March 17, 2017
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.-- Virginia added another top swim to the NCAA Division I Swimming and Diving Championships on Friday, March 17, 2017, securing the third fastest time of the night in the 100-yard breaststroke from Laura Simon.
Simon grabbed the bronze medal with a 58.20 to break her previous school record in the event. With the personal best performance, Simon tallied her ninth first-team All-America honor and moved to eighth in UVA standings for overall All-America awards with 12.
Leah Smith earned a spot in the final heat of the 200-yard freestyle, taking her 12th All-America first-team honor. The swim would rank her second in UVA history for the category as she sits just shy of Courtney Bartholomew who holds 13 first-team All-America appearances. Smith raced for a 1:42.66 to clock the fifth fastest time in the event.
"I am so happy for Leah (Smith) and Laura (Simon)," said head coach Augie Busch. "These fourth years have been the backbone of our team since they got to grounds and to watch them have success at their last college meet is awesome. Tomorrow is our best day and will hopefully provide a chance to move up the standings."
UVA finished the day in 13th place with 88 points. Stanford held their lead at 374.5 points with California following in second with 255.
UVA continued the day with Kaitlyn Jones leading the Cavaliers in the 100-yard butterfly, finishing 16th overall to secure the honorable mentions All-America award. She clocked a 52.31 in the B final of the event. Ellen Thomas swam a personal best in the 100-yard butterfly, seeing her way into the wall with a 52.15 for 19th overall.
Jen Marrkand placed 19th in the 200-yard freestyle. She touched with a 1:45.07 to take a career best in the event.
Virginia rounded out the swimming with the 17th fastest time in the 200-yard medley relay. Jones, Simon, Thomas, and Caitlin Cooper, respectively, secured a 1:37.40 in the event.
The meet concludes tomorrow with the 1650-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard breaststroke, 200-yard butterfly, 400-yard freestyle relay and the platform diving.
NCAA Quest Begins for Iceland NativeTrack & Field, Cross Country5/24/18A three-time ACC champion in the hammer throw, Virginia junior Hilmar Jonsson competes Thursday at the NCAA East Preliminary meet in Tampa, Fla.Lynch Shines Again in His Season FinaleBaseball5/23/18In what was probably his final appearance for UVA, junior left-hander Daniel Lynch struck out seven Tuesday against Florida State in the ACC tournament.UVA Pioneer Ready for Next ChapterFootball5/21/18Kent Merritt, who's retiring next month from his position in the history department, was among the first African-American football players at Virginia.
Director of News Content
A 1985 graduate of UVA, White worked at the Richmond Times-Dispatch until July 2009. He was honored six times as the state's Sportswriter of the Year.
Casey Qualifies for USA Open Water National Team
Swimming & Diving | 5/4/2018
Casey qualifies for the USA Open Water National Team after placing fourth at the USA Open Water...
Virginia Adds Cary Lynn Fields to Swimming and Diving Team
Swimming & Diving | 4/27/2018
The men's and women's programs welcome six-year-old Cary Lynn Fields to the program with a...
Virginia Names 14 to Swimming and Diving All-ACC Academic Team
Swimming & Diving | 4/19/2018
The Cavaliers had 14 members of the men's and women's swimming and diving program named to the...
Sheaff Named Swimming and Diving Assistant Coach
Swimming & Diving | 4/13/2018
Sheaff was a volunteer coach with Virginia this past season, working alongside the current staff ...
Virginia Concludes NCAAs with Three All-America Performances
Swimming & Diving | 3/24/2018
Virginia recorded All-America Honorable Mention honors with two individual swims and a relay...
Virginia Concludes Third Day of NCAA Championships
Swimming & Diving | 3/23/2018
Virginia advanced three individuals to the finals of the NCAA Championships, recording All-Americ...
Virginia Finishes 16th in 400 Medley Relay
Swimming & Diving | 03/22/2018
The Cavaliers advanced to the finals of the 400 medley relay finishing 16th overall in the event.
Virginia Concludes Day One of NCAA Championships
Swimming & Diving | 03/21/2018
The Cavaliers open the NCAA Championships with a season-best performance in the 800-yard...
- Online Stores