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2009-10 COLUMBIA MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING MEDIA GUIDE

TABLE OF CONTENTS

QUICK FACTS

THIS IS COLUMBIA

Location New York, N.Y., 10027

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Columbia University in the City of New York

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Prominent Columbians

President, Columbia University Lee C. Bollinger

COACHES & STAFF 6

Head Coach of Swimming Jim Bolster

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Head Coach of Diving Gordon Spencer

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Assistant Coach and Support Staff

THE STUDENT-ATHLETES 11

2009 Roster

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Meet the Lions

Swimming Records

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Diving Records/NCAA Qualifiers

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League Champions

Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Dr. M. Dianne Murphy Home Pool Uris Swimming Center Nickname/Colors Lions/Columbia Blue and White Affiliation/Conference NCAA Division I/Ivy League

HISTORY AND RECORDS 27

Founded/Enrollment Columbia - 1754/5,708

Head Coach of Swimming Jim Bolster (Denison ’77) 26th season, 125-153 212-854-7059/jbb2@columbia.edu Head Coach of Diving Gordon Spencer (Indiana ’77), 27th season 212-854-6922/gs19@columbia.edu

ADMINISTRATION 31

Columbia University President Lee C. Bollinger

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Director of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education Dr. M. Dianne Murphy

Assistant Coach Gustavo Leal (Southern Illinois ’01), Second season 212-854-3430/gsl2106@columbia.edu Captains Nick Barron ’10, Darren Pagan ’10, Ross Ramone ’10 2008-09 Record 5-6, 3-4 Ivy League 5th of 9 at Ivy League Championships Sports Information Contact Casey Snedecor, Asst. Dir. of Sports Information/Media Relations cs2732@columbia.edu • 212-851-5643 (w) • 610-357-0441 (c) Website gocolumbialions.com

Columbia University Athletics Mission Statement

Credits The 2009-10 Columbia Men’s Swimming & Diving Media Guide was designed and written by Casey Snedecor. Edited by Dan Lobacz and Pete McHugh. Additional contributions by Kate Lombard, Jim Bolster, Gustavo Leal and Gordon Spencer. Photos by Gene Boyars, Cary Gang, Mike McLaughlin and Eileen Barroso.

The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics of Columbia University in the City of New York serves the needs of its students, faculty, staff, alumni and the New York City community. To achieve and maintain excellence, we will: • Recruit student-athletes who will excel in our academic and athletic environment • Foster the physical, mental and emotional development of our studentathletes • Strengthen the bonds between the University and its alumni • Provide outstanding entertainment • Promote and exhibit appropriate sporting behavior by student-athletes, coaches, administrators and fans • Instill integrity and values that enhance decision-making • Comply with all NCAA and Ivy League rules and regulations • Empower the Columbia community through a diverse and equitable athletics program that meets the needs of students, alumni, faculty and staff

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N E W YO R K C I T Y I S From its beginnings in a schoolhouse in lower Manhattan, Columbia University has grown to encompass two principal campuses in New York City: the historic, neoclassical campus in the Morningside Heights neighborhood and the modern Medical Center further uptown, in Washington Heights.

Today, Columbia is one of the top academic and research institutions in the world, conducting pathbreaking research in medicine, science, the arts, and the humanities. It includes three undergraduate schools, thirteen graduate and professional schools, and a school of continuing education.

A member of the Ivy League, Columbia sponsors 29 intercollegiate varsity sports for men and women which compete at the Division I level. Columbia has won 11 Ivy League titles over the past three years, the most in any three-year span in school history.

New York, the greatest city in the world, has everything at your fingertips. A baseball game at Yankee Stadium, a world-class Broadway show, or just a ride around the city where neighborhoods flow freely into one another, New York has it all.

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COLUMBIA’S HOME

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BARACK OBAMA COLUMBIA COLLEGE CLASS OF 1983 44TH PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES Columbia University has produced a large number of distinguished alumni in many different fields, including but not limited to: David Altchek, CC 1978 • Renowned orthopedic surgeon Roone Arledge, CC 1952 • Former president, ABC News & Sports Caitlin “Katy” Bilodeau, CC 1987 • Two-time Olympian Katherine Boo, BC 1988 • Reporter, The Washington Post William V. Campbell, CC 1962 • Chairman, Intuit, Inc. DeWitt Clinton, CC 1786 • Former N.Y. state senator and governor Gary Cohen, CC 1981 • TV play-by-play announcer, New York Mets Brian De Palma, CC 1962 • Filmmaker Brian Dennehy, CC 1960 • Actor, Tony award-winner Amelia Earhart, GS 1919-1920 • Aviator Eileen Ford, BC 1943 • Co-founder, Ford Modeling Agency Chet Forte, CC 1957 • Director, creator of “Monday Night Football” Matthew Fox, CC 1989 • Actor, “Lost”, “We Are Marshall” Ellen Futter, BC 1971 • Barnard College President Emerita Art Garfunkel, CC 1965 • Musician, Grammy award-winner Lou Gehrig, CC 1923-25 • Baseball Hall of Fame inductee Allen Ginsberg, CC 1948 • Author, Howl and Other Poems Judd Gregg, CC 1969 • U.S. Senator, New Hampshire Alexander Hamilton Maggie Gyllenhaal, CC 1999 • Actress, “The Dark Knight” Alexander Hamilton, King’s College 1774-76 • Secretary of the Treasury Patricia Highsmith, BC 1942 • Author, The Talented Mr. Ripley Langston Hughes, School of Mines 1921-22 • Poet Zora Neale Hurston, BC 1928 • Author, Their Eyes Were Watching God John Jay, King’s College 1764 • Judge, statesman, abolitionist Jack Kerouac, CC 1940-1942 • Author, On The Road Jeanne Kirkpatrick, BC 1948 • First female U.S. ambassador to the U.N. Joel Klein, CC 1967 • Chancellor, New York City school system John Kluge, CC 1937 • Entrepreneur, founder of Metromedia, Inc. Robert Kraft, CC 1963 • Owner, New England Patriots Gene Larkin, CC 1983 • Former Major League Baseball champion Alfred Lerner, CC 1955 • Owner, Cleveland Browns Cristina Teuscher Sid Luckman, CC 1939 • Football Hall of Fame inductee Jim McMillian, CC 1970 • Former NBA champion Philip L. Milstein, CC 1971 • Principal, Ogden CAP Properties Janice Min, CC 1990 • Editor-in-Chief, Us Magazine Martha Nelson, BC 1976 • Managing editor, People; founder, InStyle Cynthia Nixon, BC 1988 • Actress, “Sex and the City” Fernando Perez, CC 2004 • Current Major League Baseball player Joyce Purnick, BC 1967 • Writer, The New York Times Joan Rivers, BC 1954 • Emmy Award-winning comedienne Attoosa Rubenstein, BC 1993 • Editor-in-chief and creator, CosmoGIRL! Michael Sovern, CC 1953 • Columbia University President Emeritus George Stephanopoulos, CC 1982 • Anchor of ABC’s “This Week” Julia Stiles, CC 2005 • Actress, “Save The Last Dance” Maggie Gyllenhaal Cristina Teuscher, CC 2000 • Olympic gold medalist, swimming Russell Warren, CC 1962 • New York Giants team physician Marcellus Wiley, CC 1997 • Former All-Pro football player

