Sports Wrap 3-26-13
Freshman Brad Brooks of Newark, Del., finished fourth in the 1650 freestyle March 23, the final day of the 2013 NCAA Division III men's swimming championship at Conroe ISD Natatorium.
Swimming in the final heat to open the evening session, Brooks placed fourth overall with a time of 15:31.60. The place earned him All-America accolades. His time was 14.43 seconds better than his previous program and Centennial Conference record in the event. He also knocked another 6.54 seconds off his 1000 free record, splitting a time of 9:23.95.
Earlier in the week, Brooks was 10th in the 500 free (4:29.30) to become the first All-American in program history with honorable mention accolades.
A senior on the baseball team, Zach Jones of Frederick, Md., was named the National Collegiate Baseball Writers' Association (NCBWA) National Division III Pitcher of the Week for the week of Mar. 4-10.
Jones threw a no-hitter to lead the Green Terror (5-2) to earn his second honor in as many weeks. Jones fanned a career-high 12 batters in the team's 10-0 game-one win over Penn State-York. He allowed just one base runner – a fifth-inning, one-out walk – in the seven-inning game. It was McDaniel's first no-hitter since Mar. 14, 2001, and the first in the Centennial Conference (CC) since Mar. 10, 2010.