March 16, 2012
Site: Auburn, Ala. (James E. Martin Aquatics Center)
Event: NCAA Championships (Day 2 of 3)
U-M Team Standing: 27th Place of 44 Teams (14 points) after Day 2
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 17 -- at NCAA Championships - Day 3 (Auburn, Ala.), 11 a.m./7 p.m. CDT
AUBURN, Ala. -- Seniors Caitlin Dauw (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East) and Amanda Lohman (Pittsburgh, Pa./Upper St. Clair) of the University of Michigan women's swimming and diving each earned NCAA All-America honorable mention at the second day of the NCAA Championships on Friday (March 16) at the James E. Martin Aquatics Center. Lohman finished 11th off the three-meter springboard (324.80), while Dauw took 16th in the 100-yard butterfly (52.96).
For Lohman, it was her second honor in as many days, as she also finished 10th on the one-meter board yesterday (Thursday, March 15). She is the first two-time NCAA All-America honorable mention diver since Elyse Lee (2005-08), and the first U-M diver to receive two NCAA All-America honorable mentions at the same NCAA Championships since Carrie Zarse (1993-96) in 1994.
After finishing 10th in the preliminaries with a career-best time of 52.34, Dauw returned in the evening for the consolation final, ending up in 16th place. She was the highest finisher of any other Big Ten swimmer in that race, as she earned her second consecutive NCAA All-America honorable mention. She is the third U-M athlete to earn two career NCAA All-America honorable mentions in the 100-yard butterfly, joining Anne Weilbacher (2002, 2004) and Margaret Kelly (2007-08).
The NCAA Championships conclude tomorrow (Saturday, March 17), with Dauw swimming the 200-yard butterfly and Lohman participating in the platform diving competition. Preliminaries will begin at 11 a.m., with 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