AS A JUNIOR:Continued to recover from off-season surgery … was able to compete in only two meets … swam the 200 Back against USC (1:55.59) and during a tri-meet with Purdue and Texas A&M in 1:57.49
AS A SOPHOMORE:Did not see action due to injury.
AS A FRESHMAN:Had a strong first-year campaign … posted NCAA B-cut times in the 500 Free (4:26.01) and 1,650 Free (15:29.12) … registered all-BIG EAST performances in the 500 and 1,650 Free events … placed second in the 500 Free and third in the 1,650 Free at the conference meet … finished 20th in the prelims of the 200 Free with a season-best time of 1:41.91 at the BIG EAST meet … his 1,000-yard split of 9:21.49 in the 1,650 Free at the BIG EAST Championships ranks third in program history … won the 200 Back (1:54.50) in a dual meet against St. Bonaventure.
THE HOPPER FILE:Four-year letterwinner for the varsity swim team at The Meadows (Nev.) … four-time all-conference, all-city and all-state choice … state MVP his senior season … three-time All-American … four-time team MVP and three-time team captain … three-time conference champion, two-time regional champion and two-time state champion … ranked nationally through three seasons as a prep … also swam for Desert Storm Swimming at the club level … tabbed a Scholastic All-American … born December 14, 1986, in Sacramento, Calif. … son of Heidi and Chris Hopper … majoring in information technology management while enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business.
Hopper[apos]s Career Bests
|200 Free||1:41.91||BIG EAST (2006)|
|500 Free||4:26.01||BIG EAST (2006)|
|1,000 Free||9:21.49||BIG EAST (2006)|
|1,650 Free||15:29.12||BIG EAST (2006)|
|200 Back||1:55.59||Southern California (2007)|