Florida Tech’s Nir Barnea Makes School History, Earns All-American Status
By Florida Tech // April 29, 2015
BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Nir Barnea has made history, becoming the first swimmer in the history of the Florida Tech program to garner All-American honors after being named to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America (CSCAA) Honorable Mention All-America Swimming and Diving Team.
CSCAA NCAA All-America Honors are conferred upon those athletes who compete in the championship final at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championship. Athletes who compete in the consolation final at their respective NCAA Championship receive Honorable Mention All-America recognition.
Barnea, a sophomore, joined teammate Dar Raz in becoming the very first Panthers to qualify for the NCAA Championship after taking fourth in the 50-yard freestyle at the Sunshine State Conference Championship.
After narrowly making the field, Barnea registered a blistering school-record time of 19.99 in the 50 free to take 10th overall at the championship meet.
Barnea also competed in the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle races at the championship, garnering 23rd and 25th, respectively.