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The George Washington University Swimming Colonials 2009-2010

Front Row: Left to Right: Noelle Miesfeld, Paige Dingess, Paola Leor, Cissey Ye, Carolyn Mehtrens, Sarah Beggs, Emily Leik, Sarah Richards, Sameer Al Bitar, Christina O’Connell, Jen Cohn, Katrina Timlin Second Row: Jordan Liedholm, Sean Malinoski, Andrew Maguire, Stephan Franke, Zach Peart, Cascade Tuholske, Alix Montes, Luke Quimby, Dan Krizan, Isabel Tawney Third Row: Davin Harding, Marshall Seedorff, Jim Coleman, Alex Etz, Duncan Galler, Paolo De Luca, Nik Glenesk, Stephen Nelson ABSENT: Mitch Reed, Kayla Jensen, Konrad Kopczynski,

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TABLE OF CONTENTS GO COLONIALS! Classroom, Campus, City

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Coaches Introductions

6-8

Season Outlook

9-13

Meet the Returnees

14-19

Meet the Rookies

20-21

School Records & Conference Winners

22-25

All-Time Top Ten per Event

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NCAA Qualifier, Olympians & Hall of Fame inductees

28-29

Academic Accomplishments

30-31

Training trip to Puerto Rico

32-33

Atlantic 10 Conference

34-37

The Charles E. Smith Center (facilities)

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Strength and Conditioning

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Academic Support

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2009-2010 Meet Schedule

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Paola Leor celebrates after winning her heat of the 50 freestyle in a new school record

Junior-Captain Andrew Maguire prepares before his 4th place finish in the 200 Breaststroke at The Atlantic 10 Championship.

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Classroom, campus, city.

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complete with athletic fields, an outdoor pool, tennis courts, superb outdoor intramural and recreational facilities, and low-ropes outdoor challenge course. GW prides itself on the nearly seamless fit between both campuses and the city. SurThe exceptional opportunities, resources, and rounded by multiple attractions, we encourage experiences of The George Washington Univerour students to take advantage of all the sites sity await you--in the classroom, on campus, and and sounds that DC has to offer. What you will in the city. As an institution of higher learning and begin to notice about these well-recognized landacademic research, we have the "added attribmarks as a "Washingtonian" is how they change, utes" of offering students an academic and social depending upon the season of the year. The allife in the world-class city of Washington, DC. As ways-visible Washington Monument is transformed from a tourist destination into a friendly presence outside your residence hall window; the White House or Foxhall embassies become welcoming neighbors during the holidays, and the Potomac River, becomes a place for strolling, beach volleyball, sailing, bike riding, and sunbathing. We offer the proximity of all that is best about DC. a result, we attract an exciting mix of students and faculty to GW. We create and support a unique, fun, and competitive atmosphere for talented students and faculty from across the globe. We are able to capitalize on the energy and excitement of a national and international city and match it to the opportunities we offer on our campus and in our classrooms. But living here also means living in a "luxe" GW Washington is perhaps the most livable major city residence hall according to MSNBC. Under the in the country. With over 40 colleges and univer- expert care of GW Housing Programs, about sities and nearly 400,000 students, student life is 8,000 students live in the University's 30 residence halls, 24 situated in Foggy Bottom and six a major aspect of the nation's capital. GW's two DC campuses are perfectly situated to make the on our Mount Vernon Campus. The GW House System offers close-knit communities centered most of that student life scene. Our Foggy Bottom Campus has well-defined and recognizable on common interests that share the challenges gateways (our 18 city blocks, bricked courtyards, and fun of a first-year-college experience. GW plazas, bronze busts of George Washington, and has multiple Living and Learning Communities that are available for students interested in the memorial parks) and performing arts, foreign languages, world culour Mount tures, healthy living, politics, and business leadership, among others. Our residence halls offer Vernon data, voice, and cable TV connectivity. Campus offers a green sub- Since GW recognizes the connections between a urban oasis sound body and mind, the Lerner Health and

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Wellness Center is a showcase of fitness and wellness opportunities. With its 100-station

cardio-exercise area, free weights, indoor track, squash and racquetball courts, and 25-yard lap indoor pool, GW enhances the quality of student life and supports students' interests in intramural sports, club sports, and other recreational and wellness activities. GW students also have the opportunity to shuttle over to Mount Vernon on "The Vern Express" for more recreational fun on our NCAA regulation softball, soccer, and lacrosse fields as well as enjoy our outdoor pool and tennis facilities.

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beauty, mail and residence hall laundry services, and GW Bookstore purchases. Your Colonial Cash account can be managed online and is administered through our GWorld card program. Your GWorld card also serves as your official identification card and access card to your residence hall and other campus buildings and University activities and programs. Categorized as a one-of-a-kind opportunity that is so typically GW, the School of Media and Public Affairs state-of-the-art broadcasting facilities is a popular venue for prominent journalists to meet and work with students. In fact, CNN's former programs Crossfire, On the Story, and Reliable Sources called the Jack Morton Auditorium home for nearly five years. Now the space is used for speeches and lectures from prominent political figures and GW alumni.

GW student life is also about honoring school traditions and starting new ones. In addition to more than 350 student-run organizations, the Student Both campuses offer friendly neighborhood restaurants and cafes. Eating, shopping, and social- Activities Center, based in the Marvin Center, offers programming to educate and excite students izing are favorite on- and off-campus pastimes. throughout the year, from Midnight Breakfast to The Marvin Center is a major gathering place on Stress Free Zone. Other programs include AIDS campus for students, faculty, and staff. Serving as headquarters for most student organizations, the Marvin Center also includes recreation, entertainment, places to eat and shop, the GW Bookstore, and other conveniences. When it comes to dining, GW's own J Street, WOW Wingery, Ivory Tower, Gelman Library Starbucks, and Ames Dining Room are where you'll find convenient campus meals! Combined they offer vegetarian and kosher options, as well as hot meals, grab-n-go, all you care to eat, brand favorites, salads, specialty coffee, groceries, and other specialty food and ethnic meal choices. Add the over 50 in-the-city dining partners and you have a world of alternatives! You can dine on campus and in the city by using our declining balance and flexible spending program known as Colonial Cash. Colonial Cash can also be used for a variety of retail, convenience,

Awareness Week, International Week, Welcome Week and Greek Week! School spirit and Colonials varsity athletics are a huge part of GW student life. If you include the 22 NCAA Division I GW sports teams and the 50 club and intramural teams with the local professional sport attractions including the Capitals, Redskins, Nationals, Mystics, United, and Wizards, you will find a city full of collegiate and professional sports enthusiasts. So, you can see why we proudly say, Something Happens Here in the Classroom, Campus, and City!

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Meet the coaches

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Head Coach: Dan Rhinehart (15th Season) Assistant Coach: Mitch Dalton (2nd Season) Assistant Coach: Roxy Hernandez(1st Season) Assistant Coach: Lauren Fuchs (1st Season)

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Head coach: Dan Rhinehart Washington D.C. area from San Diego where he was the head swim coach at Mt. Carmel High 34 years School for five years. Under his direction, several Coaching at GW: of his swimmers qualified for high school All12th Season America status and his boys team was ranked naHead Coach Dan Rhinehart tionally in 1993. While in San Diego, Rhinehart is in his 12th year at the also served as the founder, head coach and Presihelm of the GW Men's and dent of the PQ Aquatics Corporation, a United Women's Swimming proStates Swim program, from 1991-95. gram. Before moving to San Diego, Rhinehart was an

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Coaching Experience:

Over the past fourteen seasons, the Colonials have rewritten both the university's and conference record book by establishing 54 school records and 17 Atlantic 10 records. Since joining GW in 1995 Rhinehart has erased every single school record bar two (Men’s 1000 freestyle and women’s 200 Breaststroke.) Coach Rhinehart has created a total of 71 Atlantic 10 Champions, 8 Conference swimmers of the year, and has produced four athletes with Division I NCAA Championship consideration times; the most recent being David Zenk in 2009. Three of these athletes continued on to compete in the NCAA Championships (Bambi Bowman 1995, Tim Champney 1999, Alvaro Fortuny 2001.)

assistant swim coach in the Ivy League at Brown University in Providence, RI, from 1984-90. In addition to his duties at Brown, he coached the Little Rhody Aquatic Club, where he developed nationally and internationally ranked swimmers. Rhinehart resides in Rockville, MD, with his wife, Jenny, and their 15-year-old son, Sean.

In addition to these historic performances GW swimmers have seen much success in the classroom. Both squads have continuously been recognized by the CSCAA as having one of the highest GPAs in the nation. Last season the CSCAA awarded Rhinehart’s Colonials for having the 6th best GPA in the country. 2009 saw the 4th straight season that a GW swimmer had been named to the Atlantic 10 All-Academic squad. Prior to his position as head coach, Rhinehart was the assistant coach for the Colonials for three seasons. Rhinehart has been involved with swimming and coaching since 1976, working with a wide variety of athletes including Olympic and world-ranked swimmers. He came to the

Head Coach Dan Rhinehart presents the 400 IM gold medal to David Zenk, three time A-10 swimmer of the year, for his NCAA "B" cut

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Assistant Coaches: Assistant Coach Mitch Dalton will return for his second season with the Colonials. A native of Australia, Dalton will again assist Head Coach Rhinehart in all aspects of the GW program. Coach Dalton will continue to lead the recruitment of future Colonials. The 2009-2010 Freshman class is one of the largest classes that GW has ever seen. When asked about the upcoming season Dalton said, “GW Swimming is entering a new era and I feel so lucky to be part of the program during this exciting time. I truly believe that this school is one of the finest in the country. I look forward to seeing GW swimming back on top of the Atlantic 10 Ladder!” In his first season with the GW, Dalton helped Head Coach Rhinehart lead the team to 3 Atlantic 10 records, 12 School records, an NCAA “B” cut, and the Atlantic 10 Swimmer of the Year in David

MITCH DALTON

Zenk. “We were definitely happy with our results from last season, but by no means were we satisfied. One of the things that I love the most about our athletes are that they are extremely driven and are looking to build upon our successes from last season.” Prior to GW, Dalton was an assistant coach at James Madison University his alma mater. While coaching at JMU, his athletes broke nine school records, had an average team GPA of 3.1 and improved their overall W-L record from 1-9 to 8-4. A four-year letter winner and a team captain at James Madison, Dalton made a name for him self in the Colonial Athletic Association by swimming the 100-yard and 200-yard breaststroke, as well as the 200 and 400IM. He was a four event finalist and scored every year of his eligibility. In his senior year Dalton lead his Dukes to a third place finish, just 20 points shy of the CAA Championship. He still holds top-10 school records in four events.

