Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Michael Sheppard
Michael Sheppard


Eads, Tenn.

High School:
St. George's Independent School

Height / Weight:
6-2 / 159



Cordes Swims Fastest 200y Breast in History at NCAAs

Sophomore Kevin Cordes was named NCAA Swimmer of the Year after shattering records in both the 100 and 200 breast


Wildcats Set for NCAA Championships

The competition takes place Thursday-Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium


Cordes Leads Cats on Third Night of Pac-12s

Kevin Cordes earned a Pac-12 title in the 100 breast on Tuesday


Zona Caps Off Stellar Day Two at Winter Nationals

Kevin Cordes broke an American record in the 100 breast to highlight day two at the AT&T Winter Nationals


Cats Dominate on Day One at AT&T Winter Nationals

The Wildcats broke three meet records on day one of the AT&T Winter Nationals

All-American in the 200 back.

2011-12: Earned an All-American honorable mention honor with his 15th-place finish in the 200 back...Posted a time of 1:41.51 in the 200 back to earn him a NCAA "A" cut and recorded personal bests in the 100 and 200 back at the Texas Invite.

2010-11: Earned a first-place finish in the 100-yd backstroke and fifth-place finish in the 400-yd medley relay versus UNLV...Finished in first in the 100-yd backstroke, second in the 200-yd backstroke, third in 200-yd freestyle relay and in third in the 400-yd medley relay versus Wisconsin...Recorded a third-place finish in the 400-yd medley relay, fifth-place in the 100-yd backstroke and second-place in the 200-yd backstroke at the Texas Invitational...Finished in second in the 200-yd freestyle versus Stanford...Posted a fifth-place finish in 100-yd backstroke, second in the 200-yd backstroke and fifth in the 500-yd freestyle versus California...Finished in third in the 200-yd backstroke and fourth in the 200-yd IM versus Texas and SMU...Won the 200-yd backstroke and earned a second-place finish in the 200-yd freestyle versus Arizona State.

High School: Won 100 backstroke and placed second in the 200 freestyle at the Tennessee State Swim Championships...Was selected onto 2009 U.S. National Youth Team...A four-timehigh school All-American under coach Rob Snowberger...Memphis Commercial Appeal's "Best of Preps" for swimming division...Swam for club team Memphis Thunder

Why Arizona: The team is so close and that the goal every year is to win the national championship.

Personal bests
100 back: 47:34
200 back: 1:41.51
200 free: 1:38.83
100 Free: 45.71
200 IM: 1:50.68

National Teams
2009 National Youth Team
2010 National Youth Team

2012 Olympic Trials

100m Back Preliminaries: 34th - 56.52

200m Back Preliminaries: 29th - 2:02.87