|High School:||Roman Catholic HS|
AS A SOPHOMORE (2011-12)
Sunshine State Conference Swimmer of the Week (11/20/11) … Saint Leo Athlete of the Week (11/20/11) … Saint Leo Athletic Banquet Personal Development Award ... Competed in eight meets … Swam primarily in 50 and 100 Yard Freestyle, as well as 100 Yard Butterfly … Collected career-best times in the following events … 50 Yard Free (20.83, SSC Championships, 02/16/12) … 100 Yard Free (45.59, vs. Tampa, 11/19/11) … 100 Yard Butterfly (51.29, SSC Championships, 02/17/12).
AS A FRESHMAN (2010-11)
Keown competed in nine of the Lions 10 events…Competed mainly in 50, 100, and 200-yard events…Set school-record in 50 Free (:21.21) at the Sunshine State Conference Championships (02/17/11)...Posted team top-time in the 100-yard (:47.02) Freestyle at SSC Championships…Clocked in with team-best time in the 100-yard Butterfly (:52:03)…Secured second-fastest time in the 100-yard Back (:55.28).
At Roman Catholic HS Gabriel was awarded 1st Team All-State in the PIAA State Championships…Was awarded team MVP his junior and senior year…He broke school records for the 100 freestyle, 50 freestyle, 200 freestyle, 100 butterfly, as well as the 500 freestyle…He was selected 1st Team All-Catholic in the 100 and 50 freestyle…He was also awarded the Military Athletic award.
Born July 16 in Philadelphia, Pa…Criminal Justice major…Hobbies include spending time with friends…His career goal is to one day join the military then to eventually be a U.S. Marshall or a member of the DEA…Believes his dedication and his never give up mentality are his best assets to the team…Names the Philadelphia Phillies and the Philadelphia Flyers as his favorite teams…Chose Saint Leo because it was a good fit for him and the atmosphere…Son of Gabriel and Kristine Keown…Has two siblings, Kurran and Kellina. Gabriel’s mother Kristine was a swimmer and gymnast at West Chester University.