Sept. 27, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Five current and former University of Virginia swimmers have been selected to compete on various 2003 International Teams for the United States. Volunteer assistant coach Ed Moses, third-year Luke Wagner (Englewood, Colo./Regis Jesuit), second-year Michael Raab (Rockville, Md./Walter Johnson), and first-years Fran Crippen (Conshohocken, Pa./Germantown Academy) and Rachael Burke (Bethesda, Md./Good Counsel) have been selected as members of elite USA Swimming teams. Selections to the 2003 International Teams are based on performances from the Phillips 66 Summer Nationals held August 12-17, 2002 in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.
Moses, who is in his second season on Virginia’s coaching staff, has been selected to compete for the United States in the 2003 World Championships. Moses, who is also a member of the 2002 Men’s National “A” Team, made the World Championships team in the 50 and 100 breaststroke. He won the 100-meter breaststroke at the 2002 Summer Nationals and was second in the 200 breast.
Wagner will compete for the United States in the 2003 World University Games. He made the team in the 200 backstroke after a sixth-place finish in that event at Summer Nationals. Also, this past summer, Wagner competed for the U.S. in the Pan Pacific Championships in Yokohama, Japan.
Raab, Crippen and Burke will all compete for the U.S. in the Pan American Games. Raab, who was recently named to the United States’ Men’s National “B” Team, made the Pan Am Games team in the 200 butterfly. He was third in the 200-meter butterfly at Summer Nationals. Crippen made the team in the 400, 800 and 1500 freestyles. He was second in the 800-meter free, fourth in the 1500-meter free and fifth in the 400-meter free at Summer Nationals. Rachael Burke made the Women’s Pan American Games team in the 800 and 1500 freestyles. At Summer Nationals, Burke was fourth in both the 800 and 1500-meter freestyles.