2010-11 (JUNIOR): Swam the freestyle sprints as a junior ... excelled at the ECAC Championships (Feb. 25) ... authored season-best times in the 50 free (21.80), 100 free (47.13) and 200 free (1:44.20) at that season-ending meet ... went on to place 16th in the 100 free, clocking a time of 47.64 in the finals ... turned in a pair of third-place finishes in the 100 free during the season ... placed third in that event at Army's quad-meet with Stony Brook, Boston College and Seattle (Oct. 8) with a clocking of 47.67 ... also finished third in the 100 free in the Black Knights' dual meet at Connecticut (Nov. 6) with a time of 48.02 ... forged a fifth-place effort in the 100 free in Army's home dual meet versus Columbia (Nov. 20), touching the wall in 48.22 ... placed fifth in the 50 free against Bucknell (Nov. 15) with a time of 22.33 ... posted a pair of sixth-place finishes in Army's tri-meet with Marist and Syracuse (Oct. 8), placing sixth in the 50 free (22.77) and 100 free (50.17) ... placed sixth in both the 100 free (49.18) and 200 free (1:48.89) in Army's meet at Massachusetts (Oct. 23) ... earned a spot on the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll for the second consecutive year after authoring a 3.67 grade point average during the spring semester.
2009-10 (SOPHOMORE): Part of the 200 freestyle relay team that placed fifth (1:23.96) and the 400 yard medley relay team that finished fourth (3:23.89) at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 20) ... member of the 800 free relay team that placed fourth (6:46.95) at the Patriots ... recorded season-best time in the 50 free at Patriots with a clocking of 21.48 ... placed runner-up in the 200 free against both Massachusetts (Oct. 24) and Connecticut (Nov. 7) ... posted third-place showings in both the 100 free and 200 free versus Holy Cross (Nov. 11) ... secured a second-place finish in the 100 free and a third-place effort in the 200 free at Georgetown (Jan. 22) ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after posting a 3.59 grade point average during the spring semester.
2008-09 (FRESHMAN): Member of the 800 freestyle relay team that finished third (6:44.59) and the 200 yard free relay unit that finished fourth (1:23.26) at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 21) ... also placed eighth in the 50 freestyle consolation final following a personal-best 21.34 in the preliminary rounds ... notched PRs in the 200 free (1:41.53) and the 100 free (46.93) opposite Navy (Dec. 4) that were both the fourth-fastest times on the squad during the season ... 50 free time from the PL Championships also ranked fourth on the team ... swam legs on the first-place 400 medley (3:26.41) and 200 free (1:24.27) relays that set Academy plebe records against Lafayette and Colgate (Jan. 31) ... also notched the fifth-fastest times in both the 100 (55.45) and 200 (1:59.32) backstrokes during the season.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Four-year letterman for four-time state champion Bolles School under coach Sergio Lopez ... 2007 regional champion in the 200 and 500 freestyles ... team captain as a senior.
PERSONAL: Byron Joseph Plapp ... born Nov. 17, 1989 in Jacksonville, Fla. ... parents are Stephen and Janet Plapp ... has two sisters, Melissa and Caroline ... lists riflery as his hobby ... majoring in Geospatial Information Science.