March 22, 2014
Site: Minneapolis, Minn. (University of Minnesota Aquatic Center)
Event: NCAA Championships (Day 3)
U-M Team Standing: 30th Place (23 points)
Next U-M Event: Season Complete
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. -- The University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team on Saturday (March 22) competed in a quartet of events, highlighted by a season-best time in the 400-yard freestyle relay, at the NCAA Championships held inside the University Aquatic Center. U-M placed 30th with 23 points, while Georgia (498) took home the team title, with more than 100 points separating it from runner-up Stanford (362.5).
Michigan's relay raced to the second-fastest time in school history at 3:17.03, taking 17th place overall. The relay featured sophomores Zoe Mattingly (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) and Ali DeLoof (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South),freshman Julia Fiks Salem (Sao Paulo, Brazil/Domus Sapientaie) and senior Courtney Beidler (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South). It marked the final race as a Wolverine for senior captain Beidler, who is the reigning Big Ten champion in the 400-yard individual medley.
Senior captain Angela Chokran (South Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North) also raced for the final time for the Maize and Blue. She finished 38th in the 200-yard breaststroke with a time of 2:11.88.
Beidler and sophomore Marni Oldershaw (Oakville, Ontario/Iroquois Ridge) also competed in the 200-yard butterfly, finishing 36th (1:58.43) and 47th (1:59.43), respectively.
At the championships, Oldershaw earned an All-America citation with her eighth-place finish in the 200-yard individual medley. Five other Wolverines earned All-America honorable mentions: two for DeLoof (the 100-yard backstroke and 200-yard medley relay) and one each for Chokran, Fiks Salem, Mattingly and freshman Madeline Frost (Saline, Mich./Saline).
Junior Carey Chen (Vancouver, British Columbia/University Hill Secondary) capped off her first berth to the championships with a 25th-place finish on platform diving.
U-M sent its largest to contingent to the championships in several years with five qualified swimmers, four relay alternates and one diver.
Team Standings (Top 10)
1. Georgia 498 2. Stanford 362.5 3. California 354 4. Texas A&M 318 5. Southern Cal 226 6. Florida 211 7. Tennessee 199 8. Texas 136 9. Minnesota 126.5 10. Virginia 123 ----------------------- 30. MICHIGAN 23
Event Winners/U-M Finishers (Day 3)
1,650-yard Freestyle 1. Brittany MacLean, Georgia 15:27.84* 200-yard Backstroke 1. Brooklynn Snodgrass, Indiana 1:50.52 100-yard Freestyle 1. Margo Geer, Arizona 47.10 200-yard Breaststroke 1. Emma Reaney, Notre Dame 2:04.06* 38. Angela Chokran, U-M 2:11.88 200-yard Butterfly 1. Cammile Adams, Texas A&M 1:52.25 36. Courtney Beidler, U-M 1:58.43 47. Marni Oldershaw, U-M 1:59.43 400-yard Freestyle Relay 1. Stanford 3:10.83 17. MICHIGAN 3:17.03 (Zoe Mattingly, Ali DeLoof Julia Fiks Salem, Courtney Beidler) Platform Diving 1. Haley Ishimatsu, USC 365.15 25. Carey Chen, U-M 232.60 * NCAA Record & U.S. Open Record $ American Record # NCAA Championships Record @ Michigan Record
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