CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Head coach Mark Bernardino has announced captains for the 2010-11 men’s swimming and diving teams. Junior Peter Geissinger and senior Scot Robison have been tabbed to lead the squad for the upcoming season.
“These are two of the hardest working athletes on our team,” Bernardino said. “They give their all for the team in the pool, in the weight room and out of the water. They are focused and dedicated young men and it should be an exciting year for them.”
Geissinger, a native of Darien, Conn., is a two-time All-American and four-time honorable mention All-American with Virginia relay teams in his two NCAA meets. In 2010, he was an all-ACC honoree in the 50 free and 100 free and was a member of the championship 200 free, 400 free and 400 medley relay teams. Geissinger ranks third in both the 50 and 100 free events on Virginia’s all-time top times list.
“Peter is a third-year captain and those are rare,” Bernardino said. “That speaks to the faith and the trust his teammates have in him.”
Robison, the 2010 ACC Swimmer of the Championships, won three individual events (50, 100, 200 free) and was a member of all four of Virginia’s winning relay teams at the conference met. At his third NCAA Championships, Robison picked up the fifth All-American honor and ninth honorable mention All-America accolade of his career. The Charlotte, N.C., native is the ACC record holder in the 100 and 200 freestyle events in addition to holding the school record in the 50 free. He is serving as a team captain for the second consecutive year.
“Scot is the natural selection, having been elected as a captain by his teammates as a junior,” Bernardino said. “Nothing with Scot is ever about him – it has always been about the team. He is at his absolute best on relays and I think he will be able to take the skills and qualities he developed as a third-year captain into his fourth season.”