Hoosiers Finish 11th at NCAA Swim and Dive Championships
March 23, 2013
INDIANAPOLIS - A pair of top-three finishes on the final day of competition lifted the Indiana women's swimming and diving team to an 11th-place finish at the 2013 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships at the IU Natatorium and IUPUI Sports Complex in Indianapolis.
The Hoosiers finished with 115 points for their best finish since 2010 and 10th-straight top 15 finish. Georgia took home the national title with 477 points.
Lindsay Vrooman capped her standout season with the best finish ever by a Hoosier in the 1,650 free, placing third in a school-record time of 15:50.73. That tops her old school mark of 15:51.20 set just a month ago at the Big Ten Championships. Indiana swimmers have five times under 16 minutes in the 1,650 free, with four of those belonging to Vrooman. It marked the third time this season she dipped below 16 minutes in the event. Vrooman also set the school record in the 1,000 free with a split of 9:37.74.
Freshman Taylor O'Brien placed 22nd with a time of 16:13.31.
Competing in her second championship final in as many days, freshman Brooklynn Snodgrass finished seventh in the 200 backstroke with a time of 1:52.12. Snodgrass earned her spot in the championship final with a swim of 1:52.52 in prelims. Allie Day placed 21st overall with a time of 1:54.42, followed by Cynthia Pammett in 25th (1:55.05), Dorina Szekeres in 28th (1:55.23) and Justine Ress in 36th (1:56.12).
Bronwyn Pasloski posted a career best in the 200 breaststroke, finishing 25th overall in 2:11.00. Ashley Specht was 36th, clocking a time of 2:12.47.
Brenna MacLean picked up honorable mention All-America honors with an 11th-place finish in the 200 butterfly. MacLean's consolation final time of 1:55.68 is the third fastest in school history. She went 1:55.60 in prelims to earn her evening spot, posting the second-fastest time in the IU record book. Only Kate Fesenko has ever gone faster for IU with her Big Ten record time of 1:54.85 in 2010.
Haley Lips finished 43rd in the 200 fly (1:59.42).
In her final collegiate performance, Amy Cozad placed third in the platform diving competition with 325.20 points. Cozad qualified third overall for the platform final with a prelim score of 304.45. Kate Hillman just missed the consolation final with a prelims score of 257.90, finishing 17th overall.
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