Scott Usher Earns Fourth All-American Honor of his Career

March 26, 2005


University of Wyoming senior Scott Usher finished fourth in the 200 breaststroke at the 2005 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, earning the fourth All-American honor of his storied career.

Usher, a Grand Island, Neb. native, swam to a fourth place time of 1:55.33, breaking his own Wyoming school record in the process. With his fourth place finish, Usher earned the fourth First-Team All-American honor of his career. He earned Wyoming 15 team points which gives the Cowboys a final ranking of 25th in the nation.

"I am happy that Scott came back and had a good day," said UW head coach Tom Johnson. "He swam a very good race and broke his own school record. He seemed to catch the field in the open water but fell a little behind out of the turns. I am very happy that we finished in the top-25 in the nation. Overall, it was great to see him close out on a positive note and leave Wyoming with fourAll-American honors."

Vladislav Polyalov of Alabama won the race in a time of 1:53.93.Northwestern's Mike Alexandrov finished second in a time of 1:54.04 and Standford's Gary Marshall rounded out the top-three with a time of 1:54.54.

Usher will return to action next week as he joins teammate Lindsey Russenberger to compete in the World Championship Trials in Indianapolis, Ind. beginning on April 1.

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