PHILADELPHIA - Penn Freshmen diverJeff Cragg (three-meter diving) and swimmer Brendan McHugh (100 & 200 breaststroke) were honored with All-Ivy recognition following the Ivy League Championships. Cragg received second-team All-Ivy after placing second in the three-meter diving event. McHugh was honored with first-team All-Ivy for his school record-breaking performance in the 100 breaststroke where he placed first in the Championships in 53.97 seconds. McHugh finished second in the 200 breaststroke to set another Penn record and put himself on the second-team All-Ivy.
Both Cragg and McHugh had stellar freshman campaigns. Cragg consistently finished in the top-two in meets, but is still looking to overcome the Penn records that have been standing since the 1970s, qhich are held by Cragg's father Rob Cragg. McHugh already holds three Penn record, in addition to the 100 and 200 breaststroke that garnered Ivy attention, McHugh also holds the school record in the 200 IM and was named co-swimmer of the meet at the Nike Invitational in Kenyon, Ohio.
In total at the Ivy Championships, the men's team broke 12 school records with McHugh and James Fee times made NCAA B cuts. McHugh, Fee, and Cameron Hood all qualifed for World Championhsip Trials this summer.