JUNIOR SEASON (2010-11)
Put together his best season thus far with new personal bests in both breaststroke events ... Competed in nine dual meets, Cougar Classic Invitational and SEC Championships ... Swam to 18th in the 100 breast with a personal best of 55.90 and 19th in the 200 breast with another lifetime best of 2:03.04 ... Also placed 39th in the 200 individual medley with a season-best 1:55.90 clocking ... Delivered third in the 200 breast, fourth in the 100 breast and seventh in the 200 IM at the Cougar Classic ... Won the 200 breast and took runner-up honors in the 100 breast in a home victory over Incarnate Word ... Earned his third varsity letter.
SOPHOMORE SEASON (2009-10)
Added depth to the breaststroke and individual medley races ... Competed in five dual meets, Houston's Cougar Classic Fall Invitational and SEC Championships ... Raced at SEC's as an exhibition swimmer, recording season bests of 57.73, 2:08.14 and 1:57.85 in the 100 breast, 200 breast and 200 IM, respectively ... Notched sixth in the 200 breast and won the consolation final of the 100 breast at the Cougar Classic ... Took fourth in both breaststroke events in a road win at UNO ... Earned his second varsity letter.
FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09)
Contributed in breaststroke and individual medley events ... Competed in every dual meet, Texas A&M's Art Adamson Invitational and SEC Championships ... Placed 22nd in the 100 breast at SEC's with his personal best of 56.62 ... Finished 25th in the 200 breast with a time of 2:05.69 ... Also recorded a mark of 1:57.39 the 200 IM ... Earned a pair of 15th-place finishes in the breast events at the Art Adamson Invitational ... Swam to a personal best of 2:03.17 in the 200 breast against UNO in the LSU Invitational ... Took third in the 200 IM at that competition with his top time on the year of 1:55.12 ... Earned his first varsity letter.
PRIOR TO LSU
European talent who will see action in breaststroke races ... Attended high school in Florida ... Produced top times of 58.12 seconds in the 100 breaststroke and 2:11.42 in the 200 breaststroke ... Coached by Michael Lohberg.
Born Aug. 1, 1989 in Hamburg, Germany ... Parents are Gerd and Sabine Voelkel ... Has one sister ... Majoring in finance.
STEFFEN'S TOP TIMES
100 breaststroke, 55.82, 2011 SEC Championships
200 breaststroke, 2:03.04, 2011 SEC Championships
200 individual medley, 1:55.12, 2009 vs. UNO