THE MICHIGAN DAILY
THURSDAY, FEB A$Y 211"7.
PAGE EIGHT THE MICHIGAN DAILY THURSDAY. FEBRUARY 2.1987
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It's an average size apartment r
building, quite well hidden (almost
lost) not too far from the Coli-
seum. But in it resides a large por-
tion of the guts of this year's
swimming team : Captain Carl
Robie, backstroker Rus Kingery,
sprinter Ken Wiebeck, and the
breaststroker who Coach Gus ?
Stager says "should be thinking
about the American record. In-
stead he's just satisfied if he wins
Paul Scheerer is THAT breast-
stroker, and record or not, his
credentials are quite impressive.
He was in both 1965 and 1966 the
Big Ten 100 and 200 yard breast-
stroke champion, the National
AAU 100 yard breaststroke cham-
pion in 1965, the NCAA 100 yard
champion in 1966, and was on the
Big Ten champion medley relay
team. In addition, he was All-
American both years.
Scheerer is also a rarity in that '
he started in organized swimming
when he was 15. Since most swim- SENIC
mers of his caliber begin at six or to ano
seven, this is comparable to a base-
ball player making the major and t)
leagues after learning the game to a p
at age 28. Scheerer says "I didn't Schee
swim as a freshman in high achoe.
school, and it wasn't until they Ameet
found out in a gym class that I been an
had a good kick that I really got losing l
started." and nob
Double Dutyteam fi
To build up his arms, Scheerer Still,
spent hours on freestyle and in igan she
high school he lifted weights. He easily a
stopped when he realized that his
arms were tightening up. It seems
that the warning most athletes are BIG
given not to swim is ironic. Swim-
mers shouldn't do anything else.
Despite his Johnny-come-lately
plunge into the sport, this senior
natatory doesn't think he is at any
disadvantage whatsoever to all
the 15-year veterans running CHICE
around. "By the time most of ball coa
these swimmers are in college, ed the o
they've hit their peak. From then catchv
on it's downhill. Where I started the Big
is just right. My peak is right "They
The blond from Hinsdale, Ill., have th
considers himself a better sprinter reply.
than a distance man, and acknowl- North
edges that he likes the 100 yard cludes t
race better than the 200. Unfor- against
tunately for Michigan, the only eyes, wl
race included in a dual meet pro- league s
gram is the 200.
This takes on some significance rantdh
when reflecting back on the Mich- ranked
igan State meet because Michigan with a
lost by only three points. Leagu
As evidence, Stager cites Scheer-
er's failure to win the National
AAU's last year, where right after
a top level performance he just
Scheerer counters this with the
statement that he is only at his
peak for a small part of the season.
Not only that, but he feels that
the dual meets during the year
upset training. "You have to take
it easy the day before in orderE
to be able to swim, and the two-
day layoff from organized con-
'->.... :...ditioning each week destroys the
conditioning routine. I'd much
UL SCHEEEER splashes his way rather have a long practice season
[JL CHERERsplaheshisway and a few meets at the end when
heerer has copped both the AAU everybody is in top shape.
troke championships in addition Retire?
event. Scheerer's future will probably
not have been decided by any of include retirement from swim-
the close races, Scheerer noted ming. A history major, her plans
that State waited until the follow- to apply to law school. His views
ing Monday to install their auto- on the Olympics in 1968 are, "I'd
matic electric timing system. have to take time off from school
Scheerer believes that any fur- to go into training, and then I
ther improvement he makes this wouldn't be safe from the draft."
year will be on the turns, because This is the same type of situation
the breaststroke is relatively slow. that will plague many athletes
"The turns are half the race. For graduating this year and next.
In addition, he will have been
retired for a year, "and there are
a lot fine young breaststrokers
OR BREASTSTROKER PAL
other dual meet victory. Sc
the NCAA 100-yard breastst
air of Big Ten titles in thate
rer elucidates on the re-
of the team to the upset,
t like this wouldn't have
ything great to win. But
ike this is disappointing
body feels good when the
while admitting that Mich-;
ould have won that meet
nd the final score should
Scheerer also takes some pride
in the overall academic average
of the swimming team, which is
close to 3.00 despite spending two
to three hours per day practicing.
The swimming team this year is
so academically oriented, in fact,
that it got the time of the big In-
diana meet here in February 11
switched from 2:00 P.M. to 7:30
P.M. because the law boards are
me to win I have to win on the
As far as any diversification is
concerned, unlike many members
of the team. Scheerer is only a
breaststroker and will remain lust
that, explaining that he really was
never very fast in anything else
Coach Stager's criticism is an
attempt to aid a good swimmer in
becoming great. "Scheerer has a
lot of talent but is afraid of it."
Northwestern Heads for Road, Trouble
'AGO (P) - Iowa's basket-
ch, Ralph Miller, was ask-
ther day if anybody would
winning Northwestern in
Y haven't played many con-
games on the road yet,
hey," was Miller's cryptic
western's 4-0 record in-
three home starts --one
Miller's formidable Hawk-
hose two defeats in four
tarts were on the road.
play may slow down
estern, second only to, top-
UCLA in national scoring
96.4 over-all average.
ie statistics yesterday indi-
cated a Big Ten team has a 2-1'
better chance of winning in con-
ference play at home than on the
road. The conference home court
advantage now is 14-7. For non-
conference play, the home floor
margin is a whopping 31-6.
Northwestern has had three
straight home games since open-
ing with a 93-73 win at Michigan.
Saturday the Wildcats may start
finding out about the facts of
basketball life on the conference
road. They play a matinee at Illi-
nois which gave Northwestern a
scare at Evanston, before losing
104-96 on Jan. 10. Illinois now has
,a 2-2 mark.
Commented Wildcat coach Lar-
ry Glass: "This is a solid Illinois
team we're facing. Since they lost
two of their starters in the Illini
slush fund scandal they've been
benefitting from an intangible fac-
tor that's hard to measure. They-
're a spirited team with the po-
tential to beat anyone."
The Wildcat-Illini second meet-
ing matches the one-two scoring
teams and two 24-point shooters
in Big Ten play.
Northwestern's pacesetting con-
ference average of 96.8 points is
followed, by the Illini's 89.0. While
Iowa's Sam Williams continues as
the Big Ten's top individual scor-
er with a 27.5 average, Jim Daw-
son of Illinois is second with 24.8,
closely trailed by Ohio State's Bill
Hosket with 24.4 and Northwest-
ern's Jim Burns with 24.3.
Second-place Michigan State,
3-1, leads on defense with an av-
erage yield of 71.5 points, follow-
ed by Purdue, 2-2, with 76.5.
Big Ten Standings
Wiiliams, Iowa 36
Dawson, Illinois 38
Hosket, Ohio St. 44
Burns, N'western 35
Joyner, Indiana 25
Kondla, Minn. 36
Nagle, Wis. 29
Dill, Michigan 38
Giliam, Purdue 33
Stewart, Michigan 33
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