Dean Farris
Dean Farris
Year: Junior
Hometown: Atlanta, Ga.
High School: Paideia School
Position: Freestyle/Backstroke
House Affiliation: Quincy

Junior - 2018-19
NCAA champion in the 100 back and 100 free ... All-American in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 200 free relay and 800 free relay ... Honorable Mention All-American in the 400 free relay and 200 medley relay ... NCAA Championships qualifier in the 50 free, 100 free and 100 back ... With his NCAA wins in the 100 back (43.66) and 100 free (40.80), he became the first Harvard swimmer to win at least two events at nationals since 1954 (Dave F. Hawkins – 100 breast, 200 breast) ... He became just the third Crimson swimmer to have won multiple events at NCAAs in program history (William Kendall '40, Hawkins '56, Farris) ... With his victory in the 100 back, Farris became Harvard's first NCAA champion since David Berkoff in 1989 (100 back) ... Opened the meet by breaking the NCAA and American record in the 200 free when he opened the 800 free relay with a time of 1:29.15 ... Named the Phil Moriarty Co-High Point Swimmer of the Meet for the Ivy League Championships (Brennan Novak) ... First-team all-Ivy League in the 100 free, 200 free, 100 back, 200 free relay, 800 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay ... Set four individual Harvard records: 50 free (18.92 - NCAAs), 100 free (40.80 - NCAAs), 200 free (1:29.15 - NCAAs) and 100 back (43.66 - NCAAs) ... Was part of four relay teams that set the new program record (200 medley relay: 1:24.33 - Ivy League Championships; 200 free relay: 1:16.43 - NCAAs; 400 free relay: 2:49.88 - NCAAs; 800 free relay: 6:11.73 - NCAAs) ... Earned 2019 Winter Academic All-Ivy honors ... Helped the U.S. win gold at the World University Games in the 4x100 free relay and the 4x200 free relay ... Earned a bronze medal in the 200 free at the Phillips 66 National Championships and was fourth in the 100 free in summer 2019 ... Qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials in the 50 free and 100 back during the summer of 2019.

Sophomore - 2017-18
All-America first-team recipient in 200 backstroke and 200 freestyle ... All-America honorable mention in 50 free, 800 free relay, 200 free relay, and 200 medley relay ... Broke the program record in the 50 free at the NCAA Championships with a time of 19.16 in the prelims ... Named the Phil Moriarty High Point Swimmer of the Meet for the 2018 Ivy League Championships (sharing the honor with teammate Brennan Novak) ... First team All-Ivy in the 200 free (1:31.12), 100 back (44.81), 200 back (1:38.99), and four relays (400 free, 800 free, 200 medley, and 400 medley) ... Posted three top times in the nation (200 free, 200 back, and 100 back) ... Recorded the best time in the nation in the 200 back at the Ivy League Championship (1:31.12) as of Feb. 24 ... Shattered the program record in the 200 back, recording the second best time in the nation (1:38.99) at the Ivy Championship ...  Registered the third best time in the NCAA in the 100 back (44.81) at the Ivy Championship ... Broke two of Columbia's pool records, the 100 back (47.41) and the 100 free (43.44) (Nov.17)... Earned three first place finishes in the 100 back against No. 10 Arizona State (Jan. 6),  Columbia (Nov. 17), and Cornell and Dartmouth (Nov. 11)... Placed first in the 100 free twice against No. 10 Arizona State (Jan. 6), and Cornell and Dartmouth (Nov. 11)... Swam the anchor leg of the 400 free relay squad against No. 10 Arizona State (Jan. 6), touching the wall with a time of 2:58.20 to finish first ... Earned 2018 Winter Academic All-Ivy honors. 

Freshman - 2016-17
Earned All-America honors with a fourth-place finish in the 200 free (1:32.25) and honorable mention All-America in both the 200 back (14th; 1:40.89) and as second leg of 800 free relay team (14th; 6:17.26) at NCAA Championships … Phil Moriarty High Point Swimmer of the Meet for 2017 Ivy League Championships … First-team all-Ivy in the 100 free (42.06), 200 free (1:31.56), 100 back (45.38) and four relay teams … Broke four Ivy League Championship records (two individual and two relays); eight Harvard team records (four individual and four relays); and six Blodgett Pool records (three individual and three relays) … Named The Crimson’s Male Rookie of the Year for all sports.

Before Harvard
2016 Olympic Trials qualifier in four events … Seven-time NISCA Automatic All-American … Two-time Georgia High School Swim Coaches Association Boys All-State first team (2015-16) … Two-time champion at the 2016 NCSA Junior Nationals (100m free & 100m backstroke) … Was the 2015 Speedo Winter Junior Nationals East Male High Point Champion … Two-time Georgia High School State Swimming Champion … Holds eight Paideia school records … Outstanding Male Athlete at Paideia … Atlanta Journal Constitution’s Georgia High School Athlete of the Year for Boy’s Swimming … NISCA Academic All-American ... USA Swimming Academic All-American ... Photography and golf interest.