PHILADELPHIA – Freshman Mark Andrew of the University of the Pennsylvania men’s swimming and diving team has been named to the U.S. Swimming Junior National Team. Andrew joins former Quaker Brendan McHugh (’12) in representing Penn on a national level, as McHugh was named to the U.S. Swimming National Team earlier this month.
The U.S. Junior National Team is made up of the top six swimmers in each Olympic event from the combined results of all U.S. Swimming or FINA-sanctioned meets from Jan. 1, 2015, to Aug. 30, 2015. YMCA Long Course Nationals are also considered when selecting the team. National Junior Team members must be age 18 or under on Sept. 1, 2015.
Andrew has the fifth-best time in both the 200 and 400 individual medleys, clocking both at the Speedo Junior Nationals in San Antonio, Texas in August. He touched the wall at 2:02.60 in the 200 and 4:22.10 in the 400.
Andrew is part of a Penn recruiting class that was ranked seventh in the country according to CollegeSwimming.com. The Quakers will begin their 2015-16 campaign at UMBC on November 7.