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University of New Mexico Lobos athletics

Mari Aoki

Class

Jr.

Hometown

Bozeman, Mont.

Previous School

Hellgate High School

SOPHOMORE (2019-20): Competed in all seven meets … earned All-Mountain West honors in the 400-IM, finishing seventh at the MW Championships … owned the tenth-best time in the Mountain West in the 400-IM, and the 15th-best in the 200 IM … posted career-bests in five events … had a career-best 4:21.70 in the 400-IM at the Mountain West Championships.

FRESHMAN (2018-19)Posted nine top-five finishes on the season … competed in eight meets … career bests included a 1:00.29 in the 100-yard back at the home meet against Nevada (6th) … Set season bests at the Phill Hansel Invitational including a 2:03.87 in the 200 back, a 2:25.47 in the 200 breast and a 4:26.71 in the 400 IM … swam the 200-yard IM at the Mountain West Championships (2:03.17) for her fifth career mark of the season.

HIGH SCHOOL:  Montana High School Swimming State Champions 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 … Knight Medallion (Valedictorian) … Hellgate National Honor’s Society … Hellgate Swimming Senior Captain in 2017-2018 … Hellgate Swimming Junior Captain in 2016-2017 … Academic All-State … letter in Hellgate HOSA … Hellgate Trig-Star Champion in 2016 … earned 2016 National Latin Exam Silver Medal Award … 2016 PSAT/NMSQT National Merit Scholarship Program Letter of  Commendation  Award … Earned an academic letter.

PERSONAL: Born in Bozeman, Mont … parents are Kenji & Kiyomi … has two siblings, Nobu and Mikiyo … swam for Bozeman Barracudas from 2005-2014 and the Missoula Aquatic Club from 2014-2018 … achievements include USA Swimming 2016-2017 Scholastic All-America … Montana Swimming Athlete Representative, 2017-2018 …was a USA Swimming Western Zone Select Camp Member, a 2013 USA  Swimming National Diversity Select Camp member and was 2015 MAC Team Captain… Majoring in computer science.

MARY AOKI’S MAIN EVENT COLLEGIATE BESTS (per USA Swimming)
200 individual medley 2:03.17 2019 MW Championships 2/21/2019
400 individual medley 4:21.70 2020 MW Championships 2/21/2020
100 backstroke 58.66 Houston/Phill Hansel Invitational 11/17/2018
200 backstroke 2:02.79 SMU Invitational 11/23/2019
100 individual medley 59.68 CSCAA Invitational 3/16/2019