NCAA Division III Individual Champions

Through 2017 the Ephs have won 20 individual and three relay titles in NCAA Division III.

In Shenandoah, Texas at the 2017 NCAA Championships senior Ben Lin became the first Eph male to win three events at one NCAA Championship meet. Lin won the 100 backstroke in a meet record time of 46.62, won the 200 backstroke in 1:44.00, and the 100 fly in 47:37.

At the 2015 NCAA Championship Meet in Shenandoah, Texas the quartet of Ben Lin, Jake Tamposi, Thad Ricotta & Alex Nanda set the NESCAC and NCAA record in the 400 Medley Relay - 3:13.84, breaking the record they had set in the morning prelim (3:14.84). Ben LIn came back the next night to capture the 100 back in 47.77.

Winning the 200 and 400 IMs at the 2011 NCAA Champinships sophomore Paul Dyrkacz became just the second Eph since 1979 (joining John Young '97) to win two individual titles at the same championship. Repeating as the 400 IM champion in 2012 boosted Dyrkacz's total to three titles.

John Young '97 was a three-time champion in the 100-Yard Freestyle and won the 200-Yard Freestyle once.

Young also owns the most individual titles won by an Eph with four.

Will Cunningham '06 was also a three-time champion in the 100-Yard Backstroke.


Year Name  Event Time/Points
2017 Ben Lin 200 Back  1:44.00 
  Ben Lin  100 Back 46.62
  Ben Lin 100 Fly 47:37
2016 Ben Lin, Jake Tamposi,
Tim Kostolansky & Alex McCarter
Medley Relay
2015 Ben Lin, Jake Tamposi,
Thad Ricotta & Alex Nanda
Medley Relay
3:13.84 **
  Ben Lin '17 100-Yard Fly 47.77
2012 Paul Dyrkacz 400 IM 3:51.90
2011 Gary Roberson 200-Yard Freestyle 1:37.51
  Paul Dyrkacz 400 IM 3:52.97
  Paul Dykacz 200 IM 1:49.10
2007 Norman Scott 100-Yard Butterfly :49.05
2006  Will Cunningham  100-Yard Backstroke :48.79 
Will Cunningham 100-Yard Backstroke :49.24 
Will Cunningham 100-Yard Backstroke :49.45 
John Young 100-Yard Freestyle :44.91 
1996 John Young 100-Yard Freestyle :45.16

John Young  200-Yard Freestyle  1:39.31 
1995   John Young 100-Yard Freestyle :45.46
1989 Robert Benson  400-Yard IM 4:02.70
Robert Sommer 100-Yard Backstroke :52.54 
1982 Robert Sommer, David Rowley,
Benjamin Aronson, Michael Regan
Medley Relay
Robert Sommer 200-Yard Backstroke 1:54.72
Michael Regan 50-Yard Freestyle :21.52 

**Set NESCAC & NCAA record