Marcellus Wiley

Amelia Earhart

Robert Kraft

Jim McMillian

Janice Min

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Jack Kerouac


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HEAD SWIMMING COACH JIM BOLSTER

In 25 years as head coach of the Columbia men’s swimming team, Jim Bolster has forged one of the Northeast’s most successful programs. His teams have captured one Eastern Swimming League (EISL) dual title and one runner-up place, while completely rewriting the Columbia record book. Columbia has had three top-three finishes in the last five years at the EISL Championships, the squad’s best stretch of finishes since 1978. In 2005-06, he led the Lions to a 6-2 league dual record and 8-3 overall. In both 2002-03 and 2003-04, Columbia closed with a 6-3 mark against league opponents in dual meets. The Lions won the 1988-89 EISL championships with Princeton and posted a conference record of 8-1, and were second to the Tigers in 1989-90, posting a 7-2 mark. More than 50 new school records have been set since Bolster came to Columbia, including 38 in the new millennium, and 23 set in the last six seasons. His teams set a similar pattern of success at Ohio’s Denison University; during his five years as head coach at his alma mater, Denison finished in the nation’s top 10 in two consecutive years, placed seventh at the 1984 NCAA Division III Championships and virtually rewrote the Big Red record book. A native of Princeton, New Jersey, Bolster was one of the finest athletes in Denison history. Twice named the school’s Most Valuable Swimmer, he won an NCAA Championship in the 200 butterfly in 1976, five conference titles in the 100 and 200 butterfly, and was a six-time NCAA Division III All-America. He also starred in soccer and lacrosse, earning four letters in each of the three sports. He graduated in 1977. Selected in the first round of the 1977 North American Soccer League draft by the Connecticut Bicentennials, he played two years with Connecticut and Washington. He then utilized an NCAA Postgraduate Scholarship and earned a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of Michigan in 1980. Bolster thrives on athletic competition. He has twice placed fifth in world championship triathlon races, and he has completed the Ironman distance race on Martha’s Vineyard. In addition to triathlons, Bolster has been a competitive cyclist, with several top ten Master’s finishes, including ninth in 1996 at the prestigious Tour of Killington, a five-day stage bicycle race. In 2006, he completed the five mountain stages of the Tour de France. Bolster lives in Manhattan with his wife, Sharon Rose Kelly, an exercise physiologist. Members of large families – he is one of 14 children, she is one of 12 – they have three sons: Jake, 12, Luke, 11, and Clay, 9.

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HEAD DIVING COACH GORDON SPENCER

Gordon Spencer, now in his 27th year at Columbia, is one of the senior members of the Columbia Athletics coaching staff. He has built the Lions’ diving program into one of the most respected in the East, most recently with athletes such as Scott Troob ’04CC, who earned honorable mention All-America honors in 2003, and five-time EISL Champion Mark Fichera ’02CC. Also the women’s diving coach, he coached the 2008 Ivy League three-meter diving champion and Co-Diver of the Meet, Shannon Hosey ’09SEAS, as well as the 2002 Ivy League three-meter diving champion and Outstanding Diver of the Meet Teresa Herrmann ’05CC. He has also coached two-time All-Ivy League honoree Grace Coyle ’05CC and school record-holder Leah Berger ’00CC. Spencer came to Columbia from Kent State University, where he built a diving power in just two years. A native of Canton, Ohio, he was a three-time state finalist at Canton McKinley High School and attended Indiana University, where he competed under the legendary Hobie Billingsley, and reached the national championships. Spencer later coached at Billingsley’s diving school. After his 1977 graduation, Spencer became an assistant diving coach at two Miami high schools. He returned to Kent State in 1981 and earned a master’s degree in athletic administration. While his Columbia divers have been a deciding factor in many Lion victories, Spencer also has made a name for himself away from Morningside Heights. In 1991, he was named the Junior Olympic Zone A Coach of the Year. Spencer is active in the diving scene outside of Columbia. He has served as a judge for the Senior National Diving Championships, and coaches an elite U.S. Diving club comprised of some of the best Junior Olympic divers in the nation. That program consistently produces East Coast champions and national age-group finalists on both platform and springboard. Former Lion standout Daniel Brown ’00CC dove for Spencer’s famed Morningside Heights club team. Most recently, Spencer coached Linus Altman-Kurosaki, a US Junior World team member in 2006, and a diver on scholarship at Indiana University. Spencer and his wife, Bertica, reside in Morningside Heights. They have one daughter, Caitlin.

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ASSISTANT COACH GUSTAVO LEAL Former Southern Illinois swimmer Gustavo Leal is entering his second season as an assistant coach at Columbia. Prior to working with the Columbia men’s swimming & diving teams, Leal spent seven seasons as an assistant to his former head coach, Rick Walker, for the Salukis. During his first three years as an assistant coach, Leal helped SIU win an MVC title in his first year (2002), finish as runner-up in 2003, and win the first MVC Invitational title in 2004. Leal was a part of the SIU men’s swimming program for almost a decade, as he began his collegiate career there as a swimmer in 1998. He was a key member of the 1999 MVC championship team, swimming on the championship 200 and 800 freestyle relay teams, earning allMVC honors in 1999 and 2000 in both events. Leal was also named to the 1999 and 2000 MVC Scholar-Athlete Team. Before coming to SIU, Leal was a two-time National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) national champion at national power Indian River Community College in Fort Pierce, Florida.He earned NJCAA All-American honors eight times in the 100, 200, 500 and 1650 freestyle at Indian River from 1996-98. Additionally, Leal served as an assistant coach of the Saluki Swim Club for eight years while coaching at SIU. He graduated from Southern Illinois in May of 2001, with a degree in management and marketing; he added a master’s degree in business administration in May of 2004. Leal is a native of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

