Men's Swimming & Diving Athlete Spotlight: Vinny Tafuto
Ex-Men's Swimmers Clary, Jaeger Win Titles at Phillips 66 Nationals
At Michigan ... NCAA All-American (2014: 200-yard freestyle relay).
Sophomore (2014-15) ... Regular Season ... Swam three events at AT&T Winter Nationals (Dec. 3-6), finishing as high as 15th in the 100-yard butterfly ... Had two top-six finishes vs. Indiana, Texas and Louisville (Oct. 24-25) ... Won the 50-yard freestyle and also swam the 100-yard freestyle at Iowa (Oct. 3-4).
Freshman (2013-14) ... NCAA All-American (200-yard freestyle relay) ... Championships Meets ... NCAA Championships (March 27-29): Traveled as relay alternate. Swam on the 200-yard freestyle relay ... Big Ten Championships (Feb. 26-March 1): Finished seventh in the 100-yard butterfly (47.74), 11th in the 50-yard freestyle (19.97) and 17th in the 100-yard freestyle (44.52) ... Regular Season ... Swam two events at Purdue (Jan. 10) and at Northwestern (Jan. 11) ... Had three top-10 finishes at the Univ. of Michigan Open (Nov. 22-24), taking second in the 50-yard freestyle, fourth in the 100-yard butterfly and ninth in the 100-yard freestyle ... finished third in the 50-yard freestyle (20.44) and seventh in the 100-yard freestyle (45.45) against Indiana and Texas (Oct. 25) ... took third in the 50-yard freestyle (20.64) against Notre Dame and Auburn (Oct. 12) ... made collegiate debut at Dennis Stark Relays (Oct. 11).
Prep ... Hershey (2013) ... member of two PIAA State Championship-winning teams (2010-11) and one runner-up team (2012) ... PIAA State champion in 50-yard freestyle and on 200-yard freestyle relay as a senior ... five-time All-American ... All-State selection in 50-yard freestyle and on 200- and 400-yard freestyle relays as a junior.
Club ... Hershey Aquatics Club (2005-13).
Personal ... Full name is Vincent Francis Tafuto ... born April 10, 1995 ... son of William and Julie Tafuto ... has three siblings ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts ... open major.