Freestyle swimmer succeeds
Paul Weinstein completed his freshman year at Emory University, where he swam for the Emory Eagles. At the NCAA Division III National Championships at the University of Minnesota, Paul finished third in the 1650 freestyle and the Emory Eagles team finished second. Paul’s third-place finish in this event earned him All-America honors and broke Emory men’s varsity records in the 1000 freestyle and 1650 freestyle events.
A month earlier, Paul was named the University Athletic Association Rookie of the Year after earning All-UAA honors in the 1650 freestyle. He was the third Rookie of the Year in the history of the Emory program and the only male freshman in the conference to qualify for the NCAA championship meet. As a team, the Emory Eagles maintained their consecutive-conference title streak, winning the University Athletic Association Championship for the 11th-straight year.
Paul was also nominated for Emory University’s Freshman Impact Award, which is presented to an athlete demonstrating the exceptional dedication and spirit that defines Emory Athletics.
Paul is a 2008 graduate of Fox Chapel High School where he was captain of the swim team and broke the school’s 500-yard team record. His mile swimming time qualified him to compete in the U.S. Open Swimming Championships to be held in Seattle, Wash., in early August.