Katis, Satterthwaite Named Mid-Major All-America

Katis, Satterthwaite Named Mid-Major All-America

10 Crimson student-athletes were honored by CollegeSwimming.com (Gil Talbot).

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Sophomore Chris Satterthwaite and freshman Chuck Katis have been named to the CollegeSwimming.com Mid-Major All-America team while eight others have been named All-America Honorable Mention.

To be recognized as a Mid-Major All-American, a student-athlete must qualify for the NCAA Championships and be a member of a conference designated as a mid-major. A total of nine student-athletes received the award on the men's side, with Harvard and Princeton being the only schools with multiple honorees.

Satterthwaite had an impressive showing at Nationals, placing 20th in the 200 free, 22nd in the 100 free and 55th in the 50 free. The sophomore also earned All-America Honorable Mention recognition as he helped the Crimson's 400 free relay and 200 free relay teams finish 16th and 20th, respectively. Satterthwaite won three individual titles at the Ivy League Championships, capturing the 50, 100 and 200 free crowns while setting new school records in the 50 and 100.

Katis also turned in a pair of top-25 finishes at the NCAA Championships as he placed 20th in the 100 breast and 25th in the 200 breast. He also received All-America Honorable Mention honors as a member of the 400 free relay team, after picking up six All-Ivy League selections at Ivies.

Mike Gaudiani, Spenser Goodman, Niall Janney, Oliver Lee, Kyle McIntee, Griffin Schumacher, Reed Snyder and Zach Walters were each named Honorable Mention All-America. Honorable mention selections are swimmers who attained an NCAA 'B' standard, but not selected for the 2012 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships.