Brian McCarthy
Brian McCarthy
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A two-time NCAA Champion in men’s swimming, Brian McCarthy was a huge factor in the Tartans’ highest finish at the NCAA Division III Championships when the team earned a third-place showing in 2004. McCarthy was also part of the 2002 and 2003 teams that placed fourth at the national event. Throughout his career, he earned 21 All-America honors and four Honorable Mention All-America accolades from 2000 to 2004. McCarthy’s first national championship was in the 200-yard IM in 2002 with his second coming in 2004 in the 400-yard IM with a national-record time. McCarthy not only had two national championships, he finished second in four individual events and two relays. He was a three-time University Athletic Association (UAA) Athlete of the Year, UAA Rookie of the Year and won 16 UAA titles (individual and relays), including the 200-yard backstroke and 400-yard IM all four years and the 200-yard IM three times. He still holds the school records in the 200- and 400-yard IM events.

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