2007 Penn State Men's Swimming & Diving NCAA Qualifiers

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Mike Alderman: The Zone A champion on the one-meter springboard, Alderman will close out his Penn State career by making his second career appearance at the NCAA Championships. His previous appearance came as a freshman. The senior will be the lone member of the Nittany Lion contingent to be making more than his first appearance at this years NCAAs. Alderman finished third on the one-meter board and seventh on the three-meter board at this years Big Ten Championships, one year after winning the one-meter competition. Alderman will compete on both springboard events at NCAAs.

Sean Biedermann: The junior and younger brother of former Penn State swimmer and four-time NCAA qualifier Amberle Biedermann, Sean makes his first NCAA appearance after narrowly missing out last year with NCAA B times. Biedermann swam NCAA B times in both the 200 free and 200 IM at last months Big Ten Championships and also was a part of all three freestyle relay teams that swam B times. He has scored in the 200 IM in all three of his Big Ten Championships. He will swim in the 200 IM and 200 free as well as part of the 200 and 400 free relay teams. The 400 free relay team is seeded eighth.

Dan Kaiserian: The senior sprinter will make his first career appearance at the national meet. He swam NCAA B times in the 100 free and was on the 200 and 400 free and 200 medley relay teams that swam NCAA B times at Big Ten Championships. A three-time scorer in the 100 free and a two-time scorer in the 50 free at Big Tens, Kaiserian will swim in the 100 free and as part of the 200 and 400 free relay teams at the NCAA Championships.

Kyle Miranda: A junior breaststroke specialist, Miranda makes his first appearance at NCAAs after scoring for the second straight year in both breaststroke events at last months Big Ten Championships. He swam NCAA B times in both breaststroke events and was on both medley relay teams that also swam B times at Big Tens. He will swim in both the 100 and 200 breast and on the 400 medley relay team at NCAAs. The 400 medley relay team is seeded 14th.

Vincent Reydams: A sophomore sprinter, Reydams will make his first trip to the NCAA meet, where he will swim as part of the 200 and 400 freestyle relay teams. He was a part of both of those two teams that swam NCAA B times at last months Big Ten Championships. The 400 free relay team finished just .57 of a second short of an NCAA A automatic qualifying time.

Pat Schirk: The only Penn State swimmer to qualify for NCAAs automatically, Schirk swam NCAA A times in both the 100 and 200 backstrokes at Big Tens last month. In the process of swimming both of those A times, he broke the school records in both of those events. He was named to the All-Big Ten second team after finishing fifth in the 100 back and second in the 200 back at Big Tens. He also was on the 400 medley relay team that set a new school record in finishing fifth at Big Tens and the 200 medley relay team that also finished fifth. Schirk will swim in both backstroke events as well as the 400 medley relay team at NCAAs. He is seeded fourth in the 200 back and fifth in the 100 back.

Chris Sullivan: Sullivan will make his first NCAA appearance and will swim in the 1650 freestyle after finishing sixth in that event at the Big Ten Championships with an NCAA B qualifying time. He was less than six seconds off from the NCAA A automatic qualifying time and easily set his career best time with his swim at Big Tens. The sophomore also beat his previous best time in the 1650 by over 30 seconds at Big Tens.

Sean Swanepoel: Swanepoel makes his first career appearance at NCAAs, where he will swim in the 100 freestyle and as part of all three Penn State relay teams that will swim at the national meet, the 200 free, 400 free, and 400 medley relay. The junior is a two-time scorer at Big Tens in both the 50 free and 100 free. At last months Big Tens, he scored points in the 100 free and as a part of all five relay teams. The South African will be competing for a spot on the South African Olympic team next year.

Tim Williams: The sophomore had an outstanding year as he rebounded from missing the postseason last year with an illness. Williams swam an NCAA B time in the 200 butterfly and as part of the 400 medley relay team that set a new school record. He will be swimming in both of those events at the national meet. He picked up points at this years Big Tens in both butterfly events and as part of the 400 medley relay team.

 

 

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