The Missouri State men's swimming and diving team has solid races on Friday in the 500-yard freestyle and 200-yard individual medley to stay with the pack of four teams heading into the second day of the Shamrock Invitational on Saturday
The Missouri State Bears had a first-place finisher in all but three of the 26 events in the final home men's and women's swimming and diving dual this season, leading to a sweep of the Truman State Bulldogs on Senior Day
Jared Roberts, Caleb Schuermann Team Up for 1-2 Finish in 1650 Free
Honors & Awards •2013-14 All-MAC First Team •2012-13 All-MAC First Team •2011-12 Mid-Major All-American Honorable Mention •2011-12 All-MAC Second Team • MSU Athletics Director's Honor Roll - Fall 2013
2013-14: Named to All-MAC First Team ... Helped set an 800 free relay meet- and school-record time of 6:30.68 at the MAC championships ... Also contributed by winning the 200 free relay with a pool-record time of 1:19.84 and won the 400 medley relay at the MAC championships ... Swam B-cuts in the 200 and 500 free events at MAC championships, finishing an individual-best third in the 200 (1:37.08) ... Began the season at Missouri Show-Me Showdown by winning 400 free relay and finishing second in the 200 free relay (1:24.48) ... Sat out for two months until mid-December due to injury .. Anchored 400 free relay team in victory in return at Oklahoma Splash Bash ... Also finished third in the 100 free in Splash Bash ... Improved 200 free time by almost 14 seconds in two-day span while winning 200 free crown at Colorado Mesa dual ... Contributed to 200 free relay (1:22.01) team that won event at Shamrock Invitational.
2012-13: Earned All-MAC First Team honors for the first time in career ... Ranked 92nd nationally in the 1650 free; just outside of the top-100 in the 500 free (103rd); also ranked in the top-250 in the 200 free (223rd) ... Tallied two NCAA `B' cuts in the 500 free and 1650 free ... Placed top-8 in all three individual events at the 2013 MAC Championships ... Started off quickly at conference with a runner-up finish in the 500 free; nearly erased Uvis Kalnins' new school record (4:23.28) in prelims, clocking in at 4:23.60; moved into third all-time in MSU history ... Recorded a career best in the 200 free prelims (1:38.30) on Day 2; only .31 seconds away from a third NCAA consideration time; placed sixth overall in Saturday's 200 free A-Final; jumped up to No. 4 on the Bears' all-time top-five list ... Member of the Bears' gold medal 800 free relay on Day 2; helped MSU capture its first relay win since 2010; Bears' 800 free relay set a new school record by more than four seconds ... Wrapped up 2013 MAC Championships with silver medal in the 1650 free (15:23.36); teamed up with MSU freshman Miguel Davila for a 1-2 finish...Won a pair of events (500 free, 1000 free) at the Bears' dual at Missouri S&T (Jan. 25).
2011-12: Garnered All-MAC Second Team honors...Was one of four MSU male swimmers to reach CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-American honorable mention status ... Finished 69th nationally in the 1650 free ... Finished 104th nationally in the 500 free...Achieved NCAA 'B' cuts in the 500 and 1650 free ... Was a member of the Bears' second-place 800 free relay that was under the previous MAC championship record; The quartet of Baryshok, Sims, Schuermann and McKnight rewrote the MSU record with a time of 6:33.53 ... Had the fastest prelims time in the 500 free on Day 1 of the 2012 MAC Championships; Was runner-up (4:24.94) in the event and inched closer to Eric Bitner's varsity record of 4:23.37 ... Recorded his second top-8 finish of the conference meet with sixth place in the 200 free timed finals...Teamed up with Jared Roberts to record a 1-2 finish in the 1650 free (15:21.13) on the final day of the MAC Championships ... Captured 10 individual victories during the dual meet season, including the 200 and 500 free twice...Finished among the Bears' top-two swimmers in four events, including the 200 free (2nd), 500 free (1st), 1000 free (2nd) and 1650 free (2nd).
Background: Swam for Tom Beck at Creighton Prep (Neb.) and Greater Omaha Aquatics (GOAL)...Ranked as Nebraska's No. 1 recruit by CollegeSwimming.com ... Wrapped up his high school career as one of the most decorated swimmers in Nebraska state high school swimming history ... Collected 11 gold medals at the Nebraska State Swimming Championships, including four individual titles (100 free, 200 free, 500 free and 200 IM) ... Broke the state record in the 500 free (4:34.76), previously held by Northern Iowa head swimming coach Doug Humphrey ... Member of record-breaking 200 and 400 free relays ... Named to the NISCA High School Swimming All-American team in multiple events throughout his four-year career at Creighton Prep...Qualified for Junior Nationals, U.S. Open and Senior Nationals ... Named Midwestern Short Course Swimmer of the Year in 2007.
Personal: William Caleb Schuermann is the son of Victor and Wilma Schuermann ... Born July 17, 1992 in Omaha, Neb. ... Has two sisters, Nicole and Andi Kay ... His mother played collegiate basketball and softball at Iowa Western Community College ... Majoring in Finance and General Business.