Michael VanBeek
Michael VanBeek

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich.

High School:
Grosse Pointe North

Event:
Free


Junior Season: Academic All-Big Ten honoree...Turned in a third-place finish at Ball State (12/8) in the 500 free with a time of 4:48.73...Took third in the 500 free (4:42.56) against Oakland (1/25).

Sophomore Season: Awarded John Munley Memorial Scholarship ... Scored in three dual meets ... Registered a team point in the 1,000 free in season opener versus Iowa (10/28) ... Clocked a time of 4:52.07 en route to a third-place swim in the 500 free and added a fourth-place effort in the 1,000 free against Ball State (12/9) ... Also scored in dual meet versus Purdue (1/13) ... Competed in the 200, 500 and mile free at the Big Ten Championships.

Freshman Season: Member of the 800 free relay that finished 15th (7:11.61) at the Ohio State Invitational (12/2) ... Took second in the 1,000 free (10:02.71) against St. Bonaventure (1/28).

High School: Four-year letterwinner for coach Mike O'Connor ... Earned all-league honors all four years ... Served as team captain during junior and senior seasons ... Member of Pointe Aquatics club team.

Personal: Born Nov. 16, 1986 in Grosse Pointe Shores, Mich. ... Son of Robert and Natalie VanBeek ... Criminal justice major.