Men's Swimming

 

  Michael Berthaume
Michael Berthaume

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hampden, Mass.

High School:
Minnechaug Regional

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 180

Event:
Butterfly

Birthdate:
04/03/1988


General: Ranks second all-time at UMass in the 100 fly (48.73) and fifth all-time in the 200 fly (1:51.66).

2009-10 (Senior): Won a gold medal in the 100 butterfly (48.73) while taking bronze in the 200 butterfly (1:51.20) at the A-10 Championships (2/20) ... Finished first in both the 100 butterfly (52.78) and 200 butterfly (1:59.28) at Boston College (1/22) ... Took two first-place finishes in the 100 butterfly (52.43) and 200 butterfly (1:55.81) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/16) ... Had two top-five finishes at Yale, grabbing second in the 100 butterfly (50.74) and fourth in the 200 butterfly (1:57.24) (12/5) ... Took fourth-place in the 200 butterfly at the Terrier Invitational with a season-best time of 1:54.64 (11/22) ... Finished in first in both the 100 fly (51.29) and 200 fly (1:59.21) against Binghampton (11/7) ... Notched a first place finish in 100 fly (51.36) against BU while placing second in the 200 fly (1:58.80) (10/17).

2008-09 (Junior): Finished fourth in the 100 fly (49.76) while also helping the 200 medley relay team to a second-place finish at the A-10 Championships (2/18-21) ... Placed first in the 100 fly (51.27) and tied for first in the 200 fly (1:55.16) against Fordham (1/31) ... Notched two first-place finishes: 100 back (53.07) and 100 fly (50.96) at home against Colgate (1/25) ... Finished first in the 100 fly (50.60) and second in the 200 fly (1:55.74) against Boston College (1/24) ... Placed first in the 100 fly (52.55) and second in the 200 fly (1:58.89) at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/16-17) ... Notched two second-place finishes in the 100 fly (52.18) and the 200 fly (1:58.57) while also contributing to the second-place 200 medley relay team against Binghamton (11/8) ... Finished first in the 100 fly (52.54) and third in the 100 back (57.02) at Stony Brook (11/1) ... Tallied two first-place finishes in each of the fly events, recording a time of 1:56.08 in the 200 and 51.88 in the 100 in the Minutemen's first ever win over Army (10/25) ... Was a member of the second-place 200 medley relay team while also adding a first-place finish in the 200 fly (1:56.27) against BU (10/18).

2007-08 (Sophomore): Placed first at the A-10 championships in the 200 fly finishing with a time of 1:51.66 (2/20-23) ... Was a member of the fourth-place 400 medley relay (3:38.35) and third-place 200 medley relay (1:39.90) teams at the Rhode Island Invitational (1/11-12) ... Placed 14th in the 100 backstroke (54.81) and swam the third leg of the 400 medley relay team that placed second (3:28.57) at the BU Terrier Invitational (11/16-18).

2006-07 (Freshman): At the A-10 Championships (2/21-24) finished fifth in the 100 fly (50.65) ... Won the 100 fly against Boston College (1/20).

Before UMass: A 2006 graduate of Minnechaug Regional High School where he earned All-American status during his last meet of his senior year ... Swam the butterfly leg of the 200 medley relay in 22.61 seconds ... Won all but one individual race in the regular season ... Also played volleyball.

Personal: Michael Anthony Berthaume ... Born April 3, 1988 in Springfield, Mass. ... Son of Barry and Josephine ... Has one brother, Andrew and two sisters, Maria and Angela ... Majoring in Engineering and Anthropology.

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