Roxy Hernandez

Lauren fuchs

Assistant Coach Roxy Hernandez is in her first season with the Colonials. She will assist head coach Dan Rhinehart and assistant coach Mitch Dalton in all aspects of the GW program including the recruitment of future Colonials. She is currently a GW graduate student studying for her Master’s Degree in Exercise Science with a concentration in Strength and Conditioning. Hernandez is a graduate of Gettysburg College and was a four-year swimmer and team captain with the Bullets. During her swimming career, she was an event finalist in the 200 Fly, 200 IM and 400 IM and finished in the top three of those events each year. Her freshman year she led the Bullets to a first-place finish in the Centennial Conference Championship by capturing gold medal finishes in the 200 Fly and 400 IM.

Lauren Fuchs will be joining the coaching staff for the 2009-2010 season. A four year letterwinner and graduate from GW, Lauren is excited to be coaching at her Alma mater. She will assist in all aspects of the program including the recruitment of future colonials. During her four years as a Colonial, Fuchs was a triple event finalist in the 100 &200 Breaststroke and 400 IM. She currently holds three times that place her in GW’s AllTime top-ten (100 Breaststroke, 200 Breaststroke, and 400 IM.) Fuchs is currently a graduate student at GW pursing a masters degree in Exercise Science with an intended concentration in strength and conditioning.

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GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY MEN’S SWIMMING 2009-2010

George’s army: Front Row: (left to right) Montes, Kopczynski, Maguire, Tuholske, Harding, Glenesk Second Row (left to right) Etz, Malinoski, Peart, Franke, Krizan, Third Row (left to right) Coleman, Galler, De Luca, Seedorff, Nelson, Quimby Absent’ Reed

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20092009-2010 season outlook George Washington University Swimming

MEN: Sprint- This year will see some of the fastest sprinting in GW History. The sprint group will be lead by senior Ricky Rogers and Sophomore Marshall Seedorff. Seedorff was one of only two freshmen to make it back in both the 50 & 100 yard freestyle last year. He will be joined by freshman Paolo De Luca, Alex Etz, Niklas Glenesk, Sean Malinoski, and Luke Quimby. “We are so excited about the direction that our Sprint program has taken. The majority of our incoming freshmen have consistently been 20 point and 46 off of relays. Although our sprint lanes are going to be young this season, they are extremely motivated and talented. These men have the ability to put GW relays back on the medal podium.” Middle/Distance- The middle distance and distance programs will experience a complete transformation this season with the injection of freshman Paolo De Luca, Duncan Galler, Niklas Glenesk, Stephen Nelson, and Mitch Reed. Sophomore Davin Harding will join the freshman to round out the group. “On paper this is going to be one of the most talented middle distance programs in the Atlantic 10. That being said, the best part about this group is that everyone is just beginning to drop time and is excited about their swimming. I wouldn’t dare limit what these men can accomplish after a year of training together and continually pushing each other.” Backstroke- The Colonials are looking to replace the loss of A-10 record holder David Zenk by the addition of five freshman Backstrokers (Jim Coleman, Alex Etz, Stephan Franke, Sean Malinoski, and Zach Peart.) Junior Cascade Tuholske will add some experience to the young group of Backstrokers. “In losing David we knew that we would either have to bring in someone with comparable times or hope to increase our depth so much that it would replace the points that David had scored last year. Thanks to a great year of recruiting we were able to accomplish both.” Breast- Junior-Captain Andrew Maguire and Senior Ricky Rogers will lead the charge as the GW Breaststrokers look to make their presence felt across the A-10 conference. Helping them in this task will be sophomore Dan Krizan and freshman Paolo De Luca. “We are so thrilled that Paolo will be joining us this season. His incoming times already place him in the top of our conference; however, and I do not think he has even begun to tap into his potential. Our returnees are extremely hard workers and I know that they will all push each other to get better every single day.” Fly- Sophomore Davin Harding will return to again make a push for an Atlantic 10 Title. Harding was the highest placing freshman last year in the 100 fly and had a 4th place finish in the 200. He will be joined by fellow butterfly scorers Andrew Maguire, Cascade Tuholske, as well as newcomer freshman Alex Etz. “Our Butterflyers are probably the group that we as coaches have to worry about the least. They all have high goals individually and for the team. They know what it takes to succeed and they execute these things daily.” IM- Double event finalist and Senior Cascade Tuholske will lead Paolo De Luca, Stephan Franke, Konrad Kopczynski, Zach Peart. Tuholske was able to post a 6th place finish in the 400 IM and an 8th place finish in the 200 IM. The Colonials have dominated the IM events, winning both the 200 and 400 Atlantic 10 Championship Title for the last four years in a row. “The great thing about our IM group is that everyone is able to bring something different to the table. They all have strengths in different strokes which well help create well rounded IMers come time for A-10s.”

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GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY woMEN’S SWIMMING 2009-2010

GEORGE’S ARMY

Front Row: (Left to Right) Cissey Ye, Carolyn Mehtrens, Sarah Beggs, Emily Leik, Sarah Richards, Sameer Al Bitar, Jen Cohn Second Row: (left to Right) Noelle Miesfeld, Paola Leor, Paige Dingess, Kayla Jensen, Jordan Liedholm, Christina O’Connell, Katrina Timlin, Isabel Tawney

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20092009-2010 season outlook George Washington University Swimming

WOMEN : Sprint- This year the Colonials will be returning one for the fastest sprinters in the conference in Paola Leor. Last season Leor posted the Atlantic 10’s 2nd fastest time in the 100 freestyle and the 7th best time in the 50 freestyle. Leor will be joined by freshman Jordan Liedholm, sophomore Isabel Tawney, and Senior Captain Katrina Timlin as the Lady Colonials will try and top the record setting performances of last season’s 200 and 400 Freestyle relays. Middle/Distance- Sophomores Kayla Jensen and Sarah Richards will again join senior Cissey Ye in the distance events. “Last season was a huge learning curve for Kayla and Sarah. Both of whom had injuries that saw them out of the water for some time. Now, as sophomores they know what to expect and I am excited to see some big time drops from our distance program this season.” Freshman Jordan Liedholm will add some much needed depth in the 200 freestyle and the 800 freestyle relay. Backstroke- Sophomore Isabel Tawney and senior Emily Leik will lead the Colonials in the backstroke events. Last season Tawney was consistently able to post some of the A-10s fastest 100 Backstroke times, despite being injured for the majority of the season. She narrowly missed out on Molly Moss’s 100 Backstroke record, “I look forward to seeing what Isabel is capable of with an entire season of training under her belt. Emily Leik is one of our hardest workers, and I think the two of them are capable of some great things.” Breast- GW has enjoyed a strong tradition of creating some of the most talented breaststrokers in the Atlantic 10. Despite graduating school record holder Ariana Berdini and fellow classmate and finalist Lauren Fuchs, the Colonials are looking to Captain Katrina Timlin and senior Jen Cohn to maintain strength in the breaststroke events. “We were very successful in breaststroke last year. Every single breaststroker that we took to A-10s was a scorer for us. With so many teams graduating strong breaststrokers last year, this is an event that is wide open and our ladies are hungrier than ever to perform well.” Fly- The 2009-2010 season will host the largest butterfly group the Colonials have ever seen. Juniors Paola Leor and Sarah Beggs were both ranked inside the top 16 in the 100 fly last season and the two are looking to break Ruth Dubyel’s seven year old school record. Joining them are freshman Paige Dingess, Christina O’Connell, and Jordan Liedholm “We are very excited about our butterfly group this year. The freshman are joining us mostly as 100 specialists; however, I am excited to see how they will develop in the 200 fly under the guidance of Junior veteran Noelle Miesfeld. IM- Returnees Emily Leik and Paola Leor are both coming off of lifetime best performances at last years Atlantic 10 Championships. Leor was able to post a 200 IM time in the top-8 last year. “Our IM group is small, but extremely capable. I have no doubt that this season will see more best times and our ladies back on the top of the conference ladder. At the end of last season we worked on a new Breaststroke for Paola so I think that a whole year training with the new stroke will be very beneficial. Emily was able to post a really solid IM swim last year , which I think was just a glimpse of what we will see from her this season.”

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Meet the Colonials: The Returnees Davin Harding: (Sophomore)

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LIFETIME BEST: 100 Fly: 50.33 200 Fly: 1:51.16 200 Free: 1:43.88 2008-2009: As a Freshman: At the Atlantic 10 Championships was the highest placing freshman in

1989 in New York, New York ... son of Krzysztof Kopczynski and Bozena Kudelska ... has a younger sister, Kamila ... undecided on a major.

Dan Krizan (Sophomore) LIFETIME BESTS: 100 BREAST: 1:00.46 200 BREAST: 2:11.09

the 100 Butterfly (50.33-7th place) and posted a 4th

2008-2009: As a

place finish in the 200 Butterfly (1:51.16.) Was a

Freshman

member of the 4th place 800 Freestyle relay (1:41.00), swam the Butterfly leg of the 200 Medley and was part of the 5th place 400 Medley Relay (22.49 and 49.72 respectively), and the 5th place 400 Freestyle Relay (45.94) High School:Senior year he was district and regional champion in 200-yard freestyle relay, regional champion in the 100-yard butterfly, fourth place in state 100-yard butterfly, fifth place in 200-yard state medley relay, and third place in 200-yard state freestyle relay ... USA Swimming Academic AllAmerican. Personal: Davin Leigh Harding ... Born April 7, 1990 in Grand Rapids, MI ... Son of Peter and Lora Harding ... Intends to major in engineering ... Aspires to go to graduate school and have a successful engineering career.

Konrad

At the Atlantic 10 Championships posted lifetime bests in the 100 Breaststroke 1:00.46 (23rd place) and the 200 Breaststroke 2:11.09 (17th place.) High School: All-City, All-Conference, All-State, AllAmerican and captained team to win conference and state championship meets his senior year. Personal: Daniel Alexander Krizan ... Born September 19, 1990 in Coldwater, MI ... Son of Zdenko and Maria Krizan ... Has a brother, Martin (20) ... Intends to major in a liberal arts program ... Aspires to be a dentist.

