Army Travels To Annapolis For ECAC Championships

Zachary Woods

Zachary Woods

Feb. 23, 2012

WEST POINT, N.Y. - After participating in the Patriot League Championships at Navy last weekend, the Army swimming and diving teams return to Annapolis, Md., this weekend (Feb. 24-26) to compete at the ECAC Championships.

Preliminaries will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday and Saturday, with a 9 a.m. start to the trials on Sunday. The finals will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and at 4 p.m. on Sunday.

Nearly 25 teams are entered into the ECAC Championships. Besides Army, the list of other teams sending either a partial or full squad of participants to the meet include Bucknell, Columbia, Harvard, Marist, Rider, Towson and host Navy.

Links to live results from all three days of competition can be found at Navy's official athletics website (NavySports.com).

Tickets, which are available for advance purchase at either NavySports.com or by calling 1-800-874-6289, are $8 for any single trial heat session, $10 for any individual session of finals and $35 for an all-session pass.

Due to security restrictions in place, no vehicle without a Department of Defense sticker affixed to it will be allowed to drive onto the USNA grounds. All other fans must either park outside of the USNA gates and walk through the security checkpoint at Gate One, or park at nearby Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium ($5 per vehicle) and ride the free shuttle bus to and from the meet.

The Army men are coming off a third-place showing at last weekend's Patriot League Championships. Junior Chris Nguyen was named Patriot League Diver of the Meet for the second straight season after sweeping both boards. He and classmate Ayman Andrews were both selected to the All-Patriot League first team for the second year in a row. Freshman Will Viana, meanwhile, copped Patriot League Male Swimmer of the Meet plaudits and was tabbed to the all-conference second unit. Freshman diver Zachary Woods earned second-team honors after placing runner-up off the one-meter board at last weekend's conference championships.

The Black Knight women placed fourth at the conference championships, marking the team's highest finish since 2007. Senior Paige Brink had a hand in six Academy-record performances en route to being named to the All-Patriot League first team. Junior Alyssa Tran was named to the all-conference second team.

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