March 15, 2012
Site: Auburn, Ala. (James E. Martin Aquatics Center)
Event: NCAA Championships
U-M Team Standing: Tie-24th Place of 32 Teams (7 points) after Day 1
Next U-M Event: Fri-Sat, March 16-17 -- at NCAA Championships (Auburn, Ala.), 11 a.m./7 p.m. CDT
AUBURN, Ala. -- University of Michigan senior women's diver Amanda Lohman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) finished 10th (317.90) in the one-meter diving competition on Thursday (March 15) on the first day of the NCAA Championships, held inside the James E. Martin Aquatics Center.
Lohman becomes the first U-M diver to earn NCAA All-America honorable mention since Elyse Lee in 2008, and the first under second-year head diving coach KZ Li. Additionally, it is her highest finish on one-meter in three career appearances at the NCAA Championships; her previous high finish was 18th in 2010 as a sophomore.
The other Wolverine in Auburn was senior Caitlin Dauw (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East), who was originally scheduled to swim the 50-yard freestyle, but was scratched an hour before the preliminaries. She is still scheduled to swim the 100-yard butterfly tomorrow and the 200-yard butterfly on Saturday, events in which she is ranked 16th and 31st, respectively, nationally.
The NCAA Championships continue tomorrow (Friday, March 16) with Dauw swimming the 100-yard butterfly and Lohman competing in the three-meter diving competition. Preliminaries begin at 11 a.m., with event finals beginning at 7 p.m. CDT. A live video stream of the preliminaries can be seen at www.auburntigers.com, while the finals will be shown on www.ESPN3.com.
Contact: Brad Rudner (734) 763-4423