Andrew Maguire:

2008-2009:

(Junior)

As a Sophomore At the

Sophomore: At the Atlantic 10 Championships was a member of the 4th place 800 yard Freestyle relay (1:45.34.) Placed 22nd in the 200 Freestyle (1:45.25.) 2007-2008: As a Freshman: At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 50 free, 100 free, and 200 freestyle. Was also an integral part of the Colonial’s relays competing on the 200 free, 400 free, 800 free, and the 400 medley relays. High School: Swam for the Manhattan Center for Science and Mathematics, as well as the New York City Aquatic Club ... took the bronze medal in both the 200 and 400m IMs at the 2006 Empire State Games ... also took the silver medal in the 800m Freestyle Relay. Personal: Born Konrad Bazyl Kopczynski on May 31,

TEAM CAPTAIN

(Junior) LIFETIME BESTS: 100 FLY: 51.40 100 BREAST: 58.03 200 BREAST: 2:05.07

Kopczynski: 2008-2009: As a

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Atlantic 10 Championships was a three-event finalist. Posting a 4th place finish in the 200 Breaststroke (2:05.07), an 11th place finish in the 100 Butterfly (51.40), and an 11th place finish in the 100 Breaststroke (58.03.) Swam the Breaststroke leg of the 5th place 400 Medley Relay (57.86.) 2007-2008: As a Freshman At the Atlantic 10 Championship was a dual event scorer in the 100 fly (52.51,15th place) and the 200 Breast (2:10.98, 14th place.) Also competed in the 100 Breast (1:00.57, 20th place) and in the Colonials 200 Medley Relay. High School: Named a United States Swimming Academic All-American at Westford Academy ... member of the National Honor Society, National Society of High School Scholars, and Who's Who Among High School Students. Personal: Born Andrew Joseph Maguire on September 22, 1988 in Concord, MA ... son of Joe and

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Meet the Colonials: The Returnees Kate Maguire ... has a sister, Maggie ...exercise science major.

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Marshall

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Seedorff: (Sophomore) LIFETIME BESTS

Ricky Rogers:

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(Senior) LIFETIME BEST: 50 Free:

21.39

100 Free:

47.28

100 Breast:

58.08

50 Free:

20.97

100 Free:

46.76

100 Fly:

53.14

2008-2009: As a Freshman: At the Atlantic 10 Championships was one of the fastest Freshman sprinters in the conference posting an 11th place finish

2008-2009: As a

(20.97) and 16th place (46.76.) Was a member of the

Junior

5th place 200 Freestyle Relay (20.90) and the 5th place At the Atlantic 10 Championships placed 12th in the 100 400 Freestyle Relay (47.07.) Breast (58.08), 23rd in the 50 Freestyle (21.39), 19th High School: Lettered four years, 2008 Georgia Allin the 100 Freestyle (47.28.) Was also a member of the 5th place 200 yard Freestyle Relay (21.22.)

State Team, 2008 Cobb All-County Team, Pope H.S.

2007-2008: As a Sophomore

MVP, Cobb County Champion in the 50 freestyle, first nd

At the Atlantic 10 Championships placed 2

in the

consolation heat of the 50 Freestyle (21.40.) Also

place 200 medley relay, third place at Georgia State Finals in 50 freestyle.

th

competed in the 100 Breast (17 …59.94) and the 200 Breast (21st…2:15.38.) Was a vital member of four Colonial relays including the 200 Medley (Free split… 21.27), 200 Free (21.54), 400 Free (Lead off- 47.87), and the 400 Medley (Breast…58.93.)

Personal: Full name is Marshall Wyman Seedorff ... born April 10, 1990 in Atlanta, GA. Son of Mark and MaryLou Seedorff, has a brother, Matt (16). Hobbies include hunting, fishing, photography, and surfing ... plans to major in business.

2006-2007: As a Freshman At the Atlantic 10 Championships took 12th place in the

Cascade Tuholske

50-yard freestyle (21.50). Was a member of the 200/400-yard medley relay and 400-yard freestyle relay. High School: All-American in the 100-yard breaststroke, 200-yard freestyle relay, and 200-yard medley relay as well as an Academic All-America selection at Newberg High School under head coach

(Senior) LIFETIME BESTS: 200 BACK:

1:52.81

200 IM:

1:54.97

400 IM

4:06.13

200 FLY:

1:54.73

Rich Tobergate ... state champion in the 200-yard medley relay ... Third-Team All-American in Water Polo. 2008-2009 : As a Junior Personal: Born Richard Douglas Rogers III on May 16, At the Atlantic 10 Championships was a three-event finalist. Posting a 6th place finish in the 400 IM 1988 in New London, NH ... son of Rick and Lisa Rogers ... has two younger brothers, Cray and Kale ...

(4:06.13), an 8th place finish in the 200 IM (1:54.97),

also a member of the GW Water Polo team ...enjoys

and a 9th place finish in the 200 Backstroke (1:52.81)

Frisbee golf and watching sunsets ... international

Also swam the backstroke leg of the 200 yard Medley

affairs major

Relay. 2007-2008: As A Sophomore (Red shirt year due to injury.) 2006-2007: As a Freshman At the Atlantic 10 Championships placed 10th in the 200 Butterfly (1:54.73) and 14th in the 400 IM (4:13.89) High School: As a junior, placed first in the state in the 200 IM and third in the 100 yard butterfly ... as a sophomore placed first in the state in the 100 yard

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backstroke and second in the 100 yard butterfly and received all-american consideration ... as a freshman was second in the state in the 100 yard backstroke. A member of the National Honor Society and also an

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Academic All-American.

Jennifer Cohn: (Senior) GW LIFETIME BESTS:

Personal: Born November 23, 1987 in Missoula, MT ... 100 Breast: 200 Breast: son of Jack and Lillian Tuholske ... has two older

1:07.36 2:28.44

brothers, Oliver and Ben ... interests include girls, skiing, kayaking and sleeping ... intends to major in

2008-2009: As a Junior At the Atlantic 10

international affairs.

Championships competed in the 200 IM, 100, and 200

Sarah Beggs:

(Junior)

LIFETIME BESTS: 100 Fly:

57.51

100 Back:

1:00.58

200 Back:

2:11.13

Breaststroke. Had a breakthrough meet and competed in the consolation finals in the 100 Breaststroke (13th place: 1:07.36.) Posted lifetime-bests in all three events. 2007-2008: As a Sophomore At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 200IM, 100 Breast and 200 Breaststroke. Posted a 25th

2008-2009: As a

place finish in the 100 Breast (1:10.79) and 26th place

Sophomore At the Atlantic 10 Championships swam

finish in the 200 Breast (2:33.75.)

the Butterfly leg (57.11) of the 7th place 400 Medley

2006-2007: As a Freshman

Relay (3:53.92.) Individually was a consolation finalist in the 100 Butterfly (16th place: 57.51), 27th in the 100 yard Backstroke (1:00.58), and 28th in the 200 Backstroke.

At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 200IM, 100 Breast and 200 Breaststroke. Placed 28th in the 200 IM, 25th in the 100 Breast (1:10.60), and 24th in the 200 Breast (2:32.09.)

2007-2008: As A Freshman

High School: Member of the isidore Newman School At the Atlantic 10 Championships swam the Backstroke swim team under coach Jorge Blasini. leg of the 200 Medley Relay. Placed 37th in the 100 Personal: Born November 18, 1987 in New Orleans,

yard Butterfly, 31st in the 100 Backstroke, and 30th in

LA ... daughter of Stanley and Jane Cohn (who is an

the 200 Backstroke.

avid Colonial’s fan) ... her older brother, Jeff, also High School: An All-Conference Team Selection in the swam for GW's swim team. 200-yard medley relay at Eastern ... named 2nd Team All-Conference in the 100-yard backstroke and 100yard butterfly ... Eastern High School Varsity Scholar Athlete ... member of the National Honor Society. Personal: Born Sarah Mei-Ling Beggs on September

Kayla Jensen: (Sophomore) 2008-2009: As a

16, 1988 in Philadelphia, PA ... daughter of Joseph

Freshman At the Atlantic

Edward and Nancy Hsueh Beggs ... has a younger

10 Championships

brother, Timothy Joseph Beggs, and a younger sister,

competed in the 200

Christina Chia-Ying Beggs ... Majoring in biology.

Freestyle, 500 Freestyle,

and was a Edward J. Bloustein Distinguished Scholar.

and the 1650 Freestyle. Posted a 37th place finish in the

th Personal: Born Sept. 2, 1990 in Mineola, New York ... 500 Freestyle, a 44 place finish in the 200 Freestyle, and a 21st place finish in the 1650. Had a strong Dual nickname is Shelly ... daughter of Frank and Marilyn

Cino ... has an older sister, Diana (21) and a younger

meet record despite having mono throughout most of

brother, Gregory (13) ... plans to major in business.

her rookie season. High School: Member of the West Plano (Plano, Texas) Swim team. Personal: Born on May 4th, 1991.

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Paola Leor:

(Junior)

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Emily Leik: (Senior)

LIFETIME BESTS:

LIFETIME BESTS:

50 Free:

23.69*

100 Back:

59.45

100 Free:

51.10*

200 Back:

2:08.01

200 Free:

1:52.57

200 IM:

2:10.38

100 Fly:

56.39

2008-2009: As a Junior

200 IM:

2:05.66*

*School Record

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At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 200 IM, 100 Backstroke, and 200 Backstroke. Posted a

2008-2009: As a Sophomore

lifetime best in the 200 IM (19th place 2:10.38), a 23rd

At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 50

place finish in the 100 Backstroke (59.85), and a 21st

Freestyle and 200 IM. Set two school records, posting a place finish in the 200 Backstroke (2:08.02.) Was also a 10th place finish in the 200 IM (2:05.66) and a 9th member of the Colonials 800 Freestyle Relay. Place finish in the 50 Freestyle (23.69.) Qualified 5th after the preliminary heats of the 100 Butterfly (56.39.) Helped post two school records in the 200 Medley Relay (Freestyle leg-23.46…1:45.05) and 200 Freestyle Relay (23.19...1:35.93) Was also a member of the 800 Freestyle Relay (Lead off- 1:52.57) and the 400 Freestyle Relay (51.32…3:31.72.) During the 2008-2009 season Leor posted another school record in the 100 Freestyle with a time of 51.10. 2007-08: As a Freshman At the Atlantic 10 Championships two school records placed 3rd in the 50 Freestyle (24.01) and 9th in the 200 IM (2:05.86.) Qualified 4th after the preliminary heats of the 100 Butterfly (57.50.) Helped the Colonials by swimming on four relays. Posted impressive splits in the 200 Medley Relay (Freestyle- 24.06), 800 Freestyle Relay (Lead off- 1:52.77), 200 Free Relay (23.54), and the 400 Freestyle Relay (51.34.)

