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Date: February 9, 2006
Contact: Brian Laubscher (540) 458-8676
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Junior Selected After Strong Performance Against Johns Hopkins

Junior Michael Ginder

SOMERS, Wisc. -- Washington and Lee junior Michael Ginder (Jacksonville, Fla./Episcopal) has earned Division III Men's Swimmer of the Week honors from for the week of Jan. 25-29.

Ginder was chosen for the award following a stellar performance in a narrow loss to 10th-ranked Johns Hopkins on Jan. 28. He swam lifetime best times in winning the 100 back (52.07) and 100 fly (52.25), and in placing second in the 200 back (1:52.81). He also anchored the winning 200 free relay team that set a new pool record (1:25.64). In winning the 100 back, Ginder edged JHU's Ryan Kim, who holds the fastest 100 back time in Division III this season.

A two-time First Team All-American in the 200 free and two-time Honorable Mention All-American in the 100 free, Ginder claims school-record times in the 50 and 200 free events in addition to swimming on two record-setting relay teams.

Washington and Lee returns to the pool on Feb. 16-18 at the Bluegrass Mountain Championships.


Contact: Brian Laubscher
Sports Information Director
PO Drawer 928
Lexington, VA 24450
Phone: 540-458-8676