Tyler Groneck
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Taylor Mill, Ky.

High School:
Scott HS

Height:
6-0

Position:
BR

Tyler Groneck

08/09/2014

Donahue Qualifies for Championships; Bland, Groneck Set Personal Best

03/25/2014

School Record, Season Bests Times for Numerous WKU Swimmers at National Invite

Nadine Laemmler knocked down her second school record in this meet while numerous swimmers put up season-best times.

02/28/2014

Records Fall at C-USA Swim Champ; Schwingenschloegl Qualifies for NCAA Champ

Fabian Schwingenschoegl becomes the first swimmer from The Hill to qualify for the NCAA Championships since Claire Donahue in 2011.

11/21/2013

WKU Swim Breaks Five Pool Records to Begin Hilltopper Open

Three new individual and two relay records set in day one.

11/09/2013

Pool Records Fall as Swim and Dive Wins at Cincinnati

WKU dominated the Bearcats with a combined 24 individual wins.

As a Junior (2013-14): Continued to have strong career at WKU, finishing his junior year with 21 top-10 finishes, 17 in the top five and 11 in the top three... Holds a top-five time on the team in six different events, including 50 free, 50 breast, 100 breast, 200 breast, 50 fly and 100 fly...Posted a pair of NCAA B-cut times in the Conference USA Men's Invitational with a second-place time of 47.76 in the 100 fly and sixth-place time of 55.15 in the 100 breast...Also added points to WKU's championship total with a ninth-place finish in the 200 breast (2:04.17)...Continued postseason action at the CSCAA Collegiate Classic, as he hit the wall second in the 100 fly (47.74) for his best individual finish while also coming in ninth in the 100 breast (54.68) and 12th in the 50 free (21.00)...Helped three relays to top-three times at the CSCAA Collegiate Classic with second in the 200 free relay and third in the 200 medley and 400 medley relays...Finished the season with a pair of first-place times, including the 100 fly at the Hilltopper Open (49.14) as well as the 200 breast in a tri-meet versus University of the Cumberlands, Marshall and Vanderbilt (2:08.16)...Helped set a pool record in the 200 free relay at the Hilltopper Open, as the team finished the event in 1:22.36.

As a Sophomore (2012-13): Rounded out his second season at WKU with 10 top-five finishes, including a win in the 100 fly against Evansville (51.43)...Scored in three events at the Conference USA Men's Swimming and Diving Invitational, finishing fourth in the 100 fly at 48.59, sixth in the 200 breast (2:02.49) and ninth in the 100 breast (56.05)...His times in the 100 fly and 100 breast were personal bests for the season while the 100 fly came in as the second best on the team in 2012-13...Opened the season with a second-place time in the 200 breast (2:13.19) and third in the 100 breast (59.95) against Delta State...Competed in four different individual events throughout the year and three different relay styles, including helping his 400 free relay team to a top time in the Hilltopper Invite.

As a Freshman (2011-12): In his debut season with the Hilltoppers, recorded 14 top-10 finsihes and scored in three events at the 2012 Sun Belt Conference Swimming and Diving Championships...His top finish at the league event was sixth place in the 100 butterfly...Swam a season-best time of 49.89 in the preliminaries of the event...Also placed seventh in the 100 breast (55.97) and ninth in the 200 breast (2:02.73)...His top finish on the season was runner-up in the 100 breaststroke against Fairmont State with a tie of 1:00.33...Also placed sixth in the 200 breaststroke against Georgia Tech and Clemson and fifth in the same event vs. Kentucky...Named one of the team's Rookie of the Year.

High School: Four-year letterwinner at School High School in Taylor Mill, Ky....Named Second-team All-State and earned all-region honors...Was the school record holder in the 100 butterfly (51.01) and the 100 breaststroke (58.44)...At the Kentucky State Championships, he placed second in the 100 butterfly and fourth in the 100 breaststroke.

Personal: Born September 10, 1993 in Taylor Mill, Ky...parents are Jeff and Dawn Groneck...Plans to major in mechanical engineering and after graduation pursue a career in the automobile industry.

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