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  Paul Erben
Paul Erben

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Panama City, Fla.

High School:
Bay

Height:
6-6

Event:
Breaststroke, IM


2005-06: Scored points in both breaststroke events and the 200 IM at the ACC Championships (Feb. 22-25)...best finish came in the 100 breast as he took silver with a personal best and NCAA "B" cut time of 54.84...also earned an NCAA "B" cut time in the 200 breast finishing in fifth with personal best time of 2:00.29...finished 14th in the 200 IM with a time of 1:51.46...during the prelims of the 200 IM, set personal best with a time of 1:51.34...finished second in the 200 breast at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov.18-20) with a time of 2:00.99...took third in the 100 breast in 55.85...won the 200 breast in 2:05.13 at ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22)...hit the wall second in the 100 breast at the with a time of 57.45...earned All-ACC Academic Team honors and was a member of the ACC Honor Roll.

2004-05: Scored points in both breaststroke events at the ACC Championships (Feb. 23-26) for the second year in a row while resetting two of three personal-best times...Best finish at the league summit was a sixth-place mark in the 100 breaststroke with a seasonbest time of 55.80...Came back to take 11th at the 200-yard distance, posting a career-best time of 2:02.87 to get the last spot in the FSU alltime top ten...Bonus swim in the 200-yard individual medley produced a new personal-best of 1:54.05 as he took 23rd...Finished in the top eight of both breaststroke events at the Georgia Fall Invitational (Dec. 3-5). Earned sixth-place time of 2:05.69 in the 200 breaststroke while his 100 breaststroke time of 57.14 put him one spot back...Hit the wall third in both breaststroke races during an ACC quad meet in Atlanta (Oct. 30-31) with times of 57.84 and 2:06.65 in the 100 and 200 respectively...Won both the 100 (59.45) and 200 (2:11.08) breaststrokes against Florida A&M (Oct. 15)...Chalked up 15 top-five finishes during the dual meet campaign...Qualified for the 2008 US Olympic Trials with his performance at the Speedo Southern Zone Championships as he won the 100-meter breaststroke in 1:04.28...Took fourth in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:21.61...Cracked the top 25 at the 2005 ConocoPhillips US National Championships with a 25th-place time of 1:05.23 during the 100 breaststroke...Added a time of 2:22.62 to take 31st at the 200-meter distance...Member of ACC Honor Roll.

2003-04: Surprised many in his inaugural trip to the ACC Championships (Feb. 25-28) with a pair of top 12 finishes, including a swim in the finals of the 100 breaststroke...Dropped his 100 breaststroke time by nearly seven seconds from his first collegiate swim with a sixth-place time of 55.46. Time is the eighth-best in school history...Time was an NCAA "B" cut and the first sub-56.00 100 breaststroke time by a Seminole freshman since Wickus Nienaber in 2001...Slashed four seconds off his previous best time in the 200 breaststroke, finishing 11th with a time of 2:04.02...Efforts at the conference championships made him the obvious choice for Most Improved Swimmer at the annual team banquet...Also added a 200- yard individual medley tally of 1:56.61...Showed early promise during the Texas A&M Invitational, finishing fourth in the 100 breaststroke with at time of 56.97...Posted ten top-five finishes during the dual meet season...Earned high marks in the classroom as a member of the ACC Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: Capped off senior season with a state championship in the 100 breaststroke (58.79)...Four-time district and county champion...Posted his best times in the 100 and 200 breaststroke at the 2003 spring COD3 southeastern meet, touching in at 58.26 and 2:08.08 respectively...Named team MVP all four years...Swam at Bay High School for coach Pam Salinas...Club coach was Jeremy Vail at the Panama City swim team.

PERSONAL: Born September 13, 1984...Mojoring in biological science...Son of Julia and Steve Erben...Sister Andrea swam at North Carolina.

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