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Washington Post article on Andrew Wilson, the former Emory swimmer, who just made the U.S. Olympic Team for Tokyo. He just missed in 2016. The article says he's the first DIII swimmer ever to make the Olympics.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2021/06/16/andrew-wilson/

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Re: First ever DIII swimmer headed to Olympics on U.S. Swim Team
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2021, 01:23:50 pm »
Washington Post article on Andrew Wilson, the former Emory swimmer, who just made the U.S. Olympic Team for Tokyo. He just missed in 2016. The article says he's the first DIII swimmer ever to make the Olympics.

https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/olympics/2021/06/16/andrew-wilson/

That's a great article.

Here's an NCAA Division III post on Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=5717328284975380&id=194000887308175
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Re: First ever DIII swimmer headed to Olympics on U.S. Swim Team
« Reply #2 on: July 26, 2021, 09:27:59 am »
Final result for Andrew Wilson -- he was fast enough in the prelims and semifinals to make the top 8 and swim for a medal, but finished tied for 6th overall. A great performance.
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Re: First ever DIII swimmer headed to Olympics on U.S. Swim Team
« Reply #4 on: July 26, 2021, 12:22:35 pm »
Final result for Andrew Miller -- he was fast enough in the prelims and semifinals to make the top 8 and swim for a medal, but finished 7th overall. A great performance.

Actually T6 per the official Olympics site :)


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Re: DIII swimmers headed to Olympics on U.S. Swim Team
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2021, 04:37:00 pm »
News on another D3 swimmer:

https://www.newmacsports.com/general/2021-22/releases/20210721hw3lw4
She will be in the 5th heat on July 30 for the 50 meter freestyle.  There are 11 heats.
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Re: First ever DIII swimmer headed to Olympics on U.S. Swim Team
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2021, 10:19:24 pm »
Final result for Andrew Miller -- he was fast enough in the prelims and semifinals to make the top 8 and swim for a medal, but finished 7th overall. A great performance.

Actually T6 per the official Olympics site :)

Corrected above, including getting his last name right.  ;D

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Re: First ever DIII swimmer headed to Olympics on U.S. Swim Team
« Reply #7 on: July 27, 2021, 03:21:37 pm »
After his terrific performance in the 100 meter breaststroke, Andrew Wilson barely missed qualifying, by one spot, for the semifinal in the 200 meter breaststroke.

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