Schmuhl Named to Short Course World Championship Team
Oct. 3, 2012
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana University sophomore Steve Schmuhl has been named to the U.S. roster for the 2012 Short Course World Championships, USA Swimming announced Wednesday.
The meet will run December 12-16 in Istanbul, Turkey. Schmuhl was selected to compete in the 400-meter individual medley.
Schmuhl was named to the 24-man squad based on his performance at the U.S. Open this past August in Indianapolis. Schmuhl finished third in the 400-meter individual medley with a time of 4:18.74, setting a new IU record in the process.
Also earning a spot on the team is former Hoosier All-American and NCAA champion Ben Hesen. Hesen will compete in the 50- and 100-meter backstroke. Hesen was the NCAA champion in the 100-yard backstroke in 2008.
Schmuhl and Hesen will be swimming with some of the best the U.S. has to offer, including Olympic champions Ryan Lochte and Matt Grevers. The Big Ten Conference is well represented on the team with Mike Alexandrov (Northwestern), Ryan Feeley (Michigan), Grevers (Northwestern), Charlie Houchin (Michigan) and Michael Weiss (Wisconsin) all competing in the Big Ten at some point during their careers.
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