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RIT congratulates its All-American athletes


Luke Baum


Caitlyn Burr


Mark Carson


Mike McInally

In what has turned out to be one of the most successful winter sports seasons in RIT athletics history, four Tiger student-athletes earned All-American honors.

Senior center Mark Carson (Voorheesville, N.Y.) of the RIT men’s basketball team became RIT’s first basketball All-American since 1997 and was named National Association of Basketball Coaches third team All-American. He was also named to the NABC and d3hoops.com East Region first teams. Earlier this season, Carson earned All-Empire 8 first team honors and was MVP of the Empire 8 Tournament.

Carson led the Tigers to their first Empire 8 Championship and NCAA tournament appearance since 2000. He finished the season tied for the most rebounds (396) in one season at RIT, along with seventh most points (544). Carson led the country with 14.1 rebounds per game this season.

RIT wrestlers Mike McInally (Bergen, N.Y.) and Luke Baum (Ontario, N.Y.) garnered All-American honors at the 2009 NCAA Championships. McInally earned runner-up honors at 125 lbs., and finished 35-2 this season.

Baum placed fifth in the championships at 141 lbs. He broke his own school record for wins in a season. He holds the RIT record for most career wins with 146.

Junior swimmer and diver Caitlyn Burr (Delhi, N.Y.) recorded two All-American honors at the 2009 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. She earned honorable mention All-American honors in the 200-yard individual medley and 200-yard butterfly. Burr holds seven individual RIT school records and five relay records. She has set five individual school marks and three relay records this season. She is RIT’s first All American on the women’s swim team in 16 years.

Joe Venniro

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