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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – Virginia senior swimmer Scot Robison has been selected to the United States national team roster to represent his country in the 2011 FINA World Championships.

Robison, a native of Charlotte, N.C., is one of 42 athletes who will be sent to compete in the last major international competition before the 2012 Olympic Games. The event will be held July 24-31 in Shanghai, China.

“We are thrilled and honored for Scot to be included on such a prestigious team,” Virginia head coach Mark Bernardino said. “He will be swimming on the famed 400 freestyle relay team. It’s one of swimming’s great traditions and is a great honor to be included as a member of that team.”

The U.S. swimmers were selected to compete at the FINA World Championships based on their performance Aug. 3-7, 2010, at the 2010 ConocoPhillips USA Swimming National Championships, and on their performance Aug. 18-21, 2010, at the Mutual of Omaha Pan Pacific Championships.

Robison earned a spot on the team after his performance at the National Championships, where he was a finalist in the 100-meter freestyle. He placed sixth overall with a time of 49.36.

“We are extremely excited about the depth of talent on the 2011 World Championships roster,” USA Swimming Executive Director Chuck Wielgus said. “As the best possible indicator of our performance at the 2012 Olympic Games, we are anxious to see fast swimming and strong performances from both the veteran leadership and young talent on the team.”

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