Men's Swimming



    Austin Steel  
    Austin Steel

    Class:
    RS Senior

    Hometown:
    Hillsborough, N.J.

    High School:
    Hillsborough

    Height / Weight:
    5-10 / 165

    Event:
    Free/Back/IM


    SOPHOMORE YEAR (2010-11)

    Finished 34th in the 200 individual medley at the Big Ten Championships with a career-best time of 1:50.95 ... 26th in the 100 backstroke with a time of 49.28 ... just missed the points in the 200 backstroke, placing 18th in 1:46.50 ... that is a career best and NCAA B cut ... won the 100 backstroke at Ohio State with a season-best time of 49.25 ... sixth in the 100 backstroke in a dual meet win over Purdue (50.51) ... third in the 200 back at Ohio State (1:48.63) ... fourth in the 200 back in a dual meet win over Michigan (1:49.93) ... fifth in the same event at Louisville (1:50.47) ... 10th in the 200 IM at Virginia (1:55.28).

    REDSHIRT FRESHMAN YEAR (2009-10)

    Finished 21st in the 200 backstroke (1:49.01), 20th in the 200 individual medley (1:51.30-season best) and 23rd in the 400 IM (3:59.43-season best) at the Big Ten Championships ... fifth in the 200 backstroke in a dual meet with Purdue (1:53.48) and fourth at Louisville (1:54.05) ... took seven in the 200 back when IU traveled to Ohio State (1:56.97) ... placed second in the 200 IM (1:54.61) at the Hoosierland Open ... picked up a fourth-place finish in the 200 IM at Ohio State (1:58.43) ... third in the 400 IM at the Hoosierland Open (4:04.86) and fifth at Kentucky (4:11.02).

    FRESHMAN YEAR (2008-09)

    Redshirted.

    PREP/PERSONAL

    Holds team records in the 800-meter free relay, 400-meter medley relay and 200-meter medley relay ... part of the state record 200-meter medley relay team ... placed 21st in the 800 free relay at USS 2007 nationals ... Scholastic All-American as a sophomore and junior ... parents are Jim and LaureAnn Steel ... has two sisters (Cassandra and Miranda) ... born Oct. 1, 1990.

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