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.
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