Mario Koenigsperger has signed a National Letter of Intent to swim at University of Southern California beginning in the fall of 2016. Koenigsperger is a high school graduate from Sacred Heart College in Auckland. He swims for the club team Howick Pakuranga and is a member of New Zealand’s Youth Team. Koenigsperger represented New Zealand at the Commonwealth Youth Games in Samoa from September 5-12, 2015.
“I’m very excited to become part of the Trojan family. USC has an incredible swimming and diving program with world class coaches and swimmers both in the college group and in the pro group. It’s also one of the world’s leading academic universities. I look forward to spending my next few years in LA!” #FightOn
Koenigsperger recently broke two New Zealand national age group records: 50 LCM breast (28.68) on March 28 and 100 LCM breast on April 18. He was runner-up in the 100 breast and bronze medalist in the 50 breast at NZ Olympic Trials and won the 50/100/200 breaststroke events at New Zealand Age Championships Wellington.
Koenigsperger’s top times, converted, include:
Koenigsperger would made the Trojans’ top 5 performances in the 100 breast and 200 breast during the 2015-16 season. He will join a training group that includes Carsten Vissering, Billy Monjay, and Jonah Hu, and will be classmates with fellow-commits Mark Jurek and Thomas Reed.
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