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Keefer Barnum

Breast/IM
Position
Senior
Class
Louisville, Ky.
Hometown
Saint Xavier
High School

2018 Phillips 66 National Championships Qualifier 

All-America
2020:
100 Breast, 200 Breast, 400 Medley Relay
2019: 200 Medley Relay (HM), 400 Medley Relay (HM)
2018: 400 Medley Relay (HM)

All-ACC
2020: 200 Breast
2019: 100 Breast

Virginia Career Best
100 Breast:
52.38 (1st all-time in UVA history)
200 Breast: 1:52.91 (1st all-time in UVA history)
200 IM: 1:47.30

2019-20
• NCAA Championships cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic
• Earned All-America honors in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard breaststroke and 400-yard medley relay for advancing to the NCAA Championships in all three events
• Set the UVA record 100 and 200-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships
• ACC runner-up in the 200-yard breaststroke, earning All-ACC honors in the event
• Finished third in the 400-yard medley relay and fourth in the 200-yard medley relay at the ACC Championships
• Placed fourth in the 100-yard breaststroke at the ACC Championships
• Captured the second-fastest time at the Tennessee Invitational in the 100-yard breaststroke
• Recorded a career-best time of 52.50 in the 100-yard breaststroke at the Tennessee Invitational which ranks second in school history
• Won the 200-yard breaststroke against Wisconsin
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll

2018-19
• Two-time All-America honoree, earning the honor with the 200 and 400 medley relay
• Finished 11th in the 200 and 400 medley relay at the NCAA Championships
• Placed 19th in the 200 breast and 30th in the 100 breast at the NCAA Championships
• Earned All-ACC honors in the 100 breast with a third-place finish
• Ranks second all-time in UVA history in 100 breast and fifth in 200 breast
• Placed third with the 400 medley relay, fourth in the 200 breast, seventh with the 200 medley relay and 31st in the 200 IM at the ACC Championships
• Represented the Cavaliers at the ACC-B1G Challenge
• VaSID first-team All-State honoree
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team

2017-18
• Advanced to the NCAA Championships in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, finishing 33rd and 40th, respectively
• Placed fourth at the ACC Championships in the 100 breast and sixth in the 200 breast
• Set a school record in the 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay
• Ranks second in UVA history in the 100 breast and sixth in the 200 breast
• Placed 29th in the 50 breast, 41st in the 200 breast and 52nd in the 100 breast at the Phillips 66 National Championships
• Named to the All-ACC Academic Team
• Recognized on the ACC Academic Honor Roll

Background
• Was a three-time state champion and a record holder
• Earned the Leadership Award (216-17), Most Valuable Swimmer Award (2015-16) and named team captain (2015-16 and 2016-17)
• Captured the Kentucky High School Athletic Association (KHSAA) Swimming Championships
• Six-time All-American in the 200-yard breaststroke and 200-yard medley relay
• Finished second at the KHSAA Swimming championships in the 200-yard individual medley
• Earned first-team All-State KHSAA Swimming and diving in 2015, ’16 and ’17
• Ranked second and third in the U.S. among juniors and seniors, respectively, in the 100-yard breaststroke according to the National Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (2015-16 and 2016-17)
• Named an all-area swim team honoree and a Kentuckiana Sports Award honoree by the Courier-Journal in 2016 and 2017

Personal
•  The 2018-19 Championships Bicentennial Scholarship
• Son of Laura and Campbell Barnum
• Has a brother, Baylor, and sister Brooks
• Related to Peter Schubert who played lacrosse at Washington and Lee
• Related to Allie Rost who played soccer at Rollins College
• Part of the Ryken Service Club- serving poor, homeless elderly and children at primary location, Dare to Care Food Bank