Eight women and eight men qualified for the BIG EAST Championships.
The Friars saw the women's 800y freestyle relay record fall on the first day of the BIG EAST Championships.
The team fell 158-71.
Sophomore Justin Tse collected two individual first-place finishes in the loss.
28 Friars have now met BIG EAST Qualifying Standards this season.
As a Senior: Collected 223.75 points on the season ... Swam the fourth-fastest 200y IM (1:55.90), the fourth-fastest 200y breaststroke (2:09.19) and the fifth-fastest 100y breaststroke (58.83) all-time at Providence ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 100y breaststroke, 200y breaststroke, 200y IM and as part of the 200y medley relay ... Competed in the BIG EAST finals in the 100y breaststroke, taking eighth place (59.76), the 200y breaststroke, taking ninth (2:09.19) and the 200y IM, taking tenth (1:55.90) ... Currently ranks sixth all-time with 757.75 total career points.As a Junior: Finished fourth on the team with 173.25 points and collected 11 individual second-place finishes ... Swam the second-best 100y breaststroke (1:00.33) and 200y IM (1:58.85) on the team this season ... Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 100y breaststroke, 200y breaststroke and the 200y IM, while participating in the 200y medley relay and 200y freestyle relay ... Currently has 534.00 points, which ranks 15th all-time. As a Sophomore: Finished third on the team with 146.25 points...Collected two first-place finishes in the Harold Anderson Invitational in the 100y breaststroke (59.95) and 200y breaststroke (2:14.01)...Swam a team-best 2:10.62 in the 200y breaststroke...Swam a team-best and fourth-fastest all-time 59.62 in the 100y breaststroke...Qualified for the BIG EAST Championships in the 50y freestyle, 100y breaststroke and 200y breaststroke while participating in the 200y medley relay, 200y freestyle relay and 400y medley relay...Currently sits 29th all-time with 369.75 career points.As a Freshman: Saw first action against Lehigh on October 15, 2010...Accumulated a freshmen-best 224 points on the year...Set all the individual team season records for the backstroke: 100m (1:03.28), 200m (2:15.80), 100y (54.13) and 200y (1:56.02)...Swam the second leg in five separate season-best relays for the team...Had four individual first-place finishes...Qualified for and competed in the 800y free relay, 200y medley relay, 200y free relay, 100y breast, 400y medley relay and 200y breast at the BIG EAST Championships...Received the O'Neill Family Award for most valuable male freshman athlete.
High School: Earned four varsity letters in swimming...2008,2009,2010 Standard Times Swimmer of the Year...2007 Standard Times Super Team...2010 Boston Globe All- Scholastic...Three time South/Central Sectional Champion... State Champion in the 200 I.M. senior year...Four time Southern Conference All-Star...Earned most points all time in Stang history...Three time team MVP....Holds six school records...Member of the National Honors Society...2010 Standard Times Leadership Award...President's List at Stang...Recipient of the Presidential Education Award.
Personal: Born April 29, 1992...Son of Paul and Jayne St.Pierre...Has one sister, Kathryne who graduated from Providence in 2008...Has one brother, Will...Health Policy and Management major.
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