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SUPPORT STAFF HEAD ATHLETIC TRAINER JIM GOSSETT Jim Gossett is one of the best-known and most highly-honored athletic trainers in the nation. Gossett is in his 30th year at Columbia, his 24th as head athletic trainer. He administers a staff of seven full-time assistants that works with all 29 Columbia teams and operates modern training facilities on the main campus and at Baker Field Athletics Complex. He has worked with most of Columbia’s teams, but has been particularly identified with football, soccer, fencing, rowing and wrestling. Gossett has worked with several championship squads, including the men and women’s fencing team, which won two NCAA championships while he was associated with them. He worked with men’s soccer and wrestling from 1979 to 1983, when they won a combined seven Ivy League titles and made two trips to the Final Four. As a well-known athletic trainer in the New York Metropolitan area, Gossett was selected recently to serve as a spokesperson for Gatorade, Inc., and the National Athletic Trainers Association. His role is to promote healthy practices in order to prevent heat-related illness during the hot weather months, and to serve as a resource, including on-air interviews, for CBS, NBC, ABC and Fox television affiliates in the New York area. The New York State Board of Regents reappointed Gossett to the State Committee for Athletic Trainers. His five-year appointment is to the State Board for Professions, which regulates athletic trainers in New York State. On the national scene, Gossett was the head athletic trainer for the United States fencing team in the 1991 World University Games in Sheffield, England, and spent three seasons as trainer of the U.S. National Lightweight Crew. He was athletic trainer for rowing at the 1988 Olympic Sports Festival, and for track & field at the 1987 Festival and Pan American Games. He also spent four summers as athletic trainer for the ABCD/Nike basketball camps. Gossett has been frequently honored for his work. In 2004, he was presented the Dan Libera Service Award for outstanding contribution to the Board of Certification, while in 2003, he was honored by the National Athletic Trainers Association with the Most Outstanding Athletic Trainer Award, for which he was nominated and chosen by his peers, and received the All-American Football Foundation’s Outstanding Athletic Trainer Award. Previously, he had been honored by the New York State Athletic Trainers Association with the Thomas J. Sheehan, Sr. Award, its highest honor, and by the Eastern Athletic Trainers Association (EATA) with the Joseph A. Blankowitsch Award. A former president of the EATA, he was further honored with the 1994 Cramer Award for outstanding service, presented by Cramer Products in conjunction with the EATA. Gossett, a native of Indianapolis, attended Indiana State University, graduating in 1978. He joined the Columbia staff in August 1979, shortly after receiving his master’s degree from the University of Arizona. Jim and his wife Dianne, the former director of the Baker Athletics Complex, now manager of Columbia’s famed Nevis Laboratories, live in Ardsley, N.Y., with their 18-year old son, Bryant.

DIRECTOR OF STRENGTH & CONDITIONING TOMMY SHEEHAN

Tommy Sheehan is in his 11th year as a full-time Athletics Department staff member, his ninth as Director of Strength and Conditioning. In that position, he supervises a two-person staff in all aspects of strength and conditioning for Columbia’s 29 intercollegiate teams. Well-known throughout the strength and conditioning profession, he was asked to produce an instructional DVD during the past year for the Cleveland Indians, on movement training in an off-season conditioning program. It was shot at the Indians’ Jacobs Field and distributed to the players in the Cleveland system. Sheehan first came to Columbia in the fall of 1990 as a graduate assistant on the football staff, reuniting him with Columbia’s head coach at the time, Ray Tellier. Tellier had originally recruited the Buffalo, N.Y., native when he was head coach at the University of Rochester. Sheehan spent three years on the Columbia staff, and earned a master’s in applied physiology. He then joined the New York State Police as a physical training instructor before attending the State Police academy and becoming a New York State trooper. He left the police force two years later and returned to Columbia as assistant strength and conditioning coach. He was named Director of Strength and Conditioning in 2001. Sheehan is one of the finest offensive players in the University of Rochester’s gridiron history. An All-American as a junior and senior, he twice earned All-ECAC and all-conference honors. He ranks among the Yellowjackets’ all-time leaders in every receiving category, and topped the list at the completion of his playing career in receiving yardage for a game (189), season (835), and career (1,982). In 2005, he was inducted into Rochester’s

Athletics Hall of Fame. Sheehan, his wife, Dr. Tricia Lipani, and their daughter Guiliana live in Morningside Heights. Dr. Lipani, a former track and field athlete at Columbia, is a psychologist in the hematology department at Columbia University Medical Center.

ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINER JUMPEI HARADA Jumpei Harada joined the Columbia training staff in July 2007 as an assistant athletic trainer and works with football, lacrosse, indoor track and men and women’s swimming. Harada came to Morningside Heights from Pennsylvania State University, where he served as an assistant athletic trainer, working with football for three years. During this time, the Nittany Lions attended two bowl games (FedEx Orange Bowl and Outback Bowl). Previously, Harada also worked as an athletic training intern with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2004, and as a graduate assistant athletic trainer at the University of Florida for two years. From 2001 to 2002, he was the head athletic trainer for Japan’s Women’s National FID Basketball team, which participated in the World FID Basketball Tournament in Portugal. Harada graduated from the University of Alabama in 2000 with a bachelor’s degree in human environmental science with an athletic training certification. In 2004, Harada also received a master’s degree in health and human performance with a focus in athletic training and sports medicine from the University of Florida.

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2009-10 ROSTER Name Johnny Bailey Nick Barron Joseph Beutler Michaelangelo Borghi Josh Brown Adam Bulkley Jason Collazo Chester Dols Patrick Dougherty Bruno Esquen Robert Eyckmans Richard Falk-Wallace Richard Fineman Robert Frawley Joseph Jeffers Jordan Kobb David Levkoff Sean MacKenzie Erik Mai Karl Mayer Nathan Mormann Darren Pagan Mitchell Phillips Adam Powell Philippe Putzeys Ross Ramone John-Howard Sidman Alex Smith Eric Tang Shane Tutass John Wright Kent Yamada Kevin Zhai

Event. Free/Back IM/Fly Free/Back Diving Fly/Breast IM/Breast Diving IM/Free IM/Back Fly/Free Fly/IM/Breast Free Fly Free Free Free/IM/Fly Diving IM/Free IM/Breast Back/Fly Free/ Back/Fly IM/ Back Free Free/Back Free IM/Breast IM/Breast Free/Fly IM/Breast Free/Fly Free Breast Free/IM

Yr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Fr. So. So. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Sr. So. Fr. Fr. So.

Hometown/High School Meadville, Pa./Meadville Boonton Township, N.J./Mountain Lakes Santa Clara, Utah/Snow Canyon Tenafly, N.J./Tenafly Lafayette, La./Episcopal School of Acadina Baltimore, Md./McDonogh School Staten Island, N.Y./Staten Island Tech Urbana, Ill./Urbana Downingtown , Pa./Downingtown West Lima, Peru/Colegio Peruano Britanico White Plains, N.Y./Iona Prep New York, N.Y./Phillips Exeter Mill Valley, Calif./Tamalpais Syosset, N.Y./Chaminade Wilmette, Ill./New Trier Baltimore, Md./McDonogh School Sinking Springs, Pa./Wilson Princeton, N.J./Princeton New Albany, Ohio/St. Charles Prep Morris Township, N.J./Delbarton School Columbia, Md./McDonogh School Oakland, Calif./Bishop O’Dowd Chantilly, Va./Chantilly Bedford, N.Y./Fox Lane Newtonville, Mass./Newton North Newark, Del./The Tatnall School Vienna, Va./Georgetown Prep Bowie, Md./DeMatha Moraga, Calif./Campolindo Moraga, Calif./Campolindo Mill Valley, Calif./The Lawrenceville School Miliani, Hawaii/Miliani Bellvue, Wash./Phillips Andover

Head Coach of Swimming: Jim Bolster (Denison ’77), 26th season Head Coach of Diving: Gordon Spencer (Indiana ’77), 27th season Assistant Coach: Gustavo Leal (Southern Illinois ’01), Second season

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE Beutler - Bee-oot-ler Borghi - Boar-hee Collazo - Ka-lah-zo Dougherty - Dock-er-tee

Esquen - Ess-kin Philippe Putzeys - Fill-eep Put-zees Mai - May Tutass - Too-tass

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2009-10 SENIORS

ADAM BULKLEY

NICK BARRON

Sr. • IM/Breaststroke Baltimore, Md. McDonogh School

Sr. • Captain • IM/Freestyle Boonton Township, N.J. Mountain Lakes

2008-09: Swam the team’s fastest 200 fly time of the season (1:48.99) ... also finished with the third-fastest 100 butterfly time (49.18) ... was a key member of relays, including the 200 medley relay and the 800 free relay ... finished second at ECACs in the 100 butterfly (49.18) and sixth in the 200 fly (1:50.08) ... earned points for the Lions at the Big Al Invite, placing 15th in the 100 butterfly ... consistent point scorer in dual meets in the butterfly events, regularly notching top five finishes.

