Mike Vernoia
Mike  Vernoia


Hillsborough, N.J.

High School:
Immaculata HS

Last College:
College of New Jersey



Minnesota Receives CSCAA Scholar All-American Awards

Four gophers named to the Scholar All-American Team


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.


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.


Gophers Earn 67 Winter Academic All-Big Ten Spots

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


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.


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.


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.

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


Busch Reflects on McCaul Award, Team Energy


The graduating senior is honored to win the award and looks forward to watching his younger teammates next year.

Purdy Named Head Coach at Youngstown State


The longtime Gophers assistant was on staff for five women's Big Ten Championship team victories.

Gideon Louw Promoted to Associate Head Coach


Gophers sprinters have flourished under Louw's tutelage. He will take on additional roles this year.

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