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

2011: 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 … 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.

Personal: Son of Julia and Peter Liao.