2011-12: Set the school record with a first-place finish in the 100 fly at the Horizon League Championships to help Milwaukee to its third-straight league title ... also finished third in the 200 fly, 11th in the 100 breast and combined to take second in the 200 medley relay at the league meet ... swam at the U.S. Olympic Trials over the summer ... took second in both the 100 and 200 fly in UWM's first ever win over Wisconsin Oct. 7 ... second in the 200 fly one week later in a win over Grand Valley State ... topped the field in the 100 fly at Ball State Oct. 28 ... won the 200 fly in a win over conference-rival UIC Nov. 5 ... seventh in the 100 fly at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Dec. 2-4 ... won the same event and took sixth in the 200 fly in a win over Chicago Jan. 21 ... finished second in the 200 IM in a win at Western Illinois Jan. 28 ... third in the 50 free in a lopsided win over Green Bay on senior day Feb. 4.
2010-11: Helped UWM to a repeat at the Horizon League Championships by taking third in the 100 butterfly, eighth in the 200 fly and winning the consolation heat in the 100 breaststroke ... set career-bests in the preliminaries of each event, setting a new UWM record in the 100 fly ... earned Second-Team All-Horizon League honors as a member of the school-record 400 medley relay team ... also on the 200 medley relay team that broke the school record at the league meet ... had 14 top-two finishes on the season, including eight individual victories ... second in the 100 fly in season-opener against Wisconsin Oct. 8 ... second in both fly events at Grand Valley State Oct. 15 ... broke the Klotsche Natatorium record in winning the 100 fly against Boston College Oct. 22 ... claimed a win in the 200 fly against Wright State Oct. 29 ... swept the fly events and placed second in the 200 IM at the Stevens Point Border Battle Nov. 12-13 ... topped the field in the 100 fly against Carthage Jan. 16 ... named Horizon League Swimmer of the Week after his performance against Western Illinois Jan. 29 ... won both fly events, breaking the pool record in the 100 fly and also helped the 200 medley relay to a pool record as well ... topped the field in the 200 fly against Green Bay Feb. 5.
2009-10: Contributed to UWM's team title at the Horizon League Championships by taking fifth in the 100 butterfly, seventh in the 200 fly and 14th in the 100 breaststroke, establishing season-best times in each ... also helped the 400 medley relay team to a school-record swim at the championship meet ... recorded 12 top-three finishes on the season, including four wins ... competed at the 2009 AT&T Short Course National Championships ... placed second in the 100 fly in first meet of season against Wisconsin Oct. 9 ... second in both fly events against Iowa and Michigan State Oct. 23 ... first in the 100 fly and second in the 200 in win over Wright State Oct. 30 ... won the 100 fly again the next day at Eastern Michigan ... also took second in the 100 fly against UIC/North Dakota Nov. 7 and at the Stevens Point Border Battle Nov. 14 ... also set a career-best time in the 100 free at the UWSP meet ... claimed the win in the 200 fly at Western Illinois Jan. 30.
2008-09: Had an impressive freshman campaign, recording five victories, six second-place finishes and 16 top-three showings overall ... concluded the season with a third-place finish in the 100 butterfly, fifth-place in the 200 fly and 19th in the 50 freestyle at the Horizon League Championships ... broke the school record in the 100 fly at the league championships; also lowered the freshman record in the event three times during the season ... did set a new UWM freshman mark in the 200 fly as well ... won the 200 fly against Wright State Oct. 31 ... claimed a win in the 100 freestyle in victory over Wheaton Nov. 1 ... won the 100 fly at the IUPUI Invitational Nov. 14 ... broke the freshman record for the first time with a victory in the 100 fly at Falcon Invitational Dec. 5 ... top times on team in the 100 and 200 fly on the season ... member of the 200 and 400 medley relay teams that set school records.
High School: Was home-schooled and did not compete with a high school team ... a consolation finalist in the 100 butterfly at the YMCA Nationals ... member of the Pabst Farms YMCA Club Team.
Personal: Son of Jim and Diane Diel ... majoring in marketing ... career goal is to be an NCAA qualifier ... enjoys bowhunting and the outdoors ... lists being able to swim with his sister, Diana, and making top eight at junior nationals as his most memorable sports experiences ... born Sept. 6, 1989.