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April 2, 2001

AUSTIN, Texas – University of Virginia first-year swimmer Gary Marshall (Bartlesville, Okla./Bartlesville) has been named to the United States’ roster for the 2001 World University Games. The World University Game will be held in Beijing, China August 23-28.

Marshall earned a spot on the team by virtue of his sixth place performance in the finals of the 200-meter breaststroke at the Phillips 66 National Championships at the Jamail Texas Swimming Center on March 30. Marshall posted a time of 2:16.57 in the finals.

Marshall is one of 25 male swimmers selected for the United States’ World University Games roster. Virginia head coach Mark Bernardino will coach the team. Marshall will travel to Colorado Springs, Colo. April 26-29 for the 2001 Orientation Camp. The team’s pre-meet training camp will begin on August 18 in Colorado Springs.

Marshall, the 2001 Atlantic Coast Conference champion in the 100 and 200-yard breaststroke, earned first-team All-America honors at the 2001 NCAA Championships on March 24 by finishing seventh in the 200-yard breaststroke. Marshall touched in 1:56.88 for his seventh-place finish after turning in a time of 1:55.78 in the prelims.

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