Business majors star in national swimming championships

The Wayne State University women’s swimming and diving team beat Drury University on March 18th in Mansfield, Texas, to claim the NCAA Division II Championship crown. This win marks Wayne State’s first national title since the women’s fencing team won the 1989 NCAA Championship.

Sophomore marketing major Carol Azambuja (Sao Paulo, Brazil) earned seven All-American honors.  She was a five-time national champion in 2012, winning the 200 freestyle and 200 backstroke titles, and setting school records in both. She also joined three of WSU's four championship relays, and finished third in the 100 backstroke and fifth in the 50 freestyle.

While the men did not take home a championship title, senior finance major Andrey Seryy (Saint-Petersburg, Russia) swept the sprint freestyle events (50, 100, 200) for the second straight year on his way to becoming a seven-time All-American in 2012. He broke the NCAA record in the 100 freestyle, and did so twice in the 200 freestyle – once individually and again leading off the third-place and school-record setting 800 freestyle relay.

Also contributing was junior management major Joaquin Abascal Gallegos (Madrid, Spain) who came in fifth in the 400 individual medley.

Read more about Wayne State’s sports highlights at wsuathletics.com.

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