UMaine junior Yuri Chornobil was the subject of a feature story in the Brighton Pittsford Messenger Post of Brighton, N.Y., for both his achievements in academics and athletics. Chornobil, a Brighton native, is a member of the Black Bears men’s swimming and diving team, and a zoology-biology major who is headed to Australia next fall to do field work at the Great Barrier Reef. He will also spend six weeks this spring in the Caribbean for a marine-based science study. UMaine swimming coach Susan Lizzotte told the newspaper Chornobil is a hard worker both in and out of the pool.
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