BUFFALO, N.Y. – SUNY Geneseo junior John Nasky was named the Most Outstanding Swimmer after leading the Knights to the State University of New York Athletic Conference (SUNYAC) Championship, Saturday. The victory was the 21st overall title in program history and the 15th in the last 16 years.
Coach Paul Dotterweich was named the SUNYAC Men's Coach of the Year for the eighth time in his 14-year career with the Knights.
Geneseo compiled a winning score of 808 points to outdistance second-place Oneonta (464), Fredonia (463), Cortland (456) and Oswego (293) to round out the top-five of the nine-team field.
Nasky finished the championship by setting SUNYAC and meet records in winning the 1,650 freestyle (15:42.66) two days after winning his third-consecutive 500 freestyle championship, also in conference and meet record-setting fashion. Junior Don McLoughlin (16:40.55) and sophomore Benjamin Greenspan (16:44.65) also placed fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 1,650 freestyle.
Sophomore Kristian Tialios set a school record in winning the 200 backstroke (1:51.65), leading a group of four finalists that included first-year Kevin Schaub (1:53.99) in third-place, junior Branden Dahlem in fourth (1:58.27) and sophomore Ben Ford in eight (2:02.94).
Jun also won the 200 butterfly (1:53.21) for the second-straight season, besting the field by over two seconds. Also placing in the event were sophomore Andy Schunk in third (1:56.92), junior Bryan Schaub in seventh (1:58.69) and Kevin Schaub in eighth (1:58.70).
In the 100 freestyle, Athans finished second (46.75), followed by Roth in sixth (47.39) and Gay in seventh (48.83).
Senior Brandon Peifer placed fifth in the 3-meter diving competition with a score of 432.65.