Kaeser Finishes Seventh in 200 Breast at NCAA Championships
March 26, 2016
ATLANTA-Virginia senior swimmer Yannick Kaeser earned first-team All-America honors in the 200-yard breaststroke on the final day of the NCAA Championships Saturday (March 26) at the McAuley Aquatic Center.
The Cavaliers finished in a tie for 28th place with 15 points. Texas captured the team title with 541.5 points.
Kaeser (Mumpf, Switzerland) finished seventh in the 200 breast in 1:53.64 to earn first-team All-America honors for the first time in his career. He earned honorable mention All-America nods for 14th in 100 breast Friday, 16th in the 100 breast in 2016 and 16th in the 200 breast in 2015. Kaeser becomes the first Virginia male swimmer to earn individual first-team All-America honors since David Karasek in the 200-yard freestyle in 2012.
“I am so pround of Yannick for making his first championship final at NCAAs,” UVA head coach Augie Busch said. “He has been a pleasure to work with. He has set himself up for a great summer ahead culminating in what I know will be a special experience for him in Rio.”
Freshman Zach Fong (Moorestown, N.J.) concluded his first national meet placing 26th in the 200-yard butterfly in 1:44.20.
“I am also proud of Zach, who continues to show poise and confidence beyond his years,” Busch said. “He’ll be back in a big way on this stage next year with what we anticipate will be a much bigger, stronger contingent of Cavalier men.”