MJ Mao '17 Participating in NCAA Division I Men's Swimming Championships
Bold, Brave, Spartan alum MJ Mao '17 will be participating in the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming National Championships in Austin, TX this weekend! MJ, a member of the Big Ten University of Wisconsin Swim team
, qualified for the national championship meet after breaking two school records in the Big Ten Championships in February - with a 100-yard Breaststroke time of 52.28 and 200-yard Breaststroke time of 1:52:40. His 200-yard Breaststroke time is also a record time for a Hawaii scholar-athlete and was an automatic qualifying time for the NCAA Championship!
MJ will be swimming in three individual events at this weekend's NCAA Championship Meet - the 100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, and 100 Butterfly. In speaking with MJ, he says, " I am very excited and can't wait to race at the highest level, and I'm just really happy to be participating in this meet." MJ earned Big Ten Swimmer of the Week honors on Jan. 9 for wins in the 100 fly (48.37), 100 breast (54.72) and 200 medley relay (1:29.87) vs. Hawaii. As a Maryknoll Spartan, MJ was a four-time state champion and still hold two HHSAA state swimming records.
Be sure to follow MJ's progress in the NCAA National Championship by visiting CollegeSwimming.com
or by clicking here
. Let's Go MJ!