June 12, 2013
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- Associate head coach Josh White of the University of Michigan swimming and diving programs, along with alums Emily Brunemann (2006-10) and Ryan Feeley (2010-13), were named to the United States' open water swimming roster for next month's 2013 World University Games, USA Swimming announced Tuesday (June 11). White will serve as the team's head coach, while Brunemann and Feeley will each swim the 10k.
The World University Games will take place from July 6-17 in Kazan, Russia. Taking place every two years, the World University Games are an international multisport event organized for university athletes by the International Sports Federation. All athletes selected for the team must be at least 17 years old and under 28 years old on Jan. 1, 2013.
The athletes qualified for the World University Games roster based on their 10k performances at 2013 Open Water Nationals. Brunemann finished fourth in the women's race, while Feeley placed fifth on the men's side.
Brunemann is a former national champion, winning the 1,650-yard freestyle in 2008. She was a five-time NCAA All-American and five-time NCAA All-America honorable mention during her collegiate career. She was the 2008 Big Ten Swimmer of the Year and was named USA Swimming Open Water Swimmer of the Year in 2010. She trains with Club Wolverine and has since gone on to win four FINA World Cup 10K Open Water championships.
Feeley was a member of the Wolverines' national championship squad this past season, where he earned one of his two career NCAA All-America honors after finishing sixth in the 1,650-yard freestyle. He was Big Ten champion in the 500-yard freestyle in 2012 and recorded two top-10 finishes at the 2012 U.S. Olympic Trials.
Joining White, Brunemann and Feeley at the event will be head swimming coach Mike Bottom (serving as head men's swimming coach), men's swimmers Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona), Sean Ryan (Hixson, Tenn./McCallie School), Kyle Whitaker (Chesterton, Ind./Chesterton) and Michael Wynalda (Wyoming, Mich./Grandville) and women's swimmers Claudia Lau(Hong Kong, China/Diocesan Girls' School) and Marni Oldershaw (Oakville, Ontario/Iroquois Ridge).
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