2007-2008: As a Sophomore At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 200IM, 100 Backstroke, and 200 Backstroke. Placed 23rd in the 200 IM (2:12.81), 21st in the 100 Back (1:00.85), and 21st in the 200 Backstroke (2:11.13.) Was also a member of the Colonials 800 Freestyle Relay (1:56.93), 400 Medley Relay (1:00.62), and the 400 Freestyle Relay (54.11) 2006-07: As a Freshman At the Atlantic 10 Championships posted a 10th place finish in the 100-yard backstroke (59.45) and 200-yard backstroke (2:08.01). Also swam on the Colonial’s 400/800-yard Freestyle Relay and 400-yard Medley Relay Team Member at A10s. High School: As a senior finished sixth in the state in the 100 yard backstroke under coach, Sandy McNairy... four time conference champ in the 100 yard backstroke ... regional champ as a sophomore in the

High School: Three-time State Finalist and All-Dade

100 yard backstroke and finished 7th in the state ... selection at Miami Killian High School ... All-State Team Also swam under her club coach, Kevin Thornton ... selection in freshman season ... also competed for member of the Greensbro Swimming Association ... Flying Fish Swim Club USA under head coach Andrew

secretary of the National Honor Society ... graduated

Phillips ... graduated with a 5.3 weighted GPA, top 7%

13th in her class with a 4.8 gpa.

of her class.

Personal: Born September 30, 1988 in Naples, FL ...

Personal: Born Paola Leor on September 15, 1988 in

daughter of David and Julia Leik ... has two siblings,

Miami, FL ... daughter of Jose and Patricia Leor ... has

Cassie and Chandler ... is an International Affairs Major.

an older sister, Pamela ... enjoys tennis ... international business major who wants to work for the United States Carolyn Government or United Nations.

Mehrtens

(Sophomore) 2008-2009: As a Freshman At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Freestyle, and the 200 Freestyle. Posted a 50th place finish in 50, 42nd in the 200 Freestyle, and 40th in the 100 Freestyle. High School: Hillsborough

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Noelle Miesfeld: (Junior)

Isabel Tawney:

LIFETIME BESTS:

(Sophomore)

100 Fly:

1:00.33

LIFETIME BESTS:

200 Fly:

2:08.70

50 Free:

24.95

2008-2009: As a

100 Back:

57.40

Sophomore

200 Back:

2:08.97

At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 500 Freestyle, 100 Butterfly, and 200 Butterfly. Placed 17th in the 200 Butterfly (2:08.70) and 35th in the 100 Fly (1:00.33) 2007-2008: As a Freshman

2008-2009 Season: As a Freshman At the Atlantic 10 Championships was the highest placing Freshman in the

At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 200

100 Backstroke. Competed in the 50 Freestyle, 100

IM, 100 Butterfly, and 200 Butterfly. Posting season

Backstroke, and 200 Backstroke. Won the consolation

bests of 1:01.14 and 2:12.93 in the Butterfly events.

finals of the 100 Backstroke in a time of 57.67. Also

High School: 2006 NCSA Junior National qualifier for

recorded a 39th place finish in the 50 Freestyle and 24th

the Rangers under Head Coach Mike Ward ... four-time place finish in the 200 Backstroke. Helped lead the Regional Champion in the 500 free, and twice in the Colonials to a school record in the 200 Medley Relay 100 fly ... placed fourth in the state in the 100 fly and

(26.55…1:45.05) and a 7th place finish in the 400

was a state finalist in the 500 free ... three-time

Medley Relay (57.40…3:53.92.) Scholastic All-American ... also competed for the Tucson Personal: Born September 15, 1989 in Baltimore, Ford Dealers Aquatics Club since 2003 under Head MD ... full name is Isabel Stewart Tawney ... daughter Coach Roric Fink.

of Carlton and Katharine Tawney ... has two older

Personal: Born Noelle Ciana Miesfeld on December 5,

brothers, Hugh (23) and Guy (20) who is on the sailing 1988 in Tucson, AZ ... daughter of Roger and Elizabeth team at Washington College ... hobbies include Miesfeld ... has an older sister, Nicole, and a younger snowboarding ... undecided on a major. brother, Barrett ... Majoring in biology.

Katrina Timlin: Sarah Richards: (Sophomore)

TEAM CAPTAIN (Senior)

2008-2009 Season: As a Freshman

LIFETIME BESTS:

At the Atlantic 10

50 Free: 24.60

Championships

100 Breast: 1:06.19

competed in the 200 Freestyle, 500 Freestyle, and the 1650. Was also a

200 Breast: 2:27.27

member of the Colonial’s 800 Freestyle Relay. High School: Six-time state qualifier ... Six-time regional champion ... Eight-time district champion ...

2008-2009 Season: As a Junior At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 50

Three-time most valuable swimmer ... All-State team

Freestyle, 100 Breast, and the 200 Breast. Posted a 3rd

and Fighting Westerner Award her senior year.

place finish in the consolation finals of the 100

Personal: Laura Marie Myers ... Born on February 12,

(24.60), and 17th in the 200 Breaststroke (2:27.65.)

Breaststroke (1:06.87), 21st in the 50 Freestyle

1990 in Lubbock, TX ... Daughter of William and Susan Helped set a school record in the 200 Freestyle Relay (23.91…1:35.93.) Was also a member of the 400 Richards ... Has two sisters, Emily (16) and Madeline (13) ... Intends to major in systems engineering.

Freestyle Relay (52.57…3:31.17.) 2007-2008 Season: As a Sophomore At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 50 Freestyle, 100 Breast, and 200 Breast. Was 2nd place in

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the consolation finals of the 100 Breaststroke

as a freshman ... a member of the French National

(1:06.19), 17th place in the 200 Breaststroke

Honor Society, she graduated with a 3.9 GPA.

(2:27.27), and 28

th

in the 50 Freestyle (25.19.) Was a Personal: Born March 10, 1988 in Chengdu, China ...

George Washington University Swimming

vital member of the 200 Free Relay (Lead off: 25:18), daughter of Sam Ye and Amy Luo ... has a younger 400 Free Relay (54.75), and the 400 Medley Relay

sister, Robin ... interests include cycling, lacrosse amd

(54.40.)

running ... intends to major in biology and become a

2006-07 Season: As A Freshman

Pediatrician ... is a member of the College Democrats

At the 2007 Atlantic 10 Championships placed 14th in

and Asian Student Alliance.

the 100-yard breaststroke (1:08.13) and 16th in the 200-yard breaststroke (2:33.95) High School: Team captain finished second in the state as a senior ... as a junior was first in the league in the breastroke and freestyle events and received the Ironwoman award ... as a sophomore was also first in her league ... also ran track. Personal: Personal: Born Katrina Anne Timlin on January 2, 1988 in Kitchener, Ontario, Canada ... daughter of Thomas and Marie Fiala Timlin ... has a younger sister, Madeline ... member of the International Affairs Society and the College Democrats ... enjoys snowboarding and skating ... Majoring in international affairs and middle eastern studies

Cissey Ye: (Senior) 2008-2009: As a Junior At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 500 Freestyle, 100 Fly, and 1650. Placed 33rd in the 500 Free, 37th in the 100 Fly (lifetime best of 1:00.57), and 27th in the 1650. 2007-2008: As a Sophomore At the Atlantic 10 Championships competed in the 500 Freestyle, 100 Fly, and 1650. Posted a 27th place finish in the 500 freestyle, 32 and a 26

th

nd

swimming

place finish in the 100 Fly,

place finish in the 1650. Was also a

member of the 800 Freestyle Relay. 2006-2007: As a Freshman At the Atlantic 10 Championships placed 19th in the 1650-yard freestyle (18:39.51). Also a member of the 800-yard Freestyle Relay Team Member. Competed in the 500 Freestyle and 100 Fly. High School: Scholar athlete who was a member of the Metro League Championship team as a senior... finished thrid in the 400 freestyle relay in the state ... as a junior finished 7th in the state in the 500 yard freestyle ... League champion in the 200 yard freestyle

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GW MEN’s Swimming Class of 2013 Head Coach Dan Rhinehart is thrilled to announce the signing of 11 newcomers who will be joining the Men’s program in the Fall. “This is by far the largest incoming class that we have ever had during my 12 seasons as head coach. Every member of this class will make an immediate impact, not only on our team but within the conference. This class features multiple NCSA and USA Swimming Junior National qualifiers, YMCA National finalist, state champions, and state record holders.” Rhinehart continued, “Perhaps what we are most excited about is the dynamic that this group is bringing into our environment. The majority of the class was on campus at our recent ‘Colonial Inauguration’ and I have to say that their excitement and motivation for the upcoming season was overwhelmingly contagious!” The 2008-2009 season saw the graduation of David Zenk ,one of the Atlantic 10’s All-time most talented swimmers. “In losing David we knew that we would either have to bring in an individual with comparable times or hope to increase our depth so much that it would replace the points that David had scored last year. Thanks to a great year of recruiting we were able to accomplish both.”

Jim Coleman Paolo De Luca Alex Etz Stephan Franke Duncan Galler Niklas Glenesk Sean Malinoski Stephen Nelson Zach Peart Luke Quimby Mitch Reed

Sprint/Backstroke Breast/Free/IM Backstroke/Fly Backstroke/IM Mid Distance/Distance Sprint/Middle Distance Sprint Free/Backstroke Freestyle Backstroke/IM/Fly Sprint Free Freestyle/Fly

(Moorestown, New Jersey) (Warwick, Rhode Island) (Austin, Texas) (Kansas City, Missouri) (Jacksonville, Florida) (Austin, Texas) ( West Linn, Oregon) (Overland Park, Missouri) (Scotch Plains, New Jersey) (Perk Valley, Pennsylvania) (Gig Harbor, Washington)

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GW woMEN’s Swimming Class of 2013 Head Coach Dan Rhinehart is thrilled to announce the addition of four newcomers to his women’s program for the 2009-2010 season. This incoming class boasts an NCSA Junior National qualifier, 2 State Finalists, and an Olympian from Bahrain. In addition to increasing depth to our Freestyle and butterfly events, all four ladies bring with them terrific attitudes and work ethic. “The class is full of a lot of raw talent and we look forward to seeing what these women are capable of once they are incorporated in to our system. The best part about all four ladies is that their best swimming is ahead of them!”

