April 8, 2014
ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- Sophomore Marni Oldershaw (Oakville, Ontario/Iroquois Ridge) of the University of Michigan women's swimming and diving team was selected Saturday (April 5) to represent Team Canada at two prestigious international competitions this summer following the conclusion of the Canadian Swimming Trials held April 2-5 at the Saanich Commonwealth Place in Victoria, British Columbia.
Oldershaw will race for her native Canada at the 2014 Pan Pacific Championships and the 2014 Commonwealth Games. She is one of 21 Canadian women selected to compete at the Pan-Pacs, and one of 20 chosen for the Commonwealth Games.
The sophomore finished under the qualifying standard in the 200-meter individual medley to earn a spot on Canada's contingent to each competition. She finished second at the trials with a time of 2:13.72, which is the best time for a Michigan swimmer in long-course meters.
The Commonwealth Games have been staged since 1930 and take place every four years. Swimming competition at the Commonwealth Games will begin on July 24 in the host city of Glasgow, Scotland. The Pan-Pacs are staged every four years, in the even year between summer Olympics. This year, the competition takes place Aug. 21-24 in Gold Coast, Australia.
Oldershaw is coming off a strong sophomore season in which she earned an All-America citation in the 200-yard individual medley, and was named All-Big Ten second team for finishing second in both the 200 and 400-yard individual medleys.
Michigan will be represented by two men's swimmers among the Canadian contingent: junior Richard Funk (Edmonton, Alberta/Strathcona) and incoming freshman Evan White (Oakville, Ontario/Iroquois Ridge).
Contact: Michael Kasiborski