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Men's Swim and Dive Host Michigan on Senior Day

Senior Mark Gammell holds a top-10 time in the 200 backstroke in the MSU record books.

Feb. 8, 2013

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EAST LANSING, Mich. - The Michigan State men's swimming and diving team will conclude the regular season on Saturday, Feb. 9 as they host the University of Michigan on Senior Day. The final home meet of the season will recognize the three Spartans seniors on the men's team. Below is a look at the seniors accomplishments:

Mark Gammell: A criminal justice major from Dayton, Ohio, Gammell earned a scholarship from MSU after walking on the team as a freshman. He has been a steady contributor to the team, setting a top-10 all-time standard in the 200 backstroke in 2011.

Josh Geschwendt:  Majoring in engineering, Geschwendt was a member of the school-record setting 400 freestyle relay team that posted a time of 2:57.33 at the Big Ten Championships. A native of Zeeland, Mich., he has consistently scored points in the sprint events in dual meets, owning an all-time top-10 time in the 100 butterfly.  

Jacob Jarzen: A native of Jacksonville, Ill., Jarzen is one of the most decorated swimmers in program history. Named the first Big Ten Freshman of the Year in program history, he owns nine short course and four long course team records. The pre-dental major was selected as a Scholar All-American by the CSCAA in 2011.

The No. 2 Wolverines' recently earned a victory over Ohio State on Feb. 2 to bring their record to 7-0 and 5-0 in the Big Ten. Saturday's meeting will be the 88th dual meeting between the two teams who first met in the 1922-23 season.

The women's swimming and diving team will be back in action as they travel to take on conference foes at the Big Ten Championships on Feb. 20-23 hosted on the campus of Minnesota. The following week, the men will head to Bloomington, Ind., for their turn at the Men's Big Ten Championships on Feb. 27-March 2.



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