Division III Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships
- March 15-18, 2017
- CISD Natatorium, Shenandoah, Texas
- Final 10 AM, Finals 6 PM – U.S. Central Time Zone (GMT -6 currently)
- Event schedule
- Real-time results – diving
- Real-time results – swimming
- Video link
- Championship Central
To finish off their utterly dominant NCAA D3 Championships performance this week, the Emory women won the 400 free relay in a new D3 record. The quartet of Fiona Muir, Marcela Sanchez-Aizcorbe, Caroline Olson and Marissa Bergh combined for a final time of 3:19.56, taking nearly two full seconds out of the old record. Emory held the record previously, but with a different foursome– Renee Rosenkranz, Nancy Larson, Ann Wolber and Anna Dobben from the 2013 NCAA Championships.
Muir, the 100 free champion, got things started with a 49.93 lead-off leg to push Emory to a sizable lead, and Sanchez-Aizcorbe and Olson went back-to-back 49’s to give Bergh a near four second cushion. Bergh anchored in 50-flat, sealing the deal for the Eagles. They were well under the old record of 3:21.28.
|EMORY (2013, OLD RECORD)||EMORY, 2017 (NEW RECORD)|
|Rosenkranz 50.54||Muir 49.93|
|Larson 49.68||Sanchez-Aizcorbe 49.91|
|Wolber 51.38||Olson 49.72|
|Dobben 49.68||Bergh 50.00|
Larson and Dobben were hammer legs for the 2013 team, but an overall impressive effort across the board for the 2017 team made a huge difference. Their 3:19.56 put them well ahead of 2nd place Williams (3:23.11) and 3rd place Kenyon (3:23.37). With that swim, the Emory Eagles officially won the NCAA title with 645.5 points, 200.5 points ahead of 2nd place Williams (445).