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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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