Indianapolis, IN --- Senior Jack Bauer (Cumberland, RI) and sophomore Clayton Besch (West Sand Lake, NY) earned individual invitations while the medley relays were also selected to participate in the 2019 NCAA Division III Swimming & Diving Championships, hosted by the ODAC and Greensboro Sports Commission March 20-23 at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, NC.
Bauer is the top seed in the 100-yard backstroke and second in the 200-yard backstroke, and Besch is the ninth seed in the 100-yard butterfly. The 400-yard medley relay consisting of Bauer, junior Dave Chen (Niantic, CT), senior Jackson Perry (Cumberland, RI) and graduate student Craig Barrett (Edinburgh, Scotland) is ranked 10th as the 200 version featuring Bauer, Chen, Besch and senior Jean Philippe Miralda (Tegucigalpa, Honduras) is 13th.
Perry and Bauer are also eligible to take part in the 100 fly by virtue of achieving B cuts in the event.
The 200 was sixth and the 400 was 11th, and Bauer was seventh in the 100 back and 19th in the 100 fly two years ago in Houston. The 200 also placed 21st the last time an Engineer contingent traveled to Greensboro (2016).