Jeffs Place 13 on All-Conference Team
HADLEY, Mass. – For the second consecutive season, the Amherst men’s swimming and diving team placed 13 Jeffs on the NESCAC All-Conference Team, as announced today by the league office.
The 13 student-athletes combined for 32 All-NESCAC honors following the team’s fourth straight runner-up finish at the conference championship. The top three finishers in each event received all-conference recognition. Amherst placed the most members on the team, tying a program record set last year. Williams, the 2014 champions, had 12 honorees.
Leading the way for the Jeffs with six All-NESCAC honors for the second consecutive season was Connor Sholtis ’15. In addition to four all-league marks in relays including a first-place finish as a member of the 800-yard freestyle relay, Sholtis also claimed the Jeffs only individual win in the 200 free and took second in the 100 free.
Tyler Bulakul ’14 finished second on the team with four honors. The senior earned three as a member of the 200 and 400 medley relay squads, as well as the 400 free relay, and also took home a second-place finish in the 200 fly.
Fellow classmates Nick Egan, Parker Moody and Colin White picked up six All-Conference selections total. Egan and Moody were members of the first-place 800 free relay team while Moody also finished second in the 1,650 free and third in the 500 free. White added two more All-NESCAC honors to his resume and has six for his career. The senior placed second in the 1-meter dive and third in the 3-meter dive to mark the fourth straight year he earned an all-conference selection in both events.
Also representing the junior class were Conor Deveney and Tyler Hampton. Deveney racked up two more honors to total 13 for his career. The juniors were members of the 400 and 200 free relay teams that finished second and third, respectively. Hampton also earned an all-conference selection in the 200 medley relay that finished third.
Jeff Anderson ’16 took home two individual all-conference honors in the 200 fly (third-place) and 400 IM (second-place) for the second consecutive season and was also a member of the 800 free relay team that earned first. Classmates Matt Heise and Tom Zhang helped lead the 200 medley relay to third-place while Heise also picked up an all-conference honor as a member of the second-place 400 medley relay squad.
The Jeffs first-year class of Alex Dreisbach, Connor Haley and Greg Han added five more All-NESCAC honors. Dreisbach and Han earned theirs in the 200 free relay and 400 medley relay, respectively. Han also finished second in the 200 breast and Haley claimed second in the 1,000 free followed by a third-place showing in the 1,650 free.
Amherst returns to the pool Wednesday, Mar. 19 for the first day of the NCAA Championship at IUPUI.