Gal Nevo Earns All-American Honors in 200-IM on First Night of NCAA Men's Swimming Championships

March 26, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Georgia Tech swimmer Gal Nevo finished eighth overall in the 200-IM on the first night of the 2010 NCAA Men’s Swimming & Diving Championships at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion in Columbus, Ohio. With the eighth place finish, Nevo registers All-American honors in the 200-IM for the second straight season.

In preliminaries, the senior from Kibbutz Hamadia, Israel hit the wall in 1:43.80, and then finished in 1:45.21 in the finals to earn the eighth place finish. The time of 1:43.80 was a season-best for Nevo.

Nevo’s debut in the Championships was delayed 24 hours, as first day action was pushed back a day due to heath concerns amongst several competitors at the Championships who were treated at the Ohio State Medical Center and the Ohio State Sports Medicine center for a possible gastrointestinal illness on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.

Tomorrow, Nevo will take part in the 400-IM, where he is seeded second overall (3:40.47) coming into preliminaries. In the event, he will look to earn All-American honors for the second straight year after finishing second overall in the event last year.

Fans are reminded that they can follow all the action live at the Bill and Mae McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion tomorrow in a variety of ways.

First, live stats will be available at the following link once competition gets underway: http://www.ncaa.com/sports/m-swim/champpage/inc/div1/m-swim-div1-results.html. Second, NCAA.com will stream both sessions of competition tomorrow.

A full recap and results will be available on RamblinWreck.com once action wraps up tomorrow night.

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