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Graeter, Keegan Receive A-10 Championship Rings at Men's Hoops' Homecoming Game

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During an action-packed weekend in Foggy Bottom as the George Washington Department of Athletics and Recreation celebrated Homecoming and inducted seven members into the Athletic Hall of Fame, GW men's swimming sophomore Oliver Keegan and alum Phillip Graeter ('13) were presented with their Atlantic 10 Championship rings.

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The pair, which tallied gold medal performances at the 2013 Atlantic 10 Swimming and Diving Championships at the SPIRE Institute in Geneva, Ohio, received commemorative rings for their accomplishments during the first half of the men's basketball game against Fordham on Saturday afternoon in front of a sold out crowd inside the Charles E. Smith Center. The duo helped GW finish fourth at last season's conference meet as Grater, then a senior, earned a first-place finish in the 400-yard individual medley with a time of 3:52.72. As a rookie, Keegan came from behind to win the 200-yard butterfly and not only break the GW record but set a new all-time A-10 mark of 1:48.10.

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The Colonials' swimming program also saw two-time A-10 Most Outstanding Performer Tim Champney ('00) inducted in to the GW Athletics Hall of Fame Class of 2014 during halftime of the game. Homecoming was truly a weekend for GW swimming to Raise High.

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