Ubellacker ’13 swims to win Earns spot on Academic All-America program

Wyatt L. Ubellacker ’13 was named to the third team of COSIDA’s Academic All-America program. As a swimmer, Wyatt earned a spot on the at-large team — the most competitive team that includes student athletes who compete in a variety of sports, including swimming and diving, men’s volleyball, tennis, lacrosse, field hockey, and fencing. He was named to the First Team All-District, which includes all New England states, New York, and several Canadian provinces.

Ubellacker was also named NEWMAC men’s swimming Athlete of the Year this season.

At the NCAA Nationals, Wyatt set an MIT record with seven All-America honors, given to the top eight finishers in each event. The sophomore’s best finish was in the 100-meter butterfly, where he took third overall, setting a new MIT and NEWMAC record with a time of 48.24 seconds. Ubellacker also earned All-America honors in the 50 free with a fifth place finish and the 100 free with an eighth place showing, as well as in four of the relays.

In addition, he raced in the 400 free relay and placed second overall — the best result for an MIT relay and only the second time MIT men’s swimming has had a runner-up showing — and the 200 free relay, which placed fourth at Nationals.

As a sophomore, he owns five MIT swimming records and this season was named both NEWMAC Athlete of the Week and National Swimmer of the Week. At the conference championship meet, Ubellacker was first team All-Conference in five events, helping MIT to its third straight NEWMAC crown.

Wyatt is the second straight MIT swimmer to earn Academic All-America recognition, following Jeffrey Y. Zhou ’10, who was named to the first team last year.