Sho Koba
Sho Koba

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, Mich.

High School:
Ann Arbor Pioneer

Event:
Free

Birthdate:
05/04/1987


Junior Season: Posted the team's fastest time of the year in the 200 freestyle (1:38.80) at the Big Ten Championships (2/26) ... Placed third in the 100 free (45.41) and 200 free (1:40.23) at the TYR Invitational (11/22) ... Won the 100 fly with a 50.98 vs. Iowa (10/25) ... Also had a pair of third-place finishes at the Shamrock Invitational (1/23) in the 100 free (45.84) and 200 free (1:41.64) ... Took first place in the 200 free (1:41.25) and second in the 100 free (46.34) vs. Oakland (1/31) ... Took second in the 100 free with a 46.71 and second in the 200 free with a 1:39.20 vs. Michigan (2/7) ... Part of 400 free relay team that took first place at the TYR Invite and vs. Purdue.

Sophomore Season: Won the 200 free with a time of 1:39.87 at Penn State (11/10)...Garnered two first-place finishes at Ball State (12/8) in the 200 IM (1:57.78) and 500 free (4:44.33)...Took first in the 100 fly at Valparaiso (1/11), clocking a time of 51.49...Key member of the 400 and 800 free relay teams...Placed second in the 1,000 free (9:57.56) at St. Bonaventure (11/8)...Had three top-three finishes at Iowa (10/26) in the 200 free (1:41.63), 100 free (47.48) and 100 fly (51.84).

Freshman Season: Opened regular season with a second-place showing in 200 free (1:42.91) and a third place swim in the 100 free (47.98) versus Iowa (10/28) ... Placed second in the 200 free (1:41.05) at Notre Dame (11/10) ... Won 200 free (1:40.61) against Princeton (11/11) ... Took first in the 100 fly (51.14) and third in the 500 free (4:52.07) versus Ball State (12/9) ... Clocked season-best time of 4:36.34 en route to first place in the 500 free against Purdue (1/13) ... Won 200 free (1:39.69) and placed second in the 100 free (45.70) in season finale versus Oakland (1/19) ... Competed in 200 and 500 free and a pair of relays at the Big Ten Championships.

High School: Three-time letterwinner in swimming at Pioneer for coach Dannie Hill ... All-America and all-state honoree ... Also competed on the Ann Arbor Swim Club.

Personal: Born May 4, 1987 in Toyota, Japan ... Son of Hiroyuki and Junko Koba ... Mechanical engineering major.