Michael Lopresti
Michael Lopresti


Westerville, Ohio

High School:
Columbus Academy

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180




Sixty-NineMizzou Student-Athletes to Graduate

Commencement exercises will take place Friday, Saturday and Sunday


Mizzou Takes Third at Big 12 Championships

Tigers finish in third place with 750.5 points


Eight Tigers Qualify for Championship Finals on Day Four

Four Missouri Swimmers move on to 200 Breast championship finals


Bonuchi Finishes First in Big 12's

Fourteen Tigers compete in championship finals


Fourteen Tigers Advance to Championship Finals on Day Three

Tigers have strong showing in Friday Prelims

"Why I Chose Mizzou" (Video)

2009-10 (SOPHOMORE) - Performed well at the Big 12 Championships, placing seventh in the 100 breast (56.40), as well as finishing seventh in the 200 IM consolation race (1:56.39)...

2008-09 (FRESHMAN) - took eighth at the Big 12 Championship in the 200 breaststroke (2:03.05)...finished fifth in the 100 breaststroke (59.84) in the dual season finale against Iowa

HIGH SCHOOL - Competed at Junior Nationals in 2006 and 2007 ... swam in the 400 medley relay at the 2007 Senior Nationals ... swam in the Ohio State Championships all four years of high school ... holds school records in the 100 breast and 200 IM ... broke the sectional record in the 100 breast ... holds the conference record in the 100 breast and 200 IM ... two-time District Champion ... eight-time Sectional Champion ... five-time All-American ... two-time Academic All-American ... All-Conference and All-State honoree ... named team MVP, team captain, and given the team's Viking Award for leadership ... member of New Albany Aquatics Club team ... National Age Group Record Holder (17-18) in the 200 medley relay ... swam on same club team as freshman teammate Scott Martin.

PERSONAL - Michael Lopresti is the son of Rick and Debbie Lopresti ... majoring in industrial engineering ... mother graduated from Ohio State ... father played college football for Indiana University of Pennsylvania.


Why did you choose Missouri?

I chose Mizzou for the facilities, such as the pool, dining hall and academic support center. I also chose it for the immediate friendships I made while on my recruiting trip, which have turned into long lasting bonds.

How has the program at Mizzou made you a better swimmer?

The program has allowed me to narrow down my specialties and repeatedly practice stroke changes. In addition, college training has given me a platform to build a better aerobic base than I ever achieved in high school.

What is your best memory with the team?

Being a part of the scoring team at conference my freshman year and beating Texas A&M for the first time in school history.

Favorite food:Steak and crab legs
What's on your iPod:Dave Matthews Band, Sublime, David Guetta
Favorite sports star:Tiger Woods
Favorite movie:The Social Network
Quote to live by:"I hate quotes..."

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