As a Sophomore: Did not compete in 2000-01.
As a Freshman: Member of the fastest UMass 800-yard free relay team in 1999-00 (6:50.57 at Atlantic 10 Championships) ... ranked second on the team in the 500-yard freestyle (4:41.15 at A-10's) and 1,650-yard freestyle (16:26.74 at A-10's) ... ranked third on the team in the 200-yard freestyle (1:45.36 at A-10's).
Before UMass: Four-year letterwinner at Westfield (Mass.) High School ... team captain as a junior and senior ... helped team to back-to-back undefeated seasons during junior and senior campaigns ... set school records in the 100-yard back and two relays ... two-time Athlete of the Week selection ... All-Western Massachusetts pick ... team MVP as a junior ... Coaches Award recipient as a sophomore.
Personal: Full name is Anthony Steven Bianchini ... born June 10, 1981, in Springfield, Mass. ... son of Steven and Louise Bianchini ... majoring in Sociology.
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