Georgia Tech swimming & diving opened up the 2017-18 season with wins over Pitt
Georgia Tech swimming & diving wraps up the White vs. Gold intrasquad meet tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
Georgia Tech swimming & diving held its first official team practice on Tuesday
Georgia Tech men's swimming broke nine school records at the championships
Georgia Tech men's swimming wraps up the final day of the ACCs tomorrow
2014-15 CSCAA Scholar All-American Honorable Mention
2016-17 (Junior): Recorded new career-best times in the 50 free (20.54), 100 back (47.49) and 100 fly (47.22) at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Posted the second-fastest time on the year for Tech in the 100 fly (47.22) and the third-best mark in both the 200 fly (1:47.13) and the 100 back (47.49) ... Also had the sixth-best time on the team in the 50 free (20.54) and the ninth-best mark in the 200 back (1:48.61) ... Part of the 400 medley relay unit that turned in the second-fastest time on the season at 3:15.16 ... A member of both the 200 medley relay (1:29.42) and 200 free relay (1:21.45) teams that recorded the third-fastest times on the year ... Totaled 11 top-10 finishes on the season ... Recorded a third-place finish in the 200 back (1:51.51) in the tri-meet versus Cincinnati and FAU ... Finished fourth in the 100 fly at BC and Pitt (50.95) and versus Georgia (49.60) ... Placed fifth in the 100 fly (49.87) versus Notre Dame, and in the 200 fly against Georgia (1:51.05) and versus Florida State and SCAD (1:51.34) ... Finished 16th in both the 100 back (47.49) and the 100 fly (47.47) at the 2017 ACC Championships ... Also placed 25th in the 200 fly (1:47.70) at the conference championship meet.
2015-16 (Sophomore): Had another strong season for the Jackets, showing the team's depth in the backstroke and butterfly events ... A versatile swimmer who competed in the 50 free, 100 free, 100 back, 200 back, 100 fly, 200 fly, 100 IM and 200 IM over the course of the season ... Recorded career-bests in the 100 free (45.69), 100 back (48.13), 100 fly (47.88) and 200 fly (1:46.70) events ... Among the team's top swimmers, ranking second in the 200 fly and 100 IM on the season ... Picked up a career-best finish at the ACC Championships in the 100 fly, tying for 15th with a time of 47.89 ... Also recorded a 15th-place finish in the 200 fly with a time of 1:46.97, which was good enough to place him sixth on Tech's all-time list ... Finished 21st in the 100 back at the ACC Championships with a time of 48.13.
2014-15 (Freshman): Put together a strong freshman campaign and proved his versatility by recording top-10 times in four different events in the 100 back, 200 back, 200 fly and 200 IM ... Scored points in both back events at the ACC Championships ... Finished 20th in the 200 back (1:46.15) at the ACC meet, which was the team's second-best time on the year and ranked fifth on Tech's all-time list ... Finished 22nd in the 100 back (48.75) ... Touched the wall in 48.39 in the 100 back to place sixth overall and set the fifth-fastest time in school history at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Placed fifth in the 200 fly at the GT Invitational with a time of 1:48.20, which was Tech's eighth-fastest in school history ... Placed second at the Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier in the 200 IM in a time of 1:49.64, Tech's ninth-best time all time in the event.
Before Tech: A three-time South Carolina High School champion in the 100 fly, 100 back and 200 medley relay ... A four-time SCHSL All-State selection ... A USA Swimming academic all-American in 2011-12 and 2012-13 ... Holds the state age group record (age 15-16) in the 100 back ... Was a member of the National Honor Society while in high school ... Named a 2013-2014 National Merit Semifinalist and an AP Scholar with Distinction.
Personal: Full name is William Bradford Oberg ... Born April 18, 1996 in Spartanburg, S.C. ... Son of Andy and Paige Oberg ... Has two older siblings ... Brother, Drew, swam at North Carolina (2009) ... Sister, Chrissy, currently swims at Vanderbilt (2015) ... Started swimming competitively at the age of six ... Hobbies include playing ping pong and basketball ... Chose Tech because it is a great school, the coaches and his teammates ... Majoring in industrial engineering.
|Oberg's Career Top Times (through 10/7/17)|
|50 Free||20.54||2017 ACC Time Trials|
|100 Free||45.69||2016 Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier|
|200 Free||1:49.95||vs. Cincinnati (12/20/14)|
|50 Back||22.48 (s)||2014 Georgia Tech Invitational|
|100 Back||47.49||2017 ACC Championships|
|200 Back||1:46.15||2015 ACC Championships|
|100 Fly||47.22||2017 ACC Championships|
|200 Fly||1:46.70||2016 ACC Championships|
|100 IM||53.02||at Georgia (11/4/15)|
|200 IM||1:50.93||2015 Yellow Jacket Championship Qualifier|
|* relay split (s)|