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Tartans Earn Seven Invites to NCAA Swimming Championships

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(INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.) – Seven Carnegie Mellon University men's swimmers have earned the right to compete at the 2023 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. Of the seven men invited this year, three were invited last year and earned All-America or All-America Honorable Mention recognition with four freshmen earning their first opportunity to compete nationally. The championships will be hosted at the Greensboro Aquatic Center in Greensboro, North Carolina, on March 15-18.

Seniors Aleksander Tarczynski, Erik Feldmann, and Matthew Nagler will return to the NCAA Championships for the second time in their careers after all three missed the chance to compete in 2020 when the championships were canceled. Tarczynski was invited in two individual events and a relay, while Feldmann and Nagler are part of multiple relays that were invited.

Tarcyznski is seeded sixth in the 200-yard butterfly and 13th in the 200-yard IM and will also swim the 100-yard butterfly where he is seeded 28th. Last year, Tarczynski placed 15th in the 200-yard IM to earn an All-America Honorable Mention award and points for the team standings. The senior will also swim on this year's 400-yard freestyle relay which is seeded 12th.

Feldmann will compete on the 200-yard freestyle relay, seeded 10th, and the 400-yard freestyle relay. Last year he earned four All-America Honorable Mention awards by scoring points in four relays.

Nagler will join Feldmann on the freestyle relays and will compete in the 400-yard medley relay which is seeded 14th. Last season Nagler was on the 200-yard freestyle relay that placed 12th.

Freshman Arnav Deshpande earned an individual invite in the 100-yard backstroke where he is seeded 17th. He'll also swim the 200-yard backstroke, seeded 25th, and the 50-yard freestyle, seeded 44th. Additionally, Deshpande is on the three invited relays previously mentioned.

Freshman DJ Lloyd, Max Kulbida, and Nick Schmid are all part of the relays invited with Lloyd on the 200-yard freestyle relay, and Kulbida and Schmid on the 400-yard medley relay. Kulbida achieved B cuts this season in the 100-yard breaststroke and 200-yard breaststroke and will swim those events as he's seeded 26th and 21st, respectively. Schmid also earned the right to compete in an individual event with his season performance in the 100-yard butterfly where he is seeded 18th.

The Tartans will also compete in the 800-yard freestyle relay and the 200-yard medley relay with seeds of 18th and 19th, respectively.

Preliminary finishes that score in the top 16 earn the chance to score points for the team and the distinguished honors of All-America or All-America Honorable Mention.