2012 OUTDOOR Took bronze at the Big 12 Championships (5/11) in javelin where he threw to a mark of 65.86 meters (216-01 ft.)... Set a team and personal best at the Kansas Relays when he finished runner-up to former Olympian Scott Russell with his mark of 74.51 meters (244-05 ft.)... Finished second at the UTEP Invitational (4/14) with a throw of 67.58 meters (221-09 ft.)... Earned a spot in the NCAA West Regional (5/24) and finished 33rd overall after his best throw flew to a distance of 59.06 meters (193-09 ft.).
2011 OUTDOOR Earned First Tteam All-American honors with his fifth-place finish in the javelin at the NCAA Outdoor Championships (6/8), hitting a mark of 72.24m (237-0 ft.)... Moved to fourth in the all-time school record book with his throw of 73.60m (241-06 ft.) at the Kansas Relays (4/22), placing second... Took fourth in the javelin at the Big 12 Outdoor Championships (5/13), hitting a mark of 67.14m (220-03 ft.)... Lone javelin victory of the season came at the Razorback Spring Invitational (4/2) with a throw of 67.83m (222-06 ft.)... Qualified for Nationals by way of a ninth-place finish at the NCAA West Preliminary (5/26) with a top throw of 69.36m (227-06 ft.).
HIGH SCHOOL Competed in track, football and wrestling at Shawnee Mission South... 2008-10 Kansas 6A State Champion in the javelin... KU Relays Champion in the javelin in 2008 and 2010... 2008-10 javelin district and league champion... Member of the Shawnee Mission South district, league and state championship teams in 2008... Holds the Shawnee Mission South and Kansas state record in the javelin with a throw of 238-04 ft... Member of the 2008-09 USA U-18 and U-20 rugby teams. PERSONAL Son of Louis and Jacobie Swanepoel... Born in Pretoria, South Africa... Honor roll student in high school... Majoring in civil engineering.