Rick Johnston profiles swimmer Will Viana. The freshman was born in California but lists Stuttgart, Germany as his hometown.
2012-13 (SOPHOMORE): Named onto the all-conference second team for the second year in a row...continues to hold four spots in the top-10 all-time record book in addition to two plebe Academy records...continued to perform in freestyle, backstroke, butterfly and individual medely events...posted a fifth-place finish at the Patriot League Championships in the 100 fly posting a time of 1:51.55...recorded two runner-up finishes in the 200 back against Lehigh (Jan. 11) and the 200 free in the quad-meet against Boston, Rowan and Vermont (Oct. 5)...swam for the gold in the 200 fly in the tri-meet versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 26) touching the wall at 1:53.82...recorded a fifth and sixth place finish in the 200 free and 200 back in the meet versus Delaware (Jan. 18)...performed well versus Bucknell (Jan. 12) coming in first in the 200 back posting a time of 1:43.71 in addition to a third-place finish in the 200 free... took home three top-10 finishes in the meet versus Navy (Dec. 6)...led the way for Army by scoring in three individual events in the tri-meet versus LIU Post and Columbia (Nov. 17) including two third place finishes in the 200 free and the 200 back...capped off the meet with a fourth place finish in the 200 IM...took home the gold in the 200 IM touching the wall at 1:55.45 against Buffalo (Nov. 10)...added a runner-up finish in the 200 back and a fifth-place finish in the 200 free...was runner-up in the 200 free against UConn (Oct. 26)...plus a third place finish in the 200 IM....scored in the top-five for three races in the tri-meet against American and George Mason (Jan. 19)...finished first in the 200 back, third in the 400 IM and fourth in the 200 free.
2011-12 (FRESHMAN): Burst onto the scene during an impressive freshman campaign ... named to the All-Patriot League second team after authoring three top-10 showings at the conference meet ... broke one Academy record and met two plebe standards ... moved into Army's all-time top 10 in six different disciplines ... excelled in the butterfly, freestyle, backstroke and individual medley events ... turned in outstanding performances at Patriots (Feb. 16) and ECAC Championships (Feb. 24) ... placed fifth in the 200 free at the Patriot League Championships with the fifth-fastest time in Academy history (1:39.20) ... finished sixth in both the 200 back (1:49.83) and 500 free (4:32.22) ... clocking in the 200 back shattered the school and plebe records, while the time in the 500 free lists ninth on the Black Knights' all-time top 10 ... dominated the individual medley events at the ECAC Championships the following week, placing third in the 400 IM (4:00.08) and taking sixth in the 200 IM (1:52.52) ... clocking in the 400 IM ranks fourth all-time at Army, while the time in the 200 IM lists sixth on the Academy's career ledger ... also placed runner-up in the 200 fly at the ECACs with the fifth-best time in Army lore (1:49.19) ... swept the 200 fly, 200 IM and 500 free during the Black Knights' tri-meet versus Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 28) ... won the 200 free, 200 fly and 200 back opposite Lehigh (Jan. 13) ... took gold in the 200 fly and 200 back, and placed runner-up in the 200 free versus Drexel (Jan. 20) ... swept the 200 back and 500 free, and finished second in the 200 free opposite Connecticut (Nov. 5) ... won the 200 free and 500 free, and placed runner-up in the 200 back against Massachusetts (Oct. 22) ... earned the gold in the 200 free and placed runner-up in both the 200 fly and 200 back at Marist (Oct. 14) ... won the 100 back during the season-opening meet versus Boston College and Stony Brook (Oct. 7) ... placed runner-up in the 200 fly and third in the 1000 free during that same meet ... clocking in the 1000 free (10:04.05) represented a personal best ... won the 200 free and finished third in both the 200 back and 500 free at Columbia (Nov. 19) ... placed runner-up in the 200 free, 500 free and 200 back against Bucknell (Jan. 14) ... was second in the 200 free, 200 back and 400 IM during the quad-meet versus American, George Mason and Old Dominion (Jan. 21) ... posted a second-place finish in the 200 back and a third-place showing in the 200 free opposite Navy (Dec. 8) ... authored three top-three showings at the Zippy Invitational (Dec. 2) ... finished runner-up in both the 200 free and 200 back, and placed third in the 500 free ... named to the Patriot League Academic Honor Roll after posting a 3.514 grade point average during the spring semester.
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Three-time USA Junior Nationals participant ... three-time German Nationals participant ... was among the top 10 swimmers in Florida four times ... accomplished relay swimmer ... named high school math department's Student of the Year in 2010 ... spent last season at Hargrave Military Academy.
PERSONAL: William Stephen Viana was born Sept. 16, 1991 in Monterey, Calif. ... parents are Al and Tracy Viana ... has two brothers, Bobby and Joseph, and one sister, Katie ... father graduated from West Point ... maternal grandfather Richard Stephenson (USMA '57) was a three-year letterwinner on the Army football team ... grandfather still holds a share of the Academy record with three touchdown receptions in a game ... cousin Zachary Viana currently serves as a private in the United States Marine Corps ... former teammate of three-time Olympic gold medalist Brooke Bennett ... family lives in Germany ... hobbies include 3-D modeling and animation ... produced a 10-minute animated movie ... created an application for the Android market ... majoring in Computer Science.