Men's Swimming

 

  Derek Hursch
Derek Hursch

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Rochelle Park, N.J.

High School:
Paramus Catholic

Height:
6-3

Position:
Free/IM

Birthdate:
10/10/1980


General

  • Was named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week (10/18)
  • Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week (10/25)
  • Named Atlantic 10 Performer of the Week (11/08)

Holds the fastest time in UMass history in the 200 IM (1:49.81) and sits in fourth all-time in the 200 free (1:38.88). Has a UMass record as a member of the 800 free relay (6:35.92).

2010-11 (Freshman) Received a gold medal in the 200 free (1:38.88) and the 800 free relay (6:35.92), a silver medal in the 200 IM (1:49.81) and the 400 ree relay (3:02.44) at the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/23-26) ... Finished first in both the 400 freestyle (3:08.93) and the 800 freestyle relay (6:47.48), placed ninth in 400 IM (4:17.59), 15th in the 100 freestyle (48.49), and sixth in the 200 IM (1:55.89) at Dartmouth's Invitational (1/29)... Tied in first in the 200 IM (1:56.80), and placed second in both the 200 freestyle relay (1:28.04) and the 1000 freestyle (9:47.56) vs. BC (1/21)... Took first in 200 yard IM (1:54.88), 200 yard free (1:41.95) and 100 yard free ( (47.32), also helped place second in 500 yard free relay (4:08.30) at Binghamton (11/6) ... Placed first in the 100 backstroke (54.77) and the 400 IM (4:09.95), also helped the 200 medley relay team to a first place finish (1:38.55) at Stony Brook (10/30) ... Took first place in the 200-yard freestyle (1:41.46), 100 yard freestyle (47.19), and 200-yard IM (1:55.36) and helped place third in 200 yard freestyle relay (22.40) against Army (10/23) ... Won the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.89), 100-yard freestyle (47.36) and 200-yard IM (1:54.96) against BU (10/16).

Before UMass: Swam at Paramus Catholic under head coach Ralph Manno and Hank Herbotuck.

Personal: Derek James Hursch ... Born October 10, 1991 in Brooklyn, N.Y. ... Parents James Hursch and Tara Dawson ... Siblings Jade and David.

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