Week of training at altitude pays off in first Notre Dame win of the season
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 ... monogram winner.
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 ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business, majoring in accounting.