High School: 2017 graduate of Lawrence Free State High School • coached by Annette McDonald • four-time letterwinner in swimming • four-time All-Conference, All-section, All-City, All-Area and All-State honoree • four-time NISCA All-American • three-time Kanas state Swimmer of the meet • holds school records in 100 free, 200 free, 100 fly, 100 back, 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay • member of Lawrence Aquahawks • 2015 Montanat Swimmer of the Year.
Personal: Born March 16, 1999 • son of Dorie and Tony Portela • has two siblings: Anthony and Chloe • mother Dorie and father Tony, swam at Alabama • brother Anthony and sister Chloe also swam for Minnesota • enjoys playing ultimate frisbee and disc golf • major is currently undecided.
Gophers in the Polls: Oct. 11
The University of Minnesota continues to represent at a high level as multiple Golden Gopher teams achieved national rankings this week.
Gophers Open Up Season with Split of Florida State
The No. 21 Golden Gopher men’s swim and diving team fell short of an upset over No. 20. Florida State falling 179-121.
Gophers Announce Captains for 2017-18 Campaign
The squad will be under the leadership of first year captains Alan LeBlang, Conner McHugh, and Jan Hansen.