April 25, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The Virginia men’s and women’s swimming and diving program held its annual team banquet Saturday evening (April 20) with 11 student-athletes receiving awards for their contributions to the team in a very successful 2001-2002 season.
Third-year Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep) and second-year Luke Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./Bolles School) have been selected as the women’s and men’s team MVPs, respectively. Bosevska was also the recipient of the women’s team’s Hardest Worker Award and the Ramirez Scholarship. Second-year Pete Amstutz (St. Joseph, Mich./St. Joseph) has been named the Diver of the Year. Men’s and women’s Rookie of the Year honors went to first-years Bo Greenwood (Manakin, Va./Goochland) and Andrea Georoff (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep), respectively. Second-year Luke Wagner (Greenwood, Colo./Regis Jesuit) and fourth-year Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) were the recipients of the men’s and women’s Coaches and Ramirez Family Leadership Awards. Wagner also received the Ramirez Scholarship. The men’s Hardest Worker award went to second-year Adam Kerpelman (Lutherville, Md./St. Paul’s), while second-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School) garnered the Bernardino Endowed Scholarship. Third-year Brian Best (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake) and fourth-year Caitlin Anderson (Charlottesville, Va./St. Anne’s) were the recipients of the men’s and women’s Academic Award, respectively.
Mirjana Bosevska, the 2002 ACC Swimmer of the Year and ACC Meet MVP, was a first-team All-American in the two individual medley events. She set the ACC record in finishing third in the 400 I.M. at the NCAAs with a time of 4:09.75. Bosevska was seventh in the 200 I.M. in a time of 1:59.40. She also swam on UVa’s honorable mention All-America 800 free relay team that finished 10th (7:16.57). At the ACC Championships, Bosevska won the 200 and 400 individual medleys, the 200 butterfly and was a member of UVa’s winning 800 free relay.
Luke Anderson was selected the men’s MVP after being named the 2002 ACC Swimmer of the Year as well as the ACC Meet MVP. He won the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles at ACCs and was also a member of UVa’s winning 200, 400 and 800 free relays and 400 medley relay. Anderson wrapped up an outstanding season by earning first-team All-American honors in the three events and was an honorable mention All-American as a member of four UVa relays. He placed sixth in both the 50 free (19.83) and 100 free (43.52) and was a member of UVa’s eighth place 800 free relay team that set a school record with a time of 6:28.73. Anderson was also an honorable mention All-American in both the 200 and 400 freestyle relays (11th place), as well as the 400 medley relay (ninth). Anderson helped the Cavaliers set an ACC record in the 400 free relay with a time of 2:55.37.
Pete Amstutz was named Virginia’s Diver of the Year. He qualified for the NCAA Zone B Diving Regionals for the first time in his career and finished 20th on the three-meter board and tied for 24th in the one-meter competition. At the ACC Championships, Amstutz was a finalist on both boards and earned All-ACC honors with a second-place performance on the one-meter board. He was eighth in the three-meter competition.
Bo Greenwood and Andrea Georoff were the recipients of the men’s and women’s Rookie of the Year awards, respectively. Greenwood, who was also named the ACC Rookie of the Year, finished 10th in the 400 individual medley at the NCAAs to earn honorable mention All-America accolades. At the ACC Championships, Greenwood set new ACC Meet, conference, Maryland pool and school records in winning the 200 and 400 individual medleys. His time in the 200 was 1:46.20 and he won the 400 I.M. in 3:44.99. He was also the runner-up in the 200 backstroke. Georoff was a first-team All-American in 2002 as a member of UVa’s eighth place 200 free relay team. She was also an honorable mention All-American in the 50 free (13th) and the 400 free relay (10th). At the ACCs, Georoff finished fourth in the 100 fly and seventh in both the 50 and 100 free.
Luke Wagner and Megan Roesch earned the Coaches Award, which is given in recognition of significant athletic contribution to the University of Virginia, dedication, attitude, commitment, and performance that is instrumental to the team’s success. Wagner and Roesch, who both served as team captains, were recipients of the Ramirez Family Leadership Award, which is presented to one member of each of Virginia’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams. The recipients exhibit traits of superior leadership ability, high ethics, excellence in the classroom, preeminence in the University community and exceptional prospects for positively representing the university, the Virginia swimming and diving program and themselves in all of their business and community activities now and in the future. Wagner also earned the Ramirez Scholarship. Wagner was a first-team All-American as a member of the Cavaliers’ eighth place 800 freestyle relay team. He was also a member of the Cavaliers’ honorable mention All-America 200 and 400 free relays, as well as the 400 medley relay. Wagner swept the 100 and 200 backstroke titles at the 2002 ACC Championships and also swam a leg on UVa’s winning 400 and 800 free relays. Roesch swam a leg on UVa’s first-team All-American 200 free relay that finished eighth at the NCAAs. She was also an honorable mention All-American in the 50 free (14th) and as a member of Virginia’s 10th place 400 free relay team. Roesch, a 2001-2002 Weave-James-Corrigan Postgraduate Scholarship recipient, earned 2002 All-ACC honors in the 50 free with a third-place finish. She also took fourth place in the 200 free and fifth in the 100 free.
Adam Kerpelman was the recipient of the men’s Hardest Worker Award. He was a member UVa’s first-team All-American 800 freestyle relay team that placed eighth. Kerpelman also swam on the Cavaliers’ honorable mention All-America 200 and 400 free relay teams that finished 11th. At the ACC Championships, Kerpelman earned All-ACC honors in three freestyle events and also as a member of Virginia’s victorious 200, 400 and 800 free relay squads. He tied for second with teammate Ian Prichard in the 200 free and was third in both the 50 and 100 freestyles. Amy Baly was named the winner of the Bernardino Endowed Scholarship. Baly was a three-time honorable mention All-American at the 2002 NCAAs. She placed ninth in the 1650 freestyle and was 16th in both the 500 free (4:48.39) and 400 I.M. (4:19.11). She captured All-ACC honors by finishing second in the 400 I.M. Baly was also fourth in both the 500 and 1650 frees.
Brian Best and Caitlin Anderson earned Virginia’s Academic Awards. Best, a team captain, was an honorable mention 2000-2001 College Swimming Coaches Association of America All-Academic team pick. He is a two-time ACC Honor Roll selection. He garnered All-ACC honors by swimming a leg on UVa’s winning 400 medley relay. Best was an ACC finalist in the 100 fly with a sixth-place finish. Anderson served as a captain of the women’s team in 2001-2002. She has been named to the ACC Academic Honor Roll three times. Anderson was a consolation finalist at the ACCs in the 100 and 200 breaststroke this season.
In 2001-2002, 24th-year head coach Mark Bernardino’s Cavaliers had outstanding seasons. The men’s team was 8-2 on the season and a perfect 5-0 in the ACC. The Cavaliers claimed their fourth consecutive and sixth overall ACC title. UVa went on to finish a school-best 11th at the NCAAs. Nine of 10 Cavaliers who swam in the NCAA Championships earned All-America accolades. The women’s team went 9-1 overall, 4-1 in the ACC and finished second at the ACC Championship for the third straight year. Virginia placed 12th at the NCAA Championships with nine of the 10 swimmers who participated in the NCAA meet earning All-America honors.