Miko

Malberg

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Freesytle/Butterfly
Class: Senior
City/State: Tallinn, Estonia
High School: Tallinn German Gym
Experience: 4 Letters

Bio

LSU Record Holder in the 200 Freestyle Relay
2008 NCAA Honorable Mention All-American (200 freestyle relay)
2008 Beijing Olympics Qualifier
2008 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2007 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2006 SEC Academic Honor Roll
2005 SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll

SENIOR SEASON (2007-08)
Enjoyed a stellar senior campaign to cap one of the finest freestyle swimming careers in LSU history ... Left the Tigers with the second-fastest 50-yard freestyle time in program annals (19.62) ... That mark surpassed current head coach Adam Schmitt’s clocking of 19.65 ... Also owns the ninth-best 100 free (44.15) ... Competed in every dual-meet, the Georgia Tech Invitational, the SEC Championships and the NCAA Championships ... Earned honorable mention All-America honors along with teammates Hannes Heyl, Christoph Lubenau and Brandon Selts in the 200 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships ... That team shattered a school record in the event at the NCAA Preliminaries (1:18.46) ... Captured third in the 50 free (19.75) at the SEC Championships ... Led the 200 freestyle relay team (1:27.64) with a 19.62 split, the second-fastest 50- yard freestyle split in LSU history ... Took home the 50 free title in a dual-meet against the fifth-ranked Florida Gators with a clocking of 20.23 ... Swept his individual events versus Alabama with first-place finishes in both the 50 and 100 freestyle swims ... Finished second among a 69-swimmer field in the 50 free (19.85) at the Georgia Tech Invitational ... Won the 50 free against No. 2 Stanford and No. 18 Texas A&M ... Anchored the 400 medley relay team in a first-place finish versus Georgia ... Recorded victories in the 50 free against South Carolina and Florida State ... Notched first in a rare appearance in the 100 backstroke race (53.22) versus Delta State ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the fourth consecutive year ... Received his fourth varsity letter.

JUNIOR SEASON (2006-07)
Proved to the top freestyle swimmer on the team and one of the top free swimmers in school history ... Produced the finest season of his career by reaching the NCAA Championships for the second time and improving his LSU all-time top 10 free times ... Also competed in every dual meet, the Art Adamson Invitational, the SEC Championships and the Last Chance Bulldog Invitational ... Posted a career-fast 50 free clocking of 19.69 at NCAAs to take 21st place ... That time registered as the fourth-best mark in school history ... Finished 37th in the 100 free prelims at NCAAs with the ninth-best time in school history (44.15) ... Qualified and placed seventh in the 100 free championship final at SECs (44.59) and was also seventh in the 50 free championship final (19.98) ... Took seventh in the 100 butterfly consolation final (49.32) at the same meet ... Helped the 200 free relay take fifth at SECs (1:20.10) ... Earned runner-up honors in the 50 and 100 free championship finals at the Art Adamson Invitational with times of 20.15 and 44.54, respectively ... Tallied nine individual wins in dual-meet competition highlighted by freestyle sweeps at Texas A&M and versus No. 10 Florida State ... Won three events in an upset of the Seminoles, including a meet-clinching swim in the 200 free relay ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the third time in his career ... Earned his third varsity letter.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2005-06)
LSU's top freestyle sprinter for the second straight season ... Set career-fast times in all three of his best events, two of which were school all-time top-10 times ... Competed at the U.S. Spring National Championships in the 100-meter free and 100-meter butterfly ... Placed fifth in the championship final of the 100-meter free (51.39) ... Posted the fifth-fastest 50 free time in school history in the 200 free relay at the SEC Championships (19.83) ... Took fifth in the championship final of the 50 free at SECs (19.85) ... Was 14th in the 100 free at SECs (44.42) and 16th in the 100 fly (49.15) ... Won eight events in meet competition highlighted by a sweep of both free events against No. 1 Auburn ... Enjoyed a spectacular Texas A&M Invitational, culminating with three wins in championship finals ... Notched the ninth-fastest 100 free time in school history in winning (44.19) ... Was also victorious in the 50 free (20.30) ... Joined LSU in capturing the 400 medley relay rather convincingly at A&M (3:19.63) ... Named to the SEC Academic Honor Roll for the second straight year ... Earned his second varsity letter.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2004-05)
One of the top freshman sprinters in the SEC after one of the best freshman seasons in school history ... Swam the fifth-fastest 50 freestyle time in school history, 19:95, at the Last Chance Meet ... Also owned the fastest times on the team in the 100 free (45.10) and 100 butterfly (49.17) ... One of three Tigers to qualify for the NCAA Championships ... Placed 32nd out of 50 participants in the 50 free at NCAAs (20.03) ... Became the first LSU swimmer to swim in the 19-second range of the 50 free in eight years ... Qualified for NCAAs with a time of 19.95 in the 50 free ... Took ninth in the 50 free finals at the SEC Championships (20.10) ... Was also LSU's highest finisher at SECs in the 100 free and 100 fly ... Placed 20th in the 100 free (45.22) and 18th in the 100 fly (49.17) ... Won four events in a span of two days with meets against TCU and Texas A&M ... Earned finals berths in two events at the Texas A&M Invitational ... Finished fourth in the 100 free at the A&M Invite ... Member of four relay teams at SECs, including the 200 free, 400 free, 200 medley and 400 medley ... Anchored the Tigers' relay team in the 200 medley finals at SECs ... Group placed sixth with a time of 1:29.34 ... Named to the SEC Freshman Academic Honor Roll and maintained a 3.40 GPA ... Was the Cox Academic Center Student Athlete of the Month for February ... Earned his first varsity letter.

PRIOR TO LSU
Lettered at Tallinn German Gymnasium in swimming and soccer ... Estonian national champion in the 50 freestyle and 50 butterfly ... Was also the northern junior champion in the 50 free and took eighth place at the European Junior Championships in 2003 ... Named "Best Athlete" at his school in 2003 and 2004.

PERSONAL
Born May 3, 1985 ... Parents are Heino and Urve ... Has one brother, Marko ... Majoring in finance.

MIKO'S TOP TIMES
50 freestyle :19.62  2008 SEC Championships
100 freestyle :44.15 2007 NCAA Championships
100 butterfly :49.10 2005 Texas A&M Invitational

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