NCSA Champion Noah Rutberg Verbally Commits to UNC for 2020

by Lucas Hetzel 3

October 05th, 2019 ACC, College, College Recruiting, News

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Noah Rutberg, a senior at Winston Churchill School at Nations Capital Swim Club in Maryland, has verbally committed to the University of North Carolina for the fall of 2020. Primarily a backstroker, Rutberg will be joining a Tar Heels team that lost their number one backstroker Alvin Jiang after he transferred to Texas.

Rutberg was the 2019 NCSA 200 LCM backstroke champion over the summer (2:03.31); he also took 9th in the 100 LCM backstroke at this meet (57.73). At the 2019 Potomac Valley Short Course Championships, he took 2nd place in the 200-yard backstroke (1:50.71) and 6th in the 200-yard butterfly (1:57.12).

Top Times in Yards:

  • 100 back – 49.77
  • 200 back – 1:48.12
  • 200 IM – 1:52.23
  • 200 fly – 1:52.28

Last season at the ACC Championship meet, it took a 48.01 and 1:47.16 to qualify for the scoring finals in the 100 and 200-yard backstrokes respectively. Rutberg will get one year of crossover with ACC ‘B’ finalist in the 200-yard backstroke Christopher Thames. He will join butterflier Boyd Poelke as the confirmed members of the Tar Heels’ class of 2024.

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Brian Sharar
1 year ago

Just stop the hate. Sick of the petty jealousy. Incredible school incredible kids. Obviously looking for something to deflect your own deficiencies! And ill sign my own name instead of cowardly hiding behind a pseudonym.

1 year ago

This is really mean spirited.

Stop it
1 year ago

You mean a school that totally revamped their student athlete education system? There academic coordinators now work for provost instead of the athletic department. They do cluster analysis on every team with classes (including the grades received) to make sure no single class is being taken too much. There isn’t just one FAR, but a whole committee of doctoral level faculty. As a result of the past, they have actually corrected and now do more than most schools do.

Besides. That was 8 years ago. This post is literally a high school Seniors proudest moment, and you bring in some sort of troll reasoning from an issue with the basketball team from 8 years ago to ruin it. Shame on… Read more »