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March 24, 2014 Swimming and Diving's Gagnon Selected as a 2014 Goldwater Scholar Worcester, MA --- WPI junior swimmer Keith Gagnon has been named a 2014 Goldwater Scholar. Gagnon is a biomedical engineering major and plans to pursue both an MD and a PhD in Tissue Engineering to conduct research on cardiac muscle regeneration while working as a cardiothoracic surgeon. Gagnon has conducted research at the University of Connecticut Health Center Institute for Regenerative Engineering (UCHC IRE) and is currently researching applications for fibrin microthreads in cardiac development at the WPI Center for Regenerative Biosciences and Engineering. Learn more...

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February 25, 2014 | Bennett Sweeps the NEWMAC Swimming and Diving Coach of the Year Awards Boston, MA --- WPI Swimming and Diving head coach Paul Bennett has been named NEWMAC Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year as the conference announced the awards Tuesday afternoon following the NEWMAC Championships this past weekend. It marks the first time in nearly a decade that the same person claimed both of the honors in the same season. >>
February 24, 2014 | 17 Winter Student-Athletes Pocket NEWMAC All-Academic Recognition Boston, MA --- 17 WPI student-athletes from four winter sports have earned NEWMAC All-Academic honors, as announced by the conference office. Women’s Swimming and Diving led WPI with eight awardees while Men’s Swimming and Diving picked up five. Honorees must have met the following criteria: earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5/4.0 scale or 4.35/5.0 scale after the 2013 fall semester, achieved second year academic status at his or her institution, and been a member of the varsity team for the entire season. >>
February 24, 2014 | WPI Athletes of the Week #23 Women's Swimming and Diving's Nysa Casha and the Men's Swimming and Diving's 800-yard freestyle relay team were named WPI Student-Athletes of the Week. Casha reached a pair of championship finals, won a consolation final and was part of four record-setting relay teams while the men's 800-free opened the four-day NEWMAC Championship with WPI's first-ever relay win in a time of 6:48.96. >>
February 23, 2014 | Men's Swimming and Diving Finishes Program-Best Second at NEWMAC Championships Worcester, MA --- The meet host WPI men’s swimming and diving team closed out the four-day NEWMAC Championships by holding onto the second-place position the Engineers took into the final session at the WPI Sports and Recreation Center. The 400 free relay team of Ben List , Nathan Hughes, Alex Powers, and Andrew Bauer finished second (3:03.48) to close the meet with WPI’s top finish on Sunday, falling by 0.64 seconds en route to a second-place team finish with 1,103.5 points. >>
February 23, 2014 | Records Galore as Women's Swimming and Diving Places Fourth at NEWMACs Worcester, MA --- The WPI women’s swimming and diving held on for its best finish in program history at the NEWMAC Championship meet, placing fourth out of 10 teams with 567.5 points, also breaking 10 school records over the four-day event hosted at WPI’s Sports & Recreation Center. Senior captain Sonja Kent gave the Engineers their top individual finish in the night’s opening event, taking seventh in the 1,650 free (17:59.88). >>
February 22, 2014 | Casha Makes Path to Podium for Women's Swimming and Diving at NEWMACs Worcester, MA --- The WPI women’s swimming and diving team kept its strong run going on Day 3 of the NEWMAC Championships, hosted at WPI, as Nysa Casha was involved in three championship finals, finishing third in the 100 fly (57.44), sixth in the 100 breast (1:07.67) and joining in on a fifth-place 200 medley relay team that also included Marissa Patterson, Amanda Konieczny and Emily Martin. Casha’s 100 fly time met the NCAA-B cut standard and set a WPI record, while the 200 medley relay came in at 1:49.88 and also broke the former school mark. >>
February 22, 2014 | Bauer, Burgwardt and Powers Highlight Day 3 for Men's Swim-Dive at NEWMACs Worcester, MA --- WPI men’s swimming and diving continued its emergence as a program to watch on Day 3 of the NEWMAC Championships, as the meet host Engineers were a presence in all seven events, finishing the night session in second place with 751.5 accumulated points. The puts WPI behind five-time defending chance MIT (1,085.5), but in strong position to hold their current team position over its closest competitors – third-place Coast Guard (6.38.5), Springfield (610) and Wheaton (569.5). Andrew Bauer, Erick Burgwardt, and Alex Powers all took second in solo events and were part of a second-place 200 medley relay team. >>
February 21, 2014 | List Leads Men's Swimming and Diving at Day Two of NEWMAC Championships Worcester, MA --- WPI men’s swimming and diving continued its exception run during Day 2 of the NEWMAC Championship meet held on the Engineers’ home turf at the WPI Sports and Recreation Center. The 200 freestyle relay team of Ben List, Nathan Hughes, Erick Burgwardt and Andrew Bauer, who combined win the first men’s race of the meet with a time of 1:23.01, which set the pool and program records, as well as meeting the NCAA-B cut standard. List also made the NCAA-B cut in the 50 freestyle, setting the school record with a time of 20.88 as he finished third. >>
February 21, 2014 | Relays, Nikolaki Shine at Day Two of NEWMAC Women's Swimming and Diving Championships Worcester, MA --- The WPI women’s swimming and diving team broke a pair of school records in the 200 freestyle relay and 400 medley relay as the Engineers represented strong on Day 2 of the four-day NEWMAC Championships, held at the WPI Sports and Recreation Center. Sophomore Veronika Nikolaki also had a strong showing, coming in fifth in the 1-meter dive with a score of 435.55. >>
February 20, 2014 | Men's 800 Free Relay Captures First-Ever NEWMAC Swimming Championship Worcester, MA --- WPI Swimming and Diving won its first event in program history at the NEWMAC Championship meet, as the men's 800 freestyle relay team of Andrew Kelleher, Andrew Bauer, Nathan Hughes and Alex Powers came in at a school record time of 6:48.96. The NCAA-B cut qualifying time highlighted day one of the four-day championship hosted by the Engineers in the Sports and Recreation Center. >>
Final
2/1/14 - Women's Swimming and Diving
129
WPI
102
Wheaton

Results Recap

Final
2/1/14 - Men's Swimming and Diving
130
WPI
107
Wheaton

Results Recap

Final
1/29/14 - Women's Swimming and Diving
130
WPI
89
Clark

Results Recap

Final
1/29/14 - Men's Swimming and Diving
152
WPI
71
Clark

Results Recap




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