Mason Women Win Third CAA Swimming and Diving Title; Men Place Second
Posted: February 23, 2004 at 1:00 am, Last Updated: November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am
George Mason’s women’s swimming and diving team claimed its third-straight Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) Swimming and Diving Championship Saturday at the Aquatic and Fitness Center with a score of 573. Mason’s men’s team finished second for the first time in school history with a score of 567.5. The men’s team of the University of North Carolina, Wilmington, won the title with a 668.50 score.
Courtesy George Mason Athletics
“I am thrilled to see our women stand up and win the CAAs,” said head coach Peter Ward. “We trained all year for this and the women showed why they are three-time defending conference champions.” The team has been in existence for only five years.
Mason’s junior Christy Anderson claimed the 200-yard backstroke title with a time of 2:19.21.
The Patriots’ freshman Tom Koucheravy won the gold in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 15:38.99, while teammate sophomore Tim Norton won the 200-yard butterfly (1:50.53). “The men did a phenomenal job in the championships,” said Ward. “This is the first time that the Mason men have finished second and this is a great group of guys for it to happen to.”
For full results of the championship, click here.