Vinny Tafuto
Vinny  Tafuto

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hummelstown, Pa.

High School:
Hershey

Event:
Freestyle/Butterfly


02/07/2015

U-M Dominates MSU to Cap Fourth Straight Undefeated Season

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

01/08/2015

Wolverine Athlete Spotlight: Vinny Tafuto

Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete Spotlight: Vinny Tafuto

08/11/2014

Clary, Jaeger Win Titles at Phillips 66 National Championships

Ex-Men's Swimmers Clary, Jaeger Win Titles at Phillips 66 Nationals

At Michigan
• Three-time NCAA All-American (2014-16: 200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• Big Ten champion (2015: 200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• Two-time All-Big Ten (2016: Second Team; 2015: First Team)
• Two-time Academic All-Big Ten (2015-16)
• Two-time U-M Athletic Academic Achievement (2015-16)

Senior (2016-17)
• UGA Fall Invitational (Dec. 2-4): Finished 8th in the 100-yard Butterfly (47.56), 16th in the 50-yard Freestyle (20.26) and 20th in the 100-yard Freestyle (44.58).

2016 U.S. Olympic Team Trials
• 40th in the 100-meter Butterfly (53.93)
• 91st in the 50-meter Freestyle (23.34)

Junior (2015-16)
• NCAA All-American (200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• All-Big Ten (Second Team)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• NCAA Championships (March 23-26): Swam on 200-yard Freestyle Relay.
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 24-27): Finished 13th in the 100-yard Butterfly (47.72), 15th in the 50-yard Freestyle (20.13) and 27th in the 100-yard Freestyle (44.42).
• Finished 24th in the 100-meter Butterfly (55.00), tied for 72nd in the 50-meter Freestyle (23.69) and finished 86th in the 100-meter Freestyle (52.22) at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 3-5).
• MSU Outdoor Invitational (Oct. 2): Won the 100-meter Butterfly (57.69).

Sophomore (2014-15)
• NCAA All-American (200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• Big Ten champion (200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• All-Big Ten (First Team)
• Academic All-Big Ten
• U-M Athletic Academic Achievement
• NCAA Championships (March 26-28): Swam on the 200-yard Freestyle Relay.
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 25-28): Finished 4th in the 50-yard Freestyle (19.62), 14th in the 100-yard Butterfly (47.82) and 16th in the 100-yard Freestyle (44.31).

Freshman (2013-14)
• NCAA All-American (200-yard Freestyle Relay)
• NCAA Championships (March 27-29): Traveled as relay alternate, swimming on the 200-yard Freestyle Relay.
• Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-March 1): Finished 7th in the 100-yard Butterfly (47.74), 11th in the 50-yard Freestyle (19.97) and 17th in the 100-yard Freestyle (44.52).
• Finished 3rd in the 50-yard Freestyle against Notre Dame and Auburn (Oct. 12), and against both Indiana and Texas (Oct. 25).

Prep
• High School: Hershey (2013)
• Pennsylvania state champion in the 50-yard Freestyle and on 200-yard Freestyle Relay as a senior.
• Five-time All-American.

Club/International
• Club: Hershey Aquatics Club (2005-13)

Personal
• Full Name: Vincent Francis Tafuto
• Birthday: April 10, 1995
• Enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts
• Major: Sport Management

Career Bests

Event Time Date
50-yard Freestyle 19.53 2/26/2015
100-yard Freestyle 43.90 2/28/2015
100-yard Backstroke 53.12 2/8/2014
100-yard Butterfly 47.01 12/3/2016
200-yard Butterfly 1:50.75 2/6/2016

 



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