Purdue Receives Verbal From South Carolina 5A State Champ Michael Juengel

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NEW COMMIT: Purdue University has picked up a verbal commitment from Greer, S.C. native Michael Juengel who will join the Boilermakers as a member of the class of 2023.

Primarily a backstroker, Juengel does his club swimming with Y-Spartaquatics Swim Club under head coach Dan Mascolo. He most recently swam his way to a pair of best times at Junior Nationals this past summer. At Y Nationals in April, he earned the bronze in the 100 back and finished sixth in the 200 back.

Also representing Riverside High School, Juengel has qualified for the SCHSL State Championships all three years. As a sophomore, he won the 100 back and defended his title as a junior in addition to a 200 free runner-up finish. He has also achieved the Winter Junior standard in both backstroke distances.

He told Swimming World:

“I chose Purdue because of the great academics, team atmosphere, and coaches. I’m excited to continue my academic and swimming career at Purdue. Boiler Up!”

His best times include:

  • 100 back – 49.16
  • 200 back – 1:47.87
  • 200 IM – 1:51.73
  • 200 free – 1:41.59

Juengel will provide the Boilermakers with more backstroke depth when he arrives in West Lafayette for the 2019-20 season. He currently sits just outside of scoring range at the Big Ten Championships and will join a training group that includes Kaleb Gould, Kiki Komlenic, Brady Robinson and Nikola Acin.