College notebook: CR product Green receives 3rd straight MAC swimmer of year award at Widener

Three years ago, Aaron Green proved he was the top male swimmer in the Middle Atlantic Conference.

Nobody was able to knock the Caesar Rodney High grad off that spot ever since.

Now a senior at Widener University, Green was named the MAC Swimmer of the Year at the conference’s championship meet last weekend.

Green is the first swimmer to win the award three seasons in a row.

Green won the 100 freestyle title for the third straight year, matching his NCAA ‘B’ cut time in the event with a time of 45.05 seconds. It is the sixth year in a row that a Widener swimmer won the event.

In the 400 freestyle, Green swam a leg of the Pride’s winning team that was clocked in 3:08.9. Widener finished second in the team standings.

The NCAA Division III Championships will be held in Greensboro, N.C. on March 20-25.

UD can lock up spot

The Delaware men’s basketball team (8-7 CAA, 16-12 overall) can guarantee itself a top-six spot in the CAA Tournament when it plays a 5 p.m. game at Drexel (6-9 CAA, 12-16 overall) today.

The rivalry game is being televised on NBC Sports Philadelphia and Washington.

Finishing in the top six in the league would mean the Blue Hens don’t have to play a first-round game in the league tourney on March 9-12 in Charleston, S.C.

The home team has won the last seven meetings in the UD-Drexel series. Of course, in the Hens’ last trip to Philadelphia last February, they blew a record 34-point lead against the Dragons.

Starting guard Kevin Anderson, who has missed the last two games for personal reasons, is listed as questionable for today’s game.

Gelof’s debut

Cape Henlopen High product Zack Gelof sure made a good first impression in his debut game with the University of Virginia baseball team last week.

Gelof batted leadoff for the Cavaliers in the season opener against No. 3 Vanderbilt. He went 4-for-5 with two doubles, four RBI and two runs scored.

Gelof has started at third base in all four of Virginia’s game on the young season. He is batting .33 and leads the team in runs (five) and doubles (three).

Notes

• Wesley College junior guard Brian Cameron became the first Wolverine to score over 700 points in a season, finishing with 721. He averaged 26.7 points per game.

• Delaware State hosts UMES today at 2 p.m. in women’s basketball with the men’s game to follow. The Hornets have had 12 days off since their last game.

• Former Delaware football player Dorrell Green was recently named the superintendent for the Red Clay School District. He’s the fourth former UD athletic who is a superintendent in the state, joining Heath Chasanov (Woodbridge), Kevin Dickerson (Milford) and Dan Shelton (Capital).

Reach sports editor Andy Walter at walter@newszap.com

Reach staff writer Tim Mastro at tmastro@newszap.com

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