Men's Swimming & Diving Ranked 15th Nationally

746-teamTERRE HAUTE, IND. -- The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men's swimming and diving team is ranked No. 15 in the first NCAA Division III Endless Pools/CollegeSwimming,.com National Top 25 poll, in results released by the organization on Tuesday.

Rose-Hulman relied on 14 individual and two relay men's first-place finishes against Millikin University to vault into the national top 15.  The ranking marks Rose-Hulman's highest team national ranking in the sport of swimming. 

Freshman Jacob Davidson (Rochester, Minn.) led the Fightin' Engineers with one school record and three first place finishes.  Davidson recorded a school record in the 1,000 freestyle in a time of 9:59.86.  His other wins came in the 200-butterfly (1:56.13) and the 500-freestyle (4:55.93).

Four men earned two individual wins each.  Double winners included freshman Tai Enrico (West Chester, Ohio/Lakota East) in the 200-backstroke (2:04.91) and 200-individual medley (2:03.21); freshman Sam Gould (Greencastle/South Putnam) in one-meter diving (204.45) and three-meter diving (236.30); senior John Huster (Terre Haute/North) in the 100-butterfly (54.21) and 100-backstroke (54.95); and freshman Orion Martin (Dublin, Ohio/Coffman) in the 100-freestyle (48.18) and 200-freestyle (1:45.29).

Other individual winners for the men included freshman Paul Hintz (Pickerington, Ohio) in the 50-freestyle (23.15); junior Andrew Podgorski (Goshen) in the 100-breaststroke (1:02.93); and junior Logan Ryan (Kent, Wash./Kentwood Senior) in the 200-breaststroke (2:18.01).

Rose-Hulman's men return to action with a Friday night home matchup against Wabash College.  The men's and women's teams will both compete at the Illinois Wesleyan Invitational on Saturday.