Connecticut College Finishes 20th at NCAA Championship Walsh Garners All-America Honors with Seventh Place Finish in 100 Back

Tim Walsh '12, Sam Gill '14, Patrick McGinnis '15 & Kirk Czelewicz '15
Tim Walsh '12, Sam Gill '14, Patrick McGinnis '15 & Kirk Czelewicz '15
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.--The Connecticut College men's swimming and diving team competed at the NCAA Swimming & Diving Championship on the campus of Indiana University this week. The Camels scored 42.5 points to place 20th in the country. They were third fastest NESCAC School, finishing behind sixth place Amherst (206 points) and the Williams College Ephs, who landed in eighth place with a score of 178 points. Denison University won the national championship with a score of 600 points. Kenyon University placed second with 519 points and Emory took third place with a score of 342 points. Connecticut College senior Tim Walsh (Lincoln Park, N.J.) closed out his prolific swimming career with another All-American finish. Walsh posted a time of 49.55 seconds to place seventh in the 100 yard backstroke. Sophomore Sam Gill (Springfield, Ill.) garnered honorable mention All-American accolades in two individual events. Gill placed 10th in the 100 yard butterfly with a time of 49.21 seconds. In the 100 yard back, Gill posted a time of 50.05 seconds to finish in a tie for 11th place. Connecticut College earned honorable mention All-America honors in a pair of relays. In the 200 yard medley relay, Walsh, Gill, Kirk Czelewicz (Lowell, Mass.) and Patrick McGinnis (Middletown, R.I.) posted a time of 1:32.68 en route to their 11th place scoring. Walsh, Czelewicz, Gill, and McGinnis turned in another All-America finish in the 400 yard medley relay, finishing in 14th place with a time of 3:24.79. The 20th place showing was the highest finish for the Camel men since the talented 2009 squad scored 59 points, cracking the top 20 for the first time in 16th place.

March 25, 2012

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