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  Adam Messner
Adam Messner

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Ann Arbor, MI

High School:
Dexter

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 179

Event:
Free/Fly

Tri-Captain of the Cardinal this year with Rob Canales and Brian Rodde ... Stanford's top point-scorer at the 2000 NCAAs ... Ready to repeat All-American honors in the 200 and 500 free and 200 fly ... Will also have a big impact on the free relays ... Also a former All-American in the 1650 free ... Earned a gold medal for the U.S. 800m free relay team at the 1999 Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Canada ... Currently ranks 35th in the world in the 200m free (1:49.84), 71st in the 400m free (3:56.65) and 29th in the 100m fly (53.71) ... Ranks 3rd in school history in the 200 free (1:35.68), 2nd in the 200 fly (1:43.34) and 2nd in the 500 free (4:16.70).

As a Senior in 2000-2001: Six-time All-American ... Successfully defended his NCAA title in the 200 fly with a time of 1:43.12 ... Pac-10 Champion in the 200 fly ... Took eighth at NCAAs in the 500 free, clocking in at 4:20.56 ... Swam a season-best time of 4:18.59 in the prelims of this event ... Swam the final leg of Stanford's 400 medley relay team that placed fourth at NCAAs ... Finished third at NCAAs in the 200 free with a season-best time of 1:35.05 ... Swam second leg of Stanford's 800 free relay team that finished fifth at NCAAs ... Swam the anchor leg of Stanford's 400 free relay team that finished first in the consolation final at NCAAs ... Swam the first leg on Stanford's 400 freestyle relay that finished second at the conference championships ... Took second in the 200 free at Pac-10s with a time of 1:35.74 ... Swam the final leg on the Cardinal's 800 free relay that took fourth at Pac-10s ... Clocked a time of 4:19.72 in the 500 free at Pac-10s to finish third ... Swam the final leg of Stanford's 400 medley relay team that won at Pac-10s ... Tallied 47 points at NCAAs to tie for seventh in the individual points standings.

As a Junior in 1999-2000: NCAA Champion in the 200m fly (1:55.79) ... Stanford's leading point scorer at nationals with 51 ... four-time All-American ... Helped 400m free relay team to 4th place finish (47.92 split) at nationals ... Took 6th at nationals in the 400m medley relay (48.51 split) ... Placed 3rd at NCAAs in the 800m free relay (1:46.13 split) ... The 4th-fastest man in history in the 200-yard fly and the 14th-fastest man in history in the 200-yard free ... Had a tremendous Pac-10 meet in 2000 ... Won the 200-yard fly (1:43.34), breaking the Pac-10 meet record and becoming the 4th-fastest man ever in that event ... A day earlier he won the 200-yard free (1:34.35), becoming the 14th-fastest person in that event ... Also placed 2nd in the 500-yard free (4:16.70) ... Anchored the Pac-10 champion 800-yard free relay squad (1:35.66 split) and the Pac-10 champion 400-yard medley relay team (43.70 split) ... Swam the leadoff leg on the Pac-10 runner-up 400-yard free relay team, swimming the opening leg in 43.79, the fastest 100-yard free time by a Cardinal swimmer this season ... Captured both the 200-yard free (1:36.95) and the 500-yard free (4:24.44) in the dual meet with No. 1 Texas ... Claimed the 500-yard free (4:24.92) in the dual-meet win over California ... Won the 200-meter free (1:48.87) and the 400-meter free (3:51.19) in a return to his hometown in the dual meet with Michigan ... Won the 200-yard free (1:38.08) and the 500-yard free (4:31.36) in the dual-meet win over Arizona State ... Swept the 200-yard free (1:38.56), the 1000-yard free (9:20.09) and the 100-yard fly (49.25) in the dual-meet win over British Columbia ... Won the 100-yard fly (50.17) and the 200-yard free (1:41.10) at the Pacific Invitational ... Ranks 2nd in school history in the 200-yard fly, 2nd in the 500-yard free, 3rd in the 200-yard free and 12th in the 100-yard free.

As a Sophomore in 1998-99: Four-time All-American ... Stanford's leading point-scorer at the NCAA Championships with 36 ... At NCAAs, placed 5th in the 200 free (1:35.84, 1:35.68 prelims), 6th in the 200 fly (1:45.03) and 9th in the 500 free (4:20.58) ... Also swam the anchor leg and the fastest split (1:35.35) on the 800 free relay team that finished 4th at NCAAs ... Swam the third leg on the 400 free relay squad that won the Pac-10 title and clinched the team championship for Stanford ... Also at Pac-10s, he was 3rd in the 200 fly (1:46.76), 4th in the 200 free (1:36.82) and 5th in the 500 free (4:23.95) ... Helped the 800 free relay team to a 3rd-place finish at Pac-10s ... Swam the third leg on the 400 free relay team that clinched the dual-meet win over Texas ... Also won the 200 free (1:38.42) in Austin ... Swam on pool record-setting relays at deGuerre Pool (400 free relay) and Notre Dame (400 medley relay) ... Won the 200 free (1:38.46) and 200 fly (1:46.85) in the dual-meet win over Cal.

As a Freshman in 1997-98: Four-time All-American ... At NCAAs, finished 8th in the 200 free (1:35.83), 9th in the 500 free (4:20.14) and 15th in the 1650 free (15:19.14) ... Also a member of the NCAA 800 free relay team that placed 6th (6:26.62) ... At Pac-10s, placed 2nd in the 500 free (4:22.24) and 5th in both the 200 free (1:37.16) and 1650 free (15:26.75) ... Swam second leg for 800 free relay team (6:27.72) that won the conference title ... Finished 2nd in both the 500 free (4:28.03) and 1650 free (15:40.25) and 4th in the 200 free (1:40.87) at the Pacific Invitational ... Won the 500 free (4:26.97) at the UC Irvine Cup ... Named Freshman Most Valuable Player.

International Competition: Gold medalist in the 800m free relay at the 1999 Pan American Games ... Also won a silver medal, swimming in the prelims for the 400m medley relay squad ... A finalist at the 1999 Phillips 66 Summer Nationals in the 400m free (3:56.46 in prelims) ... Just missed finals by finishing 9th in the 200m free (1:51.44) and 10th in the 100m fly (54.90) ... Also swam the second leg for the 3rd-place Santa Clara Swim Club's 400m free relay team ... Finished 11th in the 200m free (1:51.49) and 15th in the 400m free (3:56.68) at the 1998 Phillips 66 Summer Nationals, and also competed in the 100m fly (56.21) ... U.S. Swimming All-American (1998) ... At the 1997 Phillips 66 Nationals, placed 9th in the 400m free (3:57.76), 15th in the 200m free (1:52.51) and 28th in the 1500m free (16:09.24) ... Earned "Rookie of the Meet" honors at the 1996 Summer Nationals after finishing 3rd in the 400m free ... Finished 12th at the 1996 U.S. Olympic Trials in the 400m free (4:00.55) ... National Age Group Record Holder (17-18) in the 200 free relay ... Ten-time YMCA Champion ... Swam for Todd Brunty at Dexter HS and Rich Suhs at the club level.

Prep: Holds three Michigan state records - 100 fly (49.31), 500 free (4:31.00) and 200 IM (1:51.21) ... 4-time NISCA Scholar Athlete ... Graduated with a 3.7 GPA.

Personal: Human biology major ... Son of David and Robyn Messner ... Sister Chye is a junior at school in Germany; sister Felicity teaches grade school in Baltimore ... Career goal is to develop and operate an environmentally friendly agricul-tural operation.

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