2008-2009 Amherst Men's Swimming & Diving News

  • Amherst Swimmers and Golfers Earn Academic All-America Honors
    July 07, 2009
    With final academic markings completed for the 2008-09 academic year, a number of Amherst College student-athletes have received national recognition for their achievements in the classroom. The College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) and the National Golf Coaches Association (NGCA) each named their 2008-09 Scholar All-Americans last week, with over a dozen Lord Jeffs grabbing honors.
  • Kai Robinson Named to Prestigious ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Team
    June 09, 2009
    Amherst College diver Kai Robinson (Vashon, WA) has been named to the 2009 ESPN the Magazine Academic All-America Men’s At-Large Second Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
  • Amherst Teams Each Place Fifth at NCAA Championships; Lord Jeff Men Earn Best Finish in Program History
    March 21, 2009
    The Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each placed fifth at the NCAA Division III Championships, which began this past Wednesday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center. The Lord Jeffs won three individual titles during the four-day championship, while Kenyon College repeated as team champions on both the men’s and women’s sides.
  • Relay Teams Lead Amherst on Day Three of Nationals
    March 20, 2009
    Amherst College was led by a pair of top-10 finishes in the 800-yard freestyle relay races on day three of the NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The four-day championship event hosted by Macalester College at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center concludes on Saturday.
  • Kendra Stern Wins 200-Yard Freestyle to Lead Amherst on Day Two of NCAA Championships
    March 19, 2009
    Sophomore Kendra Stern (Albuquerque, NM) was crowned a national champion in the 200-yard freestyle for the second time in as many years to lead Amherst College on day two of the 2009 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The four-day event, which is hosted by Macalester College at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center, continues on Friday.
  • Fraser Leads Amherst at Day One of NCAA Championships
    March 18, 2009
    Sophomore Alex Fraser (Willowbrook, IL) set a national record in the 500-yard freestyle to lead Amherst College in day one of the 2009 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships. The Lord Jeffs will resume the four-day championships on Thursday at the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in Minneapolis.
  • NCAA Men's and Women's Championships Begin Wednesday; Live Webcast and Results Available
    March 16, 2009
    Amherst College is sending 20 student-athletes to the 2009 NCAA Division III Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships, which will be held at the University of Minnesota’s University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis. Hosted by Macalester College, the national championships are set to begin Wednesday, Mar. 18 and conclude Saturday, Mar. 21.
  • NESCAC Announces 2009 Men's All-Conference Team
    March 03, 2009
    The NESCAC announced today the members of the 2008-09 Men’s Swimming and Diving All-Conference Team, with the top three finishers in each event at the 2009 NESCAC Championship receiving All-Conference recognition. Eleven Amherst College student-athletes earned the honor, as the Lord Jeffs finished third at this past weekend’s championship meet.
  • Amherst Places Third at NESCAC Championships; Kai Robinson '09 Once Again Named Diver of the Meet
    March 01, 2009
    The 2009 NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships concluded Sunday evening at the Wesleyan University Natatorium, with Amherst College placing third behind runner-up Tufts University and eight-time conference champion Williams College.
  • Amherst in Search of First NESCAC Championship Title
    February 25, 2009
    Championship season is set to begin for the Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team, as the Lord Jeffs will hit the road for this weekend’s NESCAC Championships. The three-day event begins Friday, Feb. 27 with preliminary heats in the morning and championship races in the evening at the Wesleyan University Natatorium.
  • Lord Jeffs Wrap up Dual Meet Season at Springfield
    February 07, 2009
    The Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams each picked up a win at Springfield College to wrap up the 2008-09 dual meet season. The Lord Jeffs will return to action for the 2009 NESCAC Championships, which begin Friday, Feb. 27, at Wesleyan University for the men and Friday, Feb. 20, at Bowdoin College for the women.
  • Lichtenfels Named NESCAC Performer of the Week
    February 02, 2009
    Amherst College first-year Ryan Lichtenfels (McLean, VA) has been named the NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week for his outstanding performance this past weekend in a dual meet against MIT.
  • Amherst Sets Two Pool Records in 172-119 Loss to MIT
    February 01, 2009
    The Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team suffered a 172-119 loss to MIT Sunday afternoon at Pratt Pool, marking the Lord Jeffs’ first setback of the season. Amherst will travel to take on Springfield College Saturday, Feb. 7, in its final dual meet.
  • Lord Jeffs Look Impressive in 144-92 Win Over Union
    January 25, 2009
    The Amherst College men’s swimming and diving team improved to 6-0 in dual meets this season with a 144-92 victory over Union College Sunday afternoon at Pratt Pool. The Lord Jeffs will return to action Sunday, Feb. 1, when they host MIT at 1 p.m.
  • Christian Witzke Named NESCAC Performer of the Week
    January 12, 2009
    Amherst College senior Christian Witzke (Jacksonville, FL) has been named the NESCAC Men’s Swimming and Diving Performer of the Week for leading the Lord Jeffs to their first victory over archrival Williams College since 2004.
  • Lord Jeff Teams Each Defeat Middlebury on Road
    December 06, 2008
    The Amherst College men's and women's swimming and diving teams each picked up a commanding win at Middlebury College on Saturday, December 6th. The Lord Jeff women defeated the Panthers 170-126, while the men's team grabbed a 176.5-110.5 victory.
  • Amherst Teams Each Move to 2-0 with Wins Over Wesleyan
    November 24, 2008
    The men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams continued their impressive opening weekend with big wins over Little Three rival Wesleyan University. The women’s team won by a score of 132-89 while the men’s team took home a 127-108 win.
  • Amherst Swim Teams Defeat Colby to Start Season
    November 22, 2008
    The Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams kicked off their seasons against NESCAC foe Colby College on Saturday, November 22. The women’s team earned a 163-125 win while the men’s team won by a score of 145-118.
  • Amherst Primed for Breakout Season in 2008-09
    November 07, 2008
    Amherst’s dual meet season began with four consecutive wins, highlighted by a dominant 193-98 victory over Middlebury in the home opener and a 201-97 victory at Hamilton. The Lord Jeffs alternated wins and losses in the backend of the season to move to 6-2 heading into the NESCAC Championships, where they placed third with 1,390 points behind Tufts (1,480) and Williams (1,860). Amherst took home four individual titles at the conference championships, setting two meet records and one pool record along the way.
  • Amherst Swimming and Diving Teams to Participate in "Hour of Power" to Raise Money for Cancer Research
    November 04, 2008
    On Thursday Nov. 6, the Amherst College men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will join more than 90 colleges, high schools and club teams across the nation in the Third Annual “Hour of Power” Relay for cancer research. Swum at each participating team’s home pool at 5 p.m. (EST), the event features one hour of continuous sprint relays, with more than 5,000 athletes swimming simultaneously across the country.