Quintet Earns All-America Honorable Mention on Day Two of NCAAs
Ali DeLoof

March 21, 2014

Prelims  | Finals 

Site: Minneapolis, Minn. (University of Minnesota Aquatic Center)
Event: NCAA Championships (Day 2)
U-M Team Standing: 24th Place (23 points) after Day 2
Next U-M Event: Saturday, March 22 -- at NCAA Championships (Minneapolis, Minn.), 11 a.m./7 p.m. CDT

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- University of Michigan women's swimming sophomore Ali DeLoof (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South) claimed seventh in the B final of the 100-yard backstroke on Friday night (March 21) during day-two finals of the NCAA Championships inside the University Aquatic Center.

DeLoof touched at 52.66, giving Michigan two more points to its total for the championships (23). She made U-M's lone finals appearance by an individual after coming off an exhilarating finish in the morning preliminaries. Earlier in the day, DeLoof set a new school record in the 100-yard backstroke at 52.15. The sophomore earned an All-America honorable mention for her placement in the race.

Michigan's other finals appearance tonight came in the 200-yard medley relay. The Maize and Blue finished fourth in the B Final (12th overall), scoring 10 points. The relay of sophomore DeLoof,senior Angela Chokran (South Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North), sophomore Zoe Mattingly (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) and freshman Madeline Frost (Saline, Mich./Saline) touched at 1:37.49.

In morning prelims, the medley relay set a new school record with a time of 1:37.38. Freshman Julia Fiks Salem (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Domus Sapientiae) swam the anchor freestyle leg in that relay. All five swimmers earned All-America honorable mention for their performances.

The honor is the third in Chokran's career, third for DeLoof, second for Mattingly and first for both Fiks Salem and Frost.

Michigan will compete in five events scheduled for Saturday (March 22) at the NCAA Championships: the 100-yard freestyle, the 200-yard breaststroke, the 200-yard butterfly, the 400-yard freestyle relay and platform diving. Preliminaries begin at 11 a.m. CDT with finals scheduled to get underway at 7 p.m. CDT inside the University of Minnesota Aquatics Center.

Team Standings (After Day 2)

 1. Georgia                369
 2. Stanford               297
 3. California             285
 4. Texas A&M              226.5
 5. Southern Cal           189
 6. Tennessee              155
 7. Florida                154
 8. Texas                  119
 9. Minnesota               91.5
10. Arizona                 84
24. MICHIGAN                23

Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 2)
Preliminary time in parentheses if faster than finals time

200-yard Medley Relay
 1. Stanford                         1:34.95
12. MICHIGAN                         1:37.49 (1:37.38@)
   (Ali DeLoof, Angela Chokran
    Zoe Mattingly, Madeline Frost)
400-yard Individual Medley
 1. Maya DiRado, Stanford            3:58.12
23. Courtney Beidler, U-M            4:11.38
32. Marni Oldershaw, U-M             4:13.35
100-yard Butterfly
 1. Felicia Lee, Stanford              50.89
52. Zoe Mattingly, U-M                 53.87
200-yard Freestyle
 1. Missy Franklin, California       1:40.31*&$#
100-yard Breaststroke
 1. Breeja Larson, Texas A&M           57.23*&$#
20. Angela Chokran, U-M              1:00.22
100-yard Backstroke
 1. Paige Miller, Texas A&M            50.77
11. Ali DeLoof, U-M                    52.66 (52.15@)
36. Zoe Mattingly, U-M                 53.59
800-yard Freestyle Relay
 1. California                       6:54.94
27. MICHIGAN                         7:16.69
   (Claudia Goswell, Courtney Beidler
    Marni Oldershaw, Sharalynn Missiuna)
Three-Meter Diving
 1. Laura Ryan, Georgia               423.15
30. Carey Chen, U-M                   286.90
* NCAA Record
& U.S. Open Record
$ American Record
# NCAA Championships Record
@ Michigan Record

Day 1 Results


• U-M's 200-yard medley relay earned All-America honorable mention for the second season in a row (2013: Ali DeLoof, Angela Chokran, Ashley Cohagen, Zoe Mattingly and Deirdre Jones ). It marks the 13th time the 200-yard medley relay earned this citation.

Ali DeLoof is the 13th Wolverine to receive All-America honorable mention in the 100-yard backstroke and the first since 2000 (Jennifer Crisman).

Claudia Goswell and Sharalynn Missiuna both competed at the NCAA Championships for the first time when they raced in the 800-yard freestyle relay during morning preliminaries.

Contact: Michael Kasiborski (mkasibor@umich.edu)