Godsoe's Stellar Saturday Highlights NCAAs

March 27, 2010

COLUMBUS, Ohio-- Stanford senior Eugene Godsoe was named an All-American three times on Saturday, which included his first NCAA title, in the 100 backstroke, as Stanford is in fifth place at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships.

Godsoe won the 100 backstroke with a time of 45.11, leading second place Jake Tapp of Arizona by three-tenths to start, extending it to five-tenths after the first 50 yards and finishing nearly a second ahead. He is the first Cardinal to win the 100 back at the NCAAs since Peter Marshall dominated the event from 2002 to 2004, winning all three times. It was Stanford's 10th overall win in the event.

Stanford has 221 points for fifth, behind front-runner Cal (348.5 points), Texas (330), Arizona (269) and Florida (264).

Godsoe earned All-America honors in the 100 butterfly with a third place finish and time of 45.96. He started off the first 25 yards in second place behind eventual winner, Thomas Shields of Cal (44.91), and remained in second until Bear Mathia Gydesen passed him on the final turn. Godsoe's time of 45.96 broke his career-best of 45.99, still fifth-best all-time.

Godsoe was also a part of the All-America 200 medley relay team, leading off in the backstroke, as the quartet finished with a time of 1:25.12 for fourth.

Curtis Lovelace and John Criste reached the finals of the 100 breaststroke, finishing seventh (52.61) and eighth (52.83), respectively. It was Criste's third time in the top-16 and Lovelace's second All-America honor.

Rob Andrews was also named an All-American, finishing 15th in the 200 freestyle, as was the 800 free relay team, which finished seventh.

Brent Eichenseer just missed All-America honors by .45 points, as the junior scored 377.25 points in the three-meter for 17th place.

Stanford closes out the meet, delayed a day due to a virus at the event, on Sunday starting at 9 a.m. PT with the preliminaries and 4 p.m. PT for the finals. Stanford has finished in the national top-five each year since 1982, winning seven NCAA titles over that time.

NOTE: Members of Stanford's 1985 national championship team were on hand to present the awards. Olympian Pablo Morales presented the 100 fly awards, including the third place trophy to Godsoe.

Top Stanford Finishers and All-Americans
* - All-Americans indicated with an asterisk and finish in the top-16
Preliminaries start at 9 a.m. PT and finals start at 4 p.m. PT

Full Results: http://championships.coloradotime.com/men10/

Friday, March 26, 2010
200 Free Relay (4th, Coville, Dunford, Wayne, Allen, 1:16.64)*
500 Freestyle (4th, Mosko, 4:13.92, 11th, La Tourette, 4:17.93)*
200 Individual Medley (34th, Lovelace, 1:46.07)
50 Freestyle (7th, Dunford 19.47, 8th, Coville 19.51)*
One-Meter Diving (26th, Eichenseer, 311.30)
400 Medley Relay (3rd, Godsoe, Lovelace, Bollier, Andrews, 3:05.41)*
(school-record for Godsoe at 44.93 in 100 backstroke)

Saturday, March 27, 2010

200 Medley Relay (4th, Godsoe, Lovelace, Coville, Dunford, 1:25.12)*
400 Individual Medley (22nd, Bollier, 3:49.13)
100 Butterfly (3rd, Godsoe, 45.96)*
200 Freestyle (15th, Andrews, 1:37.36)*
100 Breaststroke (7th, Lovelace 52.61, 8th, Criste, 52.83)*
100 Backstroke (1st, Godsoe, 45.11)*
Three-Meter Diving (17th, Eichenseer, 377.25)
800 Freestyle Relay ( 7th, Priestley, Mosko, Bollier, Andrews)*

Sunday, March 28, 2010

1650 Freestyle
200 Backstroke
100 Freestyle
200 Breaststroke
200 Butterfly
Platform Diving
400 Freestyle Relay

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