Former Swim Captain Dillon Connolly Injured In Body Surfing Accident

    Dillon Connolly was an NCAA points scorer as a 2010 junior.
    Sept. 15, 2014

    Former USC men's swimming co-captain Dillon Connolly, a 2011 Trojan graduate and a former school record holder, suffered a severe injury while body surfing on Saturday (Sept. 13).

    According to his parents, he suffered a spinal cord injury in his neck. He is hospitalized in an Orange County hospital.

    Connolly, a design engineer who graduated with a degree in industrial systems engineering, was an NCAA points scorer as a 2010 junior in the 100y breast, taking 13th. He was also a two-time Pac-10 finalist that year, taking third in the 100y breast and eighth in the 200y breast.

    He graduated from USC as the school-record holder in both breaststroke distances and remains the second-fastest all-time Trojan in both events.

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