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Mitch Scherer
Mitch Scherer

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Pottstown, Pa.

High School:
Owen J. Roberts

Event:
Breaststroke/IM

Birthdate:
04/20/1992


03/26/2012

Men's Swimming Posts Best Season Since 2002

Nittany Lions Finished 17th at NCAAs with Five All-Americans Under Coach Hargis

03/24/2012

Five Nittany Lions Earn All-America Honors at NCAAs

Penn State's 200 Medley Relay Finishes Eighth; Savoy Gains Eighth in 100 Back and Marino 16th in 400 IM at NCAAs

03/24/2012

Nittany Lion Swimming Concludes NCAA Championships

Penn State Finishes Season with Five Total All-Americans from NCAAs

03/23/2012

200 Medley Relay & Savoy Earn Championship Final Spots

Nate Savoy Enters 100 Back Championship Final, Scott Marino in 400 IM Consolation Final

03/23/2012

Lions' 400 Medley Relay Earns All-America Honors

Penn State Finishes Eighth in 400 Medley Relay Championship Finals Appearance at NCAAs

Event Time Date Site
100 Breast 52.96* 2/25/11 Big Ten Championships
200 Breast 1:56.63* 2/26/11 Big Ten Championships
200 IM 1:51.81 2/24/11 Big Ten Championships
* - School Record

LION CAREER
2010-11:
Competed in four events at the NCAA Championships (100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay)...Swam 1:25.74 to help set a school record at the NCAA Championships in the 200 Medley Relay... Competed in five events at the Big Ten Championships (100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, 200 Individual Medley, 200 Medley Relay, 400 Medley Relay)... Set school records in three events at the Big Ten Championships...Set a school record at the Big Ten Championships in the 400 Medley Relay by swimming 3:10.58...Swam 1:56.63 to set the school record in 200 Breaststroke at the Big Ten Championships...Broke school record, swimming 52.96 in the 100 Breaststroke at the Big Ten Championships...Placed third at the Big Ten Championships in the 200 Medley Relay, swimming 1:25.94...Finished first in the 100 Breaststroke versus Pittsburgh (1/14/11) and Virginia Tech (10/23/10)...Swam 1:28.99 to place third at the Georgia Invitational (12/4/10)...Took first in the 400 Medley Relay against Pittsburgh...Won the 400 Medley Relay against Buffalo (2/4/11).

2009-10: Posted a terrific performance at the Big Ten Championships, finishing 10th overall in the 100 breast (54.56, an NCAA B cut), 14th in the 200 breast (2:00.61, personal record) and a third-place showing in the 200 medley relay in an NCAA B cut time of 1:26.65, just .06 of school-record time which was set in 2009...Notched a personal-best time of 1:52.24 in the 200 IM at Big Tens...Took home three individual and three relay victories during the season, taking first in the 100 breast at Pittsburg/vs. Maryland, as well as two wins in the 200 breast (at Virginia Tech and at Pittsburgh/vs. Maryland)...Member of three winning 400 medley relay squads (vs. Buffalo, vs. West Virginia, at Pittsburgh/vs. Maryland)...Part of four second-place 200 medley relays in dual meets during the season.

2008-09: Broke school record with eighth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke at Big Ten Championships, completing the event in 54.12...Part of another school record in the 200 medley relay team that finished fourth at Big Tens in a time of 1:26.59...Finished 21st at Big Tens in the 200 breaststroke with season-best time of 2:01.42, eighth-fastest in PSU history...Member of victorious 400 medley relay team against Maryland/Pitt/Villanova, finishing in a time of 3:21.88...Posted two second-place showings in the 200 breast at Maryland/Pitt/Villanova and West Virginia...Finished 10th at the OSU Invitational at the 100 breast with a time of 56.66...Came in second at SMU in the 100 breast...Member of sixth-place 400 medley relay squad that swam time of 3:19.93 against OSU/Michigan and Northwestern.

HIGH SCHOOL
Earned four varsity letters at Owen J. Roberts...State Champion in the 100 breaststroke, which he also holds the school record for...Served as team captain in 2008...Swam for the Pottstown YMCA under the tutelage of head coach Kathy Cook...YMCA National Champion in the 100 breaststroke from 2007-08.

PERSONAL
Mitchell Douglass Scherer was born on April 20, 1990...The son of Cynthia and Douglas Scherer...Has an older brother, Mason, and an older sister, Natalie...Majoring in animal sciences.

ON CHOOSING PENN STATE
"I chose Penn State because of the strong team dynamics, the lively atmosphere on campus and the balance of athletics and education at Penn State."

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