NEW YORK - The Columbia men's swimming and diving team has proven to be one of the top academic programs in the country this fall being named a College Swimming Coaches Association of America Scholar All-America Team for the 2012 fall semester.
To qualify for Scholar All-America Team accolades, a team must earn a 3.00 or above cumulative GPA for the evaluated semester. With a team GPA of 3.34, the Lions were among the top six of the 65 total teams to receive this honor.
Columbia will open post dual-meet season competition this weekend as they travel to Cambridge, Mass. for the 2013 ECAC Swimming & Diving Championships. The three-day meet will be held at Harvard's Blodgett Pool and will begin on Friday, March 1 with preliminary heats at 10 a.m. Both Friday and Saturday will begin with 10 a.m. preliminaries, and then conclude with finals sessions at 6 p.m. On Sunday, the preliminary heats will start at 9 a.m. and the finals will follow at 4 p.m.
ECAC COLUMBIA PARTICIPANTS:
Friday - March 1
|- Joe Buetler, Sam Dunkle, Tyler Mattingly
|-Patrick Dougherty, John Santoro, Ronald Chen, Mitchell Veith, Matthew Swallow
|- Alex Ngan, Daniel Tan, Matthew Swallow
|200 Free Relay
|400 Medley Relay
Saturday - March 2
|- Ronald Chen, Sam Dunkle, Joe Beutler, John Santoro|
|- Andrew Wood, Mitchell Veith, Alex Ngan, Richard Fineman
|- Daniel Tan, John Santoro, Nathan Yueh, Patrick Dougherty, Richard Fineman
|- Matthew Swallow, Andrew Wood, Mitchell Veith, John Santoro
|- Patrick Dougherty, Alex Ngan
|200 Medley Relay|
|800 Free Relay|
Sunday - March 3
|- Patrick Dougherty, Joe Beutler|
|- Alex Ngan, Daniel Tan, Tyler Mattingly, Nathan Yueh, Patrick Dougherty, Joe Beutler|
|- John Santoro, Andrew Wood, Matthew Swallow, Mitchell Veith, Ronald Chen|
|- Ronald Chen, Richard Fineman|
|400 Free Relay|