Richard Selznick '21 - Men's Swimming and Diving - Oct. 31

WALTHAM, Mass. –  Men’s swimming and diving sophomore Richard Selznick of Las Vegas, Nevada, has been named the October 31st Brandeis Athlete of the Week, presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group.

In the first three dual meets of the 2018-19 season, Selznick has been undefeated in the distance freestyle events. He won both the 500-yard and the 1000-yard freestyle in meets against Hartwick on October 19, Vassar on October 20 and Wheaton College on October 27. His best times came in the Wheaton meet, Brandeis’s home opener, when he went 4:55.72 in the 500 and 10:10.28 in the 1000.

Under first-year head coach Nicole Carter, the Brandeis men’s swimming and diving team is off to a 2-1 start. They return to action on Friday, November 2, with a meet against WPI and Babson College.

This is the fourth year that the Brandeis Athlete of the Week program has been presented by The Chateau Restaurant Group. The Athlete of the Year Program highlights a top Brandeis student-athlete who has had an outstanding athletic achievement from the week prior.  Each selected student-athlete will be featured on the Brandeis athletics homepage and inside the Chateau Waltham and Jake N Joes

Owned and operated by the Nocera Family, the Chateau Restaurant of Waltham opened in 1933 and set the standard for providing the tradition of Italian family dining, friendly service and quality food at reasonable prices for its customers.  Located on 195 School Street, with 900 seats, the Chateau is always ready to accommodate large parties.

The Nocera Family consists of 6 brothers who have always had a passion for playing sports.  In 2010, The Nocera Family launched a new concept, Jake n JOES Sports Grille.  Jake n JOES Waltham opened in 2014 and is the best place to watch a game and enjoy quality food.

"Brandeis student-athletes are fantastic role models in our community,” says Chateau President Joe Nocera, “They exemplify the ideals of excellence and commitment both on and off the playing field. The Chateau Waltham and Jake n JOES Waltham are proud to partner with Brandeis Athletics to continue to enhance a positive focus within the Waltham Community."

Selznick is a 2017 graduate of Palos Verde High School.

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