Nine Men's Swimmers Will Compete In NCAA Championships

March 12, 2009

ATLANTA – The Georgia Tech men’s swimming team will send nine student-athletes to the NCAA Championships, March 26-28, in College Station, Texas. This is a school record for the Yellow Jackets as they will be represented in 11 events.

“This is a great time of the year,” head coach Stu Wilson said. “Both the men’s and women’s teams had great showings at last month’s ACC Championships and now to be sending nine men to the NCAA meet is a tribute to how hard these guys have worked all season. We have not slowed down at all in our training and know that we will need to continue working hard and shave seconds off the top times to compete against the best swimmers in the country.”

The women’s team will still have a chance to send divers to the NCAA meet as junior Hannah Krimm and sophomore Michele Bertolino will be competing in the NCAA Zone B Diving meet this weekend in Knoxville, Tenn. Krimm was an All-American last season in both the one- and three-meter events.

Both the men’s and women’s teams had successful weekends at the conference meet last month. All but three swims by the men were career times, while more than 70 percent of the women broke their own career-highs. Several of the school records that went down were by more than two or three seconds. Below is a complete list of Tech’s representatives in the NCAA Championships as well as a look back at all of the records shattered last month at the ACC Championships.

Georgia Tech Men In The NCAA Championships:
* 200 free relay (15th seed, 1:17.84)
* 200-IM: Gal Nevo (third seed, 1:43.34)
* 50-free: Nigel Plummer (30th seed, 19.54); Mauricio Sousa (34th seed, 19.61); Garrett Robberson (36th seed, 19.63); Noah Copeland (47th seed, 19.82); Sullivan Lynch (65th seed, 19.96)
* 200-medley relay: (14th seed, 1:26.00)
*400-IM: Gal Nevo (second seed, 3:39.33)
* 200-free: Noah Copeland (18th seed, 1:34.56)
* 100-breast: Mickey Malul (11th seed, 52.86); Andy Miller (24th seed, 53.47)
* 100-breast: Ilia Ayzenshtok (35th seed, 47.57)
* 200-back: Ilia Ayzenshtok (28th seed, 1:43.23
* 100-free: Noah Copeland (38th seed, 43.33)
* 200-breast: Gal Nevo (15th seed, 1:55.27)

2008-09 Women’s Swimming Records
* 400 medley relay (3:42.17): Ryann Kopacka, Brittany Gobat, Jordan Evans, Agatha Kwasnik
* 100-back (54.73): Ryann Kopacka
* 200-back (1:58.48): Ryann Kopacka
* 100-breast (1:02.23): Brittany Gobat
* 200-breast (2:14.50): Brittany Gobat
* 200-fly (1:59.16): Taylor Flynn
* 200-IM (2:01.82): Brittany Gobat
* 200-medley relay (1:42.64): Jessie Mason, Lisa Pucci, Christine Chuang, Keren Siebner
* 200-free relay (1:33.16): Jessie Mason, Heidi Hatteberg, Christine Chuang, Agatha Kwasnik
* 400-free relay (3:20.64): Agatha Kwasnik, Keren Siebner, Jessie Mason, Sarah Broadley

2008-09 Men’s Swimming Records
$ denotes ACC record
* 200-medley relay$ (1:26.00): Ilia Ayzenshtok, Mickey Malul, Sullivan Lynch, Mauricio Sousa
* 800-free relay (6:25.30): Noah Copeland, Travis Wagner, Matt Tang, Gal Nevo
* 200-IM$ (1:43.34): Gal Nevo
* 200-free relay$ (1:17.84): Garrett Robberson, Mauricio Sousa, Nigel Plummer, Noah Copeland
* 50-free (19.54): Nigel Plummer
* 400-IM$ (3:39.33): Gal Nevo
* 100-breast (52.86): Mickey Malul
* 100-fly (47.22): Travis Wagner
* 100-back (47.57): Ilia Ayzenshtok
* 400-medley relay (3:11.88): Ilia Azyenshtok, Mickey Malul, Travis Wagner, Noah Copeland
* 200-back (1:43.57): Ilia Azyenshtok
* 100-free (43.33): Noah Copeland
* 200-breast (1:55.27): Gal Nevo
* 400-free relay (2:54.72): Noah Copeland, Gal Nevo, Travis Wagner, Garrett Robberson

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