David Tomashewski '78
One of the finest backstroke swimmers in Grove City College history, David Tomashewski finished his stellar four-year career as the most decorated athlete in school history. Tomashewski earned a Grove City-record nine NCAA Division III All- America honors from 1975 to 1978 while leading the Wolverines to top 15 finishes in the national team standings in all four seasons.
The Penn Hills High School graduate earned All-America distinction in the 200 backstroke in each of his four seasons. He concluded his career with a fifth-place national finish in the 200 backstroke at the 1978 NCAA Championships, hosted by Grinnell (Iowa) College.
That year, Tomashewski also took eighth in the 100 backstroke. He also earned All-America in the 100 backstroke in both 1976 and 1977.
In addition, he helped Grove City's 400 medley relay team achieve All- America status in his sophomore and junior seasons. Grove City fin- ished 11th at the 1976 NCAA Championships, marking the program's best NCAA finish in the Division III era to that point.
Tomashewski co-captained the 1977-78 team, which went 8-3 under head coach Jim Longnecker. Overall, Grove City compiled a 36-10 dual- meet record during Tomashewski's career.
He graduated as the school record-holder in both backstroke events as well as the 400 medley relay. The College inducted Tomashewski into its Men's Swimming and Diving Hall of Fame in 1993.
He graduated in 1978 with a bachelor's degree in accounting and now works as director of policy and control for Chart Industries.