The Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving teams began the 2010-2011 season by hosting the 2010 Dennis Stark Relays.
AS A SENIOR (2011-12): Fourth-place finisher (52.78) in the 100 back at Pittsburgh ... logged a personal-best time of 45.38 in the 100 free at Purdue ... claimed third in the 200 IM (2:03.98) at Valparaiso ... runner-up in the 200 back (1:56.99) at Valparaiso ... touched the wall in 21.38 in the 50 free at the Shamrock Invitational ... clocked a 50.77 in the 100 back at the Hawkeye Invitational ... fifth-place finisher in the 100 back (50.53) at the Shamrock Invitational ... time of 1:51.34 earned sixth place in the 200 back at the Shamrock Invitational ... won the 200 IM with a personal-best 1:50.31 at the Shamrock Invitational.
AS A JUNIOR (2010-11): Developed into an individual medley swimmer for the Irish in his junior campaign while also swimming backstroke, his signature stroke ... swam to two personal-best times at the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 back (49.72) and in the 200 IM (1:50.90) ... an additional career best showing came at the Hawkeye Invitational with a 1:49.65 performance in the 200 back ... also swam to a season-best time of 21.51 in the 50 free while at the invitational .
AS A SOPHOMORE (2009-10): Focused mainly on the freestyle and backstroke events for Notre Dame ... set a personal best in the 100 back (50.14) at the BIG EAST Championships preliminary session as an exhibition swimmer ... touched the wall in 21.15 in the 50 free at the Shamrock Invitational for a season best time ... froze the clock at 47.01 in the 100 free at the Ohio State Invitational for a his top performance in that event on the season ... claimed top personal times for the season in the 200 back (1:58.16) and 200 IM (2:03.12) in a tri- meet with Cleveland State and Miami (Ohio) and in the 100 breast (1:01.73) against Michigan State.
AS A FRESHMAN (2008-09): Steady contributor for the Irish in his first season ... went 21.01 in the 50 free at the BIG EAST Championships ... top 100 free (46.26) performance also came during the league meet ... shaved five seconds off his 100 back time throughout the year, finishing with a 50.27 at the BIG EAST finale.
THE SHERMAN FILE: Team captain and three-time state champion in the 200 and 400 free relay for St. Charles (Ohio) ... 15-time All-American ... led prep squad in dethroning perennial Ohio power St. Xavier at the state meet for the program's first state championship ... four-time conference champion ... two-time state title holder ... earned national rankings in each of his four prep seasons ... team MVP as a senior ... four-time all-conference honoree ... four-time all-state selection ... holds school records in the 200 free relay, 400 free relay and 100 back ... top times entering college: 51.19 in the 100 back and 20.93 in the 50 free ... swam on the club circuit with the New Albany Aquatics Club ... set a national record in the 200 medley relay with his club squad ... member of National Honor Society and student council ... born June 9, 1989, in Westerville, Ohio ... son of Renee and Michael Sherman ... joined his brother, Mitchell, on the Notre Dame squad for his freshman season before Mitchell graduated ... competed in watermelon eating contests for six years, retiring at the age of 12 with an undefeated record ... enrolled in the Mendoza College of Business as an accounting major.