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Jamestown grad Wright named CAA Men's Swimming Rookie of Year

Jamestown graduate Colin Wright was named Colonial Athletic Association Men's Swimming Rookie of the Year on Thursday for William and Mary.

The Tribe freshman is the fourth swimmer in the program to earn top rookie honors since 2012.

He won five titles in helping William and Mary to a conference crown, becoming just the third rookie in conference history (and the first since 2001) to achieve that feat, and joined coach Matt Crispino in postseason distinction after he had previously been named conference coach of the year.

Wright won championships in the 50 and 100 free, as well as swimming on the gold-medal 200 free, 400 free, and 200 medley relays. 

Wright, who helped lead Jamestown's boys to a state title last year, swam 19.62 in the 50 free to break the school record by more than half a second and ranks top-20 all-time for U.S. swimmers under 19. He also smashed the school record in the 100 free in 43.7.

Sophomore Carter Kale, a Lafayette graduate, received All-CAA distinction in the 500 free and 1650 free.

And senior Allie Christy, a Bruton graduate, earned all-conference honors for the league champion Tribe women's team in the 200 breaststroke.

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