Tristan Sanders
Tristan  Sanders

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Oldsmar, Fla.

High School:
Palm Harbor University

Event:
Backstroke


02/07/2015

U-M Dominates MSU to Cap Fourth Straight Undefeated Season

Men's Swimming & Diving Dominates MSU to Cap Dual Season

02/05/2015

Wolverine Athlete Spotlight: Tristan Sanders

Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete Spotlight: Tristan Sanders

At Michigan
• NCAA All-America (2016: 200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• Two-time NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (2016: 400-yard Freestyle Relay; 2015: 200-yard Backstroke)
• Big Ten champion (2016: 200-yard Backstroke)
• All-Big Ten (2016: First Team)
• Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2015-16)
• Academic All-Big Ten (2016)

Junior (2016-17)
• UGA Fall Invitational (Dec. 2-4): Finished 9th in the 100-yard Backstroke (47.11) and 15th in the 200-yard IM (1:47.49).

2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
• 14th in the 200-meter Backstroke (2:00.68)
• 52nd in the 100-meter Backstroke (56.35)

Sophomore (2015-16)
• NCAA All-American (200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (400-yard Freestyle Relay)
• Big Ten champion (200-yard Backstroke)
• All-Big Ten (First Team)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• NCAA Championships (March 23-26): Finished 21st in 200-yard Backstroke (1:41.33), 28th in 100-yard Backstroke (47.14) and 39th in 200-yard IM (1:46.55) . Also swam on 200-yard Freestyle Relay and 400-yard Freestyle Relay.
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-27): Won the 200-yard Backstroke (1:41.82) and took 12th in the 100-yard Backstroke (47.40). Was also DQed in the 200-yard IM.
• Finished 7th in the 200-meter Backstroke (2:00.23), 27th in the 100-meter Backstroke (56.80) and 41st in the 200-meter Freestyle (1:52.89) at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 3-5).
• Penn State/Virginia (Oct. 31-Nov. 1): Won the 100-yard Backstroke (48.94) and 200-yard Backstroke (1:44.76).
• MSU Outdoor Invitational (Oct. 2): Won the 100-meter Backstroke (59.33) and 200-meter Backstroke (2:07.72).

Freshman (2014-15)
• NCAA All-America Honorable Mention (200-yard Backstroke)
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• NCAA Championships (March 26-28): Finished 9th in the 200-yard Backstroke (1:40.34) and 30th in the 100-yard Backstroke (47.06).
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 25-28): Finished 5th in the 200-yard IM (1:44.71), 6th in the 200-yard Backstroke (1:42.19) and 8th in the 100-yard Backstroke (46.94).
• Finished 5th in the 200-yard Backstroke at the 2014 AT&T Winter National Championships (Dec. 3-6).
• Made collegiate debut at Iowa (Oct. 3-4).

Prep
• High School: Palm Harbor University (2014)
• Two-time FHSAA champion in the 100-yard Backstroke (3A in 2012-13, 4A in 2013-14)

Club/International
• Club: Palm Harbor YMCA (2003-14)
• Won the 100-yard Backstroke and 200-yard Backstroke at 2013 Speedo Winter Junior National Championships.
• Won the 200-yard Backstroke and finished second in the 200-yard Freestyle at the 2014 NCSA Junior National Championships.

Personal
• Full Name: Tristan Michael Sanders
• Birthday: Feb. 25, 1996
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Major: Pre-Business

Career Bests

Event Time Date
100-yard Freestyle 44.73 12/6/2014
200-yard Freestyle 1:38.31 1/30/2016
100-yard Backstroke 46.94 2/27/2015
200-yard Backstroke 1:40.34 3/28/2015
200-yard IM 1:44.71 2/26/2015

 



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