Team captain for 2008-09 season ... one of three current Air Force swimmers to qualify for 2008 U.S. Olympic Trials ... competed in the 100 butterfly at the meet held in June.
2007-08 Highlights: Named team MVP ... conference runner-up in the 200 freestyle for the second-straight season, earning individual all-conference honors ... mark of 1:37.22 in the event was an NCAA `B' standard and ranks second all-time in the Air Force record book ... member of All-MWC 800 free relay and 400 medley relay teams ... also set the school record in the 100 butterfly with a mark of 48.38 during a time trial at the MWC Championships ... conference finalist in both the 100 free (seventh) and 200 fly (eighth) ... moved up on the Falcons' top 10 lists in the 100 free (seventh), 500 free (seventh) and 200 fly (ninth) ... named MWC Co-Swimmer of the Week on Oct. 25.
2006-07 Highlights: Member of the first-team All-MWC 800 free relay team which set a new school record (6:34.64) ... also earned all-conference honors in the 200 free, posting the third-fastest time in school history (1:38.17) to tie for second ... posted a school top 10 time in the prelims of the 200 butterfly (1:50.1) before finishing sixth to earn All-MWC honors ... consolation finalist in the 500 free.
2005-06 Highlights: Consolation finalist in the 1650 free.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in swimming at Mililani HS ... Hawaii long course state champion ... on Hawaii state all-star team and team MVP three times ... on the all-star team four times ... OIA champion as a junior and senior ... team captain as a senior ... on the honor roll and graduated Magna Cum Laude ... coached by John and Kevin Flanagan with the Kamehameha Swim Club.
Personal: Member of cadet squadron 33 ... majoring in systems engineering human factors ... son of Kirk and Jeanne Avery ... has four younger siblings, Ben (18), Kevin (16), Daniel (12) and Kalyn (8) ... father, Kirk, was a wrestler at the University of Missouri-Rolla ... enjoys "reading, taking naps, cooking, listening to music, dancing with myself (oh oh oh-oh), watching movies, camping and random adventures with the '09 fellas" ... plans to be a communications officer after graduation and possibly join the World Class Athlete Program (WCAP) down the road ... greatest moment in sports was qualifying for the Olympic Trials ... favorite movies are The Shawshank Redemption and The Dark Knight ... person in history he'd most like to meet is Miyamoto Musashi, because "he carried a samurai sword and was the best with it" ... favorite athlete is Ryan Lochte ... if he could be on any reality TV show, it would be MTV True Life: I Go to USAFA ... biggest influence on his sport career was Kalen Darling, because "he helped me find my love for swimming again when I wanted to quit, and I haven't looked back since" ... if he could trade places with one of his teammates for a day, it would be "Matt Jurcak, because he has an ice cream maker and a big screen" ... favorite quote: "Fear is where there is no love. Love is where there is no fear." -Axl Rose.