March 19, 2012
Congratulations go out to four members of PASA who competed at the Womens NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships held in Auburn, AL. All of them contributed to the success of their university, Stanford who finished in fourth and Cal who defended their National title. Some of the highlights are below:
Maddy Schaefer- A freshman at Stanford University competed in the 50 Free finishing 12th in a 22.26 (22.18 prelims), 40th in the 100 Back 53.86, and finished 8th in the 100 Free 47.96 tying a 17-18 National Age Group Record. In addition, she swam on two championship relays for the Cardinal winning the 200 Free Relay 1:26.85 (splitting 21.80) and the 400 Free Relay 3:10.77 (splitting 47.61) which, as reported earlier, was a new American Record (this makes the fourth PASA swimmer in the last year to be a part of an American Record swim)
Camille Cheng- A freshman at Cal had a great first year at Cal competing in the 200 Free finishing 41st in a 1:47.51 and swimming a morning leg on the 400 Free Relay (splitting 49.09) earning All-America honors and being a part of her first NCAA Team Title.
Colleen Fotsch- A senior at Cal concluded her collegiate career in fine fashion by competing in the 50 Free finishing 47th in a 22.81 and the 100 Fly finishing 24th in a 53.20. More notably, she swam on Cal's 2nd place 200 Free Relay 1:27.22 (splitting 21.96) and helped Cal break their American Record in the 200 Medley Relay swimming the fly leg (splitting 22.96) the fastest split in the meet. She finishes her collegiate career as a member of two National Title teams.
Liv Jensen- A senior at Cal concluded her collegiate career as one of the most highly decorated swimmers, both individually and team, in school history. Individually, she won the 50 Free for the second time in her career with the fourth fastest time in history finishing with a 21.48. She was 3rd in the 200 free with a 1:43.45 and 5th in the 100 Free with a 47.69. She swam on the 2nd place 200 Free Relay (splitting 21.12), the American Record setting 200 Medley Relay on the freestyle leg (splitting 21.20), the 2nd place 800 Free Relay (splitting 1:43.41), and 5th place 400 Free Relay (splitting 47.06). She ends her collegiate career with three Teams Titles in her four years there along with multiple NCAA, US Open and American Records to her credit.
A big congratulations again go out to these ladies on their outstanding achievements. PASA is very proud of you!!!