UAA Athlete of the Week
Shaker Heights, OH (Hawken School)
Emory University sophomore Elizabeth Aronoff helped lead the Eagles to their fifth consecutive national championship at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis, IN. She captured the national title in the 200 breaststroke in 2:14.37, breaking the previous school record of 2:14.62 set in 2011. Aronoff placed third in the 100-yard breaststroke (1:02.33) to earn All-America honors and finished 19th in the 200-yard individual medley (2:06.83).
University of Chicago
Deephaven, MN (Breck School)
University of Chicago first-year swimmer Abby Erdmann won the national championship in the 200-yard butterfly at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis, IN. She won the event in 2:01.35, and placed fourth in the 100-yard butterfly (55.67 seconds) to earn All-America honors. Erdmann swam on the eighth-place 400-yard freestyle relay (3:27.67), 10th-place 200-yard freestyle relay (1:35.44), 11th-place 400-yard medley relay (3:49.53), and 12th-place 200-yard medley relay (1:45.19). The Maroons placed 10th, the highest finish in program history at the national meet.
Durham, NC (Riverside)
Emory University senior diver Sarah Greene earned her first career All-America honor in helping the Eagles capture their fifth consecutive title at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships in Indianapolis, IN. She finished eighth in the three-meter dive after a season-best score of 452.80 during the preliminaries. Greene placed 10th on the one-meter board with a score of 397.70 in the finals.
Other Outstanding Performances
Maggie Dillione (CWRU) earned her third and fourth career All-America finishes at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. She placed third in the 200-yard butterfly with a school-record time of 2:03.02 and seventh in the 100-yard butterfly in 56.09 seconds… Chicago finished 10th at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, the program’s best finish… Lauren Bailey (Rochester) earned four All-America honors at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships, two individual (100- and 200-yard butterfly events) and two relays (200-yard freestyle relay and 200-yard medley relay). She is the Yellowjackets’ first swimming All-American since 2006-07. First-year diver Danielle Neu earned All-America honors on the three-meter board, the first Rochester woman to do so in diving… Sara Taege (Washington) captured All-America honors in a pair of individual events and four relays at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. She placed sixth in the 400-yard individual medley (4:27.25) and eighth in the 500-yard freestyle (4:59.61). Taege also broke the school record in the 500-yard freestyle (4:54.32) during the preliminaries, and anchored the 400-yard medley relay team that finished seventh in a school-record time of 3:49.15. The Bears placed eighth with its fifth-highest point total in program history and sixth top-10 finish in history.