On Brandenberger: Coming off a year in which he was All-ACC in the 200 backstroke ... has potential to contend for ACC title in the 200 back and qualify for NCAA Championships ... elected team co-captain by his teammates.
As a Junior (2003-04): Was the Terps' second-highest point-scorer on the season ... scored in all three individual events at the ACC Championships ... received All-ACC honors for his third-place finish in the 200-back at the conference meet ... his time of 1:46.10 is a career best and was the Terps' top time on the season ... also placed 10th in the 100-back with a career-best 50.15, took 13th in the 500-free with a team-best 4:30.29, and was part of the seventh-place 800-free relay at ACC's ... had the ACC's fourth-fastest time of the season in the 200-back (1:46.10) ... came in third in the 200-back (1:52.53), seventh in the 200-free (1:48.34) and fourth in the 400-medley relay at N.C. State in the first meet of the season ... finished third in the 200-back (1:54.28) and seventh in the 200-free (1:45.68), and was part of the fifth-place 400-yard freestyle relay team against Virginia Tech and Clemson ... won the 200-free (1:44.09) and took second in the 100-back (52.48) against Johns Hopkins and Howard ... won the 200-free (1:43.05) and took second in the 200-back (1:50.48), and was part of the second-place 400-free relay against Duke ... placed second in the 200-free (1:43.40) and 200-back (1:51.20), and was part of the third-place 400-free relay team against Georgia Tech ... came in second in the 200-back (1:49.40), 10th in the 100-back (51.99), 13th in the 500-free (4:39.90) and 31st in the 200-free (1:45.42) at the Terrapin Cup Invitational ... also was part of the eighth-place 200- and 400-free relays and the ninth-place 400-medley relay ... participated in the U.S. Open in Federal Way, Wash., in December and placed 13th in the 200-meter backstroke (2:06.49) and 22nd in the 100-meter back (59.51) ... finished second in the 200-free (1:41.93) and the 200-back (1:49.20) and came in fifth in the 100-back (51.58) against Pittsburgh, Villanova and Notre Dame ... also was part of the sixth-place 200- and 400-free relays ... swam a career-best 1:40.91 in the 200-free to finish second against North Carolina ... also placed second in the 200-back (1:48.45) and was part of the winning 400-free relay and fifth-place 200-medley relay teams against the Tar Heels ... took second in the 200-back (1:47.70) and fifth in the 200-free (1:41.80) and was part of the fourth-place 400-medley relay against Virginia.
As a Sophomore (2002-03): Set personal bests in the 100 and 200 back and 200 free at the ACC Championships ... finished fifth in the 200 back at the ACC's ... won the 200 back against N.C. State (1:51.16) ... won the 400 IM against Johns Hopkins, Howard and Wingate (4:15.84) ... set his season best in the 200 IM at Villanova (2:01.35), finishing second ... placed third in the 100 back at Villanova (54.94) ... finished third in the 200 back at the Terrapin Cup Invitational (1:51.94) ... also finished third in the 200 back against Pittsburgh (1:50.98) ... came in second in the 100 back at Duke (53.46) ... finished third in the 200 back at Virginia (1:51.04).
As a Freshman (2001-02): Had a stellar freshman season, finishing as high as 10th in the 200-yard back (1:47.81) at the ACC Championships and just missing a NCAA-B time standard by less than half a second (tying the old school record)...finished 18th in the 100-yard back (50.82) with a career best time...began the season with a t hird place finish in the 200-yard backstroke (1:55.96) at NC State...had an outstanding meet against Florida State, finishing first in the 200-yard backstroke (1:51.85) and second in the 200-yard freestyle (1:42.99)...finished second again in the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.29) and third in the 200-yard backstroke (1:52.47) the next day against Duke...swam the anchor leg of the winning 400-yard free relay (3:11.47) at Ohio State...placed second in the 200-yard back (1:52.06) against Georgia Tech...finished fourth in the 100-yard back (52.95) and fourth in the 200-yard back (1:54.65) against North Carolina...finished fourth in the 200-yard back (1:52.48) against Virginia.
Before Maryland: Three-year lettermen in swimming at Ward Melville High School ... never lost a race during his prep career ... owns six school records ... three-year team MVP and also captain of the squad as a senior ... Senior National qualifier in the 200-back.
Personal: Christropher Brandenberger is the son of Terry and George Brandenberger ... an English major ... was recruited by Duke, Penn State and Binghamton.
Career Bests 100 Back: 50.15 200 Back: 1:46.10 200 Free: 1:40.91