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Result: Caroline Mather -- 7th in 100 free (All-America) and 12th in 50 free (All-America Honorable Mention) / Maria Wetzel -- 11th in 400IM (All-America Honorable Mention)

Women's Swimming and Diving at NCAA Championships

Wednesday, March 15th, 2017 – 10:00 a.m. (prelims) / 6:00 p.m. (finals) at Shenandoah, Texas - CSID Natatorium

Caroline Mather closes NCAA Championships with All-America swim in 100 freestyle

Caroline Mather
Caroline Mather
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SHENANDOAH, Texas -- Racing in her third event of the NCAA Championships, sophomore Caroline Mather (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista) turned in her best performance of the week, earning All-America status with a seventh-place finish in the 100-yard freestyle.

Mather clocked a time of 50.74 during the morning preliminary round, establishing a new personal-best and becoming the second-fastest in team history at that event. She was unable to improve that time during finals but still became the first Knight to earn All-America status in the 100 freestyle since Marie Marsman won the event at the 2005 NCAA Championships.

Mather’s first-ever trip to nationals began with an All-American Honorable Mention performance following a 12th-place result in the 50-yard freestyle. She also competed in the 200-yard freestyle but did not advance to the finals of that event.

Teammate Maria Wetzel (Sr./Salem, Ore./West Salem) also raced for the third time on Saturday, participating in the 200-yard backstroke. She reached the wall at 2:02.54, which placed 18th out of 38 competitors.

Wetzel’s top performance of the weekend came on Friday as she broke her own team and MIAC record with a time of 4:27.16 during the finals of the 400-yard individual medley. She placed 11th overall, to earn All-America Honorable Mention.

Carleton finished the weekend with 23 points in the team competition, 31st out of 51 squads earning points over the four-day event. The Knights’ total was second highest among MIAC schools, behind St. Thomas (82 points) and ahead of St. Catherine (4 points) and Gustavus Adolphus (2 points).