TOP MOMENT #6 – Sodemann, Rowe Make Splash on National Scene; Bears Place 2nd in NEWMAC

TOP MOMENT #6 – Sodemann, Rowe Make Splash on National Scene; Bears Place 2nd in NEWMAC

As we approach the holiday season and the New Year, we will take a look back at the Top Ten moments in Coast Guard Academy Athletics during the 2017 year.

We have compiled a list and will unveil one a day for the next 10 weekdays and culminating with the announcement of the top moment on December 29th.

We hope you all enjoy the holiday season.

TOP MOMENT #6 – Sodemann, Rowe Make Splash on National Scene; Bears Place 2nd in NEWMAC

Sophomore Chasse Sodemann earned All-America honors in the 100 breaststroke with a sixth place finish at the NCAA Division III Championships with a time of 54.75. He had a tremendous morning in trials as he set a school and NEWMAC Open record in the event with a time of 54.67 to earn a spot in the finals. His record breaking time was the fifth fastest time in the morning trials.

He was the NEWMAC champion in the 100 breaststroke with a school and NEWMAC Open record time of 54.77 and was unbeaten in the event during the season before the NCAA Championship.

In his other two events at the NCAA Championships, he finished 20th in the 200 breaststroke with a time of 2:05.21 and he was 44th in the 50 freestyle in 21.50.

Sophomore Taylor Rowe earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 1,650 freestyle for the second straight season at the Division III Championship. Rowe placed 13th with a time of 15:46.09. He placed 16th as a freshman.

The sophomore duo led the Bears to a second place finish at the NEWMAC Championships as Rowe won the NEWMAC Championship in the 500 and 1,650 freestyle. Coast Guard had placed third for four straight season before earning the NEWMAC runner up spot in 2017.