Men's Swimming and Diving—2007-08 Season Overview

2010-11 Season Outlook

Mason Roberts finished with three top-eight performances in the breaststroke at the NESCAC met last year and will lead the way again for the men's swimming and diving team for the Colby College men's swimming and diving team.

Craig Zevin (breaststroke) and Charles Wulff (distance freestyle) will be the captains for head coach Tom Burton.

Roberts took fifth place in the 50 breaststroke,  and added eighths in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke. Ryan Trafton added a sixth in the 50 butterfly at the league meet.

Raymond Rieling (freestyle), Brian Gilligan (individual medley), and Ryan Fischer (breaststroke, freestyle) also return for Colby.

2007-08 Season Recap
The Colby men’s swimming and diving program enjoyed another successful season in 2007-08, relying on well-balanced depth. The Mules posted a 5-4 dual meet record, won their fourth consecutive CBB crown, and placed seventh at the NESCAC championship meet.

The team’s depth was most evident at the NESCAC championship meet, where 15 of 17 men contributed to the team’s point total. Kevin Smith ’10 placed fourth in both the 1,000 and 1,650 freestyle events and set school records in both events. Smith also set a school record in the 500 freestyle, while Evan Mullin ’08, who also topped the 500 record, set a new school standard in the 200 freestyle. Both Smith and Mullin achieved provisional NCAA qualifying standards. Sam Wampler ’09 (50 freestyle), Peter Williams ’11 (50 butterfly), and Craig Zevin ’11 (50 breaststroke) also placed in the top eight at the NESCAC meet.

The men earned the distinction of an Academic All-America Team for the seventh consecutive year, and five team members (30 percent of team) earned Academic All-NESCAC honors. In addition, both Smith and Mullin were honored by the CSCAA as Academic All-Americans, and Smith was named to the CoSida/ESPN District 1 Academic Team.

At the Athletic Department’s senior awards ceremony Mullin was honored with the Norman White Award for inspirational leadership, and at Commencement 2008 Patrick Sanders ’08, who was also the class speaker, was honored by the president of the college with the Condon Medal for embodying the finest qualities of constructive citizenship.