Connor LaMastra Transferring to Northwestern After Three Years at Dartmouth

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Dartmouth’s Connor LaMastra will be transferring from the Ivy League to the Big Ten and will swim his final year with the Northwestern Wildcats, he announced on Friday.

LaMastra was a key contributor to Dartmouth before the team was cut this off-season, as he was second in the 500 free, third in the 1000, and third in the 200 fly at the Ivy League Championships this season. LaMastra is already the fastest swimmer on the Northwestern team in the 500 as he would have been the only one under 4:20 last season. In the 200 butterfly, he would have been second on the Wildcats roster but would still be within A-final scoring range at the Big Ten Championships.

He will also be a good addition to the 800 free relay team as Northwestern was sixth at Big Tens last season in that event.

Connor LaMastra’s Best Times:

  • 200 free: 1:35.94
  • 500 free: 4:18.68
  • 1000 free: 9:02.23
  • 1650 free: 15:20.72
  • 100 back: 50.29
  • 200 fly: 1:43.47

Northwestern had qualified four swimmers to last year’s NCAA Championships and all four of them were underclassmen. They were fifth at last year’s Big Ten Championships as coach Jeremy Kipp, who has since taken the job at USC, had a budding program in Evanston that will now be led by Katie Robinson.

Connor LaMastra will be joining a freshman class that includes: