Michael Messner
Michael  Messner


Sunnyvale, Calif.

High School:
Bellarmine Prep HS



2017-18 Junior Season: At the Big Ten Championships, finished forty-seventh in the 500-yard free (4:30.16). • took fifth in the 1000-yard free (9:27.20) and seventh in the 400 IM (4:03.98) at the Triple Dual vs Northwestern and Purdue • placed fourth in the 1650-yard free (15:53.74) and fifth in the 400 IM (4:10.26) against Denver • finished fourth in the 400 IM (3:56.50) and seventh in the 200-yard fly (1:52.22) at the Minnesota Invitational.

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
200 fly 1:52.22 12/3/2017
500 free 4:25.73 2/23/2017
1000 free 9:21.49 11/4/2016
1650 free 15:11.14 2/25/2017
400 IM 3:49.16 2/24/2017


Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet

Gophers Hold Annual End of Season Banquet

4/16/2018 - M. Swimming

Minnesota celebrated the 2017-18 season at its annual banquet to recognize the team's accomplishments as well as individual award winners.

Gophers 2017-18 Season Rewind

Gophers 2017-18 Season Rewind

4/3/2018 - M. Swimming

2017-18 saw the team earn individual championship titles, impressive dual record, numerous individual top times and new school record times.

Gophers Finish 15th at NCAA Meet

Gophers Finish 15th at NCAA Meet

3/24/2018 - M. Swimming

The University of Minnesota earns their best finish at the NCAA meet since 2011.

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