Andrew Stranick '15 Honored by CSCAA
July 23, 2014
Chestnut Hill, Mass. -
Andrew Stranick ’15 (Charlotte, North Carolina) topped off another year of great swimming as a member of the Boston College Eagle’s Swim Team by being named as a College Swim Coaches Association of America Academic All-American Honorable Mention. This was the second year in a row that Andrew achieved an NCAA Qualifying time. At the 2013 Terrier Invite at Boston University in November, Andrew broke his own BC Record with his winning 54.81 in the 100 breaststroke. This time also broke the pool record at the Hancock Student Center Pool. Andrew combined this swim with a 3.501 GPA this spring to deserve the Academic All-America Honorable Mention certificate.
For the third year in a row, Andrew was a tremendous contributor to the success of the Eagle’s swim program. Andrew was also the 200 breaststroke champion at the 2013 Terrier Invite. He was also the breaststroker on the BC Record setting 200 medley relay. This breaststroker combined with backstroker Sean Murphy ’14 (Wyckoff. New Jersey), butterflyer Timothy Benage ’15 (St Louis, Missouri) and freestyler Dan Kelly ’16 (River Forest, Illinois) to set the new BC standard with a 1:30.50. That same quartet a few weeks later broke the Flynn Complex Pool Record in a dual meet against Williams College in the 200 medley relay.
At the season ending Atlantic Coast Conference Championship this same quartet combined to take an incredible 1.30 seconds off of that Boston College Record set in November. Murphy (bk-23.58), Stranick (br- 24.92), Benage (bt-21.80) and Kelly (F-18.90) turned in a 1:29.20. Andrew was also involved in setting a new BC Record in the 400 medley relay. Sean Murphy again led off in the backstroke (50.31) before Andrew added his breaststroke split of 54.82. Next Timothy Benage added an impressive butterfly split of 49.19. The anchor was switched up as Nick Henze ’15 (Menlo Park, California) took over for Kelly. Nick added a 44.35 split to create the final time of 3:18.67. This shaved 2.29 seconds off the previous Eagle record in the 400 medley relay.
Congrats to Andrew Stranick for combining his excellence in the pool for the Eagles Swim Team with his excellent performance as a student at Boston College.