Three Wildcats earned first-team all-academic honors
The Wildcats Swimming and Diving teams made history at the NCAA Championships
Kevin Cordes swims the fastest 100y Breast in history
Kevin Cordes swam the fastest breaststroke leg in history at 49.56
The competition takes place Thursday-Saturday at the IUPUI Natatorium
10-time All-American through his three seasons at Arizona...Mid-distance freestyler who has scored points for UA in all three of his NCAA Championships...Became the first-ever Israeli swimmer to qualify as an Olympic Semifinalist in the Beijing Games in 2008
2010-11:Earned five All-America honors at the NCAA Championships in Minneapolis...Swam on the 400 freestyle, 800 freestyle and 400 medley relays, all of which finished among the top eight nationally...Individually, Shapira Bar-Or won the consolation heat of the 200 freestyle and was 10th overall in the 200 fly...His lead-off time in the 400 freestyle ranks him among the top five in school history in the 100 freestyle with a 42.37...Named the Counsilman-Hunsaker National Collegiate Swimmer of the Week on 11/17...Was named to the Pac-10's All-Academic for the second consecutive season, studying Management Information and Systems in the Eller College of Management.
2009-10:Overcame a bout with a stomach illness at the NCAA Championships in Columbus, Ohio to win three All-America honors...Placed 10th overall in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:34.26...Helped Arizona's 800 free relay to third overall, splitting a 1:34.32...Recorded the fast split among the 400 freestyle relay All-American team at 42.43...Named to the Pac-10's All-Academic First Team.
2008-09:Scored in two events for the Wildcats in his freshman season...Was a member of Arizona's 800 freestyle relay at the NCAA Championships in College Station, Texas which placed second nationally and set a school record time in 6:11.82 with fellow relay-mates Jean Basson, Nicholas Nilo and Joel Greenshields...Individually, he finished 11th overall in the 200 freestyle with a time of 1:34.01.