Tonia Papapertrou
Tonia Papapertrou
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Nicosia, Cyprus
High School: Lyceum Sciences Life Sciences Informatics
Position: Back/Fly/Free
Major: Biological Sciences


  • Earned a silver medal with Cyprus in the 4x100 free relay at the Games of the Small States of Europe with a time of 3:56.05.


  • Competed in three championship finals at the 2020 America East Championships and placed sixth in the 50,100 and 200 yard freestyle events
  • Captured the 100 butterfly in the early season victory over VMI
  • Produced a solid meet versus Towson, placing second in the 200 free and third in the 50 and 100 yard events


  • Three-time finalist at the America East Championships.
  • Set personal bests and earned bronze in the 50 free (23.61) and 100 free (51.40), while taking seventh in the 200 free with a time of 1:52.86.
  • Helped UMBC break the school record in the 200 free relay with a time of 1:33.52.
  • Against East Carolina, placed third in the 50 and 100 free.
  • At the Patriot Invitational, set a personal best in the 100 back with a time of 1:00.34 and 100 fly with a time of 59.15; also placed 25th in the 50 free with a time of 24.49.
  • Finished second in the 100 free and third in the 50 free in her collegiate debut against Johns Hopkins and Delaware.


  • Set a personal best in the 50 fly (29.23) and 100 free (58.06) at the XVIII Mediterranean Games
  • Also competed in the Heimerinoi Agones Ef-Nean Paid-Kor meet, where she set a personal best in the 50 free with a time of 27.00


  • Daughter of Andreas and Katia Papapertrou
  • Has one brother, Christos
  • Majoring in biological sciences