Milwaukee student-athletes continue to excel
Pliner, Jenkyns claim senior athlete honors
Heger/Hill repeats as Diver/Diving Coach of the Year
Kangas, Lucchesi, David Chokran all set new standards
Panthers with big events coming in final two days
2012-13: Came in fifth in the 1000 freestyle and the 100 and 200 backstroke at the Horizon League Championships ... won the 200 back, was second in the 100 back and 10th in the 200 IM at the Stevens Point Invitational ... again won the 200 back and was second in the 1000 free in a win over Chicago Jan. 19 ... swam the 500 free three times on the season, winning the event against Wheaton Nov. 2 ... in all, tallied four wins, seven runners-up and 21 total top-5 finishes on the season ... named to the Academic All-League Team ... named to the Horizon League Academic Honor Roll.
2011-12: Helped Milwaukee to its third-consecutive conference title by taking fifth in the 1000 free, sixth in the 200 back and eighth in the 100 back at the Horizon League Championships ... finished runner-up in the 200 back and third in the 100 back to help UWM to its first win over Wisconsin in the season-opener Oct. 7 ... third in the 1000 free and fourth in the 200 back Oct. 15 ... topped the field in the 200 back and finished runner-up in the 1000 free in a win over Wright State Oct. 29 ... won the 200 back and was third in the 100 back at the Stevens Point Border Battle Nov. 11-12 ... came in 12th in the 200 back, 15th in the 100 back and 22nd in the 500 free at the Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Dec. 2-4 ... season-best times in all three events at the meet ... second in the 200 back against Carthage Jan. 14 ... came in second again in the 200 back in a lopsided win over Green Bay Feb. 4 ... posted 17 top-five finishes on the season ... Horizon League Academic Honor Roll member.
2010-11: Contributed at the Horizon League Championships with a fifth-place showing in the 200 backstroke, seventh in the 100 back and 14th in the 1000 freestyle ... set career-bests in the finals of each event, breaking the Milwaukee freshmen record in the 200 back as well ... recorded 11 top-three finishes on the season, including five wins ... claimed first victory of the season in the 1000 free at Valparaiso Oct. 16 ... second in the 100 back against Boston College Oct. 22 ... third in both the 500 free and 100 back and fifth in the 200 back at the Stevens Point Border Battle Nov. 12-13 ... season-best in the 500 free at Iowa Hawkeye Invitational Dec. 3 ... great showing against Carthage Jan. 16, winning both backstroke events ... won the 1000 free and was third in the 500 free at University of Chicago Jan. 22 ... first in the 200 back and second in the 1000 free in UWM's win over Western Illinois Jan. 29 ... second in the 200 back at Green Bay Feb. 5.
High School: Third in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 500 freestyle at the state meet his senior year to lead team to fourth-place finish overall ... all-state each of his final three seasons ... captain as junior and senior ... fourth place finish at state as a junior, qualifying at the state meet in four different events ... earned all-conference honors in the 100 backstroke, 500 freestyle and with two relay teams, helping the Warhawks to a Greater Metro Conference crown ... member of 2008 state championship squad ... honor roll member.
Personal: Son of Bob and Renee Jenkyns ... step-sister, Danielle Wenger, also swam for Milwaukee ... career goal is to become a lawyer ... most memorable sports experience was winning the state title as a sophomore ... 10-years with Lake Country Club Team ... has done community service work for food pantries, JDRF and Key Club ... lists hobbies as going to the beach and hanging out with friends ... born Oct. 15, 1991.