HIGH SCHOOL - O'Halloran is ranked 26th nationally in the class of 2011 by collegeswimming.com, and is a talented swimmer excelling in the fly. He is an Olympic Trial Qualifier and multiple Junior National Champion winner in the 100 fly, and his best time in the event stands at 48.42 (he also swims the 200 fly, with a personal best of 1:47.06). O'Halloran was named to the USA Swimming 2009-10 National Youth Team that competed in Stockholm, Sweden and Berlin, Germany. He also competes in the 200 free (best time: 1:40.61) and his long course times in 100 and 200 fly are 53.31 and 2:01.45, respectively. He chose Mizzou for several reasons, including "the great coaches, school, program, teammates, and the food."
"Neil comes in as the top fly recruit in the country," Rhodenbaugh said. "A versatile swimmer who will also help us in the middle distance free, he will make a huge impact during his freshman year."
PERSONAL - Neil O'Halloran is the son of Teresa and Brian O'Halloran... has one sibling, Erin... potential majors include Psychology, Sociology, and Pre-Law... would like to pursue a career as a lawyer.
Why did you choose Mizzou?
I chose Missouri for the great coaching staff and all-around team mentality.
What is your favorite thing about the team so far?
The intense ab workouts.
Favorite food: Chinese
What's on your iPod: Underground rap i.e. Army of the Pharrohs
Favorite movie: Requiem for a Dream
Quote to live by: "A single person or even the entire human species is insignificant without purpose and unlikely to change the totality of existence." - Anonymous
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