Paul Erben
Paul Erben

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Panama City, Fla.

High School:
Bay

Height:
6-6

Event:
Breaststroke



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...Mark 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 breast 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 breaststoke (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 for coach Pam Schlinas...Member of Panama City club team under the direction of Jeremy Vail.


PERSONAL: Born September 13, 1984...Majoring in Biological Sciences...Son of Julia and Steve Erben...Sister Andrea swam at North Carolina.

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