2008-09: ECAC point scorer in the 200 breast (fifth – 2:05.76) ... finished first in the 200 breast against Bucknell (2:12.56) ... took second in the 200 breast vs. Penn ... also swam the 200 IM against Army and the 100 breast at the Big Al Invitational. At McDonogh School: Four varsity swimming letters ... Scholastic AllAmerica (USA Swimming) as sophomore and junior ... Cum Laude Society.

At Mountain Lakes High: Lettered in swimming and track & field (shot put) ... swim captain as a senior ... All-America in 100 fly and relays as a junior and senior ... first team All-Morris County in both all four years ...

Outside Experience: Eight years with the North Baltimore Aquatic Club ...

first team all-state in the relays, second team all-state in the fly as a junior and senior ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-America in his junior year ... Spanish Honor Society.

Personal: History major ... hopes for a career in law or business ... plays

the Club was the 2005 USA Swimming spring champions.

the clarinet.

Outside Experience: Helped Lakeland Hills YMCA to second place in the YMCA Nationals ... Lakeland Hills was 2005 state champions. Personal: Majoring in economics.

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ROBERT FRAWLEY Sr. • Freestyle Syosset, N.Y. Chaminade

2008-09: Finished second in the 200 free against Fordham ... swam the 200 free, 500 free and 400 free relay against Navy ... also swam against Brown and Bucknell in the dual meet season ... ECAC point scorer in the 800 free relay. Personal: Biomedical engineering major in Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

JORDAN KOBB Sr. • Freestyle/IM/Butterfly Baltimore, Md. McDonogh School

2008-09: Holds fourth-fastest season times in the 50 free (21.04) and the 100 free (46.40) ... also holds fourth-fastest season times in the 100 back (51.88) and the 200 IM (1:53.40) ... consistent point scorer for the Lions throughout the dual meet season ... ECAC point scorer in the 100 fly (sixth – 49.71), the 100 back (eighth – 52.51), the 200 free relay, the 400 free relay and the 800 free relay. At McDonogh School: Four-year letterman ... 2005 Maryland state champion in 100 breaststroke ... set state record of 59.49 ... All-Maryland Team every year from 2000 to 2006 ... swam sprint freestyle as well as breaststroke ... McDonogh was 2006 Maryland Interscholastic dual-meet champion ... USA Swimming Scholastic All-America in 2005 and 2006 ... Cum Laude Society ... French Excellence Award. Outside Experience: Has swum for highly-regarded North Baltimore Aquatic Club since 1997 ... 2006 USS Spring National Champions ... teammate of U.S. great Michael Phelps ... also swims for Meadowbrook Tomatoes in the summers (holds many records). Personal: Political science major ... parents both attended Cornell ... brother, Harrison, swam at Boston University ... grandfather played baseball at Western Maryland ... uncle, Robert Babb, is the longtime head baseball coach at Johns Hopkins.

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DARREN PAGAN

Sr. • Captain • IM/Backstroke Oackland, Calif. Bishop O’Dowd

2008-09: Honored with the Herbert E. Vollmer Award, given to the Most Outstanding Varsity Swimmer or Diver ... also named team’s Most Valuable Swimmer ... school record holder in the 200 IM (1:47.71) and 200 back (1:47.49) ... finished fourth at EISLs in the 200 IM, in an NCAA ‘B’ cut qualifying time ... Ivy League championship point scorer in 200 free (seventh – 1:39.84), 200 back (11th - 1:47.49), the 200 medley relay (sixth), the 200 free relay (fourth), the 400 free relay (fifth), and the 800 free relay (fifth) ... part of the school-record holding 200 medley relay team (1:30.40) ... part of the school-record holding 200 free relay squad (1:20.60).

PHILIPPE PUTZEYS Sr. • Freestyle Newtonville, Mass. Newton North

2008-09: Had the fifth fastest time in the 200 free (1:41.94) ... took first in two events against Fordham: the 200 free in 1:45.35, and the 500 free in 4:51.60 ... also had top-five finishes in the 200 free against Brown and Bucknell ... swam the 500 free and the 400 free relay vs. Navy ... ECAC point scorer in the 800 free relay. Personal: Mechanical engineering major in Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

At Bishop O’Dowd High: Four swimming letters ... captain as a senior ... four-year all-league swimmer ... Dual League record-holder in 100 butterfly and 200 IM ... North Coast Section champion in the 100 free, runner-up in the 200 IM ... Junior National qualifier ... USA Swimming Scholastic AllAmerican ... California Scholarship Federation Life Member. Outside Experience: Swims for Thunderbolt Aquatics. Personal: Mechanical engineering major in Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science ... father, Gregory, competed in track for UC Berkeley in the late 1960s.

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2009-10 SENIORS

ROSS RAMONE

ERIC TANG

2008-09: Ivy League championship point-scorer in the 100 breast (16th – 56.99), the 200 breast (seventh – 2:01.54) and the 400 IM (13th – 3:57.93) ... had the second-fastest time of the season in the 200 breast (2:01.37), the third-fastest in the 100 breast (56.44), and the third-fastest in the 400 IM

2008-09: Ivy League championship point scorer in

Sr. • Captain • Breaststroke/IM Newark, Del. The Tatnall School

(3:57.93).

Sr. • IM/Breaststroke Moraga, Calif. Campolindo

the 100 breast (14th – 56.61) and the 200 breast (13th – 2:02.71) ... had the second-fastest time of the season in the 100 breast (56.20), the thirdfastest in the 200 breast (2:02.71) and the third fastest in the 200 IM (1:53.15).

At The Tatnall School: Four swimming letters, captain as junior and senior ... all-state four times — twice first team, twice second team ... first team all-conference all four years ... as a senior, was the Delaware state champion in 100 breaststroke, runner-up in 500 free ... second in 100 breast as sophomore and junior ... three-time district champion, district record-holder in 100 breast ... helped Tatnall Hornets to third place in state in 2004 ... Junior National qualifier ... valedictorian ... Cum Laude speaker at graduation ... class president.

At Campolindo High: Swam on club team with current Lion teammate Darren Pagan. Personal: Chemical engineering and pre-medical student in Columbia’s Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science.

Outside Experience: Swam for Delaware Swim Team in numerous state, Elite and Junior Olympic Championships ... also swam for North Star Swim Team. Personal: Political science major ... in 1999, toured with national company of Broadway show “The Who’s Tommy”, playing young Tommy ... featured on original cast album of “Rasputin” ... both parents attended the University of Delaware.

