March 22, 2014

UMW's Alex Anderson Named Swimmer of the Meet at NCAA Division III Championships

VIDEO: Anderson Claims Swimmer of the Meet

On the heels of claiming a new NCAA record, two national championships, and a second place finish in his three events, University of Mary Washington junior Alex Anderson claimed another prize on Saturday - Swimmer of the Meet at the NCAA Division III National Championships.

Anderson finished second in the nation in the 200 yard IM on Wednesday in his first swim in the event at NCAAs in his career. On Thursday, he bettered his own national record in the 400 IM at 3:49.25, more than a second faster than his previous mark. And 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 at the school, as he now has three national championships on his mantel.