USC Finishes Sixth At NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving

March 17, 2001

LONG ISLAND, N.Y. - Sophomore Michala Kwasny took third in the 200-yard fly, setting a USC record in the process, and freshman Jana Krohn was fifth in the event while Katie Meyer was seventh in the 200 back to highlight USC's final day at the 2001 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the Nassau Aquatics Center on Saturday (March 17).

USC finished the meet sixth with 255 points. Georgia won the team title with 389, edging out Stanford (387.5). Texas was third with 350.5, followed by Auburn (324), Arizona (304), USC and Cal (248).

Kwasny earned her fourth All-American honor of the meet by swimming a school-record 1:55.08, shattering the recently-set prelim time of 1:56.64 set by Krohn earlier in the day. Krohn, also earning her fourth All-American honor, ended up fifth in the event in 1:58.70. The record entering the day was held by Karen Campbell (1:56.98).

Meyer earned her third All-American honor by swimming a 1:57.98 for seventh in the 200 back. Asa Sandlund earned her first All-American nod of the meet by taking seventh in the 1650 free (16:18.98).

In the platform diving, freshman Nicci Fusaro was 13th while junior Kellie Brennan was 14th. Brennan had finalled in both springboard events earlier in the meet while Fusaro did so in the 3-meter, marking the first time USC has had two All-American divers on the same squad since Natasha Chikina and Dorte Lindner did it in 1998.

Troy's 400 free relay team of freshman Jennifer Parmenter, MacGregor, Kwasny and Krohn swam to 15th in the consolation finals.