AUBURN, AL, November 23. AUBURN has released the names and short biographies of five of its male signees in the fall 2004 signing period. Coach David Marsh, commenting about next year's incoming class, said:
"I am very excited about the fall signing group. There is a great deal of versatility, confidence and quality character within the group," Marsh said. "They will be outstanding additions to our program and the Auburn University campus upon their arrival in the fall."
The school will list other recruits as their papers are received.
Anthony Fleming will join the Tigers from Shreveport, La., where he swims for Butch Jordan and the City of Shreveport Swim Team. An individual medley and distance freestyle specialist, he placed fifth in the 400 IM (4:29.14) and sixth in the 1500 free (15:43.22) at the 2004 Summer Nationals. A senior at Caddo Magnet High School, he chose Auburn over Michigan, Tennessee and LSU.
Logan Madson heads to Auburn from Mark Bernett's Bend Swim Club in Bend, Ore., where his primary events are the 200 fly, 200 free and 200 IM. A finalist in both the 200 IM (2:08.17) and 200 fly (2:04.90) at this past year's summer nationals, he has also been a state champion in the 100 free. A product of Summit High School, where he also trained under Amy Halligan's watch, he chose Auburn over Tennessee.
Jon Roberts heads to Auburn from Raleigh, N.C., where he currently swims for Dan Flack and the Raleigh Swimming Association. Prior to moving to Raleigh, he has swum for Rick Aronberg and Jack Hauber and the Greater Rochester Racing Raiders in Fairport, N.Y. A breaststroke and sprint free specialist, he finished seventh in the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2004 Summer Nationals, making the Olympic Trials cut with a 1:04.20. A nine-time New York State Champion, he has also been a National Junior Team member for the past two years. An honor roll student, he chose Auburn over Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
Stephen Scheren heads to Auburn from Bill Marlin's Potomac Marlins in Fairfax Station, Va. A sprint freestyle specialist, he was the 2004 state champion in both the 50 free and 100 free, setting the state record in the 100 free. A six-time All-American, he was a 2004 NISCA Swimmer of the Year. This past year he also swam the anchor leg of the state champion 200 free and 200 medley relays. A U.S. Open qualifier in the 100 free, his top times in his events are 21.14 in the 50 free and 45.67 in the 100 free. A senior at Robinson Secondary School, he chose Auburn over Navy, Florida, Georgia and Tennessee.
Kristopher Findorff will join the Auburn Tigers from Colorado Springs, Colo., where he swims for Mike Donne and the Colorado Springs Swim Team. A sprint freestyle specialist, he has been a four-time high school state champion and a two-time high school all-American. A Senior Nationals qualifier, Kris attends Cheyenne Mt. High School where he also swims for Pete Nichols. A multi-sport participant in high school, he chose to attend Auburn over California, Arizona, Arizona State and North Carolina State.
"Kris overflows with potential, not only because he has to duck to get under most doors (he is 6'8"), but because his progress thus far has been very rapid." Marsh said. "Both his mother and father were tremendous athletes in their day and that, combined with his progress, bodes well for his future. Kris is an outstanding young man who is concerned about developing athletically, academically and spiritually though his years at Auburn."
(Per SwimInfo’s recollection, Scott Findorff was a sub-20 second 50 yd freestyle swimmer three decades ago for USC.