Fran Crippen
Fran Crippen

Hometown:
Conshohocken, Pa.

High School:
Germantown Academy

Weight:
185

Position:
Free/I.M.



NCAA All-American: 2005: 500 Free (H.M.), 1650 Free (H.M.), 400 I.M. (H.M.), 800 FR (H.M.); 2004: 1500 Free (H.M.), 400 Free (H.M.), 400 I.M. (H.M.), 800 FR (H.M.); 2003: 500 Free (1st), 1650 Free (1st), 800 FR (H.M.)
ACC Champion: 2005: 500 Free, 800 FR; 2004: 400 I.M., 500 Free; 2003: 500 Free, 800 FR

UVa Career Bests: 200 Free: 1.39.04; 500 Free: 4:16.48; 1000 Free: *8:54.56; 1650 Free: *14:46.05; 200 I.M: 1:50.38; 400 I.M: 3:47.16
* ACC and school record

Team captain for 2005-06 ... one of UVa's and the ACC's greatest swimmers ever ... one of the top distance swimmers in the country and world ... holds the school and ACC records in the 1000 and 1650 free events (8:54.56 and 14:46.05) ... an 11-time All-American, including two first-team certificates, and a six-time ACC champion ... holds the UVa Aquatic and Fitness Center pool record in the 1000 free (8:55.69) ... a member of the 800 free relay that holds the school record (6:28.03) ... ranks second all-time at Virginia in the 500 free (4:16.48) ... is third all-time in the 400 I.M. (3:47.16) ... two-time ACC Men's Swimmer of the Year.

2004-2005- Earned All-America certificates in four events at the NCAA Championships ... finished 11th in the 500 free (4:19.32) and 13th in the 1650 free (15:04.64) to earn honorable mention honors in both events ... finished 12th in the 400 I.M. at NCAAs to garner an honorable mention award ... was a member of the Cavaliers' 13th-place 800 free relay at NCAAs to earn a fourth honorable mention All-America award ... won the 500 free for the third consecutive year at the ACC Championships ... swam the lead-off leg on the winning 800 free relay at ACCs ... earned All-ACC honors by finishing second in the 400 I.M. ... also placed fourth in the 1650 free at ACCs ... finished 12th in the 400-meter free at the 2005 ConocoPhilips Summer Nationals and also advanced to the finals of the 400-meter I.M.

2003-2004- Named the 2004 Men's ACC Swimmer of the Year ... named the men's team MVP ... earned All-America certificates in four events at the NCAA Championships ... finished ninth and 10th in the 1500-meter and 400-meter free, respectively, at NCAAs to earn honorable mention honors in both events ... placed 11th in the 400-meter I.M. to earn honorable mention honors ... anchored the Cavaliers' 15th-place 800 free relay at NCAAs to earn another honorable mention accolade ... was named the Most Valuable Swimmer of the Meet at the ACC Championships for winning two individual events ... won the 500 free and 400 I.M. at ACCs ... placed second in the 1650 free to earn All-ACC honors ... three-time ACC Men's Swimmer of the Week ... CollegeSwimming.com's Division I Men's Swimmer of the Week on October 25 ... placed fifth in the 400-meter free (3:50.72) and sixth in the 1500-meter free (15:34.25) at the 2004 Olympic Trials.

2002-03- A three-time All-American, including first-team honors in the 500 and 1650 free ... was third in the 1650 free at the NCAAs ... set the school and ACC records in the 1650 free at the NCAAs (14:46.05) ... broke the school and ACC records in the 1000 free with his split from the 1650 (8:54.56) at nationals ... placed fifth in the 500 free at the NCAAs (4:16.48) ... a member of the honorable mention All-American 800 free relay (12th) ... finished 18th in the 400 I.M. at the NCAAs ... ACC Swimmer of the Year and Rookie of the Year ... ACC champion in the 500 free ... member of the ACC title-winning 800 free relay ... finished second in the 1650 free ... and third in the 400 I.M. at the ACCs ... set the Aquatic and Fitness Center pool record in the 1000 free (8:55.69) ... named ACC Men's Swimmer of the Week three times ... was the team's MVP and Rookie of the Year ... earned silver medals in the 400 and 1500-meter freestyles at the 2003 Pan American Games ... a 2003 U.S. Swimming All-American in the 400 and 800-meter free.

Prep & Personal- A 2002 USA Swimming All-American ... runner-up in the 800 free at the 2002 U.S. Summer Nationals ... also finished fourth in the 1500 free and fifth in the 400 free ... 2001 Summer and 2002 Spring National champion in the 800-meter freestyle ... was second in the 1500-meter freestyle, and third in both the 400 free and 400 I.M. and tied for the Kiputh Award as the high point scorer at 2002 U.S. Spring National Championship Meet ... swam the 400 and 1500 freestyle at the 2001 Goodwill Games as a member the third-place men's team ... competed in Barcelona, Spain as a member of the 2000 National Junior Team ... 2000 Olympic Trials qualifier, finishing seventh in both the 400 and 1500 freestyle ... 2001 National "B" Team member ... four-time High School All-American ... 2002 High School Water Polo All-American ... four-time team MVP ... Academic Commendation for Math and English ... sister, Maddy, was a 2000 Olympian in the 400 I.M. and swam for Villanova University ... son of Pat and Pete Crippen ... younger sisters Claire and Teresa are rising stars on the high school and national levels ... born April 17, 1984 in Bryn Mawr, Pa. ... majoring in sociology.