Epperson Kicks Off NCAA Championships

March 16, 2006

ATHENS, Ga.-- Washington junior Brittany Epperson opened the 2006 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at Gabrielsen Natatorium Thursday with a 48th place finish (23.34) in the 50y freestyle. Epperson was seeded 51st in the event.

Huskies Sharon Olson and Jessica Buchanan will make their 2006 NCAA debuts Friday when Olson swims in the 200 freestyle and Buchanan swims the 100 breaststroke. Olson is seeded 31st with a time of 1:48.18, while Buchanan is seeded 35th with a time of 1:03.35.

Epperson will get another shot to compete on Saturday when she swims with Olson in the 100 freestyle. Buchanan will also swim in the 200 breaststroke on the final day of the meet.

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