Michael Messner
Michael  Messner


Sunnyvale, Calif.

High School:
Bellarmine Prep HS



2016-17 Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten • named Hardest Worker by teammates • earned top-15 finishes at the Big Ten Championships: 1650-yard free (15:11.14) and 400-yard IM (3:49.16) • finished with a 4:39.57 in the 500-yard free against Iowa • placed second in the 1000-yard free with a 9:21.49 against North Dakota • earned first place with a 15:43.02 in the 1650-yard free at the Minnesota Invitational • earned two third-place finishes at the Minnesota Invitational: 500-yard free (4:35.37) and 400-yard IM (2:55.61).

2015-16 Freshman Season:
Tallied 21 top-five finishes during the regular season • At the 2016 Big Ten Championships, Messner finished 13th in the 1650 free, 15th in the 400 IM and 32nd in the 500 free • Finished first in the 1650 free at Hawaii • Won the mile race at the 2015 Jean K. Freeman Invite • Named Big Ten Freshman of the Week after sweeping the distance free events in Minnesota’s win at Iowa • Made collegiate debut at Florida State with a win in the 1000 free.

Top Times at Minnesota
Event Time Date
500 free 4:25.73 2/23/17
1000 free 9:21.49 11/4/16
1650 free 15:11.14 2/25/17
400 IM 3:49.16 2/24/17


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.

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