Kukurugya Earns All-America Honors with Eighth-Place Finish in 100 Breast
March 25, 2011
March 25, 2011, Knoxville, Tenn. — DePauw sophomore Matt Kukurugya earned all-America honors this evening with an eighth-place finish in the 100-yard breaststroke in 56.66 seconds.
In today's prelims, Kukurugya broke his own school record after finishing seventh in 56.29 seconds. He entered the Championships with the ninth fastest time.
DePauw's 800 freestyle relay of John Montgomery, Joe Hessburg, Jack Burgeson and Josh Baugh finished 20th in 6:54.26.
On Thursday, DePauw's 200 free relay of Burgeson, Hessburg, Baugh and Montgomery earned honorable mention all-America honors after finishing 14th in 1:24.09.
The Tigers' 400 medley relay of Baugh, Matt Kukurugya, Montgomery and Burgeson finished 21st in 3:29.78 on Thursday, while the 200 medley relay of Montgomery, Kukurugya, Baugh and Hessburg finished 17th in 1:34.01.
Kukurugya will also compete in the 200 breast on Saturday where he has the 14th best time and the Tigers will swim the 400 free relay where they are 23rd.
DePauw finished 13th at last year's Championships.