Milla Kuurto
Milla Kuurto
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Lohja, Finland

High School:
Lohja HS

Height:
5-7

Event:
Butterfly/Freestyle

Birthdate:
06/24/1983

2004-05: Named to the Mid-American Conference First Team...Posted first-place finishes in the 100-yard freestyle (51.63) and 200-yard freestyle (1:50.35) at the Miami Invitational...Placed first in three events at the Mid-American Conference Championships - 100-yard butterfly (54.34), which set the pool record at Ohio University; 200-yard butterfly (2:01.85) and 200-yard individual medley (2:03.69)...Set the school record in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 4:28.74 against WVU/Xavier...Also posted a first-place finish in the event against Akron...Member of 200-yard freestyle relay team that finished fourth at MAC Championships and 800-yard freestyle relay team that finished third at the MAC Championships...Guided 800-yard freestyle relay team to a first-place finish at the Miami Invitational with a time of 7:35.39, which set a then-school record that was later broken at the MAC Championships...Had 43 first-place finishes in 15 total events.

2003-04: Named MAC Swimmer of the Year...Was a First Team All-MAC and Academic All-MAC selection...Won the MAC Championships in the 100-yard freestyle (51.41), the 200-yard butterfly (2:00.36) and the 100-yard butterfly (54.21)...Set the Mid-American Conference record in the 100-yard butterfly (54.21)...Was the only MAC swimmer to qualify for the NCAA Championships...Had a record of 34-3 in individual events during the regular sesaon...Ranked as high as 15th in the nation in the 100-yard butterfly during the season...Holds school records in 13 events, including the 50-yard freestyle (23.78), 100-yard freestyle (51.41), 200-yard freestyle (1:49.92), 100-yard backstroke (58.57), 100-yard butterfly (54.21), 200-yard butterfly (2:00.36), 200-yard individual medley (2:08.36), 400-yard individual medley (4:33.58), 200-yard freestyle relay (1:36.09), 400-yard freestyle relay (3:32.42), 800-yard freestyle relay (7:40.77), 200-yard medley relay (1:46.92) and 400-yard medley relay (3:57.98)...Nearly doubled her first-place finishes, posting 39 during terrific sophomore season...Also set 11 new Fitch Natatorium records, including 100-yard freestyle (52.62), 200-yard freestyle (1:52.05), 500-yard freestyle (5:03.95), 100-yard butterfly (55.71), 200-yard butterfly (2:05.98), 200-yard individual medley, 400-yard individual medley (4:33.58), 200-yard freestyle relay (1:39.01), 800-yard freestyle relay (7:53.93), 200-yard medley relay (1:49.41), 400-yard medley relay (3:59.10).

2002-03: Named to the All-Mid-American Conference First Team...Placed second in the 100-yard butterfly (55.74) and the 200-yard butterfly (2:02.24) at the 2003 MAC Championships...Had 21 first-place finishes during her freshman campaign, including four against Youngstown State and Miami (had three first-place finishes two other times).

High School: Was coached by Risto Sarajarvi and Ari Jaakkola at Lohja Uimarit Club Team...Finished second in the 50-yard butterfly at the Finnish National Meet in 2002...Swam to a first-place finish in the 200-yard butterfly at the 2001 national meet...Swam with former teammate Liisa Raty on the Finnish Junior National Team.

Personal: Born on June 24, 1983...Daughter of Tomi and Annmarie Kuurto...Has two sisters, Maiju (20) and Merja (16)...Majoring in microbiology.