Swimming & Diving
Duke Swimming & Diving BIO
Honors: ACC Academic Honor Roll (2011)
2012-13: Broke a pair of school records at the ACC Championships, eclipsing the mark twice in the 200 IM … Tapped the wall at 1:47.65 in the finals to place 11th in the conference … Matched Spencer Booth’s program record in the 100 backstroke with a 48.17 preliminaries swim and went on to finish 15th overall in that event … Set a new personal record in the 100 freestyle preliminaries at 45.58 and advanced to the event finals, coming in 24th … Duke’s top performer in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM during the regular season … Helped Duke’s 200 medley and 200 freestyle relays edge Virginia … won the 100 backstroke against South Carolina (50.45) … Took first in the 100 backstroke and the 200 IM against NC State.
2011-12: Program's top performer in the 100 backstroke and 200 IM during his first season at Duke ... Member of the Blue Devils' 200 medley relay that set a new ACC and program record with a 1:25.98 clocking at the Ohio State Last Chance Qualifier in March ... Guided the 200 and 400 medley relay squads to a pair of podium finishes at the ACC Championships as the 200 medley relay team took second and the 400 medley relay third ... The 400 medley relay also set a new school record and surpassed the NCAA provisional standard in that event at 3:12.02 ... Also at the conference meet, grabbed an NCAA provisional and personal best time while tying for 11th in the 100 back at 48.70 ... Led off Duke's first-place 400 freestyle relay that clocked 3:04.33 against reigning ACC champion Virginia ... Member of the 200 medley relay that turned in first-place performances against South Carolina/Queens and Maryland and at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Posted a personal best split of 45.85 to help Duke's 400 freestyle relay finish third and grab an NCAA 'B' cut at 3:00.87 at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Registered four top-10 finishes individually at the same meet, including a fourth-place finish in the 100 back ... Also collected personal bests in the 100 fly (49.44) and the 200 fly (1:50.72) at the Nike Cup Invitational ... Tied for first in the 100 backstroke and placed second in the 200 IM in his Duke debut against Maryland.
2010-11 (Clemson): Competed one year at Clemson before transferring to Duke ... Posted a 12th-place performance in the 200 IM at the ACC Championships with a time of 1:49.03 ... Also placed 22nd in the 100 breast at 56.46 ... Clocked 2:10.69 in the 200 breaststroke to come in third against Kentucky and North Carolina ... Took 11th in the 200 IM at the George Tech Invite with a time of 1:51.39.
Prior to Duke: Four-year letterwinner at Cumberland Valley High School ... Pennsylvania State Champion in the 200 yard individual medley ... District champion in the 100 freestyle and the 100 butterfly as a senior ... Named to the MA Zone Team ... Earned all-state honors all four years ... Member of the Northern York Aquatic Club.
Personal: Born Steven Gasparini on July 29, 1992 in Harrisburg, Penn. ... Son of John and Rita Gasparini ... Has one sister, Anna.
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