AS A SENIOR:Finished his career as a freestyle specialist… placed 17th in 500 free prelims at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championships… would go on to place 23rd in the finals (4:25.93)... swam to 14th in 400 IM finals (3:50.39)... had three top-four placements in 800 free relay… best time was as the third leg at the Hawkeye Invitational, clinching fourth (6:40.36)... had two first place wins against Olivet Nazarene… swam the third leg of 800 free relay (6:53.15)... 300 back 3x100 relay (2:35.79)... touched the wall first in 1650 free at the Shamrock Invitational for a season best time (15:21.60)... at the same Invitational, swam to third in 500 free (4:31.90)... sixth in 400 IM (4:05.39)... tied for eighth in 400 free relay at the Hawkeye Invitational (3:03.63)... had season-best time for 500 free at the Invitational, taking 14th place in the finals (4:31.50)... earned a monogram.
AS A JUNIOR: Distinguished himself as a distance freestyle specialist for the Irish, primarily swimming the 500 free, 1,000 free and 1,650 free races ... also swam 200 fly and 400 IM ... turned in four season-best performances at the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Championship meet, setting new career records in the 1,000 free (9:15.50), the 1,650 free (15:15.94) and the 400 IM (3:49.28) ... came in 15th-place in 500 free at ACC Championships, touching the wall in 4:25.38 ... also placed 15th in 500 free (4:30.53) at Hawkeye Invitational ... improved to eighth at Shamrock Invite, clocking in at 4:35.69 in 500 free race ... in dual meet with former BIG EAST foe Louisville, earned highest finish of the season in 500 free (4:39.96), touching the wall in seventh place ... at Louisville meet, came in fourth in 1,000 free (9:29.91) ... was second in dual meet with Wisconsin in 1,000 free (9:32.43) ... clocked a pair of fourth-place finishes in the 1,650 free at the Hawkeye Invitational (15:36.10) and the Shamrock Invite (15:47.80) ... was first in 1,650 (15:48.15) at dual meet with Purdue ... came in fifth in 200 fly (1:56.80) in last home meet of the season against Cleveland State ... touched the wall in 3:49.28, good for 17th place in 400 IM at the ACC Championship meet ... earned a monogram.
AS A SOPHOMORE: Turned in two season-best performances at the BIG EAST Championships with a third-place finish in the 1,650 free (15:21.63) and a fourth-place finish in the 400 IM (3:51.33) ... was the fifth swimmer to touch the wall in the 500 free (4:25.09) at the BIG EAST Championships ... took home a top-five finish at the Northwestern Invitational as a member of the 800 free relay team (6:53.91) along with a sixth-place finish in the 500 free (4:37.03) ... recorded best finish of the year as runner-up in the 1,650 free (15:49.81) at the Shamrock Invitational ... was part of the third place 800 free relay team at the same meet ... was a strong competitor in dual meet action, finishing third in the 1,000 free (9:33.20), fourth in the 500 free (4:39.40) and fourth in the 200 free relay (1:24.31) against Louisville ... took bronze in the 200 free (1:43.33) and fourth in the 200 IM (1:55.94) against Pittsburgh ... was one of four recipients of the Notre Dame Most Improved Award at the season-ending team banquet ... earned a monogram.
AS A FRESHMAN: Swam the full range of freestyle events for the Irish in his inaugural campaign, capping off the season with two top-eight finishes at the BIG EAST Championships ... nabbed an NCAA B-cut en route to a fourth-place finish in the 1,650 free (15:27.69) at the BIG EAST Championships ... took seventh at the same meet in the 500 free (4:27.13) ... also competed in the 200 free, recording a time of 1:38.74 in prelims which stood as a personal fastest readout of the season ... clocked fastest 100 free time of the season at the Hawkeye Invitational (46.81) while leading off a relay ... took second in the 1,650 free in dual meet action against Michigan State, posting a 15:50.12 ... saw additional dual meet competition against Louisville, Pittsburgh, Northwestern, Purdue, and the quad meet against Michigan, Oakland, and TCU ... earned a monogram.
PREP AND PERSONAL: Prepped at Mt. Lebanon (Pa.) while earning four varsity letters with the swim team ... nine-time All-American ... short course nationals qualifier ... holds school records in the 200 IM, 500 free and 200/400 free relays ... WPIAL champion in the 200 IM as a junior ... 500 free state champion as a senior ... three-time team MVP and team captain ... four times named to the all-conference, all-city and all-state squads ... member of National Honor Society and student-athlete council ... son of Kathy and Frank Nappi ... full name is John Francis Nappi ... sister, Mary, swam at Wooster ... father swam at Westminster College ... hails from same area as Notre Dame women's basketball player Madison Cable ... graduated from the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in accounting.
Nappi's Career Bests
|100 Free||46.81||Hawkeye Invite (2011)|
|200 Free||1:38.74||BIG EAST (2012)|
|500 Free||4:25.09||BIG EAST (2013)|
|1,000 Free||9:15.50||ACC Championship (2014)|
|1,650 Free||15:14.62||ACC Championship (2015)|
|200 Back||1:56.88||v. Air Force (2013)|
|200 Fly||1:54.07||Hawkeye Invitational (2013)|
|200 IM||1:55.54||Shamrock Invite (2012)|
|400 IM||3:49.28||ACC Championship (2014)|