Neil Versfeld
Breast/IM - Breast/IM
Previous Affiliations
   Crawford College
Previous Experience
Umhlanga, S. Africa
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Release: 04/30/2009
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2008-2009 (Senior Season)
Won national championship in the 200 breaststroke, swimming the fastest time in history in the event in 1:51.40 at the NCAA Championships.
Earned two All-America honors, including a first-place in the 200 breaststroke and an eighth-place finish in the 100 breaststroke, at the NCAAs.
Earned Honorable Mention All-America honors with Georgia’s 400 medley relay, which finished ninth, and its 200 medley relay, which finished 16th, at NCAAs.
Was named First Team All-SEC after winning two events, the 100 and 200 breaststroke, at the 2009 SEC Championships.
Swam the breaststroke leg on the second-place 400 medley relay and fourth-place 200 medley relay teams at the 2009 SEC Championships that set school records.
Finished 16th in the 200 individual medley at the 2009 SEC Championships.
Holds school records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events.
Named SEC Male Swimmer of the Week twice, following the Texas/SMU meets and Alabama/South Carolina meets.
Received the Morton S. Hodgson, Jr. Men’s Swimming and Diving Scholarship.
2007-2008 (Redshirt Season)
Chosen as the recipient of the Morton S. Hodgson Jr. Men’s Swimming and Diving Endowed Scholarship.
Redshirted and did not compete.
2006-2007 (Junior Season)
Placed fourth in the 200 breaststroke at the NCAA Championship, setting the school record of 1:54.54.
Finished 31st in the 100 breaststroke at the NCAAs with the seventh-best time in school history.
Swam on the 400 medley relay team that placed 17th at the NCAAs.
Earned one All-America citation.
At the SEC Championship, took sixth in the 200 breast and 10th in the 100 breast.
2005-2006 (Sophomore Season)
Competed at the NCAAs, placing ninth in the 200 breast and 30th in the 100 breast.
Finished third in the 200 breast and 13th in the 100 breast at the SECs.
At the SECs, was a member of the 400 medley relay that placed fourth.
Placed ninth in the 2008 Beijing Olympics in the 200 breaststroke for South Africa.
Placed first in the 200 breast at the 2007 USA Spring Nationals and won the Performance of the Meet Award.
Placed fourth in the 200 breast at the 2007 USA Swimming National Championships.
Was sixth in the 200m breast at the 2007 Japan International Meet.
Competed for South Africa in the 2006 Commonwealth Games, finishing sixth in the 200m breast and 16th in the 100m breast.
Placed fifth at the World University Games in 2005 in the 200m breast representing South Africa.
High School
Graduated from Crawford.
Swam with the Seals Swimming Club.
Also played water polo, rugby, cricket, hockey and tennis.
Born March 29, 1985.
Son of Ken Versfeld.
Majoring in Housing and Consumer Economics.
Collegiate Personal Bests
100 breaststroke    52.23    02/20/2009
200 breaststroke    1:51.40    03/28/2009