2009-10 (Junior): For the third straight year, was runner-up to classmate Kier Maitland at the MWC championships in the 500 free (4:24.89), and was runner-up to Maitland in the the 1650 free for the second straight championship (15:14.53) ... placed eighth in the 400 IM in 4:05.24.
2008-09 (Sophomore): Was runner-up to classmate Kier Maitland at the MWC championships in both the 500 free (4:23.47) and the 1650 free (15:05.77) ... his 500 free ranks fourth all-time at UNLV, while his 1650 free time is the second best ... also was fifth in the 400 IM in 3:58.46.
2007-08 (Freshman): Posted two top-three finishes at the league championships ... was runner-up in the 500 free (4:23.55) and took third in the 1650 free (15:20.88) ... also placed ninth in the 400 IM (3:57.14).
High School: Varsity swimmer for the Lancers all four seasons in high school ... helped his squad to league championships four times ... set school records in the 200 and 500 free events ... was named an All-American in his senior season.
Club: Is a member of USA Swimming, where he is coached by Rick Shepard ... competed with them for the past four seasons.
Personal: John David Mendoza ... born on Nov. 25, 1987, in Yorba Linda, Calif. ... son of Juan Mendoza and Sherlyn Fish ... has three brothers, Paul (20), Matt (19), and Dariel (18) ... majoring in interdisciplinary studies (pre-med).
Mendoza's Personal Bests 500 Free 4:23.47 1000 Free 9:05.15 1650 Free 15:05.77 400 IM 3:57.14