Sameera Al Bitar

Sprint Free

(Juffair, Bahrain)

Paige Dingess

Fly/ Distance

(Shaker Heights, Ohio)

Jordan Liedholm

Freesytle/Fly/IM

(Hershey, Pennsylvania)

Christina O’Connell

Fly/Free

(Kildeer, Illinois)

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George Washington university men’s team records Event 50 Freestyle 100 Freestyle 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 1,000 Freestyle 1,650 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly 200 IM 400 IM 200 Medley Relay 400 Medley Relay 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay

Name Rich de Wet David Zenk David Zenk Glendon Flint Chad Senior Chad Senior Tim Champney David Zenk Alvaro Fortuny Alvaro Fortuny Juan Bocanegra Juan Bocanegra David Zenk David Zenk Champney, Fortuny Simonetti, De Wet Champney, Taylor Simonetti, Bocanegra Bocanegra, Serino De Wet, Champney De Wet, Champney Teter, Bocanegra Champney, Corallo

Time

Year

20.42 45.18 1:38.71 4:27.48 9:20.20 15:36.48 48.40 1:45.67 54.65 1:59.37 49.34 1:50.58 1:48.30 3:52.17 1:31.44

1999 2009 2009 1996 1993 1997 1999 2009 2001 2001 1999 1999 2009 2009 1999

3:19.83

1998

1:22.01

1999

3:01.74

1999

6:43.58

1999

NCAA qualifier, Tim Champney ended his tenure at GW undefeated in the 100 and 200 Backstroke

Olympian, Juan Bocanegra, holds five school records and won a total of six individual titles

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men’s Team Records and accomplishments

George Washington university Men’s

Atlantic 10 Champions

George Washington University Swimming

INDIVIDUAL TITLE CHAMPIONS

RELAY CHAMPIONS 200 Medley Relay

2000

Richard DeWet

50 Freestyle

1999, 2000

1999

Glendon Flint

500 Freestyle

1996

1998

Sean Flaherty

500 Freestyle

2004

David Dillehay

1650 Freestyle

2001

George Eversmann

1650 Freestyle

1997

Chad Senior

1650 Freestyle

1994, 1996

Bryan Ferretti

1650 Freestyle

2003

Sean Flaherty

1650 Freestyle

2004

Tim Champney

100 Backstroke

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Chris Scuderi

100 Backstroke

1993, 1994, 1995

Carroll Mann

100 Backstroke

1983

David Zenk

100 Backstroke

2006

Alvaro Fortuny

100 Breaststroke

1999, 2001

Rush Taylor

100 Breaststroke

1998

Glendon Flint

100 Breaststroke

1995

Bill Karasinski

100 Breaststroke

1986

David Simonetti

100 Butterfly

2000

Juan Bocanegra

100 Butterfly

1998

David Zenk

200 Backstroke

2006, 2008, 2009

Tim Champney

200 Backstroke

1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

Chris Scuderi

200 Backstroke

1993

Carroll Mann

200 Backstroke

1983, 1984, 1985

Rush Taylor

200 Breaststroke

1997, 1998

Glendon Flint

200 Breaststroke

1995, 1996

Peter Madden

200 Breaststroke

1984

Wesley Teter

200 Freestyle

2001

Brendt Garlick

200 Freestyle

1994

Bruce Manno

200 Freestyle

1983

David Zenk

200 Individual Medley 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009

Juan Bocanegra

200 Individual Medley 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000

David Zenk

400 Individual Medley 2007, 2008, 2009

Juan Bocanegra

400 Individual Medley 1998

Armando Serrano

400 Individual Medley 1993

400 Medley Relay

2001 2000 1998 1997

200 Freestyle Relay

1999

400 Freestyle Relay

1999 1998

After smashing the Atlantic 10 record, David Zenk finishes the 200 backstroke with no other swimmers in sight.

Bryan Ferretti won the 1650 in 2003

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George Washington University Women’s Atlantic 10 champions

INDIVIDUAL TITLE CHAMPIONS Kristen Fagley

500 Freestyle

2002, 2001

Bambi Bowman

500 Freestyle

1995,1994

Meghan Mitchell

500 Freestyle

1993

Crystal Freeman

1650 Freestyle

2001

Bambi Bowman

1650 Freestyle

1996, 1995, 1994

Meghan Mitchell

1650 Freestyle

1993

Ruth Dubyel

100 Backstroke

2001

Suzanne Grega

100 Backstroke

1999

Kristen Robertson

100 Backstroke

1997, 1996, 1995

Maggie Moss

100 Backstroke

2006

Kristen Rasmuson

100 Breaststroke

2002

Nell Friar

100 Breaststroke

2001, 2000

Tuba Guvelioglu

100 Breaststroke

1994

Ruth Dubyel

100 Butterfly

2001

Stephanie Ballou

100 Butterfly

1994

Nell Friar

200 Breaststroke

2001

Connie Shelton

200 Breaststroke

1995

Tuba Guvelioglu

200 Breaststroke

1994, 1993

Ruth Dubyel

200 Butterfly

2003

Stephanie Ballou

200 Butterfly

1994

Kristen Fagley

200 Freestyle

2003, 2001

Bambi Bowman

200 Freestyle

1995, 1994

Meghan Mitchell

200 Freestyle

1993

Jocelyn Finch

200 Individual Medley 2001

Sarah Griffin

200 Individual Medley 1996

RELAY CHAMPIONS 200 Medley 400 Medley

1999 1995 1994

800 Freestyle

2001 1994

Bambi Bowman holds three Atlantic 10 records and was an NCAA Championship competitor

School record holder and 2006 Atlantic10 Champion, Maggie Moss

Ruth Dubyel won both the 100 Butterfly and the 100 Backstroke in 2001

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George Washington University Women’s Team Records George Washington University Swimming

Teter, Bocanegra Name 50 Freestyle 100 Freestyle 200 Freestyle 500 Freestyle 1,000 Freestyle 1,650 Freestyle 100 Backstroke 200 Backstroke 100 Breaststroke 200 Breaststroke 100 Butterfly 200 Butterfly 200 IM 400 IM 200 Medley Relay 400 Medley Relay 200 Free Relay 400 Free Relay 800 Free Relay

Time Paola Leor Paola Leor Bambi Bowman Bambi Bowman Bambi Bowman Bambi Bowman Maggie Moss Maggie Moss Ariana Berdini Tuba Guvelioglu Ruth Dubyel Ruth Dubyel Paola Leor Jocelyn Finch Tawney, Berdini Miga, Leor Moss, Rasmuson, Dubyl, Fagley Miga, Timlin Myers, Leor Leor, Timlin, Myers, Miga Ballou, Shelton

Year 23.69 51.10 1:49.14 4:48.24 9:57.92 16:32.08 57.01 2:02.35 1:04.83 2:20.45 56.14 2:05.31 2:05.66 4:30.04 1:45.05

Event 2009 2008 1995 1995 1995 1995 2005 2003 2009 1992 2003 2003 2009 1999 2009

3:50.53

2004

1:35.93

2009

3:31.17

2009

7:35.45

1995

Mitchell, Bowman

Meghan Mitchell was a dual event A10 Champion

Arian Berdini broke the 100 yard Breaststroke record at the 2009 Atlantic 10 Championshipss

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GW Men’s SWIMMING “All-Time Top Ten” Bryan Ferretti 15:54.98 01-02 Mark Adam 2:07.55 04-05 15:57.45 95-96 Joshua Roberts 2:08.62 01-02 20.42 98-99 Carl Ellefson 16:09.10 93-94 Robert Hudson 2:09.32 93-94 20.51 08-09 Sam Speed 16:27.87 93-94 100 Fly 20.66 98-99 Andrew Cottrill 16.31.52 84-85 Juan Bocanegra 20.72 98-99 Shane Hawes 49.34 98-99 16:41.90 97-98 David Simonetti 49.38 99-00 20.97 08-09 Joe Lintott 16:48.44 03-04 Richard DeWet 50.04 99-00 20.98 96/09 David Penneys Jason Serino/David Kawut 21.25 89/98 100 Back Chris Scuderi 50.06 92-93 ***Atlantic 10 Record*** Sean Kernan/Bob Huge 21.30 85/03 Tim Champney 48.46 98-99 Davin Harding 50.33 08-09 Rush Taylor 21.33 99-00 David Zenk 49.82 07-08 Santiago Duarte 50.34 96-97 49.89 95-96 Keith Krelovich 50.70 93-94 Ricky Rogers 21.39 08-09 Chris Scuderi Wesley Teter 50.51 00-01 David Zenk 51.04 08-09 100 Free 50.77 99-00 Mike Waltz 51.34 94-95 David Zenk 45.18 08-09 Nick Hopman Tim Champney 45.20 98-99 Brendt Garlick 50.74 94-95 Andrew Maguire 51.40 08-09 Wesley Teter 45.42 00-01 Jonathan Sabin 51.40 06-07 200 Fly Richard DeWet 45.74 98-99 Andew De Sorbo 51.50 02-03 Juan Bocanegra 1:50.58 98-99 52.15 94-95 Davin Harding J. Bocanegra/Brendt Garlick46.02 92/00 Chad Senior 1:51.16 08-09 52.46 02-03 Armando Serrano Zach Whitney 46.18 90-91 Kevin Falkenstein 1:51.44 95-96 Chris Scuderi 46.27 94-95 200 Back ***Atlantic 10 Record*** Keith Krelovich 1:51.62 94-95 Joe Corallo 46.50 98-99 David Zenk 1:53.25 99-00 1:45.67 08-09 Dave Simonetti Marco Herr 46.54 89-90 Tim Champney 1:46.14 98-99 Andrew DeSorbo 1:53.28 01-02 Sean Kernan 46.55 02-03 Chris Scuderi 1:49.71 94-95 Eric Ingram 1:54.59 90-91 Brendt Garlick 1:50.09 95-96 Cascade Tuholske 200 Free 1:54.73 06-07 1:50.15 99-00 Tim Champney 1:55.10 96-97 David Zenk 1:38.71 08-09 Nick Hopman Wesley Teter 1:39.12 00-01 Jonathan Sabin 1:51.53 03-04 David Dillehay 1:55.61 01-02 Tim Champney 1:39.52 98-99 Andrew DeSorbo 1:51.54 01-02 200 IM ***Atlantic 10 Record*** Brendt Garlick 1:39.82 95-96 Wesley Teter 1:52.51 97-98 David Zenk 1:48.35 08-09 1:49.81 98-99 Ryan White 1:40.65 00-01 Cascade Tuholske 1:52.81 08-09 Juan Bocanegra 1:52.72 94-95 Joe Corallo 1:40.67 98-99 Carroll Mann 1:55.14 83-84 Keith Krelovich 1:53.41 96-97 Marco Herr 1:40.96 89-90 100 Breast ***Atlantic 10 Record*** Tigo Duarte 54.65 00-01 Andrew DeSorbo 1:53.48 02-03 Bruce Manno 1:41.57 92-83 Alvaro Fortuny 56.09 97-98 Armando Serrano 1:53.88 94-95 Sean Flaherty 1:41.95 03-04 Rush Taylor 56.95 94-95 Daniel Mahoney 1:54.62 03-04 Jeffery Glazer 1:41.75 03-04 Glendon Flint Mike Cottone 57.04 00-01 Nick Hopman 1:54.54 99-00 500 Free Glendon Flint 4:27.48 95-96 Andrew Maguire 1:54.74 04-05 58.03 08-09 Jonathon Sabin Chad Senior 4:31.96 96-97 Ricky Rogers 1:54.97 08-09 58.08 08-09 Cascade Tuholske Wesley Teter 4:32.24 98-99 Mike Waltz 58.31 94-95 400 IM ***Atlantic 10 Record*** Joe Corallo 4:32.82 98-99 Joshua Roberts 58.49 02-03 David Zenk 3:52.17 08-09 Tim Champney 4:33.22 98-99 Mark Adam 58.68 05-06 Juan Bocanegra 3:57.50 97-98 Sean Flaherty 4:33.93 03-04 Bill Karasinski 58.78 85-86 Armando Serrano 3:59.80 94-95 Ryan White 4:35.40 00-01 200 Breast Andrew DeSorbo 4:00.96 01-02 1:59.37 00-01 Mike Cottone David Dillehay 4:36.21 01-02 Alvaro Fortuny 4:01.34 00-01 Glendon Flint 2:01.49 94-95 Bruce Manno 4:36.51 82-83 Bryan Ferretti 4:03.81 04-05 2:02.64 97-98 Nick Hopman Carl Ellefson 4:36.59 95-96 Rush Taylor 4:05.15 97-98 Mike Cottone 2:03.09 00-01 Cascade Tuholske 1650 4:06.10 08-09 Andrew Maguire 2:05.07 08-09 David Dillehay Chad Senior 15:36.27 95-96 4:08.03 02-03 2:05.83 94-95 Gerry O’Rourke 4:08.95 86-87 Sean Flaherty 15:47.39 04-05 Mike Waltz 2:06.52 83-84 David Dillehay 15:53.60 00-01 Peter Madden 50 Free Richard DeWet David Zenk Tim Champney Juan Bocanegra Marshall Seedorff C. Scuderi/D.Seifert

