Sophomore Paul Le likely qualified for the NCAA Championships with his NCAA 'B' cut in the 200 back
Honors & Awards 2010-11 All-MAC Second Team MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Spring 2013, Fall 2012, Fall 2011
2012-13: Ranked 145th nationally in the 200 back and 162nd in the 100 back ... Recorded a pair of top-five finishes in the backstroke events at the 2013 MAC Championships ... Finished 22nd in the 200 IM prelims on Day 1 of conference ... Lowered career best in the 100 back to 48.95 on Day 2; was less than .50 seconds off NCAA `B' cut in the event; finished fourth overall and second among MSU swimmers...Wrapped up junior year conference meet with another fourth-place finish and career best (1:46.63) in the championship finals heat ... Solidified spot in the Bears' all-time top-five in the 100 back (5th) and 200 back (3rd) with his times from conference ... Claimed a victory in 100 back at Missouri S&T (Jan. 25) ... Made the A-Final in the 100 back at the UIW Christmas Invitational and the 200 back at the Purdue Invitational.
2011-12: Finished 140th in the nation in the 200 back ... Placed fifth in the 100 back on Day 2 of the 2012 MAC Championships; .18 seconds separated fifth and ninth place in the 100 back timed final...Teamed up with Paul Le to take two of the top-four spots in the 200 back; Finished fourth (1:47.13) and was .53 seconds away from NCAA 'B' cut...Also swam the 200 IM and placed 21st ... Won the 100 and 200 back twice during the dual meet season; also collected a win in the 200 free vs. William Jewell ... Notable performances at the TYR Invitational placing third in teh 100 and 200 back and fourth in the 50 back ... Finished on the MSU season's top times list in the 100 back (2nd), 200 back (2nd) and 200 IM (5th).
2010-11: Named to the All-MAC Second Team ... Established himself as the team's top backstroke swimmer in 2011 with his individual and relay performances at the 2011 MAC Championships ... Swam the backstroke leg on both of MSU's fourth-place medley relays ... Served as anchor of the 200 free relay ... Individually, he was the Bears' top finisher in the 100 back (49.70) and 200 back (1:47.89), finishing third and fourth, respectively.
Background: Took home the title in the 50-yard backstroke at the Brazilian Junior National meet in 2010 ... Also place third in the 100 and 200 back at the meet ... Prior to arriving in Springfield, he placed in the top four of the 100- and 200-yard backstroke events in each of the past four years at the Junior National meet.
Personal: Yuri Correa Garanito is the son of Alberto and Fahima Garanito ... Born Feb. 18, 1992 in Sao Paulo, Brazil ... Majoring in international business.