Mike Vernoia  
Mike Vernoia

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hillsborough, N.J.

High School:
Immaculata HS

Last College:
College of New Jersey

Position:
Freestyle


07/18/2012

Minnesota Receives CSCAA Scholar All-American Awards

Four gophers named to the Scholar All-American Team

06/26/2012

Plummer Advances to 100 Backstroke Finals at U.S. Olympic Trials

The former Gopher finished second in Tuesday's semifinals with a time of 53.24.

06/25/2012

Alex Wold Finishes Ninth in 400 IM on First Day of Olympic Trials

Wold finished just a half-second shy of the finals with a time of 4:19.84.

03/28/2012

Gophers Earn 67 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Spots

Minnesota student-athletes well represented on Winter Academic All-Big Ten Teams

02/24/2012

No. 16 Minnesota in Sixth Place after Day 3 of Big Ten Championships

The Gophers continue to improve every session, heading into the final day with 235 points

2011-12 • SENIOR SEASON:
Established top times at the Big Ten Championships • placed tenth in the 200 free (1:35.91) • swam a 4:22.47 in the 500 free for 13th • finished 26th in the 100 free (44.70) • member of the third place 800 free relay • finished first in the 200 free at the Hawaii Dual • won the 200 and 500 free against Wisconsin • Academic All-Big Ten • letterwinner.

2010-11 • JUNIOR SEASON:
Placed ninth in the 200 free at the Big Ten Championships • finished 11th in the 500 free • also part of the fourth-place 800 free relay team • letterwinner.

AT NEW JERSEY:

Spent two years swimming for coach Brian Bishop • 2010 NCAA Division III Championships runner-up in the 200 and 500 free • nine-time All-American • seven-time Metro Conference champion • collegeswimming.com swimmer of the week.

HIGH SCHOOL:

A 2008 graduate of Immaculata High School in Hillsborough, N.J. • earned first-team All-Skyland Conference and third-team all-state honors • four-year letterwinner • swam for Somerset Valley YMCA under coach Matt Donovan.

PERSONAL:
Business marketing major • son of Ann and Michael Vernoia • has three sisters: Sarah, Emma, and Hannah • enjoys driving his green moped, Reptar • born August 3, 1990.

Vernoia's Top Times:
100 free 44.70 2/25/12
200 free 1:35.91 2/24/12
500 free 4:21.43 2/24/11
1,650 free 15:37.75 2/26/11