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  Michael Bruce
Michael Bruce

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Wichita, KS

High School:
Trinity Academy

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 167

Event:
Breast/IM

Experience:
3V

National Competition: USA Swimming National Junior Team member.

As a Junior in 2002-03: Five-time All-American (three individual and two relays) ... First-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Pac-10 Champion in the 200 breaststroke in a conference championship meet record time of 1:55.70 ... Swam second leg of Stanford's 200 medley relay team with a time of 24.55 that placed third (1:26.01) at NCAAs ... Placed 11th at NCAAs in the 200 breaststroke, clocking in at 1:56.79 ... Finished 12th in the 100 breaststroke (54.34) and 13th in the 200 individual medley (1:46.73) at NCAAs ... Swam the second leg of the Cardinal's 400 medley relay team with a time of 53.14 that took second (3:07.24) at NCAAs ... Member of Cardinal 200 medley relay team that took top honors with a time of 1:25.63 at the conference championships (3/7) ... Took second at Pac-10s (3/6) in the 400 medley relay, swimming the second leg and fifth in the 200 IM (1:47.26) ... Placed second in the 100 breaststroke (53.91) at Pac-10s (3/7).

As a Sophomore in 2001-02: Four-time All-American (two individual and two relays) ... Member of NCAA Champion 400 medley relay team (3:06.81) ... Finished second at NCAAs in the 200 breast in a school record time of 1:54.81 ... Member of NCAA Champion 200 medley relay team (1:25.47) ... Took fourth in the 100 breast at NCAAs in a time of 53.39 (a season and career-best time) ... Second-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection ... Pac-10 Champion in the 200 breast in 1:56.73 and 100 breast in 53.79 - the fifth fastest time in school history ... Swam second leg of Stanford's Pac-10 Champion 200 medley relay ... Placed fifth in the 200 IM at Pac-10s (1:47.71) ... Swam a season- and career-best time of 1:47.25 in the prelims at NCAAs of the 200 IM.

As a Freshman in 2000-2001: Two-time All-American ... Clocked in at 1:58.22 in the 200 breast at NCAAs to finish 11th ... Also placed 11th in the 100 breast at NCAAs with a time of 54.58 in the consolation finals ... Finished second in the 200 breast at Pac-10s with a time of 1:57.96 ... Swam his fastest time on the year in the conference championship prelims (1:56.59) ... Took fifth at Pac-10s in the 100 breast (55.11) ... Swam his fastest time on the in the prelims of this event (54.37) ... Placed sixth in the consolation final at Pac-10s in the 200 IM (1:50.25) .. Swam his fastest time on the year in the prelims (1:48.94).

Prep: Four-year letterwinner in both swimming and soccer ... Kansas Swimmer of the Year ... Three-time All-American ... Four-time Kansas state Champion ... Set school and state record in 100m breast his junior (57.4) and senior (56.5) seasons ... Holds the Region VIII records in the 100m breast, 200m breast and 200y breast ... In 1999, was the Region VIII 200yd. Breaststroke Champion (2:00.04) - the time placing him first nationally for 15/16 yr. old boys ... Coached by Eric Nelson ... Captained both the swimming and soccer teams his senior year ... Swam with the Wichita Swim Club.

Personal: Engineering major ... Born in Wichita, Kansas ... Parents are George and Pam Bruce ... Has three sisters, Lizzy (19), Caroline (17), and Jamie (13) ... Full name is George Michael Bruce ... Hobbies include soccer, cycling, classic British cars ... Sister, Lizzy, is a sophomore swimmer at UNC-Chapel Hill ... Chairman of Cardinal Council ... Chairman of Pac-10 Student Athlete Advisory Committee.


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