Team finishes 10th in 200 freestyle relay
Team tallies top finishes in relays
Ben Smith earns first in 100 butterfly
Villanova defeats both Seton Hall and Georgetown.
The Wildcats finish 158-71 over the Friars
2012-13: Competed in three events at the BIG EAST Championship, including 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle ... Earned first place in the 400 freestyle relay against Seton Hall and Georgetown ... Swam a leg on the winning 400 medley relay team against Providence.
2011-12: Competed at least once in six different individual races ... Competed at the BIG EAST Championships in the 100 backstroke, 50 freestyle and 100 freestyle ... Registered a top time in the conference 100 backstroke (52.88) and placed 25th overall ... Finished 39th in the 50 free and 41st (tie) in the 100 free at the championships.
Dallas High School: Received four varsity letters in swimming and volleyball ... Co-captain of the swimming team ... Helped lead the swim team to two undefeated and District II champion seasons ... Seven-time District II AA champion, including twice in the 200 medley relay and the 400 freestyle relay and once each in the 100 butterfly, 100 freestyle and 100 backstroke ... Three-time medalist at the state championships in the 100 fly (fifth place), 100 free (seventh place) and 400 free relay (seventh place) ... Five-time medalist at the Keystone State Games ... Three-time all-state selection ... Received the 2010-11 Wyoming Valley PIAA Swim Officials Outstanding Swimmer of the Year award ... Two-time Citizens' Voice Swimmer of the Year ... Named the 2010-11 Swimming MVP by the Times Leader ... Chosen as the FOX 56 TV Athlete of the Week ... Currently holds eight school records and nine pool records at various high schools ... 2011 NISCA Academic All-American ... Recipient of the 2010-11 District II PIAA Scholar-Athlete Award.
Personal: Born 2/25/93 in Kingston, Pa. ... Only child of Tim and Sandy Tamanini ... 2010 Eagle Scout ... Enjoys hiking, playing paintball and reading ... Chose to attend Villanova for the outstanding programs offered by the Villanova School of Business and a perfect fit on the swim team ... Plans to major in Economics.