Martin, Huster Enjoy Success at NCAA Nationals

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martinSHENANDOAH, TEXAS -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology freshman Orion Martin (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman) and senior John Huster (Terre Haute/North) enjoyed a successful trip to the 2013 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.

Martin missed honorable mention All-American honors by just one position at the NCAA Division III Swimming National Championships.

Martin placed 17th in the 100-butterfly with a time of 49.22 seconds on Thursday.  The top eight finishers qualify for All-American honors, and placements 9-16 earn honorable mention All-American accolades.

During the week, Martin also came home 38th in the 50-yard freestyle (21.26) and 48th in the 100-freestyle (46.81). 

husterHuster capped his standout career with a school record performance in his final college swim on Friday morning.

Huster completed the 100-backstroke in a school record time of 50.89 seconds to place 22nd overall.  Earlier in the week, Huster placed 34th in the 100-butterfly with a time of 21.26 seconds and 48th in the 200-individual medley with the second fastest time in school history (1:55.75).

Martin and Huster both qualified for the NCAA national championships with their 1-2 performance in the 100-butterfly at the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Championships.  The duo also shared 2013 College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin Outstanding Performer of the Meet honors.

Martin and Huster continue a tradition of excellence for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology swimming program.  The Fightin' Engineers have compiled six All-American awards in swimming, including a 100-breaststroke national championship for Matt Smith in 2003.