Hometown: Hickory, N.C.
Sports: Swimming (1966-69)
Coaches: Ray Martinez, Ray Scharf
Mike Tomberlin, a 1968 ECU graduate, is one of the most decorated swimmers in ECU history.
The 1967 National 200-yard backstroke champion, Tomberlin earned seven All-America awards during his career from 1966-69. In 1966, 1967, and 1968, Tomberlin earned All-America honors in both the 100 and 200 backstroke. In 1968, Tomberlin was also a member of the ECU All-America 400-yard medley relay.
A nine-time Southern Conference champion, Tomberlin was the conference record holder in the 100 and 200 backstroke and the 400-medley relay. Swimming for ECU coach and Hall of Fame member Dr. Ray Martinez, Tomberlin joined the ECU coaching staff as an assistant coach from 1969-70.
Tomberlin, a native of Hickory, N.C., received his Master of Education degree from ECU in 1976.