Justin Gaudreau Makes the List of Patriot League Career Swimming and Diving Point Winners
May 21, 2003
EASTON, Pa. (www.lafayette.edu) - Lafayette senior diver Justin Gaudreau ranks 10th on the list of student-athletes honored by the Patriot League as career high-point scorers in the last four years at the league's Swimming and Diving Championships.
Gaudreau finished fourth in the one-meter diving at the 2003 championships, where he qualified to compete in the Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference Championships. He came in sixth in the one-meter competition at the ECAC event.
Joining Gaudreau on the Top 10 list are Lehigh's Bing Padmasankha, Ian Gillen and Brian Quigley, Army's Dan Downs, Colgate swimmers Matt Vuturo and James Hadley, Bucknell's Stephen Schwanhauser, two-time Patriot League Swimmer of the Year Mark Liscinsky of American and Holy Cross' Mike Emmons.
In his four seasons at Lehigh, Padmasankha was a four-time All-League performer who never finished outside of the top five in any of his freestyle races. The senior posted two victories, including gold medal performances in the 200 free as a freshman and in the 100 free as a junior. He also claimed six second-place finishes with two runner-up outings at the 2003 championship.
Downs was a three-time All-League performer for the Black Knights. As a rookie, he tallied three victories with wins in the 200 IM and in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events. Vuturo and Schwanhauser garnered all-star accolades twice during their career.
Liscinsky stood atop the podium six times en route to a perfect 120 points in two seasons as a member of the Patriot League. The senior, who was seventh on the career point-scorers list, set four PL Championship records, including marks in the 100 and 200 backstroke, 200 IM and 200 freestyle.
On the women's side, Bucknell's Darby Golino earned a spot on the All-League team four times with two career wins at the Patriot League Championships. At the 2003 title meet, the senior touched the wall first in the 100 and 200 backstroke events. She was also the runner-up in the 200 IM.
Golino is joined by teammates Lauren Mosler and Becky Dolan, along with Lehigh's Laura Gabrynowicz, Katy Hunchar and Missy Capone, Navy's Megan Barnett and Katie Costello, Colgate's Elizabeth Gaffuri and Army's Leah Sandmann.
The Patriot League, which was founded on the principles of admitting athletes who are academically representative of their class, is in its second decade of academic and athletic excellence. Participation in athletics at Patriot League institutions is viewed as an important component of the undergraduate experience. The Patriot League, which began as a successful Division I-AA football conference in 1986 and became an all-sport conference in 1990, includes American, Army, Bucknell, Colgate, Holy Cross, Lafayette, Lehigh and Navy as full members and six associate members. These institutions are among the oldest and most prestigious in the nation and their alumni that have played leadership roles in the shaping of our country. In the most recent NCAA Graduation Rate Report of student-athletes, the Patriot League ranked FIRST among NCAA Division I conferences.
2003 Patriot League Swimming & Diving Career High-Point Scorers
MEN Student-Athlete Team Fr. So. Jr. Sr. Total
Note: American joined the Patriot League in 2001-02.
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