"What I Like About Mizzou" (Video)
2011-12 (JUNIOR): Came in fourth in the 1,000 free (9:43.78) against Drury ... Earned a fourth-place finish in the 1,000 freestyle (9:47.55) against Kentucky and SIU ... Also finished eighth in the 500 free (4:45.76) against the Wildcats and Salukis ... Placed sixth in the 1,000 free (9:53.65) against Minnesota.
2010-11 (SOPHOMORE): Finished sixth in the 1,650 free in the Mizzou Invite and seventh in the 1,000 free against Kentucky and SIU ... Posted season best times of 16:07.79 in the 1,650 free, 10:06.13 in the 1,000 free and 4:41.84 in the 500 free.
2009-10 (FRESHMAN): Participated in the Big 12 Conference Championships... placed fourth in the 1000 free against Missouri S&T (10:01.21)... Best times all took place at the Tiger Invitational, where he participated in the 50 free (23.73), 100 free, (48.86), 200 free (1:43.49), 500 free (4:38.54), 1,000 free (9:51.35), and 1,650 free (16:18.78)...
HIGH SCHOOL - Swam at South Bend Riley High School under coach John Vandriesche and for the Irish Aquatics club team under coach Will Bernhardt...holds club records in the 15 and over category in the 200, 500, and 1650 free...was a 10-time first team Northern Indiana Conference selection, a four-time All-American and a four-time All-State selection...holds the 200 free sectional record (1:41.38)...competed in the 50, 200, 500 and 1500 free as well as the 200 IM at the 2009 NCSA Junior Nationals competition.
PERSONAL - Eric Blue is the son of Scott and Lynn Blue...Lynn was a collegiate swimmer at the University of Miami (Ohio)...has two brothers, Kevin (25) and Tim (23)...Tim was a swimmer at Indiana University... plans to major in Biology.
Why did you choose Missouri?
It's a great school, with a great team and great facilities.
How has the program at Mizzou made you a better swimmer?
It has taught me how to push myself to the absolute limit, day in and day out.
What is your best memory with the team?
Having fun with the team, and working hard.
Favorite food:Thai food
What's on your iPod:Folk rock, indie rock, electronic/dubstep, classic rock
Favorite sports star:Greg Maddux
Favorite movie:Forrest Gump