Getting to Know Marcus Poteete
Where were you born?
Santa Cruz, Calif.
What do you want to be when you grow up?
I want to be someone that can support himself.
What is your favorite movie?
The Blues Brothers
Why did you choose Michigan State University?
My teammates and academics.
Who is your favourite MSU athlete of all time?
Name one person living or dead, that you would most like to compete against?
Top 5 songs on your iPod?
1. Stairway to Heaven by Led Zeppelin
2. Freebird by Lynyrd Skinner
3. The Empire Strikes First by Bad Religion
4. One by Metalica
5. Dream On by Aerosmith
Your favorite moment in the outdoor pool?
Captaining the hot tub in the diving well.
GREEN or WHITE???
Junior Season: Named Jason Vadney Men's Spartan of the Year...Swam to a first-place finish in the 100 fly at Iowa with a time of 51.23 (10/26) and at Purdue (1/12) with a time of 50.28...Took first-place in the 100 back (53.01) at Valparaiso (1/11)...Part of the 200 medley relay team that placed first at St. Bonaventure and Valparaiso (1/11)...Earned a second-place finish at Ball State (12/8) with a time of 1:55.89 in the 200 fly...Posted the team's best times of the year in the 100 fly (48.10) and 200 fly (1:49.77) at the Big Ten Championships (2/28).
Sophomore Season: Shared John Narcy Most Improved Swimmer award with Joe Schmitt ... Posted at least one top-three finish in six dual meets ... Opened the season with a third-place showing in the 200 breast (2:12.77) ... Won 200 breast heats at Notre Dame and against Michigan ... His time of 2:09.89 at Notre Dame was his season-best ... Placed third in the 100 breast at the Northwestern Invitational (11/18) ... Took first in the 100 breast (59.31) and 200 breast (2:11.85) against Ball State (12/9) ... Placed third in the 100 breast (59.59) and 200 breast (2:11.15) versus Oakland (1/19) ... Competed in five events at the Big Ten Championships, setting a personal best of 1:51.76 in the 200 IM.
Freshman Season: Finished third in the 100 free (49.76) against Ball State ... Competed in the Big Ten Championships.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in swimming and water polo ... Named school's senior athlete of the year ... Two-time CIFCCS finalist.
Personal: Born July 17, 1986 in Santa Cruz, Calif. ... Son of Mark and Mary Poteete ... Sister, Anna, swims at UCLA ... No-preference major.