2015 NCAA Division III Championships: Andrew Wilson Shoots Up All-Time Rankings

Andrew Wilson podium, Emory
Photo Courtesy: Hayley Good

Coming into night two of the 2015 NCAA Division III Championships, Emory junior Andrew Wilson was already an NCAA record holder in two events.

He had already won the 200 individual medley in an NCAA record time of 1:46.23 on day one. That swim included a 28.91 breaststroke split, by far the fastest in the field, and propelled him from seventh at the 100 to first at the 150 and he was able to hold off Hugh Anderson of Mary Washington for the win and the title.

He also was the record holder in the 100 breaststroke setting the record back in December with a 53.41.

Wilson then proceed to break the record in prelims, swimming to the top seed and a 52.59, almost a full second under his old record.

He wasn’t done.

He found an extra gear during finals and exploded for a 51.72, 1.69 seconds faster than what his own record was not 24 hours earlier.

Wilson is now the 13th fastest 100 breaststroker of all time and the 9th quickest American.

A look at the top 15 100 breaststroke swims of all time:

1 50.04 Kevin Cordes Arizona 3/28/14

2 50.86 Damir Dugonjic California TAMU 3/27/09

3 51.14 Cody Miller Badger 12/19/14

4 51.25 Nic Fink Georgia 2/18/14

5 51.35 Mike Alexandrov Tucson Ford Columbus 12/3/10

6 51.63 Nolan Koon California Minneapolis 3/24/11

6 51.63 Anton Lobanov Nova Southeastern 3/13/15

8 51.64 Sam Tierney Missouri 2/20/15

9 51.68 Brendan McHugh GPAC 12/19/14

10 51.69 Kevin Steel Arizona 3/28/13

12 51.70 Anton McKee Alabama 2/18/14

13 51.72 Andrew Wilson Emory 3/20/15

14 51.75p John Criste Stanford TAMU 3/27/09

14 51.75 Richard Funk Michigan 2/26/14

15 51.77 Bruno Ortiz Michigan 2/27/15

Wilson is scheduled to swim the 200 breaststroke tomorrow. He owns the NCAA D3 record with a 1:57.18 swum in December and is the top seed.


  1. avatar

    That’s awesome! Can you fix the spelling of “Emory” in the top 15 list?

    • avatar
      James Bossert

      Just fixed it. Good catch.