On Campus notebook: DeJong leads way for George Mason’s swim team

Megan DeJong (Sherando ’12) is off to a solid start in her redshirt senior swim season for George Mason University.

DeJong finished fifth in the 1,650 freestyle in the Richmond Duals at the University of Richmond on Oct. 21 and Oct. 22. DeJong swam the event in a time of 18:10.87.

She placed in four different events in a home tri-meet with Northeastern and Towson on Nov. 4 and Nov. 5.

She finished fourth in the 50-yard freestyle in a time of 25.89. She finished sixth in three different events. She had a time of 5:09.31 in the 500-yard freestyle, 1:56.23 in the 200-yard freestyle and 56.16 in the 100 freestyle.

DeJong was also third in the 200-yard freestyle in the George Mason Invitational on Nov. 17 and Nov. 18. She had a time of 1:53.30. DeJong also was fourth in the 200-yard freestyle in the meet in a time of 1:54.72 and eighth in the 500-yard freestyle in a time of 5:01.72.

She placed 10th in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 53.76.

The Mustangs return to action Saturday as they travel to George Washington for an Atlantic 10 Conference dual meet.

Making his mark: Rze Culbreath (Millbrook ’13) is finding success on the basketball court this season at Pikeville University, (Kentucky).

The junior has played in 19 games and is averaging 8.7 points, 1.6 assists and 1.3 steals per contest. He is averaging 19.1 minutes per game. The guard has started five games.

Culbreath had a season-high 15 points in a 115-52 victory over Ohio-Lancaster on Nov. 5. He was 3-for-3 from 3-point range in the game. He also had four rebounds, one assist and one steal.

He had a season-high five assists in a 77-53 victory over Bob Jones on Dec. 16. Culbreath also had seven points, three rebounds and two steals.

In a 76-60 victory over Campbellsville, Kentucky on Dec. 7, Culbreath had nine points, two steals and two assists.

He is shooting 42.3 percent (22-for-52) from 3-point range. He is shooting 54.7 percent (58-for-106) from the field, and 84.4 percent (27-for-32) from the free-throw line.

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics school is 16-3 overall this season.

Impact swimmer: Madison Scott (Skyline ’15) didn’t swim for a high school team as the Wildcats don’t have a swimming program, but the sophomore is making plenty of waves at Campbell University (North Carolina).

She is putting together another strong season this year after breaking a school record last year.

Scott was fourth in the 100-yard fly in a time of 58.79 in a dual meet against Vanderbilt University on Dec. 17. She also was fifth in the 200-yard fly in a time of 2:11.01. She was part of a fourth-place relay team in the 400-yard medley (4:02.78) and a sixth-place relay team in the 200-yard freestyle (1:44.40).

In a dual meet against UNC Pembroke on Oct. 29, Scott won the 100 backstroke in a time of 1:04.94

Last year as a freshman she set a school record in the 200 fly with a swim of 2:02.53 in the Coastal Collegiate Swimming Association Championships. She placed sixth in the meet. She also finished 11th in the 100 fly (56.63) in the same meet.

The Camels next meet is Jan. 20 when they travel to Lynchburg to face Liberty University.

Contact staff writer Tommy Keeler at 540-465-5137 ext. 168, or tkeeler@nvdaily.com