Katharine Ross became the first Mizzou freshman swimmer to earn All-America honors since 1978.
March 21, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS - Two Mizzou swimmers and a Tiger relay earned honorable mention All-America honors during day two competition Friday at the 2014 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships at the University Aquatic Center in Minneapolis, Minn.
Freshman Katharine Ross, junior Danielle Barbiea and the 200 medley relay team all participated in consolation finals Friday evening. By advancing to the `B' final, Ross became the first Mizzou freshman swimmer to earn individual All-America honors since 1978.
The Tigers earned their first points of the meet with a 14-place finish in the 200 medley relay. The Mizzou foursome of junior Emily Doucette, Ross, Barbiea and sophomore Anna Patterson finished sixth in the consolation final to earn honorable mention All-America honors.
In the 100 breast, Ross took third in the consolation final and 11th overall with a swim of 59.58, just 0.02 off her school record of 59.56.
Barbiea swam in the consolation final of the 100 fly for the second straight season to earn her second career individual All-America honorable mention honor. The junior took fifth in the final and 13th overall after a swim of 52.06, bettering her prelims time of 52.15.
Earlier in the day, Patterson clocked a new personal best in 100 fly prelims with a 52.50 to place 24th overall.
In the diving well, sophomore Lauren Reedy finished 34th in 3-meter prelims with a tally of 272.55.
Final day preliminaries at the 2014 NCAA Championships gets underway on Saturday, March 22 at 11 a.m.
2014 NCAA Championships Day Two Results
200 Medley Relay
14. Doucette, Ross, Barbiea, Patterson (1:37.84)
9. Katharine Ross (59.63)
34. Lauren Reedy (272.55)
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