Chris Johnson  
Chris Johnson

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Austin, Texas

High School:
James Bowie HS

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 155

Position:
Backstroke


03/27/2013

Minnesota Places 62 on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

For the second year in a row, gymnast Nathan Fortunato posted an unblemished 4.0 GPA.

11/11/2012

Minnesota Grand Prix Concludes

Day three of competition wraps up at the University Aquatic Center

11/11/2012

Minnesota Grand Prix Concludes

Day three of competition wraps up at the University Aquatic Center

10/11/2012

Gophers Host Intrasquad Meet Friday

Events begin at 5:00pm at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center

10/06/2012

Gophers Participate in Michigan's Water Carnival

Minnesota won three events at Canham Natatorium Saturday.

2012-13 • Sophomore Season: Swam the 100 and 200 back in the Big Ten Championships ( 2/27) • 200 free relay team took first at the MN Challenge (2/8) • placed sixth in the 200 back during triple duals (2/2) • against North Dakota he took second place in the 100 back (1/25) • finished second in the 100 back and tied for third in the 200 back in Hawaii (1/12) • competed in the 200 free and the 100 breast at the Jean Freeman Invitational (11/30/12) • swam in the top twelve during the 100 back and took seventh in the 200 back at the Grand Prix (11/9-11/12) • placed eighth in the 100 back and seventh in the 200 back against Iowa (11/2/12) • against Wisconsin he took second in the 100 back (10/26/12) • competed in the 100 back, 200 back and had the fourth fastest time as a member of the 200 medley relay at Michigan (10/5/12).

2011-12 • Freshman Season: Swam in the Big Ten Championships • came in 26th in the 200 back (1:48.00) • finished 33rd in the 100 back (50.64) • finished 43rd in the 200 IM (1:52.99) • established top times at the Minnesota Challenge • won the 200 back (1:46.63) • placed fifth in the 100 back (50.41) • also part of the second place 200 free relay • letterwinner.

High School: A 2011 graduate of James Bowie High School • three-time conference champion in the 100 back • finished fourth in the 100 back at Texas's 2011 University Interscholastic League 5A state championships NISCA All-American in 2010 and 2011 • all-state three years • all-conference four years • school record holder in the 100 back • competed multiple times at the Darmstadt International Swim Invite in Germany • US junior nationals competitor • NISCA and USA Swimming Academic All-American • AP Scholar.

Personal: Born Feb. 23, 1993 • majoring in biomedical engineering • son of Robert and Sabine Johnson • has a younger brother, Philip • cites making the 200 back bonus final at long course junior nationals as his most memorable sports thrill • speaks both German and English and has dual citizenship • enjoys traveling, playing Ultimate, and playing disk golf.

Johnson's Top Times:
50 back • 24.09 • 1/12/13
100 back • 49.44 • 2/27-3/1/13
200 back • 1:46.63 • 2/4/12