Women's Swimming

 
Minutewomen Come In Fourth At Atlantic 10 Championship

Michaela Butler was named Most Outstanding Diver after winning the gold in both the one and three meter dives.

Michaela Butler was named Most Outstanding Diver after winning the gold in both the one and three meter dives.

Feb. 26, 2012

Complete Results

AMHERST, Mass. - The UMass women's swimming and diving team captured fourth place at the Atlantic 10 Championship from Buffalo, N.Y., Saturday night. The Minutewomen totaled 434 points, coming in behind the champion Richmond (751), Fordham (557), La Salle (476). Coming in behind the women were Rhode Island (257), Duquesne (256), St. Bonaventure (249.5), Xavier (245), George Washington (233.5), Saint Louis (174).

Junior Michaela Butler was named the women's A-10 Most Outstanding Diver of the Year and Mandy Hixon was named the women's Diving Coach of the Year.

The night started off with Chelsea Downing taking eighth place in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 17:19.82. Molly Papish took twelfth and Sophie Hornby took fifteenth with a time of 17:32.13 and 17:46.29, respectively.

The Minutewomen had three swimmers score in the 100-yard freestyle, led by Amina Meho, who took fourth with a time of 51.23. Zoe Judd came in sixth place touching the wall with a time of 51.71. Anna Cavanaugh took thirteenth in the event with a time of 52.29.

The 400-yard freestyle relay team of Meho, Molly Smyth, Cavanaugh, and Judd set a school record touching the wall with a time of 3:26.83, good for third in the event.

Once again on the diving board Butler took home the gold medal in the three-meter dive with a score of 287.00, Molly Elkins came in behind her with a score of 253.85 in second place. Mary Atkinson took fifth place in the event finishing with a score of 239.30.

 

 

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