Ninety-seven Friar student-athletes earned their varsity jackets.
As a Freshman: Collected 89.50 points ... Swam the ninth-fastest 400y IM all-time (4:17.04) at Providence ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 100y breaststroke, 200y breaststroke, 200y IM, and 400y IM ... Competed in the BIG EAST finals in the 200y breaststroke (12th place, 2:16.58) and in the 400y IM (14th place, 4:17.04).
Before Providence: Earned five varsity letters for swimming at Chenango Valley High School ... Served as team captain his senior year ... Member of the Chenango Valley Swim Club for 10 years ... Five time recipient of All-Star Sports Award ... Press & Sun Bulletin Athlete of the Week (February 2011) ... All-Division & All-Conference Team Member (2009-2013) ... Helped Chenango Valley High School Men's swimming team capture their first undefeated season and become East Conference Division Champions in 2012-2013 ... National Honor Society Member ... Earned High Honor Roll with Distinction for four years ... Chenango Valley Swim Club coach.
Personal: Born April 09, 1995 ... Son of Peter and Gretchen Grunder ... Has one brother, Karl ... French and Physics major.