Women's Swimming

    Hoosiers Finish 13th at NCAA Championships

    Go Hoosiers! Junior Amy Cozad placed third in the platform diving competition at the NCAA Championships Saturday night.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Junior Amy Cozad placed third in the platform diving competition at the NCAA Championships Saturday night.
    Go Hoosiers!

    March 17, 2012

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    AUBURN, Ala. - An All-American swim from sophomore Lindsay Vrooman in the 1,650 freestyle and a top-eight finish from senior Allysa Vavra in the 200 breaststroke and junior Amy Cozad in platform diving led the Hoosiers on the final night of the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships in Auburn, Ala.

    Indiana posted a 13th-place finish with 115 points. It is the ninth-straight top-15 finish for Indiana. California won its second-straight NCAA title with 412.5 points, followed by Georgia (366), USC (325.5), Stanford (318) and Arizona (299).

    "The Hoosiers had a really good third day with All-America performances from Allysa Vavra, Lindsay Vrooman and Amy Cozad," said head coach Ray Looze. "Overall it's a good finish to our season."

    Vrooman was just off school record pace with a time of 15:56.85 in the 1,650 freestyle, becoming just the second Hoosier ever to go under 16 minutes in the event and finishing sixth overall. It was her third All-America honor of the meet after an eighth-place finish in the 500 freestyle Thursday and an 11th-place showing in the 800 freestyle relay Friday.  She also went a career best in the 200 freestyle on Friday.

    Freshman Lauren Jordan was 21st in the mile with a time of 16:21.74, while senior Nikki White concluded her collegiate career with a time of 16:33.35, good for 31st place.

    In the platform diving competition, Cozad became the highest diving finisher for IU since Christina Loukas won the 2009 NCAA 3-meter title with a third-place finish. Cozad tallied 329.35 points in the championship final after putting up a score of 319.30 in prelims.

    Sophomore Laura Ryan was 12th after prelims with a score of 271.65 but had to withdraw from the competition due to injury.

    Vavra took eighth in the 200 breaststroke with her time of 2:09.61. That is the third-fastest time in school history, behind her mark of 2:09.06 set in morning prelims, and a school record of 2:08.79 set at the Big Ten Championships last month.

    Junior Ashley Specht also competed in the 200 breaststroke, finishing 47th (2:14.53).

    Vavra advanced to the championship final in all three of her individual events at the championships, placing eighth in the 200 individual medley and fifth in the 400 individual medley.

    Freshman Justine Ress led the Hoosiers in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:56.10, placing 28th. Freshman Lauren Jordan finished third in her heat and 29th overall with a career-best time of 1:56.22. Freshman Allie Day went 1:56.26 in prelims, finishing 30th. Junior Taylor Wohrley clocked a time of 1:57.27, placing her 39th.

    Senior Brittany Strumbel went 49.60 in the 100 freestyle, placing her 41st in the field. Sophomore Brenna MacLean placed 27th in the 200 butterfly with a time of 1:57.59.

    200 Backstroke
    28. Justine Ress - 1:56.10
    29. Lauren Jordan - 1:56.22 (career best)
    30. Allie Day - 1:56.26
    39. Taylor Wohrley - 1:57.27

    100 Freestyle
    41. Brittany Strumbel - 49.60

    200 Breaststroke
    7. Allysa Vavra - (2:09.06 prelims) All-American
    47. Ashley Specht - 2:14.53

    200 Butterfly
    27. Brenna MacLean - 1:57.59

    1,650 Freestyle
    6. Lindsay Vrooman - 15:56.85 (Career best; second-fastest time in school history) All-American
    20. Lauren Jordan - 16:21.74
    31. Nikki White - 16:33.35

    Platform Diving
    3. Amy Cozad - 329.35 (319.30 prelims) All-American
    Laura Ryan - 271.65 prelims (did not compete in consolation final)




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