PEDIGREE: This week’s Pioneer Focus goes to freshman diver Logan Bauer for his strong start in the first few weeks of the season.
He has consistently continued to set and then break his own school records in both the 1-meter and 3-meter springboard as he has helped the Pioneers men’s swimming and diving team start the year 5-2.
The last time he set both of his records were in a victory against Edinboro University (PA) with 352.00 points in the 1-meter (previous best 327.30) and 353.10 points in the 3-meter (previous best 336.80).
After capturing the Ohio state champion title in the 1-meter springboard in an undefeated season at Botkins High School, Bauer is also currently nationally ranked the fifth best diver in NCAA Division II athletics.
Get to know the record-setting diver from Botkins, OH…
Q: Favorite food?
A: Chicken Alfredo
Q: What is on your playlist?
A: Jessie J, Collin McLoughlin, Jason Mraz, David Guetta and Gavin DeGraw.
Q: Favorite Athlete?
A: Diver Tom Daley
Q: What is something most people don’t know about you?
A: I’m also a singer and have been the main lead in eight musicals.
Q: Most embarrassing moment?
A: Falling off the diving board during warm ups at AAU Nationals.
Q: If you could have one song be the theme song to your life, which would it be?
A: “Who You Are” by Jessie J.
Q: Who is your role model and why?
A: Tom Daley, because he has been through a lot in his life and has overcome so much and has become an incredible diver.
Q: Favorite fast food outlet?
Q: Best and worst part of college athletics?
A: Best part is when I win because I know I deserve it because I’ve worked so hard for those moments. Worst part is waking up extremely early in the morning to practice.
Q: Least favorite rule at Malone?
A: Visitation hours.
Q: How many hours a week do you spend practicing?
A: About 20 hours a week.
Q: What do you miss most about high school?
A: My friends.
Chris Sherwood is sports editor for The Aviso AVW.