April 28, 2010
Five Swimmers Honored By CollegeSwimming.com
BUFFALO, NY – Five University at
Buffalo swimmers and one diver were named
CollegeSwimming.com's Mid-Major All-American Honorable
Schirmers and Matt
Schwippert all earned the award after an outstanding
2009-2010 season, where they all earned NCAA "B" cut
times to qualify for the honor.
UB's five honorees were among 183 top swimmer's from
across the country recognized for their achievements. Carpenter
swept the boards at the Mid-American Conference Championship meet
earning the top spots in both the one and three-meter events, on
her way to being named the 2010 Women's MAC Diver of the
Year. She also broke her own school record four times in the
three-meter event throughout the season, finishing with a lifetime
best and school record score of 350.65 at the MAC Championship
Simmons broke three individual records and two relay records
at the Mid-American Conference Championship meet, and took home the
MAC Championship in the 100 freestyle, where she swam to record
time of 49.69. Breaststroke specialist Marecki, finished sixth
overall in the 100 breaststroke at the MAC meet, swimming to a time
of 1:03.48, just off her prelim time of 1:02.75. Marecki also won
the consolation heat of the 200 breaststroke, finishing ninth in a
season-best time of 2:18.00.Schirmers set a new school record in
the 400 IM, on her way to finishing fourth overall at the MAC
Championship meet, finishing in an impressive time of 4:18.98.
Schirmers also finished fourth overall in the 200 breaststroke in a
record breaking time of 2:15.91.
For the men, Schwippert broke three individual records and was
a part of two relay records at the men's MAC Championship
meet. Schwippert took the MAC Championship in the 200 backstroke
(1:45.23), and picked up second place finishes in the 100 butterfly
(48.91) and 100 backstroke (48.14). The Bulls finished second
overall at the meet, where head coach Andy Bashor was named MAC
Coach of the Year.
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