SHENANDOAH, Texas – Finishing inside the top-15 for the 21st consecutive season, The Amherst College women's swimming & diving team closed out the 2016-17 season with a 15th place finish (77.5 points) in the 51-team, four-day NCAA Championships at the CISD Natatorium.
Emory won the team national crown with 645.5 total points, followed by Williams (445) and Kenyon (381).
DAY FOUR HIGHLIGHTS
- Stephanie Moriarty '18 recorded the top individual finish on the day, securing 12th overall (2:01.86) in the 38-competitor 200-yard backstroke to log five points for the Purple & White. Taking the block in the preliminaries, Moriarty edged her seed time of 2:02.42 to post a 2:01.73 mark and finish in 13th to earn a spot in the consolation finals. With a mark of 2:02.63, Bridgitte Kwong '19 took 20th overall.
- The 400-yard freestyle relay quartet of Geralyn Lam '18, Natalie Rumpelt '20, Moriarty and Ingrid Shu '20 placed 12th overall with a mark of 3:26.05 to add 10 points to Amherst's score, with Lam notching a time of 52.37 in the first leg of the event. Rumpelt and Moriarty swam to marks of 51.75 and 51.79, respectively, while Shu anchored the squad and posted a time of 50.14.
- In the 100-yard freestyle, Shu claimed 25th in the 57-woman race, improving on her seed time of 53:33 and notching a 27:30 split to touch the wall in 51.83. Also qualifying for the event, Rumpelt registered a mark of 52.79 to place 48th.
- Jayne Vogelzang '19 rounded out the day for Amherst, finishing 24th overall in the 1,650-yard freestyle with a time of 18:02.92.