Feb. 26, 2013
GREENVILLE, N.C. --- Eleven members of the East Carolina men's swimming and diving team earned All-Conference USA honors in 17 events at the C-USA Men's Invitational over the weekend. Freshman Bailie Monahan was the lone member of the Pirate women's team to earn all-league status during the Women's Championship meet.
Daniel Woods achieved first-team all-conference honors by winning the 200-yard butterfly with an ECU varsity record and NCAA `B' cut time of 1:46.05. He also attained all-league honors in the 100-yard butterfly and the 400-yard medley relay. Rokas Cepulis, Andre Smedstad and Geoffrey Bobsin also earned all-conference accolades as part of the 400-medley relay team.
In addition to Woods, Cepulis, Julien Dodu and Michael Dugan received all-conference status in multiple events. Cepulis earned recognition in the 200-yard butterfly, while Dodu and Dugan each made the team in the 1650-yard freestyle and as members of the 800-yard freestyle relay team. Macon Crowder and Jeffrey Mead were also part of the 800-free relay team that established a new school record (6:38.40).
Attila Kiraly reached the medal stand and earned all-league status in the 400-yard IM, while setting the varsity mark (3:50.66). It was one of two records he broke during the year-end meet. He also posted an ECU-best time of 1:46.79 in the 200-yard backstroke. Kiraly was one of four Pirates, along with Woods, Cepulis and J.D. Flanagan to record an NCAA `B' qualifying time.
The men's team set seven new varsity records and achieved 26 all-time top 10 times/scores. ECU's women's team posted 32 all-time top 10 times, four varsity records and six freshmen marks.
Monahan set three of those six freshman records. She became the first woman in school history to swim the 200-yard butterfly in less than two minutes (1:58.25), earning all-conference honors, and reaching the NCAA `B' qualifying time and establishing a program-best time. Monahan also set freshman records in the 100-yard butterfly and 200-yard IM.
Varsity records also fell in the 200-yard medley relay and the 800-yard freestyle relay.