Buckwalter and Wodoslawsky named to Mid-Major Honorable Mention All-American Team
May 3, 2011
Photos Courtesy of UD Media Services
SOMERS, Wis. - - After leading the Blue Hens to a third place finish in the Colonial Athletic Association Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships, University of Delaware seniors Ross Buckwalter and Michael Wodoslawsky were named on the CollegeSwimming.com Men’s Mid-Major Honorable Mention All-American Team, announced Tuesday.
Buckwalter and Wodoslawsky were both NCAA ‘B’ Qualifiers but missed the automatic qualifying time to participate in the 2011 NCAA Division I Championships. Both Buckwalkter and Wodoslawsky’s ‘B’ qualification came in the 100-yard breaststroke event at the CAA Championships.
It is the second year in a row Buckwalter has been named a Mid-Major Honorable Mention All-American, and the first for Wodoslawsky.
Wodoslawsky (above right) placed second in the 100-yard breaststroke at the CAA’s, finishing in 54.40, narrowly missing the automatic qualifying time by less than two seconds. He also finished second at the CAA’s as a part of the 400-yard medley relay team.
Following the season, he competed in the Indianapolis Grand Prix, the fourth spot on the USA Swimming’s Grand Prix Series. He competed in the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke events, performing well enough to qualify for the 2012 United States Olympic Trials-Swimming later this summer. His time of 1:04.52 was .17 seconds faster that the cut line. He will travel to the Omaha, Neb., for the trials on from June 25 to July 2.
Buckwalter (below right) finished directly behind his teammate at the CAA Championships, placing third in the 100-yard breaststroke in 54.77, still better than the NCAA ‘B’ Cut time of 55.51. He also finished second at the CAA’s as part of the 200 and 400-yard medley relay teams. Buckwalter swam alongside Wodoslawsky at the Indianapolis Grad Prix in the 100 and 200-meter breaststroke but fell under the Olympic Time Trial line.
Mid-Major All-Americas are selected on the basis on their qualification for the 1011 NCAA Division I Championships. Honorable mention selections are swimmer who were entered with NCAA ‘B’ standards, but not selected for the 2011 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.
Twenty women and seven men earned the All-American honor based on their qualification for the 2011 NCAA Division I Championships. It was the second fewest number of honorees in the seven-year history of the program. An additional 118 male and 161 female swimmers were awarded Honorable Mention status. Those 279 swimmers represented 87 teams at sixty-two schools.
Towson’s Meredith Budner and Cal Poly’s Peter Kline were named CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major Swimmers of the Year.
College Swimming.com Men’s Mid-Major All-American Swimming Team:
Lovro Bilonic (St. Peter’s), Peter Kilne (Cal Poly), Mark Meyer (Navy), Christopher Perterson (UCSB), Adam Powell (Columbia), Matthew Rickett (Boston), Justin Vagts (Navy), Kevin Webster (Seton Hall).
Notable Honorable Mention members:
Arni Arnason (Old Dominion), Jason Brame (Old Dominion), Ross Buckwalter (Delaware), Danny Camozzo (Old Dominion), Sleepy Conrad (UNC Wilmington), Joseph Gallene (UNC Wilmington), Sidni Hoxha (Old Dominion), Tanner Lowman (UNC Wilmington), Kyle McVeigh (William & Mary), Scott Royal (UNC Wilmington), Fernando Rubio (George Mason), Austin Witherow (George Mason), Michael Wodoslawsky (Delaware), Preston Wolter (George Mason),