BOLD Denotes last season’s or current roster members

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GW Women’s Swimming “All-Time Top Ten” 50 Free Paola Leor 23.69 08-09 Kristen Robertson 24.08 96-97 Robin Bolstad 24.09 98-99 Brandyn Roark 24.19 98-99 Christina Boland 24.43 02-03 Laura Myers 24.48 06-07 Ashley Orchard 24.49 02-03 Kristen Janeczek 24.55 98-99 Kirsten Rasmuson 24.59 02-03 J.Miga/K. Timlin 24.60 08-09 100 Free Paola Leor 51.10 08-09 Bambi Bowman 52.46 94-95 Kristen Janeczek 52.55 98-99 Christina Boland 52.58 02-03 Maggie Moss 52.95 03-04 Robin Blostad 53.25 98-99 Rachel Smith 53.31 99-00 Brandyn Roark 53.40 98-99 Jess Miga 53.48 08-09 Ashley Orchard 53.58 02-03 ***Atlantic 10 Record*** 200 Free Bambi Bowman 1:49.14 94-95 Megan Mitchell 1:50.44 94-95 Kristen Janeczyk 1:52.56 98-99 Paola Leor 1:52.57 08-09 Kristen Faglely 1:52.93 02-03 Christina Boland 1:53.07 02-03 Jennifer Skinner 1:54.05 99-00 Maggie Moss 1:54.33 05-06 Debbie Stone 1:54.89 84-85 Rachel Smith 1:55.64 99-00 ***Atlantic 10 Record*** 500 Free Bambi Bowman 4:48.24 94-95 Megan Mitchell 4:52.37 92-93 Kristen Fagley 4:55.27 03-04 Jennifer Skinner 5:00.29 99-00 Crystal Freeman 5:01.36 00-01 Megan Loock 5:03.87 04-05 Christina Boland 5:04.54 04-05 Stephanie Huff 5:09.20 99-00 Ariana Berdini 5:11.40 08-09 Jill Ursini 5:11.64 03-04 ***Atlantic 10 Record*** 1650 Bambi Bowman 16:32.08 94-95 Meghan Mitchell 16:35.59 92-93

Jennifer Skinner Crystal Freeman Alica Freitag Megan Loock Debbie Ginzl Stephanie Huff Kim Ascoli Debbie Stone 100 Back Maggie Moss Isabel Tawney Stephanie Ballou Suzanne Grega Ruth Dubyel Kristen Robertson Kristen Janeczek Monica Pampell Stephanie Huff Stacey Leo 200 Back Maggie Moss Kristen Fagley Stephanie Huff Stephanie Ballou Laura Clemens Monice Pampell Kristin Yauch Rachel Smith Kristen Janeczek Ruth Dubyel 100 Breast Ariana Berdini Nell Friar Kirsten Rasmuson Tuba Guvelioglu Robin Bolstad Lauren Fuchs Katrina Timlin Connie Shelton Jessie Stensland Jane Van Benten 200 Breast Tuba Guvelioglu Nell Friar Ariana Berdini Lauren Fuchs Kirsten Rasmuson

17:04.68 17:09.11 17:20.06 17:32.91 17:37.87 17:38.59 17:45.62 17:54.43

99-00 00-01 02-93 04-05 96-97 00-01 00-01 84-85

57.01 57.40 57.48 57.61 57.93 58.44 59.07 59.14 59.29 59.34

04-05 08-09 93-94 98-99 00-01 96-97 97-98 03-04 00-01 89-90

2:02.35 2:05.06 2:05.37 2:05.81 2:06.16 2:06.17 2:06.28 2:06.37 2:07.15 2:07.41

03-04 03-04 00-01 94-95 01-02 05-06 92-93 97-98 96-97 01-02

1:04.85 1:04.94 1:05.06 1:05.10 1:05.27 1:05.50 1:06.19 1:06.30 1:06.86 1:07.05

08-09 00-01 01-02 92-93 98-99 08-09 07-08 97-98 96-97 02-03

2:20.45 2:20.83 2:21.68 2:21.97 2:22.59

92-93 00-01 08-09 08-09 04-05

Jocelyn Finch 2:22.70 01-02 Connie Shelton 2:22.93 94-95 Jessi Stensland 2:24.19 96-97 Katrina Timlin 2:27.27 07-08 Jane Van Benten 2:27.66 02-03 100 Fly Ruth Dubyel 56.14 02-03 Paola Leor 56.39 08-09 Stephanie Ballou 57.48 93-94 Sarah Beggs 57.50 08-09 Suzanne Grega 57.61 98-99 Dena Hoffman 57.74 98-99 Jess Miga 57.93 08-09 Shannon Ma 58.60 05-06 Rachel Smith 58.88 99-00 Maggie Moss 59.09 03-04 200 Fly Ruth Dubyel 2:05.31 02-03 Stephanie Ballou 2:05.81 93-94 Erin Sheumaker 2:06.98 95-96 Dena Hoffman 2:07.92 98-99 Laura Messier 2:08.47 84-85 Noelle Miesfeld 2:08.70 08-09 Jill Ursini 2:09.79 00-01 Laura Najjar 2:10.86 99-00 Molly Moss 2:11.20 05-06 Suzannah Zifkin 2:11.50 02-03 200 IM Paola Leor 2:05.66 08-09 Maggie Moss 2:05.99 04-05 Jocelyn Finch 2:06.47 01-02 Connie Shelton 2:08.28 97-98 Sarah Griffin 2:08.99 95-96 Tuba Guvelioglu 2:09.51 92-93 Emily Leik 2:10.38 08-09 Caitlin Hyde 2:10.47 02-03 Nell Friar 2:10.54 00-01 Dena Hoffman 2:10.97 97-98 400 IM Jocelyn Finch 4:30.04 01-02 Connie Shelton 4:30.47 95-96 Sarah Griffin 4:32.81 96-97 Caitlin Hyde 4:33.20 02-03 Dena Hoffman 4:34.22 97-98 Laura Clemens 4:36.19 00-01 Crystal Freeman 4:36.25 03-04 Lauren Fuchs 4:38.61 05-06

BOLD Denotes last season’s or current roster members

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GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERISTY OLYMPIANS Juan Bocanegra: Country represented: Guatemala Games participated: 1996 games of Atlanta, United States of America Events competed: 100 Freestyle (58th)

Country represented: Guatemala Games participated: 2000 Games of Sydney, Australia 2004 games of Athens, Greece Events competed: 100 Breaststroke (38th– 2000, 45th– 2004) 200 Breaststroke ( 39th– 2000)

Sydney 2000

Chad Senior

Chad Senior

Atlanta 1996 (2 Athletes)

Alvaro fortuny

Alvaro Fortuny

GW Swimming has been represented in the following Olympic Games:

Country represented: United States of America Games Attended: 2000 Games Sydney, Australia 2004 games of Athens, Greece Events competed: Modern Pentathlon (6th– 2000, 13th– 2004) Highest World Ranking: Entering the 2000 World Championships Chad was ranked Number 1 in the world.

( 2 Athletes)

Athens 2004 (2 Athletes)

Armando Serano: Country represented: Columbia Games participated: 1996 Games of Atlanta, United States Events competed: 200 Individual Medley ( 33rd)

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Ncaa qualifiers

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Bambi (Bowman) Burgess Bambi (Bowman) Burgess was a three year letter winner for the Colonials (19931996.) A seven-time Atlantic 10 Champion, Burgess shattered the conference records in four events; the 200 Freestyle (1:49.14), the 500 Freestyle (4:48.24), the 1000 Freestyle (9:57.92), and the 1650 Freestyle (16:32.08). Though she competed over 15 years ago, her performances were so outstanding that all four of her A-10 records are still standing. She was twice named the Atlantic 10 swimmer of the year (1994 & 1995) and was also named Freshman of the Year in 1994. In 1995 she was selected to compete in the NCAA Championships at the University of Texas.

