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MIT's Sam Ubellacker Qualifies for United States Olympic Swimming Trials

MIT's Sam Ubellacker Qualifies for United States Olympic Swimming Trials

This release is courtesy of MIT Sports Information.

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (July 15) - Rising senior Sam Ubellacker (Georgetown, Ky.) became the second student-athlete in the history of the MIT swimming and diving program to swim an Olympic Trials cut as he posted a time of 23.13 in the 50-meter freestyle swimming unattached at the 2019 Los Angeles Invitational at the University of Southern California over the weekend.

The seven-time NCAA All-American's time of 23.13 in the 50-freestyle (long course meters) was 0.06-seconds under the qualifying time of 23.19. He finished sixth overall in the field of 39 swimmers and was one of seven swimmers to hit the cut time. Once he graduates from MIT next June, he will compete in the United States Olympic Trials, which will be held in Omaha, Nebraska from June 21-28, 2020. The 2020 Olympic Games are scheduled for July 24-August 9 in Tokyo, Japan.

Ubellacker joins his brother Wyatt Ubellacker as the other United States Olympic Trials qualifier in program history as Wyatt swam the 50-meter freestyle and the 100-meter freestyle back in 2012.

In 2018-19 alone, S. Ubellacker was a five-time NCAA All-American, a four-time New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Champion, a six-time NEWMAC All-Conference honoree and was named as the conference athlete of the week individually or as part of a relay six times.