March 5, 2014
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- Five members of the University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team and all five U-M relays were selected Wednesday (March 5) to compete at the upcoming NCAA Championships, set for March 20-22 at the University Aquatics Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
The five swimmers are seniors Courtney Beidler (Richboro, Pa./Council Rock South) and Angela Chokran (South Elgin, Ill./St. Charles North) and sophomores Ali DeLoof (Grosse Pointe, Mich./Grosse Pointe South), Zoe Mattingly (Zionsville, Ind./Zionsville) and Marni Oldershaw (Oakville, Ontario/Iroquois Ridge).
The Maize and Blue also qualified all five of its relays: the 200-yard freestyle, 400-yard freestyle, 800-yard freestyle, 200-yard medley and 400-yard medley.
|Courtney Beidler (SR)||200-yard butterfly|
|Angela Chokran (SR)||100-yard breaststroke|
|Ali DeLoof (SO)||50-yard freestyle|
|Zoe Mattingly (SO)||100-yard freestyle|
|Marni Oldershaw (SO)||200-yard butterfly|
This is the most individual swimmers and relays that U-M has qualified since 2010-11, when the team sent six swimmers and four relays. Last season, Michigan qualified four swimmers and two relays.
The Wolverines have scored points at the NCAA Championships every season since 1983. Michigan has 11 swimming and diving NCAA national champions in its history, the last coming in 2008 from Emily Brunemann in the 1,650-yard freestyle.
There will be 281 swimmers from 70 different teams competing at the championships. There are 41 diving spots up for grabs; Michigan's divers will attempt to qualify for the NCAA Championships at Zone C Diving, to be held March 14-16 in Columbus, Ohio.
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