Fitch, Kopydlowski and Steagall Earn Postseason Academic Award
Colonials Place Fifth at A-10 Championships
Colonials Post 13 Victories on Saturday
Alumni Join in Celebrating 2014-15 Achievements
Trio Earns Academic All-Conference Nod
GW Men's Swimming vs. Bucknell (10.19.2013) Photo by: Molly Riley
2015-16: Named to the 2016 Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team...Swam the third leg of the 800-yard freestyle relay to place seventh with a time of 6:42.31 at the 2016 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 21)...Won the consolation final -- good for ninth overall -- in the 200 fly at the A-10 Championships with a time of 1:50.29...Finished 18th overall in the 100 fly at the A-10 Championships (50.65)...Posted career-best times in the 50-yard breaststroke (29.34) and the 50-yard butterfly (23.58) at the Magnus Cup Invitational (Nov. 22)... Member of Fall 2015 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll... Named to the GW Athletics Academic Dean's List...GW Community Service Student-Athlete of the Month in April.
2014-15: Named to Atlantic 10 Academic All-Conference Team...Swam third leg of GW record-setting 400-yd medley relay, helping post a time of 3:18.86 at the 2015 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 21)...Swam career-fastest times in the 50-yd freestyle (21.36), 100-yd butterfly (49.09) and 200-yd fly (1:50.05) at the 2015 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 19-21)...Times in the 100-yd and 200-yd fly were good for second and third on GW's all-time list, respectively...Touched the wall in a career-best 2:05.05 in the 200-yd IM against Howard (Jan. 23)...Named to GW Athletics Department Academic Dean's List...Member of Fall 2014 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Roll.
2013-14: Finished third in the B Final and 11th overall in the 200-yard butterfly at the 2014 Atlantic 10 Championships (Feb. 19) with a time of 1:51.05, good for fourth on GW's all-time list...Swam third leg of fifth-place finishing 400-yard freestyle relay (3:02.61) at the A-10 Championships...Recorded season-best times in the 50 free (21.45) and 200 free (1:41.48) at the A-10 Championships...Finished fourth in the 100 free against George Mason (Feb. 1) with a season-fastest time of 48.00 seconds...Swam a season-best time of 4:41.82 in the 500 free for a 10th-place finish at the Patriot Invitational (Nov. 21)...Named to GW Athletics Academic Dean's List...Member of Fall 2013 and Spring 2013 Atlantic 10 Commissioner's Honor Rolls
High School: Team captain of Mountain Pointe squad and four-year state championship qualifier...Tabbed Most Improved Swimmer as a sophomore and Most Valuable Swimmer during his junior and senior seasons...Twice named to the All-East Valley Tribune Second Team...Reached the podium three times at the Arizona state championships...Two-time all-city champion...Owns state records in LCM 200 free relay, 800 free relay and 200 medley relay...Also competed for Sun Devil Aquatics...Recipient of USMC Distinguished Athlete Award...Served as Sun Devils Aquatics Representative to Arizona swim team...Two-time USA Swimming Academic All-American.
Personal: Born Joseph Benjamin Fitch on Feb. 23, 1995 in Phoenix, AZ...Son of Elizabeth and Douglas Fitch...Has a younger brother, Daniel...Intends to major in economics.