Orion Martin Earns 3rd Career All-American Honor

Orion Martin Earns 3rd Career All-American Honor

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology senior Orion Martin earned his third career All-American award with a sixth place 100-butterfly finish at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships on Thursday night. 

Martin joins teammate Ellie Hong as an All-American at the 2016 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving National Championships (SEE RELATED STORY). 

Martin and Hong became just the second and third three-time All-Americans in Fightin' Engineer swimming and diving history with their efforts this week.  Martin captured All-American honors by finishing sixth in the 100-butterfly national championships with a time of 48.51 seconds. 

Matt Smith holds the current swimming school record with four All-American awards before graduating in 2003.

Martin earned the 92nd All-American award in Rose-Hulman history and the 11th for the swimming and diving program.  His career highlights also include one Academic All-American award, four individual and five relay school records, five individual College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin individual event titles, and four conference open records.

Martin completes his career with national finishes of sixth, sixth and seventh in the 100-butterfly over the last three years at the NCAA Division III Championships.

On Friday, Martin placed 28th in the 200-butterfly trials with a time of 1:52.25.  He also placed 33rd in the 100-freestyle with a time of 45.67 seconds on Saturday morning.