Bohman Earns Second All-America Honors


By Jonathan Harkey for WVUsports.com
March 29, 2014 10:07 PM
Bryce Bohman at the podium following his fifth place finish in the 200 back. Bohman earned All America First Team honors in the 100 and 200 back at the 2014 NCAA Championships.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. –  Senior Bryce Bohman earned his second All-America First Team honors Saturday as the West Virginia men’s swimming team completed their competition at the NCAA Championships in Austin, Texas.
 
“You dream of these kind of meets for your athletes and I couldn’t be prouder of Bryce. His swims this week will stay in the WVU record books for a long time. I can’t tell you the amount of effort, commitment and dedication he’s put into this sport, his career and our team,” says coach Vic Riggs. “WVU Swimming and Diving is definitely a better program because of Bryce and I thank him for that.”
 
To start his day, Bohman topped his previous school record in the 200 back by over one second to earn a seventh place seed in the prelims with a time of 1:40.36. The Moline, Ill., native then closed his career out with a school record time of 1:39.83 in the finals session Saturday night, earning All-America First Team honors in his second event and a fifth place finish.
 
Bohman ends his career with one of the most decorated seasons in Mountaineer men’s swimming history, which includes three individual school records, four relay school records, a Big 12 title in the 100 back and All-America First Team honors in the 100 and 200 back.
 
In the overall team standings, the Mountaineers finished 23rd, while California won the overall team competition.
 
Junior Tim Squires closed his season with the 100 free, placing 36th overall with a time of 43.90. The Buckhannon, W.Va., native closed his season with two individual school records, four relay school records and two Big 12 titles in the 50 and 100 free.
 
The relay teams also closed out their competition with the 400 free relay. The team of Squires, sophomore Ross Glegg, junior Julien Vialette and freshman Nate Carr placed 29th overall with a time of 2:58.46.



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