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Joseph Schmitt
Joseph Schmitt

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Grand Haven, Mich.

High School:
Grand Haven

Position:
IM/Breast/Free

Birthdate:
05/09/1988


Junior Season: Set school record in the 100 freestyle with a 44.48 at the Big Ten Championships (2/28) ... Posted the fastest Spartan time of the year and fourth-quickest time in school history in the 50 free with a 20.36 at the Big Ten Championships ... Had a pair of first-place finishes at the TYR Invitational (11/22) in the 100 free (44.64) and 50 breast (25.33) ... Also part of the school-record setting 200 medley relay team at the TYR Invite ... Clocked a 1:55.67 in the 200 IM and a 57.95 in the 100 breast which were each good for first place vs. Ball State (12/13) ... Won the 50 free vs. GVSU (11/14) with a 21.66 ... Part of a two first-place relay teams, 200 medley and 400 free, vs. Purdue (1/17).

Sophomore Season: Academic All-Big Ten selection...Won the 50 free at St. Bonaventure (11/8) with a time of 22.09...Posted a second-place finish in the 200 free (1:45.13) at Ball State (12/8)...Swam a 1:58.21 in the 200 IM at Valparaiso (1/11)...Took third in the 100 free (46.43) at Michigan (1/18)...Placed second in the 50 free (21.19) against Oakland (1/25).

Freshman Season: Shared John Narcy Most Improved Swimmer Award with Marcus Poteete ... Won the 100 free (21.97) in season opener against Iowa (10/28) ... Placed first in the 200 IM (1:54.33) at Notre Dame (11/10) ... Recorded second-place finish in the 100 breast (1:00.27) against Princeton (11/11) ... Clocked season-best time of 59.82 in the 100 breast and added second place effort in the 200 breast versus Ball State (12/9) ... Placed third in the 100 free (46.82) against Oakland (1/19) ... Competed in six events, including three relays at the Big Ten Championships.

High School: Four-time letterwinner in swimming and three-time letterwinner in water polo at Grand Haven High School ... Academic All-America honoree in 2006 ... Earned all-conference, all-state, and All-America honors his last three years of high school ... All-conference and all-state in water polo.

Personal: Born May 9, 1988 in Grand Haven, Mich. ... Son of Daniel and Bonnie Schmitt ... Brother, Adam, swam for MSU ... Telecommunications major.

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