Nevo an All-American in 400-IM at NCAA Men's Swimming & Diving Championships

March 27, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Georgia Tech swimmer Gal Nevo notched All-American honors for the second straight night at the 2010 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships in Columbus, Ohio Saturday. The senior from Kibbutz Hamadia, Israel finished second overall (for the second straight season) in the 400-IM to earn the honor.

“We’re all extremely happy for Gal,” swimming head coach Courtney Shealy Hart said. “Gal has worked unbelievably hard this season to get to this point. For someone to finish second in country in an event two years in a row is an impressive accomplishment.”

In preliminaries, Nevo hit the wall in 3:41.93 to enter the finals with the third best time overall. In the finals, he moved up a spot to second with a time of 3:40.68, which was two seconds short of his career-best and school record time of 3:38.00.

Tomorrow, Nevo will look to earn All-American honors for the third time this weekend and the fifth time in his illustrious career when he takes part in the 200-fly. Nevo enters preliminaries as the 13th seed and will need to finish in the top eight overall to earn All-American honors.

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 the preliminarily session tomorrow, while ESPN360.com will pick up the action when finals start.

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

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