March 29, 2003
AUSTIN, Texas--The Tennessee swimming and diving squad finished 16th at the 2003 NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas.
"We are very dissappointed with a 16th-place team finish," Trembley said. "I am pleased with some of the meets outcomes like Phillip's championship and the hard work that Andrew Bree showed us."
Junior Andrew Bree led the way for the Vols on the final night of competition with a 10th-place performance in the 200 breaststroke. Finishing in a time of 1:56.74 gave him his first All-America honor of the meet.
Senior Paulo Machado also earned his first All-America honor by finishing 13th in the 200 backstroke in a time of 1:45.62. Sophomore George du rand finished one spot outside of scoring with a 17th-place time of 1:46.74.
For the weekend, 11 Volunteers captured 17 All-America honors and took home one individual NCAA crown. It was the first time Tennessee has had an NCAA champion since the 2001 championships when Michael Gilliam took the title in the 100 backstroke.
"I am not pleased with 16th in the country," Trembley said. "We will get back to work, recruit well and get back to the top 10 in collegiate swimming."