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Joe Colley
Joe Colley

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fort Wayne, Ind.

High School:
Homestead

Height:
5-11

Event:
Backstroke/Butterfly

Birthdate:
05/31/1986



2006-07: Big Ten Championship competitor in the 100 backstroke and the 100 and 200 butterfly ... placed eighth with the 200 medley relay at Big Ten's, finishing in 1:29.30 with Aaron Koger, Jon Ranochak and Eddie Kenney ... just missed scoring with a 17th-place finish in the 100 back (50.26) ... won the 200 IM vs. Luther College during Hawaii winter training camp ... recorded runner-up showings in the 100 back vs. Notre Dame and Michigan State ... scored a season-high 27 points at the Indiana Intercollegiates ... totaled five points at dual vs. Arizona State ... 2006 U.S. Open qualifier in the 100 back and both fly events.

2005-06: Named to Coach's Honor Roll in fall of 2005 ... scored a personal best in the 100 back (49.52) at NCAA Championships, which is the fifth-fastest time in school history ... set varsity record of 3:13.54 at Big Tens as part of the 400 medley relay that also included Giordan Pogioli, Chris Etherington and Trey Smith ... Big Ten Tournament finalist in the 200 fly and 100 back ... recorded personal bests in 100 (49.53) and 200 fly (149.94) during Big Ten championship meet ... won four individual races in the 100 back including the Boiler-Make-It Invitational, duals with Arizona State and Notre Dame, and a triangular with Northwestern and Michigan State ... member of a 200 medley relay team that notched four victories ... 200 medley relay team placed 15th at NCAA Championships with a time of 1:28.91, earning him Honorable Mention All-America status ... member of 400 medley relay team that placed 20th at NCAA Championships (3:17.57) and posted two victories during the regular season.

2004-05: Big Ten Conference `C' finalist in the 100 back and 200 fly ... recorded several season bests at the conference championships, including the 100 back (50.83), 100 fly (50.78) and 200 fly (1:50.94) ... top 200 back time of the season was a 1:53.20 recorded against Indiana ... was victorious on two relays, swimming leadoff for the 200 medley at the Indiana Intercollegiates (1:33.82) and with the 400 medley at the Florida Atlantic Duals (3:28.94).

High School: Graduated from Homestead High School in 2004 ... was part of four conference and four sectional championship teams ... team was state runner-up in 2004 ... left Homestead as the conference record holder in the 100 butterfly, 100 backstroke, 200 medley relay and 400 freestyle relay ... also left as the sectional record holder in the 100 fly ... selected as high school's 2004 Athlete of the Year ... at the 2004 state championship meet, was runner-up in the 100 back and fifth in the 100 fly ... named national All-American, first team all-state and first team all-area as a junior ... during his junior campaign was sectional champion in the 100 fly and 100 back, and recorded four top-10 showings at the state championships ... as a sophomore, received his first (of three) first team all-conference citations ... during rookie season, was second team all-conference and was sectional champion in the 400 freestyle relay ... competed for head coach Chad Englehart.

Personal: Given name is Joseph E. Colley ... born May 31, 1986 ... son of Steve and Mary Colley ... has one brother, Steve, and two sisters, Tiffani and Julie ... major is selling and sales management.