Horned Frog Scouting Report: One of TCU’s top backstrokers ... ranks among top-three Horned Frog returnees in 100 and 200 back ... also adds depth to Frogs’ sprints corps, including as a member of the squad’s top 200 free relay team.
TCU Career: Tallied four top-five finishes at the 2002 C-USA Men’s Invitational ... highlighted individual performances with a pair of third-place honors in the 100 and 200 back ... rounded out meet individually with fourth place in 50 free ... also swam second for Horned Frogs’ victorious 200 free relay squad.
At Kansas: Collected a pair of top-15 finishes at the 2001 Big 12 Championships, earning 14th place in the 100 back and 12th in the 200 back ... notched Jayhawks’ fastest times of 2001 in 50 and 100 free as well as 200 back.
High School/Club Achievements: Seven-time all-America honoree ... captained Langham Creek’s squads as a sophomore and senior ... qualified for Junior National Championships ... placed runner-up in state in 100 back ... holds district record in 100 back ... named region’s swimmer of the year as a senior ... also earned academic all-America honors, as well as being member of National Honor Society and graduating magna cum laude ... went to same high school as Horned Frog teammate Collin Sandifer.
Personal: Full name is Mitchell Leslie Loper ... son of Judy and David Loper ... enjoys spending time with pets and watching movies ... majoring in business.