October 25, 2007

Former Gaucho Team Captain to Appear on "The Amazing Race"

Oct. 25, 2007

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Former UC Santa Barbara men's swim team captain, TK Erwin, will appear on the 12th season of "The Amazing Race", a reality television show that airs on CBS. The season premiere, which features Erwin and his girlfriend Rachel, in addition to 10 additional two-person teams, will air on Sunday, Nov. 4 at 8 p.m.

Erwin, the Gaucho men's team captain during the 2005-06 season, set a school record in the 200 backstroke during his senior campaign with a time of 1:47.14. The record has since been broken by teammate Chris Good. He was a four-year letterwinner for the Gauchos and was also an All-Big West All-Academic team honoree and Golden Eagle Award winner.

"The Amazing Race", which is now in its 12th season, is a show that features 11 teams of two people that have preexisting relationships. Each team is competing for a prize of $1 million. This season, the race spans the globe from Ireland to Croatia and the teams will travel more than 50,000 miles and cross multiple continents in just 28 days.

For more information, visit www.cbs.com.