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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Talia Passarelli

Class

Sr.

Hometown

Thornton, Colo.

Previous School

Thornton High School

REDSHIRT-FRESHMAN (2018-19): Did not compete in 2018-19.

FRESHMAN (2017-18): Helped the 200 freestyle relay team take seventh at the Mountain West championships with a season-best time of 1:32.57 … Helped the Lobos take first in the 400 freestyle relay (3:29.44) at the double dual versus San Diego State and Fresno State on Jan. 14 … Took second in the 50 (24.48) and 100 (54.54) freestyle against Wyoming.

HIGH SCHOOL: Was a four-time first-team All-EMAC swimmer at Thornton High School in Thornton, Colo., under coach Kate Booth (also swam under Andrew Brand – her USA club coach) … Was also a four-time state meet qualifier and named Thornton’s Most Valuable Swimmer all four years in high school … Was a four-time academic all-state athlete … In her senior year Passarelli was a Speedo Futures Championship qualifier and was named the EMAC athlete of the month … Was a three-tim Speedo Sectional Championship qualifier … Lettered in volleyball her sophomore year.

PERSONAL: Born August 25 to parents Patty and Dean Passarelli in Thornton, Colo. … Has one brother, Daniel Passarelli (13).