Joe Scherpenberg
Joe Scherpenberg

Class:
Graduated

Hometown:
Cincinnati, Ohio

High School:
La Salle

Height / Weight:
6-7 / 217

Event:
Backstroke/Freestyle

Birthdate:
09/14/1991

Experience:
2L


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2013-14: Leaves UC with his name on six of the program's all-time top 10 lists - 50 freestyle (ninth/20.68), 100 freestyle (seventh/45.06), 200 freestyle (fourth/1:37.76), 500 freestyle (ninth/4:29.25), 100 backstroke (second/49.01) and 200 backstroke (third/1:47.25) ... Swam four of his best times of the season at the Pittsburgh Invitational ... Posted his best 50 freestyle (21.01), 100 freestyle (45.45), 200 freestyle (1:38.34) and 200 backstroke (1:50.66) at Pitt ... Swam his quickest 500 freestyle at the Miami Invitational, touching the wall in 4:29.25 ... Posted his quickest 100 backstroke time of the year at the American Athletic Conference Championships, finishing in 49.53 ... At the league meet, reached the championship finals in the 200 freestyle (sixth/1:39.91) and the consolation finals in the 500 freestyle (10th/4:29.36) and 100 backstroke (eighth/50.57), while helping the 400 medley relay team to a podium finish.

2012-13: Totaled 36 points at the BIG EAST Championships, including a fifth place finish in the 200 backstroke ... Swam the team's fastest 50 (20.68), 100 (45.06) and 200 (1:37.76) freestyles, all at the BIG EAST Championships ... Posted UC's quickest 100 and 200 backstroke times of 49.01 and 1:47.25, respectively, also at the league meet ... Helped the 200 freestyle relay team to a top mark of 1:22.48 at the conference championships, as well as the 400 free relay's top time of 3:01.91, the 800 freestyle relay's quick mark of 6:37.86 and the 400 medley relay's beest mark of 3:19.80, all at the BIG EAST meet.

High School: Three-year varsity letterwinner at La Salle High School ... helped guide Lancers to state meet ... named to All-Great Catholic League following senior year ... set school records in 100 backstroke and 200 medley relay during senior season.

Personal: Full name is Joseph Michel Scherpenberg ... son of Bob and Jan Scherpenberg.

Academic Major: Political Science.