Marcel Kleiner
Marcel Kleiner

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Heilbronn, Germany

High School:
Hohen Staufen Gymnasium

Height:
6-4

Event:
Free/IM

Birthdate:
02/09/1983


2005-06: Three-time All-BIG EAST honoree, finishing second in the 100m free (44.68) and third in both the 50m (20.27) and 200m free (1:39.41)...met NCAA `B' cuts in both 50 and 100 free...won seven individual titles...helped all four relay teams (200 and 400 free, 200 and 400 medley) to third-place finishes at BIG EAST Championships...earned College Swimming Coaches Association of America Academic All-American honors for the second straight season...named to CoSIDA Academic All-District second team.

2004-05: C-USA Invitational 100 freestyle champion (44.69)...also finished second in the 50 free (20.54) and third in the 200 free (1:39.67) at C-USA...part of four championship relay squads (200 free, 200 medley, 400 free, 400 medley) at C-USA Invite...set school and meet records in each relay...met NCAA `B' standards in 200 free relay and 400 free relay...named honorable mention Academic All-American by CSCAA...men's swimming scholar athlete of the quarter for spring quarter...Topcat Scholar.

Previous Experience: Was a World Cup qualifier in 2002, 2003, and 2004...finished in 9th place at the World Cup in Berlin in 2004...placed third in backstroke at German Junior National Championships in 2000.

Personal: Born Feb. 9, 1983...son of Herbert and Beate Kleiner...majoring in marketing.