Michael Liao
Michael Liao
Height: 6-0
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Newport Beach, Calif.
High School: Corona del Mar
Position: Breast
Major: Biological Engineering

2013-14: All-American (100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay) … NEWMAC Relay of the Week (200 Medley Relay: 11/25, 1/27; 400 Medley Relay: 1/13) … NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week (11/25, 1/27) … ECAC Swimmer of the Week (1/29) … Counsilman Hunsaker Swimmer of the Week (1/29) … NEWMAC first team All-Conference (100 Breast, 400 Medley Relay) … NEWMAC second team All-Conference (200 Breast) … won the 100 breast at six consecutive meets and was first in the 200 breast at seven straight meets … at the NEWMAC Championships (2/20-23), he took 11th in the 50 free with a 21.74, was first in the 100 breast with a time of 55.85 and came second in the 200 breast in 2:02.78 … he was part of the winning 400 medley relay that broke the meet and pool records with its time of 3:18.40, and the 200 medley relay that won with a time of 1:31.41, setting new meet and pool records … at the NCAA Championships (3/19-22), he was the breaststroke leg on both the 200 medley relay (1:29.67) and the 400 medley relay (3:15.99) that were national runner-ups … he came in seventh in the 100 breast in 54.99 and was sixth in the 200 breast with a time of 2:00.77.

2012-13: All-American (100 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay) … Honorable Mention All-American (200 Breast) … NEWMAC First Team All-Conference (200 Breast) …  won the 100 breast and 200 breast at four meets at four different meets … started the season with wins in the 100 and 200 breast against Springfield (11/10) with times of 58.19 and 2:08.25 respectively … dropped time in both events at the MIT Invitational (11/30-12/01), turning in times of 56.52 and 2:02.40, the latter being an NCAA A cut and a NEWMAC Open record … at the NEWMAC Championships (2/15-17), he was the breaststroke leg in the winning 400 medley relay with a NEWMAC Meet record and MIT school record time of 3:19.79 … came fifth in the 100 breast in 57.91 and third in the 200 breast with a 2:06.96 … at the NCAA Championships (3/20-23), he was the breaststroke leg in the 200 medley relay that came first in a new MIT record of 1:28.57 … was part of the 400 medley relay that touched third in another MIT record of 3:15.89 … came sixth in both the 100 and 200 breast with a 55.54 and 2:03.52, the first of which being a personal record.

2011-12: All-American (100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay) … NEWMAC first team All-Conference (100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay) … NEWMAC Swimmer of the Week (Jan. 16) … outstanding season in the breaststroke … won every individual breaststroke event during the regular season … at the NEWMAC Championships he opened by swimming the second leg on the winning 200 and 400 medley relay teams … then won the 100 breast in 56.25 … completed the double with the win in the 200 breast in a NEWMAC open record time of 2:02.60 … swam the same legs on the medley relay teams at the NCAA Championships, helping the 200 squad to a seventh-place finish and the 400 to a sixth-place showing … finished eighth in the 100 breast with a time of 56.53 … sixth in the 200, touching the wall in 2:02.58.

2010-11: Three-time All-American … first team All-NEWMAC in the 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay … second team All-NEWMAC in the 200 IM … academic All-NEWMAC … earned All-America status as a member of the MIT 400 and 200 medley relay teams that finished fifth and eighth respectively at the NCAA Championships … honorable mention All-America status in the 200 breast where he finished 15th (2:06.78) … took the NEWMAC 100 breast title with his season best time of 56.53 … that effort placed him second all-time at MIT in the event … his time of 2:03.03 in taking the NEWMAC 200 breast title set a new meet record and was also second all-time at MIT … won every 100 and 200 breaststroke event he entered during the season leading up to the NEWMAC Championships.

Out of the Pool at MIT: Majoring in biological engineering … interned at Kilbur Medical … conducted cancer research in the Langer Lab.

High School: A 2010 graduate of Corona Del Mar High School … four-year letterwinner in swimming … three-time All-American in breaststroke … 2009 and 2010 Orange County Dream Team … state champion in the 100 breast as a senior … three-time state qualifier.