2007-08: Competed in the distance events... earned a personal best of 4:36.29 in the "B" final of the 500 free at the Pac-10 Championships... earned a season best in the "B" finals of the 400 IM at the Pac-10 Championships by clocking in a time of 4:06.69.
2006-07: Set a new personal best in the 200 backstroke in the finals of the Pac-10 Championships (1:54.10).
2005-06: One of ASU's top returners in both backstroke and individual medley...he posted the team's third-best 200 backstroke time at the Pac-10 Championships....in the individual medley, he recorded the fourth-fastest time by a Sun Devil for the year in the 400 IM.
High School: A 2005 graduate of El Toro High School in Lake Forest, Calif...earned four varsity letters in swimming and two in water polo...coached in swimming by Matt Tilton and in water polo by Don Stoll...swam club for Mission Viejo Nadadores...as a freshman, finished eighth in the CIF in the 200 IM...as a junior was third in the 200 IM and second in the 100 Backstroke...placed third in both the IM and Backstroke as a senior...was a five-time High School All-American and a two-time all-county pick...honor roll student and three-time Scholastic All-American.
Personal: A pre-business major at ASU...parents are Todd and Debby Pierson of Lake Forest, Calif...has one younger sister, Karisa (15)...born Sept. 13, 1987 in Lake Forest, Calif...full name is Brandon Michael Pierson.
PERSONAL BEST TIMES:
100 Back: 51.00
200 Back: 1:54.10
400 IM: 4:01.96
500 Free: 4:36.29