Mar. 25, 1997
Six Swimmers to Compete in NCAA Men's Championships
Cavaliers Have Swimmer in Every Individual Event
CHARLOTTESVILLE - Six University of Virginia swimmers are scheduled to compete in the NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships this week (March 27-29) in Minneapolis, Minn. It's the first time in the history of the Virginia program the Cavaliers have a swimmer in every individual event at the meet.
The swimmers include senior Tom Woodworth (Waynesboro, Va.), junior Jason Webb (Philadelphia, Pa.), sophomores D. J. Gallagher (Manhasset, N.Y.) and Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta), and freshmen Doak Finch (Southern Pines, N.C.) and Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wisc.).
Woodworth is scheduled to compete in the 50 and 100 freestyle, and the 400 medley relay.
Webb is making his third trip to the meet and is the only one of the six to have previously competed in the NCAA Championships. He is scheduled to compete in a team-high five events. Webb is expected to compete in the 100 and 200 backstroke, the 200 individual medley, and two relays (400 medley and 800 freestyle). He is seeded seventh in the 200 backstroke at the NCAA Meet.
Gallagher, a former walk-on, will swim in three events, including the 100 and 200 breaststroke and the 400 medley relay.
Pietucha, a member of the Canadian team competing in the world championships in Sweden next month, is scheduled to compete in the 100 and 200 meter butterfly, and two relays (400 medley and 800 freestyle). He established a UVa record in the 200 butterfly (1:44.91) at the ACC Championships and is seeded fourth in that event at the NCAA Meet.
Ramirez won both the 500 and 1650 freestyle events at the ACC Championships. He will compete in those events, the 200 meter freestyle and the 800 freestyle relay in Minneapolis. He is seeded in the top 12 in both the 500 and 1650 meter freestyle at the NCAA Meet.
Finch won the 400 individual medley at the ACC Meet. He is scheduled to compete in the 200 and 400 individual medley, the 200 butterfly and the 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships. He is seeded sixth in the 200 butterfly and 15th in the 400 individual medley.
The Virginia men's swimming and diving team finished the 1996-97 dual meet season with an overall record of 5-6 (2-3 in the ACC) and finished fourth at the ACC Championships.
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A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
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