CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Head coach Mark Bernardino has announced captains for the 2009-10 men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams.
Leading the men’s team this season is senior Daniel Johnson, junior Scot Robison and senior Garrett Wren. Captains for the women’s squad include seniors Mei Christensen, Jenna Harris and Katherine McDonnell, as well as junior Liz Shaw.
Johnson, a native of Charlotte, N.C., ranks sixth in the 200 backstroke and eighth in the 100 backstroke all-time in the Virginia record book.
Robison, also a Charlotte native, is coming off a summer of international experience, earning three medals at the World University Games. He is the school record holder in both the 50 and 100 freestyle events and is an eight-time All-American, in addition to being a six-time ACC champion.
Wren, a Richmond, Va., native, is a three-time ACC Academic Honor Roll honoree. A freestyler who also competes in individual medley events, Wren set his personal-best times at the 2008 ACC Championships.
Christensen, who hails from Reston, Va., was recently named to the U.S. national team and is the Virginia record holder in four events: 50 freestyle, 100 freestyle, 100 backstroke and 200 backstroke. The 2009 ACC Swimmer of the Year also holds the conference record in the 100 and 200 back and is both a seven-time All-American and seven-time ACC champion.
Harris, a native of St. Louis, Mo., ranks third on the all-time list in both the 100 and 200 freestyle events and also is listed among the top-10 in the 1000 and 1650 free. She is a three-time All-American in the 800 freestyle relay and earned All-ACC honors in the 200 freestyle.
McDonnell is a native of Culpeper, Va., and ranks second in the Cavalier record book in both the 100 and 200 breaststroke events. She qualified for her first NCAA Championships in 2009 and was an All-American and ACC championship member of the 200 and 400 medley relay teams. McDonnell is in her second year as serving as a team captain.
Shaw, the 2008 ACC Freshman of the Year, ranks second on the 200 individual medley, 100 and 200 butterfly top times lists. The Richmond, Va., native also ranks third in the 400 IM and additionally is a six-time ACC champion and two-time All-American.
The Cavaliers open the season Friday at 1 p.m. against Florida at the Aquatic and Fitness Center. Diving will begin at noon.