Updated Dec. 8, 2009
2008-09 / Junior
Began the season with three first-place victories, capturing 11 top-three finishes throughout the course of the year...Won both the 100 breast and the 200 breast aganist New Orleans...Part of the 200 medley relay team that took second against Missouri, Western Kentucky, and Missouri State and first against Evansville...Member of the 400 free relay team that placed first against New Orleans...Placed third in the 100 and 200 breasts at the Mizzou Invitational, setting the school record in the 100 breast (55.33).
2007-08 / Sophomore
Won the 200 breast versus Miami (Ohio)...Set three personal records at the Sun Belt Championships, 100 breast (57.55), 200 breast (2:04.84), and 200 IM (1:53.87)...Ended the season with 13 top-five finishes...Posted three firts-place finishes.
2006-07 / Freshman
Named to the Sun Belt Academic Honor Roll...Named SIU's Most Improved Swimmer...Finished second in the 200 breast against Drury and Louisville...Finished second in the 200 IM against Evansville...Posted 13 top-five finishes in the season...Posted the best time in the 100 breast (57.70) and the 200 breast (2:06.73) of anyone on the team...Finished in the top eight in the 100 and 200 breast at conference.
High School / Notre Dame
Lettered all four years in swimming...Team won the conference championship in 2003...Earned all-state honors five times, three times in the 200 free and twice in the 100 breast...Finished second in the state in the 200 free as a senior...Came in third in the state championship in the 100 breast as a junior and senior...Is the conference record holder in the 100 & 200 free, 100 breast, and swam part of the record-holding 200 medley relay, 200 free relay and 400 free relay teams...Named a NISCA All-American in 2003, 2005, and 2006...Named a USA Swimming Scholastic All-American in 2006...Also swam with the Saluki Swim Club where he finished second in the USA Sectionals in the 200 breast...Was a junior national qualifier in the 100 and 200 breast.
A math major...Has two siblings, Jordan and Lindsay...Son of Lenny and Pat Kuper...Born Oct. 19, 1987 in Cape Girardeau, Mo.