Women's Swimming, Diving Enter Final Day Of NCAAs In Sixth

March 17, 2001

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. - Sophomore Michala Kwasny took second in the 400 IM-yard while freshman Nicci Fusaro was third in the 3-meter springboard to lead USC to sixth place after two days of the 2001 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Nassau Aquatics Center on Friday (March 16).

USC finished the second day with 190 points. Auburn led with 265, but was followed closely by Georgia (261) and Stanford (254.5).

Kwasny took second in the 400 IM in 4:10.61, a personal best. Senior Corrie Murphy also finalled in the event, taking seventh in 4:18.10. It was Murphy's third NCAA finals appearance in the event.

Fusaro earned third in the 3-meter springboard with 537.85 points while junior Kellie Brennan earned her second All-American notice of the meet by taking seventh with 505.30 points. It is the first time USC has had two All-American divers on the same squad since Natasha Chikina and Dorte Lindner did it in 1998.

Freshman Jana Krohn earned her first individual All-American honor with a fifth-place showing in the 100 fly in 53.76. She swam the same time in prelims.

Troy's 200 medley relay team of juniors Kate Meyer and Kristin MacGregor, Krohn and sophomore Jennifer Parmenter finished eighth in 1:41.08.

On Saturday morning, three Trojans qualified for finals (prior to diving's prelims). Krohn (1:56.64) and Kwasny (1:57.77) finished third and fifth, respectively, in the 200 fly while Meyer was seventh in the 200 back (1:57.05). Krohn's time set a USC record. The previous mark was held by Karen Campbell (1:56.98).

The meet concludes with finals Saturday night, which start at 7 p.m. (EST).

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