UMW Swimmer Brings Home Two National Championships

On the heels of claiming a new NCAA record and two national championships, University of Mary Washington junior Alex Anderson claimed another prize on Saturday, March 22: Swimmer of the Meet at the NCAA Division III National Championships.

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Junior Alex Anderson

Anderson finished second in the nation in the 200 yard IM on Wednesday, and on Thursday, he broke his own national record in the 400 IM at 3:49.25, more than a second faster than his previous mark. On Friday, he claimed the national title in the 200 yard butterfly.

The reigning UMW Male Athlete of the Year, Anderson is the first multiple national champion individual in any sport in the university’s history, as he now has three national championships on his mantel.

Senior Jessica Singer gained All-America Honors and set a Capital Athletic Conference record in the 1650 yard free.

“I am so proud of all my swimmers for the way they competed here in Indianapolis this week,” said Coach Abby Brethauer. “They made me proud to be called their coach.”

About Brynn Boyer

Brynn Boyer is assistant director of media and public relations and a 2010 graduate of UMW.