The 63 graduates collectively hail from 15 states and 12 countries.
Tigers get 30 All-Americans and one NCAA title during the week
Tigers will have four individuals, one relay competing in Saturday finals
Numerous scoring opportunities for Tigers on Saturday
200 medley relay is top seed in Friday's finals
2-1-14 South Carolina vs Auburn Swimming and Diving Anthony Hall
3-29-13 NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships, Day 2
3-28-13 NCAA Mens Championships day 1
2-23-13 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Day 5, Finals
2-21-13 SEC Swimming and Diving Championships, Day 3 Finals
2012 U.S. Olympic Trials Qualifier
2013 SEC Champion (1,650 free)
2012 SEC Champion (800 FR)
2013 All-SEC First Team
2012 All-SEC First Team
2011 All-SEC Freshman Team
Auburn Record-Holder (500 free, 1000 free, 1650 free, 800 free relay)
Senior Season (2013-14):
Cemented his legacy as one of Auburn's best distance swimmers by earning three All-America selections (500 free, 1,650 free and 800 free relay)...Qualifed for the NCAA Championships with NCAA 'B' cuts in the 200, 500 and 1,650 free...Finished 5th at the NCAA Championships in the 1,650 freestyle 14:45.55 to earn third first-team All-America selection in the event...Placed 11th overall in the 500 free with a time of 4:16.10, set season-best time in the prelims at NCAAs with a swim of 4:15.12...Swam the second leg of the 800 free relay that earned a seventh-place finish and broke the school record clocking a 6:17.29...Also competed in the 200 free at the national meet, placing 21st overall with a time of 1:34.91...Swam the second leg of the 800 free relay at the SEC Championships, swimming a split of 1:34.30 en route to a second-place finish...Swam 14:54.16 in the 1,650 free to take fifth at the SEC Championships to earn provisional qualifying standard...Took seventh in the 200 free at the SEC Championships, touching in at 1:35.49...Placed eighth at the SEC Championships in the 500 free in 4:19.01...Set personal record in the 100 free at the Auburn Invitational with a time of 43.68 to earn a 'B" cut...Won three times during the dual meet season in the 500 free (Royals Open, LSU and South Carolina)...Earned a first-place finish at the Royals Open in the 1,000 free...Swam season-best time of the 1,000 free at Florida (9:14.24).
Junior Season (2012-13):
Reached the NCAA Championships with 'A' cut times in the 500 free (4:15.44), 1,650 free (14:41.45) and the lead leg of the 800 FR (6:22.22)...Also competed in the 200 free after gaining a 'B' cut time of 1:34.14 at the SEC Championships...Placed seventh in the 500 free (4:14.44), which also set the new Auburn record...Finished 15th in the 1,650 free (14:55.42) and helped the 800 FR team to a 19th-place finish (6:26.24)...Earned another All-American honor in the 200 free (1:34.58) after finishing in 12th, his fourth event of the championships...In the top-five on the team in six individual events from the 2012-13 season (50 free, 200 free, 500 free, 1,000 free, 1,650 free, 200 fly)...Won his second individual SEC title overall and first in the 1,650 free (14.41.45), scoring 32 points for his team...Swam the lead leg of the 800 FR and helped the team to a bronze medal at SECs with a time of 6:22.22, the second-straight top-three finish...His split of 1:34.14 in that relaywas a new personal-best...Won another SEC bronze medal in the 500 free (4.15.44), giving him the top-two fastest Auburn times for that event in the year...Stayed in the top-five with a fifth-place finish in the200 free (1:34.61)at the SEC meet...Claimed eight individual event wins during the year including at dual meets against Alabama, Kentucky, Texas A&M and three against LSU (1,000 free, 200 fly, 500 free)...Swam his fastest 100 free (44.64)time as part of the 400FR team (3:03.89)that placed fourth inthe dual meet against Florida...Clocked two personal-bests at the Georgia Invitational in the 50 free (20.35) and 200 fly (1:45.64),placing fourth in the 200 fly...Named to All-SEC First Team.
