As a Sophomore (2005-06): Swam a lifetime-best time of 21.37 in the 50 freestyle at the NCAA Last Chance Meet (3/4) ... Posted a personal-best time of 46.61 in the 100 free against Emory (1/28) ... Clocked a season-best time of 1:49.58 in the 200 free at the Georgia Tech Invitational (11/18).
As a Freshman (2004-05): Clocked a lifetime-best time of 21.71 in the prelims of the 50 freestyle at the ACC Championships ... Tallied season-best times in the prelims of the 100 free (47.45) and 200 free (1:45.46) at the ACC meet.
High School: Four-year letterwinner under coach Jay Seaman ... Elected team captain for junior and senior seasons ... As a senior, led his team to a third-place finish at the NCHSAA 4A State Championships, competing in the finals of the 50, 100 freestyle and 200 medley and 400 free relay events ... U.S.A Scholastic All-American ... Finished in the top five in North Carolina in the 100 and 200 free in 2003 ... Swam legs of the 800-meter freestyle relay and 400-meter freestyle relay teams that finished inside the national top 16 ... Earned NISCA All-American honors in the 200 medley relay in `02 ... National Honor Society ... North Carolina Scholar and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Scholar.
Personal: Born Andrew Blake Cranford on Nov. 21, 1985, in Charlotte, N.C. ... Parents are Mack and Linda Cranford ... Has a younger sister, Hannah and a younger brother, Pierce ... Enjoys playing the bass guitar ... Undecided College of Engineering major.