Walk-on who has developed and been a two-time SEC scorer ... South Carolina's top returner in the discus and javelin ... expected to be the leader of the throws program ... looks to be a scorer on both the conference and national level.
2006: Competed only during the outdoor season ... in the discus, threw 165-8 for second place at the Weems Baskin Relays ... at the Florida Relays, a 166-5 effort was thrown in the air for a seventh-place finish ... at the SEC Outdoor Championships, a 162-5 mark placed 15th ... in the javelin, a PR of 205-0 secured a first-placing at the Walt Disney Invitational ... at the SEC Outdoor Championships, a 192-9 picked up a conference point with an eighth-place finish and a 187-0 throw at NCAA East Regionals was good for 19th.
2005: Did not compete during the indoor season ... tossed the discus and javelin outdoors ... won the javelin at the Weems Baskin Relays ... captured the gold medal in both events at the South Carolina State Championships ... won the javelin with a then-career-best throw of 198-0 at the Sea Ray Relays ... posted his best discus effort of 160-0 at Georgia ... placed sixth in the javelin at 196-11 at the SEC Outdoor Championships.
HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Mauldin High School in 2003 ... lettered three times in track and field and in football ... was the track team MVP for three consecutive seasons ... posted a personal best discus throw of 164-7 and a javelin best of 179-4.
PERSONAL: Joseph Ryan Schroeder was born July 3, 1984 ... parents are Dan and Marcia Schroeder ... working toward a management science degree ... enjoys watching football.