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2009-10 JUNIORS

JOSH BROWN

DAVID LEVKOFF

2008-09: Holds the team’s second fastest season

2008-09: Qualified for NCAA Diving Zones with

time in 100 fly (49.13) and the third fastest in the

his performance against Princeton ... finished 11th

200 fly (1:49.11) ... Ivy League championship point

at Ivies in the one-meter dive with 255.05 points,

scorer in the100 breast (20th – 57.40), the 100 fly

earning team points for the Lions ... also an EISL

Jr. • Butterfly/Breaststroke Lafayette, La. Episcopal School of Acadina

(18th – 49.13), and the 200 fly (17th – 1:49.11) ... had top three finishes in the 200 fly against Army and Harvard.

Jr. • Diving Sinking Springs, Pa. Wilson

point scorer in the 3m dive (17th – 213.05 points) ... team’s top scorer in diving, with season highs of 303.60 points in the 1meter, and 273.22 points in the 3-meter.

At Episcopal School of Acadina: Personal bests include 51.83 for 100 fly, 1:54.10 for 200 fly, 59.90 for 100 breast, and 2:10.80 for 200 breast.

At Wilson High: Third in district on one-meter board in 2007 ... 16th as a junior and 14th as a senior in 1m at PIAA Championships.

Personal: Physics major. Personal: Political science major.

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2009-10 JUNIORS

NATE MORMANN

ADAM POWELL

2008-09: Had the team’d second-fastest time of the

2008-09: School record holder in the 50 free

season in the 100 back (50.91) ... swam the 100

(19.84)... scored at Ivies in the 50 free (sixth – 20.11)

free and the 400 free relay against Navy ... went

and 100 free (sixth – 44.33) ... part of the school-

against Bucknell in the 100 free ... swam the 100

record holding 200 medley relay team (1:30.40)

Jr. • Freestyle/Back/Butterfly Columbia, Md. McDonogh School

Jr. • CC • Sprint Free/Back Bedford, N.Y. Fox Lane

back against Brown ... ECAC point scorer in the 100 back (third – 50.91) and the 200 medley relay.

and the school-record holding 200 free relay squad (1:20.60) ... Ivy point scorer in the 200 free relay (fourth), the 400 free relay (fifth), the 200 medley relay (sixth), and the 400 medley relay (seventh).

At McDonogh School: Personal bests of 21.45 in the 50 free, 47.17 in the 100 free, 50.89 in the 100 fly, 53.70 in the 100 back, and 1:57.10 in the

At Fox Lane High: All-American in four events, including two relays ...

200 individual medley.

Section 1 champion in two events as a senior ... state champion in 50 free ... set section and state meet record in that event ... third place at NSCA

Personal: Economics major.

Junior Nationals ... personal bests of 20.58 in the 50 free, 46.08 in the 100 free and 51.63 in the 100 back ... earned five letters ... captained team as a senior ... team was state champion twice and section champion three times. Personal: Political science major ... uncle, Alan Dial, played football for UCLA and in the NFL for the Philadelphia Eagles ... grandfather was Adam Clayton Powell, Jr., former New York Congressman.

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2009-10 SOPHOMORES

JOHNNY BAILEY

CHESTER DOLS

At Brown: Swam for two seasons at Brown

2008-09: Honored with the Jim Stallman Memorial

University … 2008 EISL championship scorer in the

award, given to the Most Outstanding First Year

100 back and the 200 medley relay … ranked 12th

Swimmer or Diver ... holds the second-fastest

on Brown’s all-time list in the 100 back.

season times in the 1000 free (9:20.30) and the

So. • IM/Freestyle Urbana, Ill. Urbana

So. • Freestyle/Backstroke Meadville, Pa. Meadville

1650 free (15:52.46) ... also holds the secondAt Meadville: Earned four varsity letters in swimming … team captain

fastest season time in the 400 IM (3:57.49) ... Ivy point scorer in the 400

his junior and senior year … All-American … Pennsylvania District 10

IM (12th – 3:57.49), the1000 free (15th – 9:20.30) and the 1650 free (16th

Champion … high school record holder in the 50 back, 100 back, 200

– 15:52.46).

medley relay and 200 free relay. At Urbana: Three-time letterwinner in swimming ... captain of the swim Personal: Son of Christine and Jack Bailey … sister, Leslie ’07CC, swam

team his senior year ... 2007 Champaign Urbana News Gazette Swimmer

for Columbia, along with cousin Amanda ‘93CC … sister, Sarah, swam for

of the Year ... five-time state champion (1650 free, 1000 free, 400 IM, 1500

Bryn Mawr College.

free and 800 free) ... Scholastic All-American ... two-time Central Illinois Big 12 conference scholar-athlete ... personal bests include 4:41.26 (500 free), 9:40.75 (1000 free), 16:21.02 (1650 free), 1:57.39 (200 IM) and 4:13.55 (400 IM) ... three-time Urban Scholar ... class salutatorian. Personal: Son of Lourdes and Kenneth Dols ... born 3/27/90.

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2009-10 SOPHOMORES

BRUNO ESQUEN

ROBERT EYCKMANS

2008-09: Had the team’s fourth-fastest time of the

2008-09: Ivy point scorer in the 200 fly (16th –

season in the 100 fly (49.19) ... finished second

1:50.62), the 400 IM (13th – 3:57.93) and the 500

in the 100 fly against Fordham ... swam the 200

free (22nd – 4:34.28) ... had the third-fastest time

medley relay versus Brown ... finished second in

of the season in the 500 free (4:34.28), the fourth-

So. • IM/Butterfly/Breaststroke White Plains, N.Y. Iona Prep

So. • Butterfly/Freestyle Lima, Peru Colegio Peruano Britanico

the 100 fly against Navy ... finished third in the 100

fastest in the 1000 free (9:50.28), the third-fastest

fly at ECACs (49.19) ... ECAC point scorer in the 200 fly (14th – 1:51.45),

in the 1650 free (16:34.44), the fourth-fastest in the 200 fly (1:49.89), and

and the 200 medley relay.

the third-fastest time in the 400 IM (3:57.93).

At Colegio Peruano Britanico: Served as captain of the swimming team

At Iona Prep: Captained swim team as a senior ... 2007-08 YWCA

... two-time national champion in 50 and 100 butterfly ... holds national

national champion in the 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 breast ... won the 2007

Junior B division record in 50 butterfly ... three-time member of the Peru

Connecticut Open in 400 IM and 200 fly ... set Empire Swimming records

national team ... personal bests include 26.28 (50 fly) and 57.41 (100 fly)

in 100 fly, 200 fly and 200 breast senior year ... personal bests include 51.2

... won school award for best student-athlete in 2007.

(100 fly), 1:52.5 (200 fly), 59.3 (100 breast), 2:08.2 (200 breast), 1:56.2 (200 IM) and 4:06.9 (400 IM) ... National Honors Society member.

Personal: Son of Maria Teresa Blas and Oscar Esquen ... born 10/28/90. Personal: Son of Maria and Robert Eyckmans ... born 4/4/90 ... plans to major in economics.

