North Central Washington

Sports Awards

Zane DeWitz
Zane DeWitz was the dominant swimmer of his time, not only in North Central Washington, but also in the state of Washington while competing for Eastmont High School. He was a High School All-American as a junior and senior after winning state 'AA' championships both years in the 100 butterfly and 100 breaststroke along with a state butterfly title as a sophomore. Zane recorded fast times of 49.59 (100 butterfly 'AA' state record) and 50.61 in the breaststroke. He was named the State of Washington High School Boy Swimmer-of-the-Year for 1996-97. During prep years, Zane was a NCW Sports Awards finalist in 1996 and 1997.

Zane went on to become an all-American swimmer for the University of Tennessee in each of the four years (1998, 99, 2000 and 2001) that he competed for the Volunteers. He finished as high as 4th at the NCAA Championships in the 200 individual medley as well as winning Southeastern Conference championships and setting a school record (1:45.56). Zane was a first team NCAA Academic All-American as well. He was named as a Sports Awards finalist four times in the college category and received the NCW Sports Awards College Male Athlete of the Year honor in 1999. Zane was named as North Central Washington Male Athlete of the Decade for the 1990s.