Daniel Hein, a rising sophomore at Sycamore High School, recently received his certificate for being named a high school All-American after swimming the 100-yard butterfly in 49.70 seconds back in February.
Hein, who competes as part of the DeKalb co-op swim team, becomes the seventh Sycamore athlete and 16th DeKalb athlete to ever be named a high school all-american.
"To achieve the honor of All-American status throughout one's high school career is remarkable, but to hit that mark as a freshman, to become part of an elite group at such a young age is truly incredible," DeKalb co-op coach Leah Eames said. "Daniel's work ethic is extraordinary."
Hein was named the 2013 Daily Chronicle Boys Swimmer of the Year for his achievements.
DeKalb's Alyssa Lopez was previously the area's most recent All-American, achieving the honor in gymnastics in 2012. Brad Horton, who was named an All-American in soccer in 2008, was the last Sycamore athlete to be receive the honor.