Sophomore Season (2011-12):
Competed at U.S. Olympic Trials in Omaha ... Clocked personal-best LCM times in 100 free (51.04), 200 free (1:50.82), 400 free (3:52.82) and 200 fly (2:01.43) ... Finished 14th in 400 free, 35th in 200 free ... Also posted 15:38.98 in 1500 free, just shy of PR, finishing 25th ... Time in 400m free was second-fastest in Auburn history, .01 seconds shy of the record Set three new school records while earning four All-America honors at 2012 NCAA Championships in Federal Way, Wash. ... Shattered his own Auburn mark in 1650 freestyle with a 14:37.59 to finish fourth, the highest-ever finish by an Auburn swimmer in the event ... Broke the record by nearly 10 full seconds ... Also broke the school 1000 free record in the first 40 lengths of his 1650 swim, covering the distance in 8:52.58 ... Posted his third all-time Auburn mark with a 4:15.42 in the 500 free, earning another fourth-place finish ... Earned another All-America honor in 200 free, finishing 14th (1:35.56) ... Helped 800 free relay team to 12th-place finish (6:27.92) ... Won his first conference title with the 800 free relay team, clocking a season-best 6:20.63 at the SEC Championships in Knoxville ... Earned Auburn's first silver medal in the 1650 freestyle with a time of 14:50.86 ... Won consolation final of 500 free to earn ninth-place points (4:18.57) ... Fifth-place finish in 200 free (1:35.80) ... Recorded best-ever Auburn dual meet time in 1000 free with 9:01.75 vs. Texas ... Won four individual races during the season, taking both the 500 and 1000 free in dual meets with LSU and Penn State ... Part of three winning relay teams during the year ... Named to All-SEC First Team ... Named to SEC Academic Honor Roll.
Freshman Season (2010-11)
Two-time All-American after finishing seventh (4:16.82) in the 500 free and sixth (14.47.09) in the 1650 free at NCAA Championships in Minneapolis, Minn. ... Set a new Auburn record at NCAAs in the 1650 free after breaking the nine-year Auburn record of 14:57.46 at the 2011 SEC Championships ... Finished 17th in the 200 free prelims at 1:35.09, missing the finals cut by just .02 seconds ... Named to 2010-11 All-SEC Freshmen Team ... Scored points in all three individual events for Auburn at the 2011 SEC Championships ... Broke the nine-year-old Auburn record in the 1,650 free after taking fourth in the event in a time of 14:57.46 ... Finished fifth in the 500 free in a career-best time of 4:17.99 ... Reached the championship final of the 200 free and took seventh overall in 1:35.90 ... Time of 1:35.51 in the 200 free prelims was a career-best time ... Top time in 1000 free was 9:10.64 against Florida on January 21, the seventh-fastest in Auburn history.
A five-star recruit according to Swimming World Magazine ... Competed at the 2010 USA Swimming Senior National Championships ... Swam in the 200m free (1:55.04), 400m free (4:04.28) and 100m fly (57.70) ... Attended Boulder City High School and swam for Boulder City Henderson club team ... Finished third in the 500 free (4:24.51) at the 2010 Southern California Swimming Grand Prix ... Took fourth in the 1,650 free at the 2008 USA Swimming Short Course Junior Championships with a time of 15:17.85.
Son of Terry Grothe and Sy Grothe ... Has three sisters: Alexis, Natalie and Rachael ... Sister Alexis swims at Texas A&M.
|Grothe's Top Times (SCY)|
|50 freestyle||20.35||11/30/12||Georgia Invitational|
|100 freestyle||43.68||11/24/13||Auburn Invitational|
|500 freestyle||4:14.44!||3/28/13||NCAA Championships|
|1650 freestyle||14:37.59!||3/24/12||NCAA Championships|
|100 butterfly||50.64||1/14/11||Ralph Crocker Classic|
|200 butterfly||1:45.64||12/2/12||Georgia Invitational|
|! = school record|
|Grothe's Top Times (LCM)|
|50 freestyle||23.51||2012||Auburn Classic|
||51.04||2012||U.S. Olympic Trials|
||1:50.82||2012||U.S. Olympic Trials|
|400 freestyle||3:52.82||2012||U.S. Olympic Trials|
|800 freestyle||8:06.53||2011||L.A. Invitational|
|1500 freestyle||15:34.98||2011||L.A. Invitational|
||2:01.43||2012||U.S. Olympic Trials|