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2009-10 SOPHOMORES

RICHARD FALK-WALLACE

JOHN-HOWARD SIDMAN

So. • Freestyle New York, N.Y. Phillips Exeter

So. • IM/Breaststroke Vienna, Va. Georgetown Prep

2008-09: Has the fifth-fastest 100 free time of the

2008-09: Ivy League championship point scorer in

season (46.63) ... ECAC point scorer in the 100 free

the 100 breast (24th – 57.49) and the 200 breast

(11th – 46.63), the 200 free relay and the 400 free

(24th – 2:05.45) ... had one of the top five fastest

relay.

times of the season in the 200 breast (2:04.89) ... took first against Fordham in the 100 IM in the dual

At Phillips Exeter: Earned six varsity letters in water polo (3) and swimming

meet season.

(6) ... team won the New England Championship in 2006 ... earned AllAmerican honors in the 200 medley relay his senior year ... personal bests

At Georgetown Prep: Four-time varsity letterwinner in swimming ... served

include 21.85 (50 free), 47.56 (100 free) and 54.49 (100 fly).

as team captain his senior year ... team won Metros Championship all four years ... Junior Nationals finalist in the 50 and 100 breast his senior year

Personal: Son of Pamela Falk and Edward Wallace ... father, Edward

... All-American in the 100 breast as a senior ... earned All-Met honorable

‘71CC, swam for Columbia ... born 8/13/90.

mention honors his senior year ... three-time All-IAC (2005, 2006, 2007) ... personal bests include 58.03 (100 breast), 1:56.81 (200 IM) and 2:07.48 (200 breast). Personal: Son of Celeste and Howard Sidman ... born 12/5/89.

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2009-10 SOPHOMORES

ALEX SMITH

SHANE TUTASS

2008-09: Named team’s Most Improved Swimmer

2008-09: Took second in the 500 free twice, against

... holds top times for 2008-09 in the 1000 (9:17.04)

Bucknell and Fordham ... also had a top five finish

and 1650 free (15:34.77), and is second on the

in the 1000 free versus Brown ... ECAC point scorer

team in the 500 free (4:27.31) ... Ivy point scorer in

in the 200 fly (ninth – 1:50.32).

So. • Butterfly/Freestyle Bowie, Md. DeMatha

So. • Freestyle/Butterfly Moraga, Calif. Campolindo

the 500 free (18th – 4:27.31), the 1000 free (12th – 9:17.04), the 1650 free (13th – 15:34.77) and the 800 free relay (fifth).

At Campolindo: Earned four varsity letters in swimming ... team captain his senior year ... three-time Scholastic All-American honoree ... All-American

At DeMatha: Earned four varsity letters in swimming ... captained the

(2007) ... given Coaches Award, team MVP and Most Inspirational award

swimming team his senior year ... WMPSSDL 2008 league champion

(2007) ... personal bests include 51.2 (100 fly), 1:50.7 (200 fly), 4:09 (400

in 500 free ... two-time All-American ... two-time Prince George County

IM) and 4:40 (500 free).

Swimmer of the Year ... earned all-county honors as a sophomore ... swam in Junior Nationals as a sophomore and a junior ... personal bests include

Personal: Son of Sherry Tutass ... born 10/5/89.

1:44.08 (200 free), 4:07.92 (400 free), 4:36.58 (500 free) and 15:59.14 (1650 free) ... on Principal’s List (GPA of 3.8 or higher) all 16 quarters of high school ... won departmental awards in English and Environmental Science senior year. Personal: Liberal arts student.

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2009-10 SOPHOMORES/FIRST-YEARS

KEVIN ZHAI

So. • Freestyle/IM Bellvue, Wash. Phillips Andover

2008-09: Solid dual meet performer for the Lions all season ... recorded lifetime bests in the 100 (49.01), 200 (1:48.83) and the 200 IM (2:01.73). At Phillips Andover: Seven-time letterwinner in water polo (3) and swimming (4) ... swim team captain his senior year ... three-time finalist at the New England Preparatory Schools Interscholastic championships ... swim team took first at the NEPSSA’s in 2007, and second in 2008 ... personal bests include 49.45 (100 free), 1:49.43 (200 free) and 2:03.08 (200 IM) ... made honor roll every semester of his four years at Andover ... AP Scholar with distinction ... Prescott C. Davis Scholar

JOSEPH BEUTLER Fr. • Freestyle Santa Clara, Utah Snow Canyon

At Snow Canyon: Earned four varsity letters in swimming … team captain his senior year … helped lead team to three regional championships … four-time state champion in the 200 free … fourtime state champion in the 500 free … only male swimmer in state history to win all eight individual events at the state championship level … named Utah High School Male Swimmer of the Year three times … holds the state record in the 200 free and the 500 free … six-time NISCA All-American … went undefeated in the 500 free in his high school career (33-0) … seven-time finalist at the USA Swimming Western sectional championships … Junior Nationals qualifier … NISCA Academic All-American.

(as a part of CUSP). Personal: Son of Qinghua Meng and Wengang Zhai ... born 6/2/90 in Harbin, China ... plans to major in applied physics.

Personal: Son of Jan and Stan Beutler … born 9-7-90 … plans to major in economics … enrolled in the Southern Utah Center for Computer, Engineering and Sciences Student program (SUCCESS) in high school, and earned his Associate of Science degree from Dixie State College concurrently with his high school diploma ... United States Army Reserve National Scholar/Athlete Award recipient … earned the 2008 SUCCESS Leonardo Di Vinci Award for Most Outstanding Student.

MICHAELANGELO BORGHI Fr. • Diving Tenafly, N.J. Tenafly At Tenafly: 2009 East Coast National qualifier ... New Jersey State Meet finalist in 2006, 2007 and 2008 ... finished third in 2008.

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2009-10 FIRST-YEARS

JASON COLLAZO

RICHARD FINEMAN

At Staten Island Technical: Earned eight varsity

At Tamalpais: Earned four varsity letters in

letters in swimming (4) and diving (4) … team

swimming … team captain his junior and senior year

captain of both the swim team and the diving team

… helped lead his team to a league championship

his senior year … took first place at the NYC PSAL

his senior year … NISCA Academic All-American

Fr. • Butterfly Mill Valley, Calif. Tamalpais

Fr. • Diving Staten Island, N.Y. Staten Island Technical

diving championships four times (2006-2009) …

… named Most Improved Male Swimmer his senior

Staten Island Advance All-Star in 2007 and 2009 … qualified for New York

year … earned the Woody Robinson Award for exceptional dedication to

state diving championships all four years of high school … placed in the top

Tamalpaid High School Athletics and Academics … Peter Ruona Memorial

seven three times at the state championships … finished ninth on the 3-

Scholarship recipient.

meter at the 2009 USA Diving Spring Junior East National Championships … placed third on the 3-meter, sixth on the 1-meter and third on Platform

Personal: Son of Sandra Luna-Fineman and Jeff Fineman … born 9-12-

at the 2008 AAU National Diving Championships.

91.

Personal: Son of Nancy and Felix Collazo … born 5-8-91 … intends to major in biology … National Honor Society member.

