Swimmer Devin Ross' Record 50 Free Names Him an NCAA DI "B" Cut
Friday, February 25, 2011

SHREVEPORT-Centenary swimmer Devin Ross' record-breaking 50 Free performance at last week's Summit League Championships is strong enough to name him an NCAA DI "B" Cut consideration time.

Ross' 20.31 time shattered records and garnered him Centenary's only first-place nod at the League Championships.

The junior is the first-ever NCAA-eligible qualifier in Centenary swimming history.

According to NCAA swimming, there are two types of cuts, both an "A" and "B". An "A" cut is an automatic cut that allows the athlete to compete in their respective events and a "B" cut is a consideration cut. If not enough athletes make the "A" cut then the "B" cut qualifiers will be considered.

Ross' performance at the Championships didn't stop at the 50 Free as he notched a second-place finish in the 100 Fly (49.97) and third in the 100 Free (45.42).

He was also a valuable member of two record-setting relay teams in the 200 Free Relay (Ross, Josh Pena, Peter Henry, Caleb McSorley) and the 200 Medley Relay (Ross, Henry, John Cefalu, McSorley).

"Devin has done everything we have asked of him.  He is eager to learn and not afraid of hard work.  One of his biggest assets is his summer training with his club team back in Ft. Worth," said head coach Butch Jordan.

Looking back at a successful final season in The Summit League, both Centenary squads made their lasting remarks, as five Ladies broke team records. Rachel Olson in the 200 Fly and 200 IM and Brittany Wilkens in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke as well as the 200 Free Relay team of Olson, Michelle Gaubert, Allison Jones, and Laura Huning.

On the men's side, Pena recorded a record in the 100 Free and the 800 Free Relay team of Austin Butler, Anthony LeBlanc, Pena, and Adam Pennington turned heads with their fast time.

The naming of the considerations will happen sometime next week.