Weekly Q & A with UMass swimming and diving athletes
At the A-10 Championships, placed fifth in the 1,650 free (15:52.34), 13th in the 500 free (4:33.37), and 28th in the 200 free (1:43.06) ... At the Colgate Invitational (10/9-10), placed among the top 10 in four events: sixth in the 100 breast, seventh in the 500 free and 1,650 free and 10th in the 100 free ... At Army (10/24), took second in the 200 breast and seventh in the 200 free ... At Brown (11/14), placed fifth in the 500 free and seventh in the 200 free ... Placed third in the 200 breast and fourth in the 200 individual medley against Bryant (1/16).
At the Atlantic 10 Championships (2/19-21), placed sixth in the 1,650 free (15:46.49), seventh in the 500 free (4:30.68 and finished 20th in the 200 free (1:41.79) … At the Rhode Island Invitational (1/9-10), took second in the 1,000 free, third in the 100 free and fourth in both the 200 and 500 free events … At the Terrier Invitational (11/14-16), finished second in the 1,650 free, fifth in the 500 free and 12th in the 200 free.
Competed at the Speedo Champions Series Long Course Meet in Buffalo, N.Y., where he competed in four events … Placed eighth in the both the 400 long free, the 800 long free and added an 18th place finish in the 200 long free and a 21st place finish in the 100 long free … At the Atlantic 10 Championship (2/20-22), placed fourth in the 1,650 free (15:42.02), sixth in the 500 free (4:31.20) and 14th in the 200 free (1:40.74) … Against Fordham (2/1) had a pair of third place finishes in the 500 and 1,000 free events … At the Terrier Invitational (11/22-24), won the 500 and 1,650 free events while placing third in the 200 free … In a tri-meet against Brown and Northeastern, took second in the 500 free and third in the 200 free …
2013-14 (Freshman, St. Vincent College):
Woodman spent one season at Saint Vincent College in Latrobe, Pa. before transferring to UMass in the summer of 2013 ... Top times include 1:41.60 in the 200 Free, 4:37.11 in the 500 Free and 9:35.46 in the 1000 Free. ... Set a school-record in the 500 Free at the Presidents Athletic Conference Championships as he became the first Bearcat in program history to claim an individual crown at a league championship meet ... Also swam the lead leg on the 800 free relay that established a new SVC record.
Swam for the Nittany Lion Aquatic Club where he broke the club short course records in the 200 and 1000 free, and the long course marks in the 100, 200 and 400 Free ... Was a team captain, district champion and qualified for the Pennsylvania State Championships while at State College Area High School ... Also ran track in HS.
Full name is Joseph Alan Woodman ... Born on June 23, 1993 ... Son of Anita and Greg Woodman ... Engineering major.