PATRICK DOUGHERTY Fr. • IM/Backstroke Downingtown, Pa. Downingtown At Downingtown West: Earned four varsity letters in swimming … team captain his senior year. Personal: Son of Nancy and Rick Dougherty … born 6/18/91 … mother, Nancy, played basketball and field hockey at EMU … father, Rick, swam at Kutztown University … plans to major in Civic Engineering at the Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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2009-10 FIRST-YEARS

JOSEPH JEFFERS

ERIK MAI

At New Trier: Earned six varsity letters in swimming

At St. Charles Prep: Earned four varsity letters in

(4) and water polo (2) … captain of the swim team

swimming … team captain his senior year … eight-

his senior year … five-time All-American … all-state

time All-American … nine-time All-Ohio honoree

first team in the 50 free, 200 medley relay and 400

… 10-time district champion … finished fourth in

free relay as a senior … helped team to a first place

the 100 breast and the 200 IM at the Ohio state

Fr. • Freestyle Wilmette, Ill. New Trier

finish at the Illinois state championships his senior year.

Fr. • IM/Breaststroke New Albany, Ohio St. Charles Prep

championships his senior year … helped lead his team to a Division I Ohio state Championship in 2008.

Personal: Son of Evelyn and Jeffrey Jeffers … born 6-5-91 … grandfather, Donn Coffee ‘55CC rowed for Columbia … grandmother, Antoinette Coffee

Personal: Son of Lynn and Matthew Mai … born 7-24-90 … intends to

‘56BC, graduated from Barnard.

major in chemistry … National Merit Commended Scholar … four-time recipient of the Student-Athlete Award.

SEAN MACKENZIE

KARL MAYER

At Princeton High School: Led Princeton High to

At the Delbarton School: Earned four letters

two sectional titles in 2006 and 2009 ... junior and

in swimming … team captain his senior year …

senior national qualifier in 200 and 1000 frees.

four-time All-Conference honoree … two-time All-

Fr. • IM/Freestyle Princeton, N.J. Princeton High School

Fr. • Backstroke/Butterfly Morris Township, N.J. Delbarton School

County and All-Non Public honoree … All-State Personal: Born 1-11-91.

honoree his senior year … member of three-time state championship Lakeland Hill YMCA swim team. Personal: Son of Nancy Menendez and Andrew Mayer Jr. … born 10-2-91 … father, Andrew, rowed at Rutgers … uncle, Jack Menendez, ran track at the Merchant Marine Adacemy … two-time Scholastic All-American.

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2009-10 FIRST-YEARS

MITCHELL PHILLIPS

KENT YAMADA

At Chantilly: Earned four varsity letters in swimming

At Miliani: Three-time Hawaii state finalist in the

… team captain his senior year … two-time All-Met

100 breast ... two-time state finalist in the 200 IM ...

honorable mention in 2007 and 2009 … Concord

led Miliani to four consecutive divisional titles.

Fr. • Freestyle Chantilly, Va. Chantilly

Fr. • Breaststroke Miliani, Hawaii Miliani

District champion in the 100 free his senior year … three year Virginia state finalist in the 100 and 200 free. Personal: Son of Kim and Lee Phillips … born 6-5-91 … plans to major in computer science.

JOHN WRIGHT Fr. • Freestyle Mill Valley, Calif. The Lawrenceville School (N.J.)

At The Lawrenceville School: Earned seven varsity letters in water polo (3) and swimming (4) … team captain of the swim team his senior year … Pacific Swimming record holder in the 200 free relay … NJISAA Prep-A Championship Swimmer of the Meet his senior year … three-time Trenton Times All-Area selection … two-time Star-Ledger All-Prep first-team selection … member of the fourtime New Jersey Prep-A championship team. Personal: Son of Anne and John Wright … born 7-31-90 … mother, Anne, swam at Lake Forest College, where she was an American record holder … uncle Ross Wales swam at Princeton, where he was an NCAA record holder, and went on to win a bronze medal at the Olympics … uncle Dod Fraser and cousin Craig Wales also swam at Princeton … cousin, Dod Wales, swam at Stanford … National Merit semifinalist.

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HISTORY AND RECORDS

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THE RECORD BOOK - SWIMMING

INDIVIDUAL RECORDS Event 50 Free 100 Free 200 Free 500 Free 1000 Free 1650 Free 100 Back 200 Back 100 Breast 200 Breast 100 Fly 200 Fly 200 IM 400 IM

Record Holders ..................... Performance (Yr.) Adam Powell ’11 .............................. 19.84 (2009) Gered Doherty ’00 ............................. 44.02 (2000) Kevin Wakefield ‘09........................ 1:36.59 (2008) Tony Corbisiero ’83 ........................ 4:19.13 (1983) Tony Corbisiero ’83 ........................ 8:52.75 (1983) Tony Corbisiero ’83 ...................... 14:46.29 (1983) Matt Schultz ’01 ................................ 48.79 (2000) Darren Pagan ’10 ..........................1:47.49 (2009) Zach Glassman ’09 ........................... 55.84 (2009) Zach Glassman ’09 ........................ 1:59.24 (2009) Gered Doherty ’00 ............................. 47.95 (2000) Hyunseung Lee ’09 ........................ 1:47.36 (2007) Darren Pagan ’10 ..........................1:47.71 (2009) Ben Collins ’05 ............................... 3:51.57 (2004)

ZACH GLASSMAN ‘09

RELAY RECORDS Event

200 Medley

400 Medley

Record Holders 1:30.40 (2009) Darren Pagan ’10, Zach Glassman ’09, Steven Ko ’09, Adam Powell ’11 3:17.74 (2000) Matt Schultz ’01, Arpad Sebe ’03, Gered Doherty ’00, Russell Perkins ’00

200 Free

1:20.60 (2009) Adam Powell ’11, Steven Ko ’09, John Dragelin ’09, Darren Pagan ’10

400 Free

2:58.90 (2007) Hyunseung Lee ’09, Kevin Wakefield ’09, John Dragelin ’09, Tobin White ’07

800 Free

BEN COLLINS ‘05

KEVIN WAKEFIELD ‘09

TOBIN WHITE ‘07

6:34.25 (2007) Kevin Wakefield ’09, Hyunseung Lee ’09, John Dragelin ’09, Tobin White ’07

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THE RECORD BOOK - DIVING & NCAA QUALIFIERS

DIVING RECORDS Event

Record Holders .......................Score (Year)

1-meter (six dives) 1-meter (11 dives) 3-meter (six dives) 3-meter (11 dives) 10-meter (10 dives)

Mark Fichera ’01 ............................406.50 (2001) Mark Fichera ’01 ............................529.30 (2000) Mark Fichera ’01 ............................382.60 (2000) Mark Fichera ’01 ............................600.10 (2001) Scott Troob ’04 ...............................454.88 (2003)

SCOTT TROOB ‘04 NCAA Qualifier School record-holder

MARK FICHERA ‘01 Two-time Ivy League Champion NCAA Qualifier School record-holder

NCAA QUALIFIERS

1925 1m board Walter Krissel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First place 1927 50 free

Bill Wright . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24.9, First place

