Scott Usher Places Second in 200 Breaststroke at 2004 NCAA Championships

March 27, 2004

Laramie, Wyo. -- University of Wyoming junior ScottUsher placed second in the 200 meter breaststroke at the 2004 NCAAChampionships, Saturday night at the Nassau County Aquatic Center inEast Meadow, N.Y.

The Grand Island, Neb. native swam to a second place time of 2:07.66in the event. University of Texas standout Brendan Hansen completed asweep of the breaststroke events by winning the 200 in a NCAA recordtime of 2:04.73. This is the fourth consecutive year Hansen has wonboth breaststroke events.

Usher's second place finish earned him All-American honors for thesecond day in a row, after placing third in the 100 yesterday. Thisis the third All-American selection for Usher, as he was honoredfollowing his sixth place finish in the 200 at last year'schampionships.

"I am excited for Scott and couldn't be more proud of him,"said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "He did a great job of representingour university this weekend. It is another great day for Wyomingswimming. Scott is one great Cowboy."

Usher earned Wyoming 33 team points at the championships which makesthe Cowboys the 22nd ranked team in the nation.

"One of the goals we set a long time ago was to be a top-25 programand it is great for our team to see that happen," added Johnson.

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