AS A JUNIOR IN 2009-10: Competed in six events at the AE Championships ... Broke individual school records in the 100 breaststroke with a winning time of 55.70 and the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:00.76 ... Placed fourth in the 200 IM with a time of 1:50.32 ... Member of the school record-breaking 800 free relay team that placed second at the conference championships with a time of 6:38.78 ... Also part of the championship relay teams of the 200 medley relay (1:29.52) and 400 medley relay teams (3:17.91).
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2008-09: Swam the second leg in two school and conference record-breaking relay teams - the 200 medley relay (1:29.11) and the 400 medley relay (3:16.95) ... Both records came at the 2009 AE Championships, where the teams placed first ... Individually, placed in the top 10 in three events at the AE Championships (100 breaststroke, 2nd; 200 breaststroke, 4th; 400 IM, 6th), recording personal bests in all three events.
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2007-08: Swam the last leg of the third-place 800-free relay team at the conference championship ... Individually, placed fifth in the 200 IM (1:54.95) and fourth in the 400 IM (4:02.15) and 200 breast (2:05.97) ... Lifetime bests in the 200 breast (2:04.87), 200 IM (1:54.86) and 400 IM (4:02.15) came in the preliminary round of the conference championship.
BEFORE BOSTON UNIVERSITY: Began high school career at Bishop Fenwick in Attleboro, Mass., and completed final three years at Seekonk High School ... Swam for Rod Garry and Ray Grant on the Bishop Feehan swimming team as a freshman and remained under Grant's tutelage at Seekonk ... As a senior broke five high school records, was MVP, a junior national qualifier and won the Wendy Heisman's Award ... Captained the Seekonk team as a senior ... Two-time All-Scholastic All-American for US Swim ... Earned the Army Merit Award as a senior ... Was a member of the French National Honor Society.
PERSONAL: Born on Sept. 20, 1989, in Providence, R.I. ... Son of Richard Ernst and Arleen Quinlan-Ernst ... Has one sibling, Kara ... Enrolled in the College of Communications as a communications major with a concentration in advertising.