1944 1m board Charles Batterman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First place 3m board Charles Batterman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . First place 1983 1650 free Tony Corbisiero . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14:46.29*, First place 2000 100 fly Gered Doherty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53.5, 16th place 1m board Mark Fichera . . . . . . . . 456.90 pts. (11 dives), 24th place 3m board Mark Fichera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .484.25 pts., 23rd place 2001 1m board Mark Fichera . . . . . . . . . 297.15 pts. (six dives), 8th place 3m board Mark Fichera . . . . . . . . 452.60 pts. (11 dives), 30th place 10m platform Mark Fichera . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 399.05 pts., 21st place 2002 1m board Scott Troob . . . . . . . . . 208.15 pts. (six dives), 35th place 3m board Scott Troob . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 272.25 pts., 27th place 10m platform Scott Troob . . . . . . . . . 418.15 pts. (11 dives), 14th place * American record

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TONY CORBISIERO ‘83 NCAA Champion Six-time League Champion School record-holder


THE RECORD BOOK - LEAGUE CHAMPIONS Eastern Intercollegiate Swimming League Team Titles 1983-84 Columbia (tie w/Cornell, Harvard, and Princeton) 1988-89 Columbia (tie w/Princeton) Eastern Seaboard/EISL Championships Individual Titles 1939 300 IM Parnell Callahan ..................................................................... 3:42.2

REID EVANS ‘02CC GERED DOUGHERTY ‘00

MIKE BAZYLEWICZ ‘04

1943 200 free 440 free

Eugene Rogers ...................................................................... 2:13.3 Eugene Rogers ....................................................................... 4:55.5

1980 3m board

Mike Gurnee ....................................................................503.40 pts.

1981 1650 free

Tony Corbisiero .................................................................. 15:23.07

1982 500 free 1650 free

Tony Corbisiero .................................................................... 4:22.97 Tony Corbisiero ................................................................... 15:07.68

1983 200m free 500m free 1500m free

Tony Corbisiero .................................................................... 1:49.67 Tony Corbisiero ..................................................................... 3:47.78 Tony Corbisiero .................................................................. 14:52.90

1984 100 breast

Dan Wery ................................................................................ 57.78

1999 100 free 1m board

Gered Doherty ......................................................................... 44.79 Mark Fichera ...................................................................485.00 pts.

2000 50 free 100 free 100 back 1m board 3m board 400 free relay

Gered Doherty ......................................................................... 19.95 Gered Doherty ......................................................................... 44.02 Matt Schultz ............................................................................ 48.79 Mark Fichera ...................................................................521.05 pts. Mark Fichera ....................................................................542.45 pts. Matt Schultz, Arpad Sebe, Gered Doherty, Russell Perkins ........................................... 3:17.74

2001 1m board 3m board

Mark Fichera................................................................... 379.65 pts. Mark Fichera................................................................... 600.10 pts.

2002 100 back

Reid Evans ............................................................................... 49.68

2004 1000 free 400 ind. medley

Mike Bazylewicz .....................................................................9:11.32 Ben Collins ............................................................................ 3:51.57

1988-89 EISL CHAMPIONSHIP TEAM

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ADMINISTRATION

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ADMINISTRATION

LEE C. BOLLINGER President, Columbia University

Lee C. Bollinger became the nineteenth President of Columbia University on June 1, 2002. A prominent advocate of affirmative action, he played a leading role in the twin Supreme Court cases—Grutter v Bollinger and Gratz v Bollinger—that upheld and clarified the importance of diversity as a compelling justification for affirmative action in higher education. A leading First Amendment scholar, he is widely published on freedom of speech and press, and currently serves on the faculty of Columbia Law School. From November 1996 to 2002, Bollinger was the President of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, where he had also served as a law professor and dean of the Law School. Under Bollinger’s leadership, Columbia launched the largest capital campaign in its history, proposed its most ambitious campus expansion in more than a century, and received a record number of applications for its incoming undergraduate class. Committed to ensuring that, from its location in the nation’s most global city, Columbia excels as a truly global university, he launched a number of new initiatives that include: the World Leaders Forum, which invites prominent international figures to the campus to engage in the major issues of our time; the faculty Committee on Global Thought, to pursue scholarship and generate new curriculum models that help students become better citizens of the world; as well as new academic partnerships with institutions around the globe. Long a supporter of the arts, Bollinger created the Columbia Arts Initiative to enhance the role of the arts across many facets of the student experience and university life. In proposing that the University invest in long-term growth in upper Manhattan, he has committed to expanding Columbia’s already extensive civic partnerships that work to improve education, health care and economic opportunity in West Harlem, Washington Heights and other local New York neighborhoods. Bollinger is a director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the Washington Post Company, a Governor of the Royal Shakespeare Company of Great Britain, and a member of the Pulitzer Prize Board. Bollinger is also a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the American Philosophical Society. Widely published on legal and constitutional issues involving free speech and press, Bollinger books include: Eternally Vigilant: Free Speech in the Modern Era; Images of a Free Press; The Tolerant Society: Freedom of Speech and Extremist Speech in America; and Contract Law in Modern Society: Cases and Materials. He continues to teach an undergraduate course, “Freedom of Speech and Press” at Columbia each year. Bollinger has received the National Humanitarian Award from the National Conference for Community and Justice and the National Equal Justice Award from the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund for his leadership on affirmative action. He also received the Clark Kerr Award, the highest award conferred by the faculty of the University of California, Berkeley, for his service to higher education, especially on matters of freedom of speech and diversity. He is the recipient of numerous honorary degrees from universities in this country and abroad. After graduating from the University of Oregon and Columbia Law School, where he was an Articles Editor of the Law Review, Bollinger served as law clerk for Judge Wilfred Feinberg on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and for Chief Justice Warren Burger on the United States Supreme Court. He joined the University of Michigan Law School faculty in 1973. Bollinger was born in Santa Rosa, California, and raised there and in Baker, Oregon. He is married to artist Jean Magnano Bollinger, and they have two children.

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2009-10 COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY MEN’S SWIMMING & DIVING SCHEDULE DAY

DATE

OPPONENT

TIME

Fri.

Nov. 13

at Penn*

5 p.m.

Sat.

Nov. 14

YALE*

4 p.m.

Fri.

Nov. 20

HARVARD*

5 p.m.

Sat.

Nov. 21

ARMY

Mon.

Nov. 23

at Fordham

12 p.m. 6 p.m.

Fri-Sun. Dec. 4-6

at Bucknell Invit.

Sat.

Jan. 17

at Bucknell

1 pm.

Sat.

Jan. 23

CORNELL*^

4 p.m.

Fri.

Jan. 29

at Brown*

4 p.m.

Fri.

Feb. 5

at Navy

2 p.m.

Fri.

Feb. 12

at Princeton*

7 p.m.

Sat.

Feb. 13

DARTMOUTH*

3 p.m.

Fri-Sun. Feb. 26-28 at ECAC Champ. Th-Sun. Mar. 4-6

All Day

All Day

at Ivy League Champ.* All Day

Fri-Sat. Mar. 12-13 at Diving Zones

All Day

Th-Sat. Mar. 25-27 at NCAA Champ.

All Day

Home meet in CAPS at Uris Pool * - Ivy League meet ^ - Homecoming


2010 Columbia Men's Swimming