March 17, 2012
Site: Auburn, Ala. (James E. Martin Aquatics Center)
Event: NCAA Championships (Day 3 of 3)
U-M Team Standing: 31st of 50 Teams (14 points)
Next U-M Event: Season Complete
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 team closed out their collegiate careers on the final day of the NCAA Championships on Saturday (March 17), held inside the James E. Martin Aquatics Center. Lohman finished 26th in the platform diving competition (211.35), while Dauw finished 32nd in the 200-yard butterfly (1:58.51).
Dauw closes her Michigan swimming career with four NCAA All-America honorable mentions, including one on Friday (March 16) in the 100-yard butterfly, two Big Ten titles, two All-Big Ten selections, and two CSCAA Scholar All-America nods.
Lohman became the first U-M diver since 1994 to earn two NCAA All-America honorable mentions in the same NCAA Championships after finishing 10th on both one- and three-meter the past two days.
Michigan will end the competition with eight team points, but its final team standing will not be known until the meet is wrapped up later this evening.
Q U O T E S
Michigan Senior Caitlin Dauw
On her swim in the 100-yard butterfly ... "I was happy with my prelims. That's the fastest I've ever been, so I can't complain about that. I had a little trouble hearing the beep to start the race at night, so I had a slow start, and couldn't catch up from there."
On her season as a whole ... "I was happy to go my best in the 100-yard butterfly and happy with how the season went as a whole. There are always some things you wish you could change. It's still sinking in that it's all over. I'm glad we were able to get some people to NCAAs and get some points for the team."
On what her collegiate swimming career means to her ... "It means the world to me. Walking around the deck here wearing a cap with the block M on it means so much. I've had coaches stop me that swam here, that know the program, or know Jim that have congratulated me about being there. To me, that speaks to what Michigan is all about, and I'm so incredibly grateful to have had the opportunity."
U-M Senior Amanda Lohman
On her NCAA Championships performance ... "This being my third time here, I think I had more experience of what this meet was like. It helped calm my nerves a little more. Caitlin and I both used that to try and score points for Michigan, and we were about to do that."
On her season as a whole ... "I didn't start off that great. I wanted to make sure that I peaked at the right time, and halfway through the year, I think I did that. As far as a turning point goes, I think that meet in January against Indiana, when the result of the meet came down to me, that really helped my confidence. That was an awesome feeling."
On what her diving career means to her ... "It means everything. I'm really happy and incredibly thankful to have had this opportunity to represent the University of Michigan. Whether it's an October meet against Toledo or a March meet against the rest of the NCAA, every time I can represent Michigan is an incredible feeling. I use that as my motivation and always keep the team in mind. I'm so lucky to have been able to go through this."
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