Tim Champney During his tenure at GW, Tim Champney became one of the most decorated swimmers in both GW and Atlantic 10 history. He is an 18 Time Atlantic 10 Champion. While competing for the Colonials, Champney never lost a single Backstroke race at the A-10 Championship, making a clean sweep of both the 100 and 200 backstroke titles in 1997,1998,1999 and 2000. He was also a member of ten Atlantic 10 Champion relays. At one point Champney held 4 A-10 records and 8 School records. In 2000 he earned an NCAA “A Cut” Automatic qualifying time and traveled to Minneapolis where he competed in the 100 and 200 meter Backstroke. That same year Champney competed in the 2000 Olympic Games Selection trials where he finished within the top 50 in the nation.

AlVaro Fortuny The most successful breaststroker in GW history, Alvaro Fortuny began his journey as a Colonial in the Fall of 1997 and graduated in the Spring of 2001. During his time at GW Fortuny won the Atlantic 10 Crown in the 100 Breaststroke twice (1999,2001.) He was also a member of six Atlantic 10 Championship relays. At one point Fortuny’s named appeared three times on the A-10 record board and still appears four times on the school record board. He currently holds three of the five fastest times ever recorded by an A-10 swimmer in the 100 Breaststroke and ranks 2nd in the 200 Breaststroke. In 2001 Alvaro traveled to College Station, Texas where he competed in the NCAA Division I Championships where he competed in both the 100 and 200 Breaststroke finishing 26th and 32nd respectively. During the 2001 season he was ranked as high as second in the nation behind Olympic gold medalist Brendon Hanson. He was Also a dual Olympian, competing for Guatamala in the 2000 and 2004 games.

The following gw swimmers earned ncaa Championship consideration times Juan Bocanegra (1999) Meghan Mitchell (1995) David zenk (2009) Four Olympians & NCAA Championships 1995, 2000, 2001

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Academic success

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By the Numbers: •

GW Swimming’s GPA is ranked 6th in the nation

Highest team GPA in the Atlantic 10

Three A-10 Student Athletes of the year

48 All Conference Academic Award Winners

Highest GW team GPA 2001, 2008, 2009

In 2008-2009 GW Swimming Ranked 6th in the nation for Team GPAs Men's Team Ranks 8th, Women's Team Tied for 18th in Team GPA Last season The George Washington University men's and women's swimming teams combined to rank sixth among all Division I teams in a ranking announced Oct. 21 by the Collegiate Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA). GW head coach Dan Rhinehart's women's team earned a 3.40 GPA to tie for 18th in the standings. The Colonials also posted the highest team GPA among Atlantic 10 Conference teams. The GW men's team GPA of 3.260 tied for 8th of the 44 men's teams recognized. "Being part of the CSCAA Academic All-America team has always been an honor," Rhinehart said. "In fact, I can't remember a time when we have not been part of this elite academic listing. And, over the years, it has been a strong recruiting tool for us, as this illustrates the strength of our academics here at GW and helps us attract the type of student-athletes who can help us be successful."

The 2008 Women’s team accepting the award for “Highest GW Team GPA” an award they again won in 2009.

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Atlantic 10 Student-Athlete of the Year 2009 David Zenk 2004 Kristen Fagley 2001 Wesley Teter

Atlantic 10 All Conference Team 2009- David Zenk 2008- David Zenk 2007- David Zenk 2006- Maggie Moss 2005-K. HortonPerincheif

1999- Robin Balstad Tim Champney Rich De Wet Jennifer Skinner Wesley Teter

2004- Andrew De Sorbo 1998- Tim Champney Ruth Dubyel Jon Klonsky Kristen Fagley Maggie Moss 1997- Chad Senior David Penneys Kristen Rasmuson 1996- Bambi Bowman 2003- Ruth Dubyel 1995- Lisa Bassinder Kristen Fagley Meghan Mitchell Bryan Ferretti Chris Scuderi Kristen Rasmuson 1994- Lisa Bassinder 2002- Jocelyn Finch Andrew Cottrill Meghan Mitchell 2001- Jocelyn Finch Harry Nicholakas Nell Friar Chris Scuderi Wesley Teter Jack Thomas

1993- Lisa Bassinder Andrew Cottrill Henrik Jensen Meghan Mitchell Gina Rule Chris Scuderi Jack Thomas Karen Van Earden Eric Wagner 1985- Bill Byrd 1984- Robert Scheller

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Training Trip to Ponce, Puerto Rico Every year the GW swim team tries to organize a training trip during the break between first and second semester. For this trip there is normally two qualifications. The first, which is a demand by Coach Rhinehart, there must be a 50 meter pool. The second, is a demand from the swimmers, that there must be a beach near by. These two criteria have seen the team travel numerous places including Barbados, Acapulco, Saint Croix, and most recently Puerto Rico. This is always a great time of year as we are able to get away from all outside distractions and really focus on some hard training. The trip also serves as a great way for the men’s and women’s team to bond together and refocus on the team’s goals after the stress of exams. Last season’s training trip saw the Colonials travel to Ponce, Puerto Rico. Although the primary purpose of the trip was to train hard and become better athletes, the team was also able to take time to experience the culture of Ponce. Last year our training trip took place during Puerto Rico’s Three Kings Day. GW Swimmers were able to partake in the festival that swarmed through the town square of Ponce.

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From a training perspective the 2009 trip was a tremendous success. The team swam two-a-days that were comprised of two hours in the water and another hour dry land and conditioning. Our athletes knew that the challenges that they would face in the water would be intense; however, they approached these challenges daily with pride and charisma. The entire team was aware that the hard work was a necessary part of the training cycle and would ultimately pay off with success at the Atlantic 10 Championship. When boarding the plane for the return flight to Washington D.C. every swimmer took their seat knowing that they had pushed themselves and their teammates to beyond the best of their ability. “PONCE ES PONCE!�

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The Atlantic 10 Conference On March 2, 1975, the idea of what is now the Atlantic 10 Conference was conceived. What started as an eight-school, men's basketball-only affiliation has grown into a 14-university, 21-sport league that is universally hailed as one of the best conferences in the country. That growth and prominence is a direct result of the ideals and commitments of the member institutions of the Atlantic 10 - the University of Dayton, Duquesne University, Fordham University, The George Washington University, La Salle University, University of Massachusetts, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, University of Rhode Island, University of Richmond, St. Bonaventure University, Saint Joseph's University, Saint Louis University, Temple University, and Xavier University. On June 2, 2008, Bernadette V. McGlade was named the fifth full-time commissioner in Conference history, replacing Linda Bruno, who held the position for 13 years. McGlade's experience in collegiate athletics as a student-athlete, coach and administrator spans more than thirty years. "Bernadette's deep experience with arguably the class-act athletic conference [Atlantic Coast Conference] in the country makes us incredibly excited to be bringing her on board as commissioner of the Atlantic 10 Conference," said Father Michael Graham, Xavier University president and president of the Atlantic 10 Presidents' Council. The presidents and chancellors of Atlantic 10 institutions have made a strong commitment to making the academic and athletics equation work. Over the years, the league membership has strived to better recognize the academic accomplishments of its student-athletes. The Commissioner's Honor Roll, which cites every Atlantic 10 student-athlete with a 3.5 grade point average or better, recognized 1,247 student-athletes in the Fall 2007 while 1,106 were named to the Spring 2008 Honor Roll. The league sponsors Academic All-Conference teams in each of its sports and honors one student-athlete per sport as the A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year. In 2007-08, 192 student-athletes

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earned Academic All-Conference recognition. Moreover, the Atlantic 10 provides four postgraduate scholarship grants to qualified student-athletes. The Atlantic 10 Conference had 34 teams among the 712 Division I sports teams honored by the NCAA with public recognition awards for their latest multi-year Academic Progress Rate scores. These teams posted multi-year APR scores in the top 10 percent of all squads in their respective sports. Saint Louis and Xavier led the Atlantic 10 in the number of high-performing squads receiving awards with six teams each. In twenty of the twenty-one sports sponsored by the Atlantic 10, the league's Academic Progress Rates (APR) were at or above the conference average nationally according to the most recent data released by the NCAA. Men's swimming & diving standout Brad Byars of Saint Louis was among 58 NCAA winter-sport student-athletes to earn an educational grant for the upcoming academic year through the NCAA postgraduate scholarship program. Byars will continue his education at Saint Louis University where he will pursue a Juris Doctorate and Masters of Health Care Administration. The Atlantic 10 Conference, with a total population of nearly 74 million people within its geographic footprint of eight states and the District of Columbia, will crown champions in 21 sports this season: baseball, men's and women's basketball, men's and women's cross country, field hockey, men's golf, women's lacrosse, men's and women's indoor and outdoor track & field, women's rowing, men's and women's soccer, softball, men's and women's swimming & diving, men's and women's tennis, and women's volleyball.

The Erie Community College Aquatic Center hosts the Atlantic 10 Championships

Rhode Island

Richmond

St. Bonaventure

Saint Josephs

Saint Louis

Temple

Xavier

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History of the Atlantic 10 Conference The genesis of this tradition of success can be traced to March 2, 1975, when eight university representatives met in Harrisburg, PA, to discuss the formation of a new collegiate basketball association. A similar meeting was also held on May 23 of that year, with the final formation of the Eastern Collegiate Basketball League announced on August 13, 1975. The NCAA granted allied affiliation status upon the ECBL on October 15, 1975, and granted the league an automatic berth to the NCAA Tournament on June 17, 1976.

