2012-13 (JUNIOR): Burst onto the scene in various events in his junior campaign...capped off the season with a personal-best and Academy record in the 100 back clocking in at 50.39...also scored in the 100 fly coming in seventh...part of the 200 medely relay team that holds the academy record for Army...posted a third-place finish at Lehigh (Jan. 11)...pulled in a second-place finish in the 100 back and a third place finish in the 200 back in the quad-meet with Boston, Rowan and VMU (Oct. 5)...came in forth in the 100 fly against Delaware (Jan. 18)...was sixth in the 200 back against Bucknell (Jan. 12) and fifth in the 100 back at Copa Coqui (Jan. 5)...recorded a personal best time in the 50 free versus Navy (Dec. 6) touching the wall at 21.60...posted four runner-up finishes at three different meets including the tri-meet against LIU Post and Columbia (Nov. 17) in the 100 fly, in the 100 back and 100 fly at Buffalo (Nov. 10) and in the 100 fly against UConn (Oct. 26)...recorded a season best time in the 100 fly in the tri-meet against American and George Mason (Jan. 19) touching the wall at 51.00...posted a personal-best time in the 100 free at the Big Brown Invitational clocking in at 46.46 in the preliminary race.
2011-12 (SOPHOMORE): Put together a strong sophomore campaign, swimming a plethora of events ... saw majority of success in the backstroke disciplines, excelling in the 100 back and 200 back ... finished the year by scoring points in a pair of events at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 16) ... placed seventh in the 100 back and 16th in the 100 fly ... also recorded a personal-best time of 46.76 in the 100 free at Patriots ... added three top-15 showings at the ECAC Championships (Feb. 23) ... finished eighth in the 100 back, 12th in the 100 fly and 13th in the 200 back ... registered three personal-best times at the Zippy Invitational (Dec. 2) ... set an Academy record in the 100 back, touching the wall in 50.61 to place third overall ... also posted PRs in the 50 back (23.78) and 100 fly (50.42) ... took seventh in the 200 back and eighth in the 100 fly at the Zippy ... swept the 100 back and 100 fly in Army's dual meet victory over Lehigh (Jan. 13) ... took gold in the 100 back and placed third in the 100 fly against Drexel (Jan. 20) ... performed well in the tri-meet with Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 28), winning the 100 back and finishing third in the 200 back ... won the 100 back versus Connecticut (Nov. 5) ... also took fourth in the 200 back opposite the Huskies ... was runner-up in the 100 back and third in the 200 back against Massachusetts (Oct. 22) ... finished second in the 100 back versus Navy (Dec. 8) ... duplicated that effort in Army's season-opening meet versus Boston College and Stony Brook (Oct. 7) ... placed third in both the 100 back and 100 free in quad-meet featuring American, George Mason and Old Dominion (Jan. 21) ... produced third-place showings in the 100 back versus Bucknell (Jan. 14), Columbia (Nov. 19) and Marist (Oct. 14).
2010-11 (FRESHMAN): Burst onto the scene in both the freestyle and backstroke events during a standout freshman season ... capped his season with a strong performance at the ECAC Championships (Feb. 25) ... authored two top-15 showings individually and totaled three top-five finishes in relay events ... placed 14th in the 100 back (51.74) and took 15th place in the 100 fly (PR, 51.24) ... put forth a strong showing at the Patriot League Championships (Feb. 17) as well, placing 13th in the 100 back (52.83) and finishing 15th in the 100 fly (51.48) ... clocked the fastest times on the team in the 50 back and 100 back ... won the 100 back four times during the course of the season ... was victorious in the 100 back (51.47) and placed third in the 200 back (1:56.21) versus Columbia (Nov. 20) ... took gold in the 100 back (51.59) and placed fifth in the 200 back (1:56.73) in Army's dual meet victory at Patriot League rival Bucknell (Jan. 15) ... clocked a personal-best time of 51.29 en route to winning the 100 back in the Jan. 22 quad-meet hosted by George Mason ... added a third-place finish in the 200 back (1:54.25) during that meet ... won the 100 back (52.29) in the Black Knights' sweep of conference foes Colgate and Lafayette (Jan. 29) ... placed runner-up in the 100 back (53.65) and took third in the 200 back (1:56.84) at Drexel (Jan. 21) ... was second in the 100 back (52.67) in the Black Knights' quad-meet versus Stony Brook, Boston College and Seattle (Oct. 8) ... authored a second-place showing in the 100 back (52.45) at confernce foe Lehigh (Jan. 14) ... added a fourth-place finish in the 200 back (1:58.61) in that meet versus the Mountain Hawks ... placed runner-up in the 100 back (53.47) and finished third in the 500 free (4:54.57) in Army's tri-meet versus Marist and Syracuse (Oct. 15) ... placed third in the 100 back (52.44) and fourth in the 200 back (1:56.97) at Connecticut (Nov. 6) ... authored three top-three showings against Massachusetts (Oct. 23), placing runner-up in the 100 back (52.57) and finishing third in both the 200 back (1:55.58) and 50 free (21.92) ... established his personal-best time in the 200 back versus Navy (Dec. 9), touching the wall in 1:53.40 to finish sixth ... added a fourth-place showing in the 100 back (51.50) versus the Midshipmen in the annual Star meet ... won the 50 free (21.99) in the Black Knights' season-opening meet versus Rowan (Oct. 2).
HIGH SCHOOL/CLUB: Eight-year member of the New Wave Swim Team under the tutelage of coach John Roy ... seleted as team MVP.
PERSONAL: Kenneth James Yacynych was born March 19, 1992 in Minneapolis, Minn. ... son of Jim and Julie Yacynych ... has one sister, Hannah ... has achieved rank of Eagle Scout ... president of the Beta Club ... hobbies include fishing and watching sports ... major is undeclared.