 100 breast (1:03.89) and the 200 breast (2:18.90) against Binghamton (11/8) ... Placed second in the 100 breast (1:03.36) and sixth in the 500 free (5:06.05) at Stony Brook (11/1) ... Contributed to the sixth-place 200 medley relay team while also adding a fourth-place finish in the 200 breast (2:15.37) in the first home meet of the season against Army (10/25) ... Finished fifth in the 200 breast (2:16.30) in his first meet as Minuteman against BU (10/18).

2007-08 (Freshman at Rhode Island): Placed three times at the Atlantic-10 Conference Meet ... Holds the school record for the breaststroke leg of the 400 medley relay ... Was a member of the best men's swimming team in school history.

Before College: Four-time YMCA All-American ... Member of the honor roll all four years of high school ... Member of the National Honor Society.

Personal: Dan Ross Backler ... Born November 2, 1989 in Beverly, Mass. ... Son of Michael and Elaine Backler ... Has one sister, Elizabeth ... Majoring in Sport Management.

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    Event Calendar

    Saturday, Oct 18
    vs Army 2:00 PM
    Saturday, Oct 25
    at Boston University 1:00 PM
    Friday, Oct 31
    at Binghamton 5:00 PM
    Saturday, Nov 1
    at Binghamton 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Nov 8
    vs Brown 1:00 PM
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