Charlotte

Dayton

The ECBL began operation at the start of the 1976-77 season with Duquesne, George Washington, Massachusetts, Penn State, Pittsburgh, Rutgers, Villanova, and West Virginia as its charter members. Several changes happened quickly in the ECBL, the first coming in 1977-78 when the league changed its name to the Eastern Athletic Association - better known as the Eastern 8 - to reflect its changing mission. That year, the Eastern 8 became more than a basketball league as the men's sports of baseball, cross country, golf, swimming, and tennis were added to the championship schedule. The next major change came in 1981 when the office of the commissioner was instituted. Leland Byrd, who had served as president and executive director of the league since its inception, as well as athletic director at West Virginia, was named the Conference's first commissioner and established the commissioner's office in Pittsburgh. Byrd guided the Eastern 8 through several membership changes as Rhode Island, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph's, and Temple replaced Pittsburgh and Villanova. After membership stabilized, the Eastern 8 transformed into the Atlantic 10 Conference with Byrd orchestrating the drive to make the league more broad-based as the women's sports of basketball, gymnastics, softball, tennis, and volleyball were added. In May 1984, Byrd resigned as commissioner and was replaced by Charlie Theokas, who remained at the Atlantic 10 for 15 and a half months, bringing the league to national consciousness with his "Think Atlantic 10" campaign. On December 31, 1985,

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History of the Atlantic 10 Conference Theokas resigned to accept the athletic director's position at Temple and was replaced by Ron Bertovich, who officially assumed the commissioner's position in May 1986 after serving as interim commissioner following Theokas' departure. In eight years as commissioner, Bertovich expanded the Conference staff to better meet the growing needs of the membership and established the Atlantic 10 Television Network, which developed into a major regional outlet and won multiple Emmy Awards. In addition, he oversaw further membership changes as Xavier was added to the league while Penn State, Rutgers, and West Virginia departed. Furthermore, he continued the league's emphasis on broadbased programs as the Atlantic 10 expanded its championship list with the additions of women's cross country, field hockey, men's and women's soccer, women's swimming & diving, and men's and women's indoor track & field, as well as the reinstitution of men's swimming & diving. On April 13, 1994, Bertovich resigned his position to accept the job of vice president and general manager of Empire Sports Network in Buffalo. On June 14, 1994, Linda Bruno was officially introduced as the Atlantic 10's fourth commissioner. As commissioner, Bruno strengthened the Atlantic 10's membership with the additions of Charlotte, Dayton, Fordham, La Salle, Richmond, and Saint Louis. She also negotiated television deals with ESPN and was among the first to sign a contract with College Sports Television., which serves as the syndicator of A-10 games regionally and nationally, as well as the marketing arm of the Conference. Under her leadership, the Atlantic 10 increased its championship schedule to 21 sports with the additions of women's rowing, men's and women's outdoor track & field, and women's lacrosse.

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Initiative for Charles E. Smith Center Renovation

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Gift Represents Largest Single Philanthropic Commitment in GW's History George Washington University President Steven Knapp announced on Feb. 14, 2008 the largest single donation in the institution's history -- a $10 million gift toward the renovation of the Charles E. Smith Center from the Robert H. Smith and Charles E. Smith Family Foundations and Robert and Arlene Kogod. This lead gift will be instrumental in the transformational renovation of the 32-year-old building, located in the heart of GW's Foggy Bottom Campus. The university plans to raise an additional $15 million for the renovation. The first $10 million of this goal will meet the one-toone challenge that is a condition of the SmithKogod families' commitment and is designed to encourage others to support this important project. "The Smith Center has always been a source of pride to our family because it promotes healthy minds and bodies, as well as the spirit of community, which were hallmarks of my father's life and work," said Robert H. Smith, chairman of several Charles E. Smith real estate companies. "This transformational renovation of the Charles E. Smith Center will create a signature building, in both its architecture and function, in the heart of the GW campus. It furthers my father's original vision and speaks to our commitment to GW and its future success." The proposed renovation will take place generally within the building's existing structure. The university will soon present architectural concepts to GW and community stakeholders and then coordinate reviews and approvals with the appropriate District of Columbia agencies. "I am deeply appreciative of the Smith and Kogod families for this historic gift to the university," said GW President Steven Knapp. "Their leadership sets a new standard for us and further recognizes the need for world-class facilities at a world-class university. The convergence of academic, athletic, and recreational components in the transformed Smith Center will provide a premier venue for our student-athletes that also will support their academic pursuits. Combined with other uses, the renewed Charles E. Smith Center will enhance the overall GW experience for our entire community." W. Russell Ramsey, chairman of GW's Board of Trustees, B.B.A. '81, added, "This

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shining example of our new culture of philanthropy will benefit our faculty, students, alumni, and the community. I salute the Smith and Kogod families for this latest substantial investment in our university's future. And I congratulate President Knapp who, within six months of his arrival, has now secured the largest single gift in the history of the institution. Combined with our commitment to affordability, our increased investment in research, and our overall campus plan, we are now out of the starting gate and gaining true momentum. It's a great beginning for the new administration and a tribute to one of GW's most important and beloved families." The interior upgrades will feature an academic center for student-athletes, improved general admission and club seating in the basketball arena, new locker rooms, remodeled office space to centralize athletic operations including those currently located elsewhere on campus, enhanced athletic training and weight room facilities, and a renovated natatorium (pool area). The exterior concepts include a dynamic new main entrance along 22nd Street, which will present a revitalized box office and concession concourse, and a new VIP entrance along F Street. The project is consistent with the 2007 Foggy Bottom Campus Plan and reinforces 22nd Street as the core of the campus. The renovation project is expected to take three years, during which time the building GW’s Mascot will remain open without interruption of planned events. “George� can often The Charles E. Smith Center was dedicated on December 6, be seen cheering on 1975, replacing teams in the Smith the "Tin Tabernacle" gymnasium and bringing a much-needed Center. contemporary athletic facility to GW's Foggy Bottom Campus. The building is named for the late Charles E. Smith (1901-95), nationally renowned real estate developer and leader in the Washington, D.C., community. Smith received an Honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from GW in 1979. He served as a GW trustee from 1967 to 1976 and was chairman of the Committee on University Development. His son, Robert H. Smith, is a trustee emeritus who served on the board in 1976 and again from 1978 to 1997. David Bruce Smith, B.A. '79, son of Robert H. and grandson of Charles E. Smith, has served as a member of GW's Board of Trustees since 2002. GW's Charles E. Smith Center, located at 600 22nd Street, NW, houses the Department of Athletics and Recreation, which supports 22 NCAA sports teams, club sports, and recreational sports activities. Many academic programs also conduct classes and support activities in the facility, such as sports medicine, exercise science, and event management. The main arena seats 5,000 spectators and features the home games of GW men's and women's basketball. In addition studentathletes, alumni, and members of the president's club, including faculty, staff, and Foggy Bottom residents, are able to participate in recreational and fitness activities. Many special events are held in the Charles E. Smith Center, including most recently the inauguration of President Steven Knapp in 2007. Other activities include annual graduation celebrations for several of GW's schools, as well as musical and comedic performances. Recent appearances have been made by Billy Crystal, the Boston Pops, Ray Charles, Bill Cosby, and Whoopi Goldberg.

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THE CHARLES E. SMITH CENTER

New Pool Features:

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New state-of-the-art starting blocks Digital programmable pace clocks New lane lines Increased deck space New Record Board New tiles New lighting New heating and ventilation system, controlled from the pool deck.

The Charles E Smith Center boasts an eight lane natatorium with seating for 150+ spectators.

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COLONIALS STRENGTH & CONDITIONING

Ben Kenyon is in his second year as Strength and Conditioning Coach at GW. Kenyon served as a graduate assistant under former Strength Coach Mark Bearden at GW during the 2006-07 season, working with men's and women's basketball, soccer, men's golf, baseball and softball. Kenyon returns to GW after serving as an assistant Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, in 2007-08, where he worked with the Gators' men's and women's basketball, golf and tennis teams. He also was an intern at Rutgers during the summer of 2007, working primarily with the Scarlet Knights' football program. Kenyon lettered in basketball for four seasons at Adelphi University from 2002-06. He played in 110 games and scored 500 points in helping the Panthers to three NCAA Division II Tournament appearances (2003, 2005-06), a New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (NYCAC) Tournament championship in 2006 and an 86-34 composite record. Kenyon received his bachelor's degree in sports management from Adelphi in 2006.

Two state-of-the art weight lifting facilities that include four squat platforms, two ultraslide boards, Kaiser machines, power glide machine, versaclimbers, and stretch cage.

Large cardio room including ellipticals, stationary bikes, and cable weight machines

Staff includes 2 full time professionals certified with the National Strength and Conditioning Association, 2 full-time grad assistant, 4 interns

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Academic Support

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KAREN ERCOLE DIRECTOR OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT: Role at GW: Promoted to Director of Academic Support Services in July 2000 after serving 10 years as the Assistant Academic Coordinator. Ercole oversees the academic counseling for all teams specifically assisting with men's basketball and coordinating day-to-day responsibilities for women's soccer, gymnastics and the men's and women's cross country teams. GW Highlights: Served as co-director on the GW Advisory Board, assisted in the development and implementation of the athletic Career Track and freshman orientation programs for student-athletes. Also developed and instituted a mentoring program for freshmen. Ten-year member of the National Association of Athletic Academic Advisors (N4A). Prior to GW: Ercole came to GW in 1990 when former coach Mike Jarvis took over the Colonials program. Prior to that, she had worked in the same capacity with Jarvis at Boston University from 1985-90. While at B.U., Ercole also earned her master's degree in counseling with a specialization in both educational counseling and sport psychology.

The GW Department of Athletics employs five full-time academic support staff members, 30-40 tutors to help 400 student-athletes. Because of the unique challenges created by the transition to both college academic and athletic competition, the academic coordinators– along with student-athlete peers– provide ‘Welcome’ activities for freshman as well as other opportunities to discuss issues such as time management, campus resources, study strategies and adjustment to the college experience.

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2009-2010 Meet Schedule

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2009 – 2010 Meet Schedule Friday

Oct. 2

Potomac Relays @ American Univ.

3:00 PM

Friday

Oct. 17

@ Catholic w/American

5:00 PM

Saturday

Oct. 18

@American w/Catholic

All Day

Saturday

Oct. 24

Georgetown at GW

1:00 PM

Saturday

Nov. 7

Villanova & Drexel @ Drexel

1:00 PM

Friday

Nov. 20

Patriot Invite @ George Mason

All Day

Saturday

Nov. 21

Patriot Invite @ George Mason

All Day

Sunday

Nov. 22

Patriot Invite @ George Mason

All Day

Saturday

Dec. 5

ODU

1:00 PM

Jan. 1 – 8

Training Trip – Dorado Beach, Puerto Rico

Friday

Jan. 15

@Rhode Island w/UMASS & La Salle

5:00 PM

Saturday

Jan. 16

@Rhode Island w/UMASS & La Salle

All Day

Friday

Jan. 22

HOWARD at GW

5:00 PM

Saturday

Jan. 30

Navy Invite

All Day

Sunday

Jan. 31

at George Mason

1:00 PM

Tuesday – Saturday

FEB. 17-20 A-10 CHAMPIONSHIPS Buffalo, New York

at GW

March 18-20, 2010

Women’s NCAA Champs

March 25-27, 2010

Men’s NCAA Champs

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