Chris Johnson  
Chris Johnson

Class:
Senior

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.

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2013-14• Junior Season:During the 2014 B1G Championships, he placed 10th in the 200 Back, 23rd in the 100 Back (2/26-3/1) • At the 2014 Minnesota Challenge, Johnson placed 3rd in the 100 Back, 39th in the 50 Free, and 3rd 200 Medley Relay, and 3rd in the 200 Back (2/7-2/8) • Finished 5th in the 100 Back, 6th in the 200 Back, and 3rd in the 200 Medley Relay at the B1G Triple Dual (1/31-2/1) • Against NC State, he placed 5th in the 200 Back and 6th in the 100 Back (1/24-1/25) • Finished 2nd in the 100 Back and 2nd in the 200 Back vs. Hawaii (1/11) • At the 2013 Jean Freeman Invite, Chris placed 3rd in the 400 Medley Relay, 21st in the 100 Free, 13th in the 100 Fly, 1st in the 200 Back and 4th in the 200 Medley Relay (12/6-12/7) • Finished 38th in the 100 Fly, 10th in the 100 Back and 9th in the 200 Back at the Grand Prix (11/14-11/16) • Placed 5th in the 100 Back vs. North Dakota (11/9) • Against Wisconsin, Chris finished 6th in the 100 Back (10/18-10/19) • Placed 6th in the 100 Back vs. Florida (10/12) • Finished 5th in the 100 Back against Arizona State (10/5).

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 • 22.43 • 2014 B1G Championships

100 back • 48.47 • 2014 B1G Championships

200 back • 1:45.64 • 2014 B1G Championships