Aug. 2, 1999
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – University of Virginia swimmers Ed Moses (Burke, Va.) and Austin Ramirez (Brookfield, Wis.), and former Virginia swimmer Shamek Pietucha (Edmonton, Alberta) are scheduled to compete in the Pan American Games this week in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.
Moses competes for the United States in the 100-breaststroke on Monday (August 2) and Ramirez competes for the USA on Thursday (August 5) in the 400-freestyle. Pietucha is scheduled to compete for Canada in the 100-butterfly on Tuesday (August 3) and the 200-butterfly on Friday (August 6).
Moses was the 1999 Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Rookie of the Year. He won the 200-breaststroke at the ACC Championships in a meet, conference and school-record time of 1:57.37. He also established a school record with a time of 53.55 seconds while finishing second in the 100-breaststroke at the ACC Championships.
At the 1999 NCAA Championships, Moses earned All-America honors by finishing second in both the 100 (53.50 seconds) and 200-breaststroke (1:57.06). His time of 1:57.06 in the 200-breaststroke established school and conference records, and his time of 53.50 seconds in the 100-breaststroke is a school record. He also earned All-America honors along with Ramirez and Pietucha as members of the Cavaliers’ 400-medley relay team that finished eighth and broke the school record with a time of 3:14.42.
Ramirez won both the 500-freestyle (4:21.33) and the 1650-freestyle (15:10.15) at the 1999 ACC Championships. He earned honorable mention All-America honors with a 10th place finish in the 500-freestyle (4:21.62) and an 11th place finish in the 1650-freestyle (15:05.75) at the NCAA Championships.
Pietucha, who graduated from UVa in May, earned All-America honors by winning the 200-butterfly at the 1999 NCAA Championships with a school and conference-record time of 1:43.50. He finished 13th in the 100-backstroke (48.42 seconds) at the NCAA Meet. Pietucha won the 100-butterfly (47.59 seconds) and the 100-backstroke (48.67 seconds) at the 1999 ACC Championships.
The Virginia men’s swimming and diving team won the ACC Championship and finished 14th at the NCAA Championships in 1999.