Women’s Swimming & Diving Shines on Thursday at NCAA Championships

Women’s Swimming & Diving Shines on Thursday at NCAA Championships

SHENANDOAH, Texas – The Calvin women's swimming & diving team had another strong outing on Thursday at the Division III Swimming & Diving Championships. The Knights are in 13th place with 41 points. Emory leads with 330 points.

"We are swimming right at or better than our personal bests all meet so far," said head coach Dan Gelderloos. "Which is very good. The women took advantage of some scoring opportunities this evening and are in the top 15. While Abby continues to break records with every swim."

Junior Abby Van Harn (Grand Rapids, Mich./Grand Rapids Christian) continued her strong showing in Texas with an 11th-place finish in the 200-yard freestyle. Van Harn clocked in a personal-best time of 1:50.20.

The Knights recorded a 10th-place finish in the consolation finals in the 200-yard freestyle on Thursday. The team of freshman Emily Gunderson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Pioneer), freshman Anna Kutschke (Manistee, Mich./Manistee), junior Rachel Mattson (Ann Arbor, Mich./Huron) and Abby Van Harn clocked in a time of 1:34.14.

The team of sophomore Madelyn Smith (Allegan, Mich./Allegan), Anna Kutschke, sophomore Kendall Murphy (Modesto, Calif.) and Emily Gunderson finished the 400-yard medley relay at 4:03.05 in 21st place.

Calvin returns to the pool on Friday for the third day of the four-day NCAA Championships.