Courtesy: Duke Sports Information
2011-12: Wrapped up his junior campaign with a strong performance at the 2012 ACC Championships, just missing the podium in the 100 breast to finish fourth in a personal-best time of 54.75 ... also made the finals cut in the 200 breast, placing 14th with a 2:01.63 clocking ... broke a school record in the 100 breast prelims, tapping the wall at 54.83 ... turned in personal-best swims in the prelims of the 50 free (20.95) and the 200 breast (2:00.79) at the conference meet ... took second in the 200 breast against ACC opponent Clemson (57.37) ... also earned a pair of second-place finishes in the 100 breast (56.88) and the 200 IM (1:59.21) against North Carolina ... competed in the finals of the 50 free and the 100 and 200 breast at the Nike Cup Invitational, placing sixth overall in the 100 breast (56.46) ... member of the 200 free relay that finished sixth at the same meet with a time of 1:23.62 ... won the 100 breast against NC State and SCAD with a mark of 57.24 ... over the summer, competed in the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Trials in Omaha, Neb. ... recorded a lifetime-best of 1:03.55 to take 47th in the event preliminaries.
2010-11: Member of the 400 medley relay team that broke the school record at the 2011 ACC Championships with a time of 3:14.26 ... collected a top-15 finish in the 100 breast at the ACCs, breaking school and personal records with a time of 55.48 ... also recorded a season best in the prelims of the 200 breast (2:03.96) ... opened season with a second-place finish against UNC Wilmington in the 100 breast ... powered the third leg of the 200 medley relay team that took eighth at the Nike Cup Invitational ... during the summer, earned a U.S. Olympic Team Trials cut in the 100-meter breaststroke with a personal-best swim of 1:03.82 at the 2011 ConocoPhillips National Championships in Palo Alto, Calif.
2009-10: Competed in the 200 medley relay, 100 and 200 breast in collegiate debut against UNC Wilmington, placing second, third and fifth respectively ... finished the season strong at the ACC Championships, placing third in the 400 free relay with an individual best time of 44.25 ... competed in the 800 free relay for the first time with a time of 1:38.59 to finish eighth ... also competed in the 50 free, 100 breast and 200 breast at the ACC Championships ... won the 200 breast with a clocking of 2:08.97 against Clemson.
Prep: Four-year letterwinner at Waubonsie Valley High School... four-time all-conference and all-sectional selection ... earned All-America honors as a senior in the 100 breast, 200 IM and 200 freestyle relay ... selected to the Illinois All-State second team his senior year ... holds his high school's record in the 100 breast (57.17) and 200 IM (1:54.42) ... won the Upstate 8 Conference's Sportsmanship Award and the Dave Robertson Team Leadership Award ... also received All-America, all-state and all-sectional recognition for water polo ... acknowledged as an Illinois State Scholar ... recipient of the Indian Prairie Scholar award ... received academic all-conference honors.
Personal: Born James Robert Zuponeck on Sept. 20, 1990 in Charlotte, N.C. ... son of Robert and Rita Zuponeck ... has one brother, Sam ... favorite athlete is Brazilian Olympic swimmer Caesar Cielo.
Duke Career Bests: 100 Breast: 54.75 (2/24/2012) 200 Breast: 2:00.79 (2/25/2012) 200 IM: 1:53.00 (2/24/2011)