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Sophomore Swimmer Named to 1999 World University Games

Aug. 21, 1998

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Notre Dame sophomore Dan Szilier has been selected as a member of Team USA for the 1999 World University Games in the 200-meter breaststroke. The Norristown, Pa., native and former Methacton High School standout finished seventh at the Phillips 66 National Championships to qualify for the national team. He will travel with Team USA to Mallorca, Spain, for the Games on July 8-13, 1999.

Szilier placed seventh at the National Championships on Aug. 12, in Clovis, Calif. He swam 2:17.13 in the trials and 2:17.43 in the finals. He is coming off a freshman year at Notre Dame in which he helped the Irish placed fourth at the BIG EAST championship, their highest finish ever, and win the Notre Dame Invitational.

He will become the first mens swimmer from Notre Dame to qualify for a U.S. national team in the 40-year history of the program. Szilier will follow in the footsteps of another Notre Dame swimmer in the World University Games. Erin Brooks capped off her Notre Dame career with a bronze medal in the 200-meter backstroke at the 1997 Games in Sicily.

1999 Team USA World University Games roster, Mallorca, Spain, on July 8-13, 1999

Name, age, hometown, club team, event
Robert Brewer, 24, Forest Lake, Ga., Irvine Novas, 100m back
Tate Blahnik, 22, Auinot, N.Y., Santa Clara, 200m back
Greg Busse, 19, Naperville, Ill., Academy Bullets, 100m free; 400m, 800m FR
John Cahoy, 21, Hudson, Wis., Minnesota, 100m fly
Glenn Counts, 20, Kingwood, Texas, Santa Clara, 100m free, 400m FR
Doak Finch, 20, Southern Pine, N.C., Mecklenburg, 200m fly
Michael Gilliam, 18, Nashville, Tenn., Nashville, 100m back
Eric Godsman, 21, Madison, Wis., Wisconsin, 200m free; 400m, 800m FR
Tommy Hannan, 18, Baltimore, Md., Eagle, 200m IM
David Hartzel, 18, Middletown, Del., Foxcatcher, 400m free
Dean Hutchinson, 26, Delran, N.J., Jersey Wahoos, 50m free
Sean Justice, 21, Ashland, Ky., Lake Erie, 800m, 1500m free
Mark Leonard, 20, Cincinnati, Ohio, Club Wolverine, 1500m free
Jeremy Linn, 22, Harrisburg, Pa., Hillenbrand, 100m breast
Ryan Lusk, 18, Hilton Head, S.C., Bolles, 200m IM
Jeremy McDonnell, 18, Houston, Texas, The Fleet, 100m breast
Iian Mull, 24, East Lansing, Mich., Spartan, 400m IM
Tyler Painter, 20, Greeley, Colo., Loveland, 800m free
Matthew Pierce, 20, The Woodlands, Texas, Santa Clara, 100m fly
Trevor Runberg, 22, Chapel Hill, N.C., Club Wolverine, 200m free, 800m FR
Jeff Somensatto, 19, Annandale, Va., York, 200m fly
Dan Szilier, 19, Norristown, Pa., Foxcatcher, 200m breast
Matt Ulrickson, 19, Scottsdale, Ariz., Arizona Desert Fox, 10m back
Mark Warkentin, 18, Santa Barbara, Calif., Buenaventura, 400m free, 800m FR
Beau Wiebel, 20, Hagerstown, Md., Athens, 200m back, 400m IM
Gabe Woodard, 19, Bakersfield, Calif., Trojan, 400m FR
Barry Wynn, 24, Spartanburg, S.C., Athens, 200m breast