Antonio Santoro
    Antonio Santoro

    Class:
    Senior

    Hometown:
    Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    High School:
    Colegio PH

    Height:
    6-2

    Event:
    Fly/Free

    Birthdate:
    12/20/1982


    Updated Oct. 24, 2007

    2006-07:
    • Sun Belt Swimmer of the Year
    • All-Sun Belt First Team (200 Free, 500 Free, 200 Fly)
    • Set Sun Belt season bests in the 500 Free (4:24.02) and the 200 Fly (1:47.46)
    • Named Sun Belt Swimmer of the Week (Nov. 22)
    • Named to the Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll
    • Won the 1000 Free against Evansville, at the Missouri Dual Challenge and against Missouri State
    • Won the 100 Fly against Evansville
    • Won the 200 Fly against Drury, Louisville, Western Kentucky and at the Sun Belt Championship
    • Won the 500 Free against Evansville and at the Sunbelt Chamionship
    • Won the 200 Free at the Sun Belt Championship
    • Finished in the top-three in all but one race of the season

    2005-06:
    • All-MVC Invitational First Team (200 Free, 500 Free, 200 Fly, 400 Free Relay, 800 Free Relay)
    • MVC Invitational Swimmer of the Year
    • MVC Swimmer of the Week (11/9, 12/7)
    • Won the 200 Free, 500 Free and 200 Fly at the MVC Invitational; also swam as part of the winning 400 Free Relay and 800 Free Relay teams
    • His time of 1:36.75 in the 200 Free at the MVC Invitational is good enough for first all-time at SIU
    • His times of 4:22.93 in the 500 Free at the Purdue Invitational and 1:47.28 in the 200 Fly at the MVC Invitational are both good enough for fourth all-time at SIU
    • Swam as part of the 800 Free Relay team at the MVC Invitational that posted a time of 6:36.23, good enough for fifth all-time at SIU
    • Won 12 individual titles over the season, coming in runner-up four times to tally 16 two-2s in 17 attempts

    2004-05:
    • All-MVC First Team (200 Fly, 200 Free, 500 Free)
    • MVC Swimmer of the Week (11/3)
    • Won the 200 Fly at the MVC Invitational
    • Finished runner-up in the 500 Free and 200 Free at the MVC Invitational
    • Part of the team that finished runner-up in the 800 Free Relay at the MVC Invitational
    • Won all three events he competed in (100 Free, 200 Free, 200 Free Relay) at Evansville - his first meet as a Saluki
    • Won the 200 Free seven times (Evansville, Missouri, Drury, Northwestern, Indiana, Western Kentucky, Missouri State)
    • Won the 200 Fly five times (Missouri, Northwestern, Western Ky., Missouri State, MVC Invitational)
    • Won the 100 Free and the 500 Free, both against Evansville
    • Part of winning 200 Free Relay (Evansville) and 400 Free Relay (Western Kentucky) teams
    • Either won or finished runner-up 28 times in 33 events

    Pre-SIU / Colegio PH:
    • Placed second in the 200 Free at the Multinations World Championship in 2001
    • Set the record in the 200 Fly at the Brazilian Junior Championships in 1999, winning the event
    • Won the 100 Fly and 200 Fly at the 2002 Brazilian Junior Championships

    Personal:
    • Majoring in marketing
    • Has a sister, Flavia, and a brother, Jose'
    • Son of Salvatore and Giselle Santoro
    • Born on Dec. 20, 1982 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

    Saturday, Jan 17
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
    Saturday, Feb 7
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 10:00 AM
    Wednesday, Feb 18
    SPORT LOCATION TIME MEDIA
    Swimming & Diving Carbondale, Ill. 6:00 PM
    SIU