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  Steve Roof
Steve Roof

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Canton, Ohio

High School:
Central Catholic

Height:
5-10

Event:
Distance Free, Fly


2005-06: Over the summer qualified for the Olympic Trials in the 1500 free...Earned Honorable Mention All-American honors placing 15th in the 1650 free with a new school record of 15:04.42 at the NCAA Championships (Mar. 23-25)...also finished 19th in the 500 free with a time of 4:21.49 and was a part of the 800 free relay that took 17th in 6:35.12...established a new school record in the 500 free with an NCAA "B" cut time of 4:21.08 at the ACC Championships (Feb. 22-25)...also set a new school record as a part of the 800 free relay that finished third with a time of 6:30.95...recorded two more NCAA "B" cut times taking fifth in the 1650 free (15:11.94) and ninth in the 400 IM (3:53.89)...finished sixth in the 500 free (4:32.58), ninth in the 400 IM (4:02.86) and 11th in the 200 fly (1:57.29) at the Dallas Morning News Classic (Jan. 13-14)...recorded NCAA "B" cut times winning the 500 free (4:25.46) and 1650 free (15:16.72) at the Georgia Tech Invitational (Nov.18-20)...also was a part of the winning 800 free relay and finished second in the 400 IM (3:57.14)...earned ACC Performer of the Week honors (Oct. 24) after his outstanding showing at an ACC quad meet (Oct. 21-22)...won the 1000 free with a time of 9:21.01 and recorded the fastest time swimming in exhibition in the 500 free (4:30.77)...finished third in the 400 IM (4:04.27) and 200 free (1:41.24)...earned All-ACC Academic Team honors and was a member of the ACC Honor Roll.

2004-05: Earned the first All-America honors of his career, taking part in the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships (March 25-27) that captured honorable mention accolades with their 16th-place 6:51.63...Best individual finish at the national meet was a 27th-place 15:17.17 in the 1,650 freestyle. Also took 42nd during the 500 freestyle with a time of 4:27.22...Holds the second-fastest time in school history in the 500 after the ACC Championships (Feb. 23- 26)...Held the school record in the 1,650 freestyle for 45 minutes, tallying a time of 15:16.48 - that placed him sixth - during a timed final that was later broken by teammate Thomas Bishop...Recorded a new personal-best in the 1,000 freestyle during the 1,650 freestyle at the conference meet with a time of 9:17.20...Notched a fifth-place time of 4:24.59 during the 500 freestyle...Took 17th in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:52.30...Took fourth in both the 500 freestyle (4:27.20) and 1,650 freestyle (15:32.33) at the Georgia Fall Invitational (Dec. 3-5)...Twelfth-place time of 1:39.74 in the 200 freestyle set a new personal milestone. Added a season-best 200 butterfly time of 1:51.70...Times in both the 500 and 1,650 freestyle at the ACC Championships and Georgia Invite were all NCAA "B" cuts...Nabbed a third-place finish in the 500 freestyle (4:30.23) and fifth in the 200 butterfly (1:52.95) at the Dallas Morning News Classic (Dec. 3-5)...Top five in four events at an ACC quad meet in Atlanta (Oct. 30- 31)...Second in the 500 freestyle (4:36.20), fourth in both the 200 freestyle (1:42.23) and 1,000 freestyle (9:29.11) and fifth in the 200 butterfly (1:54.70)...Posted three victories during the dual meet season in three separate events...Versatile swimmer, nabbing 20 top-five finishes in six different events...Member of ACC Honor Roll.

2003-04: Scored valuable points with three top-16 finishes at his first ACC Championships (Feb. 25-28)...Ninth-place swim of 4:26.62 in the 500 freestyle made the NCAA "B" cut list...Finished one spot back in the 200 butterfly where his career-best time of 1:50.57 which places him just outside the FSU top ten...Took 12th in the 1,650 freestyle with a mark of 15:44.01...Member of the 800 freestyle relay that finished third...Produced his first NCAA consideration time at the Texas A&M Fall Invitational (Nov. 21-23)...Posted four top-six finishes at the meet, including a fourth-place on a season-best 4:26.62...Aggie Invite also saw him produce a year-best 15:35.44 in the 1,650 freestyle...Swam his best 1,000 freestyle time of the year (9:20.54) in a third-place finish against Alabama (Jan. 23)...Notched five victories during the dual meet portion of the schedule with 21 top three finishes...Failed to finish in the top three on only three occasions...Accolades in the classroom including ACC Academic Honor Roll.

HIGH SCHOOL: State champion his junior year in the 500-yard freestyle...Came back the next year to finish second in the 200 and 500 freestyle...Senior national qualifier in the 1,000 freestyle...Named Stark County Swimmer of the Year (2001-03) by the Canton Repository...Holds multiple Central Catholic pool records...Four-year MVP...Top times include: 200 freestyle (1:40.10), 500 freestyle (4:28.10), 100 freestyle (9:15.00), 200 butterfly (1:52.50) and 200 individual medley (1:55.00)...High school and club coach Sam Sieple swam at Florida State.

PERSONAL: Born July 22, 1984...Majoring in biological sciences...Son of Terry and Pam Roof...Brother Tom is on the track and field team at Ohio State.

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