Head Coach Augie Busch
April 23, 2014
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.—Virginia swimming and diving head coach Augie Busch announced Wednesday (April 23) that Brendan Casey (Santa Monica, Calif.) and Jack Smith (Stoke-on-Trent, England) have signed National Letters of Intent to join the Cavalier men for the 2014-15 season.
Casey and Smith join the group of Jack Bowtell, Luke Georgiadis, Nicholas Magana, Anthony Marcantonio and Henrik Pohlmann, who all signed in the fall.
Santa Monica, Calif. – Santa Monica High School
Team Santa Monica
500 Free: 4:27.37
1,650 Free: 15:37.32
200 Back: 1:47.79
400 IM: 3:54.53
400 Free: 4:03.29
1,500 Free: 16:07.25
200 Back: 2:06.81
• Member of the U.S. Junior National Open Water Team
• Placed sixth in the individual 5k event at the 2012 World Junior Open Water Championships
• Finished third as part of Team USA in the 3k event at the same meet
Busch on Casey: “It's great to officially welcome Brendan to our program here at UVa. I believe it will not be long until Brendan is making significant contributions on our team. He has a great pedigree and skill set which is likely to serve him well at the next level. He is a great student, has a tremendous work ethic and is dedicated to maximizing his potential in the pool. We definitely are excited to work with him in the near future.”
Stoke-on-Trent, England – Plymouth Leander
50 Free: 23.33
100 Free: 50.70
200 Free: 1:51.81
50 Free: 23.58
100 Free: 49.40
200 Free: 1:50.64
• Will compete for England at the 2014 European Junior Championships in July
• Earned silver as part of the 4x100m free relay at the 2013 European Junior Championships in Poznan, Poland
• Placed sixth as the anchor leg for the 4x100m medley relay and qualified for the semifinals and finished 12th in the 100m free at the same meet
• Age-group national champion in the 100m free and age-group record holder in 50m free
Busch on Smith: “We are so excited to have Jack join our program. We feel he is going to do special things here. He is a great talent whose freestyle speed will immediately impact our relays. He is excited to come to the United States for school and I feel like his attitude will only enhance the culture we are working to establish. The coaches and I are delighted he chose UVa, and now it is time to help him achieve great things as a part of our men's team.”
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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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