Gregor Spoerlein
Gregor Spoerlein
Height: 6-0
Weight: 158
Year: Senior
Hometown: Bamberg, Germany
High School: Clavius Gymnasium
Position: Sprint-Mid. Free

2016-17:  Named CCSA Swimmer of the Year… At the ECAC Championships, he earned second place in the 50 free with a time of 20.28… Helped UMBC earn fifth in the 400 free relay, swimming his split in a time 44.56… Also helped the Retrievers earn a first place finish in the 800 relay in an ECAC record of 6:32.31, swimming his leg of the race in 1:37.65…  He finished 10th in the 100 fly with a time of 49.39… At the CCSA Championships, earned first place in the 50 free with a time of 20.26… Also earned first in the 200 free, touching in with a time of 1:37.32… Took second place in the 100 free with a time of 44.31… Also swam on the 200 free relay team, taking home third place.

2015-16: Earned a pair of gold medals during the postseason, including gold at the ECAC Championships and CCSA Championships... Finished the 100 free in first place with a time of 44.22 at the ECAC's, while also placing fourth in the 50 free with a time of 20.48... Earned gold in the 200 free at the CCSA Championships, finishing the race in a time of 1:37.63... Finished with silver in the 100 free with a time of 43.90 in Athens... Set the school record in the 50 free during the prelims at the CCSA's, touching in at 20.05... CCSA All-Academic Team... CSCAA Scholar All-American.

2014-15: Advanced to three finals at the CCSA Championships in Georgia in 2015... Of the three events, he won two and came in second in the other... Earned gold in the 50 yard freestyle, touching the wall in a time of 20.26 setting a new school record... Also took gold in the 200 yard freestyle, finishing in a time of 1:37.61... Finished in second place in the 100 yard freestyle with a time of 44.30, just being out-touched by .04 seconds... Named to the CCSA All-Academic Team.

2013-14: Won one individual gold medal, as well as one silver medal and one bronze medal at the Retrievers’ first-ever CCSA Championships in Knoxville, Tenn. … Claimed gold in the 100-yd. free while his silver medal came in the 50 free with a school record time of 20.29… Helped four UMBC relay teams break school records at the conference meet in Tennessee… The 400 (2:56.57) and 800 free relays (6:30.37) won gold medals while the 200 free (1:20.57) and 400 medley squads (3:14.41) each claimed silver medals… Also aided the 200 free (1:23.70) and 200 medley (1:32.44) relay teams break the UMBC Aquatic Complex pool records on Jan. 11 as UMBC hosted Howard… His top 100 free time of 44.40 from the ECAC Championships at Navy ranks second all-time in the UMBC record book… Moved up to third in program history in the 200 free with his time of 1:37.56 during the prelims of the event at the CCSA meet… Won three dual meet events during his first season with the Retrievers.

Background: Placed fourth in his age group in the 50 free at the 2010 German Championships… Also competed in basketball and tennis.

Personal: Son of Gerhard and Elisabeth… Has one brother, Martin, and one sister, Laura… Plans to study environmental science… Born Apr. 22 1995.