John Ferrara
John  Ferrara

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Livonia, Mich.

High School:
Stevenson

Height:
6-3

Event:
Back/IM

Major:
Physical Therapy


06/29/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN SPRING 2017 HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the eighth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 146 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

01/27/2017

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 2016 FALL HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the seventh consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 147 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria

01/21/2017

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06/30/2016

OAKLAND STUDENT-ATHLETES EARN 2016 SPRING HORIZON LEAGUE ACADEMIC HONOR ROLL DISTINCTION

For the sixth consecutive semester, Oakland led the Horizon League with 126 student-athletes meeting Honor Roll criteria.

01/16/2016

ASCHAN WINS TWO EVENTS AT FINAL DAY AGAINST CINCINNATI AND KENYON

Patricia Aschan won the 200-yard IM and 200 backstroke

02/25/2017

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 3

Oakland at Horizon League Championships - Day 3

02/28/2015

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four

2015 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day Four

03/01/2014

2014 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day 3

2014 Horizon League Swimming & Diving Championships - Day 3


2016-17:
Placed fourth in the 100 backstroke (49.15) and 200 back (1:46.95) and finished 14th in the 200 IM (1:53.26) at Horizon League Championships
Recorded top-five team times in the 100 and 200 back
His 200 back time at the league championships was a career best

2015-16:
▪ Placed third in the 100 (49.16) and 200 backstroke (1:47.05) while finishing 10th in the 200 IM (1:52.16) at the Horizon League Championships
▪ Posted top three team times in the 100 and 200 backstroke
▪ His 100 and 200 backstroke times are good for seventh all-time on program history.

2014-15:
▪ Swam in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM at 2015 Horizon League Championships
▪ Took third in 100 back (49.31) at HLs, good for fourth all-time in Oakland history
▪ Placed fourth in 200 back (1:46.82) in a 1-3-4 Oakland finish in the event and improved on his seventh-place time in team records

2013-14:
▪ Swam in the 100 back, 200 back and 200 IM at 2014 Horizon League Championships
▪ Finished third in 200 back at HLs with a time of 1:47.11, which was seventh in team records
▪ Placed fifth in 100 back at HLs with a time of 49.57, which was seventh in team history

Academic Honors:
▪ Named to Horizon League Fall Honor Roll (2014, 2015, 2016)
▪ Academic All-Horizon League selection (2014-15)

High School:
▪ Was a four-year letter winner in swimming at Livonia Stevenson High School, being named a captain as a senior
▪ Three-time MHSAA All-State competitor while participating in 200 medley relay, 200 IM, 100 back and 400 free relay
▪ Named to NISCA Dream Team in the 100 backstroke while garnering All-America honors in 200 medley relay, 100 back and 400 free relay
▪ Competed for Livonia Community Swim Club, where he was a five-time state champion in both backstroke events
▪ Graduated summa cum laude and was a member of the marching band

Top Athletic Performance
▪ Winning state meet in 200 back

Personal
Full Name: John Donald Ferrara
Parents: Christopher and Linda Ferrara
Siblings: Adam, Eric

Top Three Reasons for Choosing Oakland
▪ Great team
▪ Great academics
▪ Beautiful campus

Ferrara Personal Bests
Event 2016-17 Top Time Career Top Time
100 Back 49.12
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
49.06*
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16
* 100 Back time is 7th in Oakland history
200 Back 1:46.95*
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
1:46.95*
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
* 200 Back time is 8th in Oakland history

100 Breast

-- 1:06.86
Kenyon College Invite
1/15/16

100
Fly

-- 56.35
Kenyon College Invite
1/15/16

200 IM

1:52.75
2017 HL Championship
2/22/17
1:52.16
2016 HL Championship
2/24/16

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