Bison Athlete of the Week

By Cooper Sutton

Sports Editor

Mike Nicholson ’14


Class: First-year

Events: IM, Breaststroke, Butterfly

Hometown: Chappaqua, N.Y.

Major: Undeclared


400 IM: 3:52.09 (1st)

200 IM: 1:49.75 (3rd)

200 fly: 1:51.56 (7th)

Total points: 48

In the first Patriot League Championships of his career, Mike Nicholson ’14 broke two school records in the 400 and 200-meter individual medleys.

By coming in first in the 400 IM, he became the first Bison first-year to win a championship event since 2007. “Winning the 400 IM was probably the biggest thrill of my life,” Nicholson said.

With an impressive 48 points, Nicholson not only led his team, but also led all non-Midshipmen swimmers in the meet. Nicholson’s performance is no surprise to Bison fans since he has been performing at this level all year.

Even with such success, he remains humble. “I attribute all of my success to my teammates and coaches who have pushed me throughout the year,” Nicholson said.

Nicholson will look to continue his dazzling rookie season next weekend at the ECAC Championships.

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