Ryk Neethling

Arizona's Ryk Neethling takes a break during practice at Hillenbrand Aquatic Center on March 24, 1997. Photo by Jeffry Scott / Arizona Daily Star  

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In his sophomore season, Neethling became just the second swimmer in NCAA history to win three individual championships in a year: the 200, 500 and 1,650 freestyles. He also helped Arizona finish second in a relay championship. 

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