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'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)|