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.
Tiffany Plans to Push Pace at UVAMen's Lacrosse6/21/16New men's lacrosse coach Lars Tiffany comes to Virginia from Brown, which went 16-3 and led the nation in scoring this season.'Hoos Focused on Getting Up to SpeedFootball6/17/16Speed training is a major component of the Virginia football team's offseason strength and conditioning program.Hardin Eager To Take On New ChallengeSoftball6/13/16Virginia's new softball coach, Joanna Hardin, posted a 79-34 record, with one NCAA tournament appearance, in two seasons at McNeese State.
Director of News Content
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.
Cavalier Swimmers Head to Olympic Trials
Swimming & Diving | 6/23/2016
A total of 34 swimmers with ties to Virginia are set to compete at the upcoming U.S. Olympic Team...
Twelve Cavaliers Named CSCAA Scholar All-Americans
Swimming & Diving | 6/22/2016
Twelve members of the Virginia swimming and diving program have been honored by the CSCAA as 2016...
Smith Wins Three Events at Arena Pro Series in Indy
Swimming & Diving | 6/6/2016
Virginia rising senior Leah Smith won three events at the Arena Pro Swim Series in Indianapolis, ...
Buergler Named to CoSIDA Academic All-District Team
Swimming & Diving | 5/12/2016
Virginia senior diver Carl Buergler has been named to the College Sports Information Directors of...
Malcolm Brogdon and Leah Smith UVA's Top Athletes
Swimming & Diving | 5/4/2016
Malcolm Brogdon (men's basketball) and Leah Smith (women's swimming) were honored as Virginia's...
13 Cavaliers Named to All-ACC Academic Team
Swimming & Diving | 4/25/2016
The Virginia swimming and diving team had 13 members named to the All-ACC Academic Swimming and...
Swimming and Diving Adds Kyle Ward to 2016 Signing Class
Swimming & Diving | 04/20/2016
Virginia head swimming and diving coach Augie Busch has announced that Kyle Ward (Bartlesville,...
Jeff White: Smith Shifts Focus to Olympic Trials
Swimming & Diving | 04/04/2016
Next up for junior Leah Smith, who has won four individual NCAA titles during her UVA career, are...
- Online Stores