Pair of Men's Records Fall Twice on Final Day of NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships

Pair of Men's Records Fall Twice on Final Day of NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships

Greensboro, NC --- Junior Andrew Bauer (Cumberland, RI) broke his own school record twice individually and as part of the 400-yard freestyle  relay team on the final night of the 2016 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships at the Greensboro Aquatic Center. Both Bauer and the relay squad garnered honorable mention All-America accolades.

Bauer began the day by turning in a ninth-place 44.87 to earn a spot in the consolation final. He then teamed with sophomore David Smallwood (Bangor, ME), senior Alex Powers (North Scituate, RI), and senior Nathan Hughes (Arlington, VA) to post a 3:02.41 to place 13th in the 400 free relay prelims for a spot in the relay B final.

In his first race of the night, Bauer shaved off .20 seconds en route to touching the wall first in the B final. The foursome went on to finish the night with a 13th-place 3:01.84.

Overall, the men accumulated 49 points which is ranked 21st out of 57 scoring teams

Senior Veronica Nikolaki (Athens, Greece) capped an outstanding career Saturday afternoon with a 21st-place 374.95 point total in 3-meter diving. Her 11 points and All-America eighth place performance on the 1-meter board on Thursday put the WPI women in a tie for 43rd.