Bolognesi earns All-America status at NCAAs

Men’s swimming senior Andrea Bolognesi won the B Final of the 100-yard breaststroke at the NCAA Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships Friday. With the win, he nabbed All-America status for the second straight year.

Bolognesi finished his race at Indiana University Natatorium in 52.07 seconds to take ninth overall one year after becoming the program’s first All-American in the same event.

“We’re very proud of Andrea’s efforts today and becoming an All-American again,” head coach James Winchester said in a release. “The competition here is truly world-class, and Andrea stacks up with the best of them.”

The Cuveglio, Italy native wrapped up his collegiate career Saturday in the 200-breaststroke preliminaries, setting a GW and Atlantic 10 record time of 1:56.96 to place 32nd overall.

Bolognesi will graduate as the most decorated Colonial in men’s swimming and diving history.

“Words cannot describe the impact Andrea has had on our program,” Winchester said. “A two-time All-American, two-time A-10 Swimmer of the Year, 10-time A-10 Champion among numerous records in just two years is almost as perfect as it gets.”

 

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