March 5, 2010

UMW Swimming Sending Five Women, Two Men to NCAA Championships

The University of Mary Washington swimming teams will send two men and five women to the NCAA Division III National Championships on March 17-20. The men will send junior Stephen Clendenin (Ashburn, Va., Home Schooled) and freshman Nick Eckhoff (Williamsburg, Va., Jamestown), while the women will send junior Sarah Crockett (Toano, Va., Lafayette), senior Nina Michelle Sawyer (Warrenton, Va. , Liberty), junior Adriana Lesiuk (Bensalem, Pa., Nazareth ), freshman Cameron Figuers (Cary, N.C., Cardinal Gibbons), and sophomore Megan DeSmit (Bridgewater, Va. , Turner Ashby).

Clendenin will compete in the 400 IM, the 200 butterfly, and the 200 backstroke, while Eckhoff will swim in the 500 freestyle, the 400 IM, and the 200 backstroke.

For the women, the Eagles will swim the 200 free relay, the 200 medley relay, the 400 medley relay, the 800 free relay, and the 400 free relay. Individually, Crockett will compete in the 500 freestyle, the 200 freestyle, and the 200 backstroke; Sawyer will swim in the 200 IM, the 100 fly, and the 100 backstroke; Lesiuk will swim the 50 freestyle, the 100 fly, and the 100 freestyle; Figuers will compete in the 400 IM and 200 breaststroke; and DeSmit will compete in the 200 IM, the 100 breaststroke, and the 200 breaststroke.