FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Brandon Birchak, Saint Rose Diving – Class of 2008
Brandon Birchak was the first Saint Rose student-athlete in school history to win an NCAA National Championship. Recovering from a broken back in 2005, Brandon returned to the pool to win both the one and three-meter diving events at the 2007 NCAA Division II Championships.
A mere 9.3 points shy of the all-time NCAA record of 556.40 points, Brandon was named the 2007 NCAA National Diver of the Year for his performance. A four-time NCAA All American, four-time Northeast-10 Conference Champion, and a two-time NE10 Diver of the Year, Birchak was also the runner-up in the one-meter and three-meter events at the 2008 NCAA Championships.
This year, the NE10 is proud to welcome eight additions to our Hall of Fame. We welcome three national-title winning teams, and five outstanding former student-athletes to the Conference Hall of Fame.
- Information for this release provided by the athletic communications staff at Saint Rose
ABOUT THE NE10
The NE10 is an association of 15 diverse institutions serving student-athletes across 24 NCAA Division II sports. Together we build brilliant futures by embracing the journey of every student-athlete.
Each year, 4,500 student-athletes compete in conference championships, making the NE10 the largest DII conference in the country in terms of sport sponsorship. Leading the way in the classroom, on the field and within the community, the NE10 is proud of its comprehensive program and the experience it provides student-athletes.