Seven Missouri swimmers earn invites to NCAA Women’s Championships
The qualifiers include U.S. National Team member Hannah Stevens.
Mar. 08, 2016
A program-high seven Missouri women earned invitations to the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships. The meet will begin March 16 in Atlanta.
A look at the Missouri qualifiers:
Hannah Stevens, sophomore Stevens qualified for the meet in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke. Last season, she earned All-America honors in the 100-yard backstroke, placing 14th. She was also a member of the Tigers’ fourth-place 400-yard medley relay team and seventh-place 200-yard medley relay team. Stevens is a member of the U.S. National Team.
Abby Duncan, senior Duncan was invited to the 2016 NCAA Championships in the 100- and 200-yard breaststroke. She is seeded in the top eight in both events and is also eligible to swim the 200-yard individual medley. The senior placed 11th in the 200-yard breaststroke and 13th in the 100-yard race at nationals last season. Like Stevens, she was a member of the Tigers’ 400-yard medley relay team.
Nadine Laemmler, junior In her first season with the Tigers, Laemmler qualified in the 100- and 200-yard backstroke. The Western Kentucky transfer is also eligible to compete in the 200-yard individual medley at NCAA Championships. Last year, she was 34th in the 200-yard backstroke and 37th in the 100-yard race.
Katharine Ross, junior Like Duncan, Ross is primarily a breaststroker. She qualified for nationals in the 100- and 200- yard breaststroke as well as the 200-yard individual medley. At Southeastern Conference Championships, Ross became the Tigers’ first ever individual to win a swimming championship, touching first in the the 100-yard breaststroke. In 2015, she was a member of the Tigers All-America 200-yard medley relay team last year, and she also placed 14th in the 100-yard breaststroke.
Anna Patterson, senior Patterson was invited to the meet in the 50-yard freestyle and is eligible to swim the 100-yard butterfly and 100-yard freestyle. She earned All-America honors last season as a member of the Tigers 200- and 400-yard medley relays.
Sharli Brady, sophomore Brady qualified for NCAA Championships in the 400-yard individual medley and 200-yard butterfly. She was an honorable mention All-American as a freshman, finishing 12th in the 400-yard individual medley and 13th in the 200-yard butterfly.
Kira Zubar, sophomore Zubar will make her NCAA Championship debut in 2016. The Minnesota native qualified in the 500-yard freestyle. She is also eligible to swim the 200- and 1,650-yard freestyle.
Edited by Alec Lewis | firstname.lastname@example.org