Nelson Finishes 5th in 1650 Free to Earn Final All-American Honor of Her Career

March 10, 2007

Senior Katie Nelson capped off her UCLA career on Saturday night with a fifth-place finish in the 1650 Free to lead the Bruin women on the final day of the NCAA Swim & Dive Championships in Minneapolis, MN. Nelson earned All-American honors with a lifetime-best swim of 16:05.04.

In diving, sophomore Tess Schofield finished 13th on the tower event, posting a score of 262.50 to earn All-American honorable mention honors.

'Tess did a very nice job on platform,' said dive coach Tom Stebbins. 'Our whole team is very proud of her effort today and all season long.'

In the 100 Free, sophomore Anna Poteete finished 27th in a time of 49.75, while senior Amy Thurman was 66th in 51.29. Senior Katie Arnold placed 42nd in the 200 Back, swimming 2:00.55 and junior Nicolette Teo finished 23rd in the 200 Breast in a time of 2:15.06.

During the meet, multiple swimmers and divers earned All-American honors. Nelson, Arnold and Samaniego earned All-American honors, while Schofield, Teo, Poteete, Thurman and Sara Clark earned All-American honorable mention recognition.

Team scores will be posted later on.

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