2014-15 — Redshirted.
2013-14 — Recorded NCAA “B” qualifying times in the 100-breast (54.12) and 200-IM (1:47.88)… led team in 200-IM, recording the fourth-fastest time in program history… posted sixth-fastest 100-breast, ninth-fastest 400-IM (3:57.29), and 10th-fastest 200-breast (2:00.23) times in school history… also recorded collegiate-bests in the 50-free (20.67) against Western Illinois, 200-free (1:42.15) at Northwestern, and 500-free (4:43.87) at the Black & Gold Intrasquad… was named Big Ten Freshman of the Week on Oct. 1 following the meet against Michigan, where he placed second twice, third, and seventh in his four events… recorded 13 top-five finishes, including a pair of victories in the 200-breast and 200-IM in the meet at Northwestern… letterwinner.
High School — All-America in 100 breast and 200 IM as a senior… NCSA Junior National finalist… seven-time all-conference selection… three-time all-state selection… set the conference record in the 100 breast as a senior… team captain in 2013 and junior captain in 2012… All-America consideration in 100 breast and a Junior National and NCSA Junior National qualifier in 2012… finished as runner-up in 200-IM and fourth in 100 breast at 2013 state meet… holds school records in 100 breast (56.60), 200 IM (1:50.05), 100 fly (53.80), 50 free (21.82) and 400-free relay… member of the National Honor Society and Civitas (Social Studies Honor Society) in 2011, 2012, and 2013… USA Scholastic All-American as a senior… Illinois State Scholar in 2013… coached by Kirk Ziemke and Paul Anderson (high school) and Jon Addison and Glenn Brown (club).
Personal — Born Oct. 10, 1994, in Winfield, Ill… son of Don and Jeannine Zito… has two older siblings, Danielle and Damon… open major.
Zito’s Collegiate Bests
|50 Free||20.67||Western Illinois||2/7/14|
|200 Free||1:42.15||at Northwestern||1/15/14|
|500 Free||4:43.87||Black & Gold Intrasquad||10/11/13|
|100 Breast||54.12||at Big Ten Championships||2/28/14|
|200 Breast||2:00.23||at Purdue/vs. Ohio State||11/8/13|
|200 IM||1:47.88||at Big Ten Championships||2/27/14|
|400 IM||3:57.29||Hawkeye Invitational||12/7/13|