Gliese Selected to Participate in 2019 World University Games

Photo by Colleen Humel
Photo by Colleen Humel

Senior Alexander Gliese (Columbia, Md./Long Reach) has been selected to participate in the 30th Summer Universiade, or the World University Games, for the Danish National Team, the Danish Swimming Federation announced Monday.

Gliese "has been selected on the basis of a subjective assessment of his efforts at Danish Open, where he has particularly distinguished himself on 200m back," the Federation said.

Gliese recently competed at the Danish Open where he won three gold medals in the 50 back, 100 back, and 200 back. In the 200 back, Gliese broke his own national record and became the first Dane to break the 2-minute mark as he touched in with a time of 1:59.58.

Former UMBC standout Emily Escobedo (New Rochelle, N.Y.) was also selected to compete in the games for Team USA.

The games, which are held every two years in the winter and summer, will take place from July 3-14 in Naples, Italy.