Michael DeRocco enters his first season on the deck instead of the pool after wrapping up a four-year All-American career with the Vols.
On the national level, DeRocco helped the Vols succeed in the relays throughout his career and was a part of 10 All-American teams. He is Tennessee's record holder in the 100 butterfly, swimming in 46.29 in 2011. He also has top-10 times in the 50 and 100 freestyle.
Key for the Vols in a multitude of relays, earning All-America honors in the 200 and 400 free relays as well as the 200 and 400 medley relays ... set the school record in the 100 butterfly in a time of 46.29 ... also recorded top-10 times in the 50 and 100 freestyle.
Finished second in 50 free at LSU... Won the 100 fly at LSU... Led 200 medley relay to win at Louisville... Won 50 freestyle at Louisville... Won 100 fly at Louisville... Led 400 free relay to win at Louisville... Finished second in the 100 fly against Kentucky... Led 200 medley relay to win against Kentucky... Led 200 medley relay to win against South Carolina... Won 50 free against South Carolina... Finished second in 100 fly against South Carolina... Finished fifth in the 50 free at the Tennessee Invitational... Led 400 medley relay to win at the Tennessee Invitational... Led 200 medley relay to win at Tennessee Invitational... Finished second in 100 fly at Tennessee Invitational... Led 400 freestyle to meet-winning second-place finish at Tennessee Invitational... Finished second in 50 free at Virginia... Won 100 fly at Virginia... Led 400 free relay to win at Virginia... Led 200 medley relay to win at Georgia... Led 200 medley relay to win against Florida... Won 50 free against Florida... Won 100 fly against Florida... Led 200 free relay to win against Florida... Finished 10th in 50 free at SEC championships... Finished fifth in 100 fly at SEC championships... Earned honorable mention All-America in 200 free relay, 200 medley relay and 400 medley relay at NCAA championships... Finished 22nd in 100 fly at NCAA championships
Led 200 medley relay team to victory against Louisville ... Won 100 butterfly against Louisville ... Finished third in 50 freestyle against Louisville ... Won the 100 butterfly at Kentucky ... Won 200 medley relay against Virginia ... Finished second in 50 freestyle against Virginia ... Finished second in 100 butterfly against Virginia ... Scored in 200 medley relay, 100 butterfly and 400 free relay at Indiana/Michigan tri-meet ... Started Vols off with a win in the 200 medley relay against Georgia ... Scored in the 50 freestyle and 100 butterfly in win against Georgia ... Scored in 50 freestyle, 100 butterfly, 200 medley relay and 400 free relay at Florida ...
At the NCAA Championships, earned Honorable Mention All-America for his efforts on the 10th-place 200 medley relay ... was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team for being the top rookie in the 50 freestyle at the SEC Championships, where he took 16th-place in 20.34 ... Also at the SECs, placed 11th in the 100 butterfly with a season-best time of 47.70 and 14th in the 100 freestyle with a time of 44.61.
All-America in the 50 and 100 free ... Broke John Trembley's 35-year-old New York State 50-free record of 20.65 ... Holds Niskayuna High School records in the 50- and 100 free ... Coached by Mike Stone at Niskayuna and Jerry Adams at Schenectady Swim Club.
Born Nov. 2, 1987, in Niskayuna, N.Y. ... Parents are Sam and Lucy DeRocco ... Three siblings: brothers Anthony and Danny, sister Andrea