2017-18 Sophomore Season: At the NCAA Championship, swam with the 200 Free Relay that took eighteenth (1:17.63) and the 400 Free Relay that took twenty-fourth (2:53.66) • At the Big Ten Championships, swam in the 800 Free Relay that finished fifth (6:21.95), the 200 Free Relay that finished third (1:17.02), and the 400 Free Relay that finished 2:52.50) • finished third in the 200-yard free (1:38.90) and second in the 500-yard free (4:33.74) at the Triple Dual against Northwestern and Purdue. • Took fifth in the 200-yard free (1:42.35) vs. Denver • finished fifth in the 200-yard free (1:41.67) and seventh in the 500-yard free (4:43.46) vs. Hawai'i and Drury • took third in the 500-yard free (4:28.33), second in the 200-yard free (1:37.06), and third in the 200-yard back (1:45.68) at the Minnesota Invitational • placed third in the 200-yard free (1:39.29), fourth in the 200-yard back (1:50.12), and sixth in the 200 IM (1:53.49) vs. Iowa • took fifth place in the 200-yard free (1:40.41) and second place in the 500-yard free (4:36.52) against Florida State.
2016-17 Freshman Season: Named Most Improved by teammates • improved times in the 200-yard free (1:36.24), 500-yard free (4:25.84) and 200-yard back (1:43.62) at the Big Ten Championships • earned a 1:40.51 in the 200-yard free against Iowa • improved times in the 500-yard free (4:38.98) and 200-yard back (1:49.11) at the Minnesota Invitational • notched a 1:39.54 in the 200-yard free and 1:47.36 in the 200-yard back at the Jean Freeman Invitational • earned second place in the 200-yard free with a 1:39.35 against Purdue and Northwestern.
High School/Club: Graduate of Washington High School in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he swam for head coach Chris Cruise • set a school record in the 100 back with a time of 49.54 • notched a 1:49.8 in the 200 IM to break the school record • top time in the 200 back is 1:47.52 • swam the 200 free in 1:39.9 and the 500 free in 4:31.64 • All-American in the 100 back and 200 IM • 2013 Rookie of the Year • 2014 Most Valuable Player • all-state honoree in 2013 and 2014 • named to all-state first team in 2015 and 2016 • swam for the Iowa Flyers Swim Club under the instruction of coach Richard Salhus • qualified for the finals in the B heat at his first Junior Nationals in the 200 back by dropping nearly five seconds off his best time.
Personal: Son of Andrew and Michele Saunier • one sister, Hannah • intends to major in engineering.
|Top Times at Minnesota|
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
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
3/24/2018 - M. Swimming
The University of Minnesota earns their best finish at the NCAA meet since 2011.