THIS SEASON: Jeff Daniels, a 2012 senior, is among USC's top returning sprinters who was a two-time All-American last year on relays. He has become a key dual-meet performer individually and on relays and is a strong team leader. He is Troy's fifth-fastest ever in the 50y free.
2011: Daniels earned his first All-American honors as a 2011 junior co-captain, helping USC to a fifth-place in the 200y free relay (and school record 1:16.98) and to third in the 400y free relay. He was also 28th in the 50y free (19.78) ... At the 2011 Pac-10 Championships, Daniels was 20th in the 50y free (20.38) and 24th in the 100y fly (50.76).
2010: Daniels made his NCAA Championships debut as a 2010 sophomore, taking 28th in the 50y free (19.86) and 36th in the 100y free (43.98). He also swam on USC's 200y and 400y free/medley relays ... At the 2010 Pac-10s, Daniels was a finalist in the 50y free, taking fifth in 19.76 after going 19.72 in prelims, USC's top time of the year. He was also 10th in the 100y free (43.91).
2009: As a 2009 freshman Daniels was USC's top sprinter, finishing the season with the second best 50y free (19.89) and the top time in the 100y free (43.81). Daniels also led off Troy's top 200y and 400y free relays ... At the 2009 Pac-10 Championships, Daniels was 14th in both the 50y (19.84) and 100y free (43.81) and helped the 200y free relay set a school record (1:18.11).
HIGH SCHOOL: Daniels, who prepped at Clovis (Calif.) West High, competed in two events at the 2008 Olympic Trials, tying for 59th in the 50m free (23.26) and finishing 79th in the 100m free (51.27) posting personal bests in both races ... The 2008 Fresno Bee Swimmer of the Year and a four-year prep All-American, Daniels was a 12-time CIF Central Section champion, including titles as a senior in the 50y and 100y free. He won the Central Section 50y free each year in school and won the 100y free also as a junior ... He also won 15 Tri-River Athletic Conference titles ... He also played four years of water polo.
CLUB: Clovis Swim Club.
PERSONAL: He was born on Feb. 6, 1990 ... His older brother, Josh, is a redshirt junior at Cal ... He is majoring in public policy, management and planning.
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