South Carolina places 48 on the league's honor roll, tying Alabama and Florida for the most
Schaffer records third fastest time in country in 400 IM
Gamecocks place 37 swimmers, four divers in Friday's finals
2010-11 - Posted career-best 200 freestyle time in Alabama/Georgia meet (1:39.77)...Improved on previous best by more than four seconds...Also posted season-best times in 50 free (22.16) and 100 free (47.07) in Alabama/Georgia meet...Also swam the 100 breast and 400 IM during the season.
PRE-COLLEGE - Graduated from South Mecklenburg High School...Coach was Leslie Berens...Team captain... Was team MVP for three years...All-conference and All-America performer...Helped relay team to runner-up finish in state championships in 2007 and 2010... Member of SwimMAC Carolina...Was part of Junior National Championship team...Helped relay team to third place at Junior Nationals.
PERSONAL - Full name is Timothy Hill Berens...Born February 27, 1992, in Charlotte, N.C....Parents are John and Leslie Berens...Has a brother, Ricky, and a sister, Jessica...Brother swam for the University of Texas and was a 2008 Olympian, where he won a gold medal and set the world record in the 800m freestyle relay along with Michael Phelps, Ryan Lochte and Peter Vanderkaay...Mother played volleyball at Miami University (Ohio) and served as Tim's high school swim coach...Plans to major in business...Chose South Carolina because of the coaching staff, the business school and because of its proximity to home.
|Berens' Top Times|
|50 free||22.16||1/29/11||Alabama/Georgia||Columbia, S.C.|
|100 free||47.07||1/29/11||Alabama/Georgia||Columbia, S.C.|
|200 free||1:39.77||1/29/11||Alabama/Georgia||Columbia, S.C.|
|100 breast||1:01.40||11/19/10||Nike Cup||Chapel Hill, N.C.|
|400 IM||4:18.64||11/5/10||Missouri||Fayetteville, Ark.|