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Result: PIlhofer 3rd in 50 free (All-America)

Women's Swimming & Diving at NCAA Division III Championships

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013 – All Day at Shenandoah, Texas - Conroe Natatorium

Pilhofer Takes Third in 50 Free at NCAA Championships, Earns All-America Status

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Sophie Pilhofer, Women's Swimming and Diving headshotSHENANDOAH, Texas – Carleton College senior Sophie Pilhofer (Inver Grove Heights, Minn./Visitation) became the 15th member of the women’s swimming and diving program to earn All-America status, and the ninth to do so in an individual event when she grabbed third place in the finals of the 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships. (SEE CHART BELOW).

She was seeded sixth entering the day. During the morning preliminary round she eclipsed her personal best time as she touching the wall at 23.33 for the third-fastest time of the session. The two-time MIAC champion at this distance, she improved upon her time during the championship final, reaching the timing pad at 23.28 to place third overall.

Kirsten Nitz of Wheaton College (Ill.) established the NCAA D-III record in the event last month and won this evening’s race with a time of 22.87. Kellie Pennington of Springfield College took second at 23.07 followed by Pilhofer, Chandra Lukes (Redlands) at 23.31, and Louise Moores (Stevens) at 23.35.

This year’s NCAA Championships run through Saturday and are being held at the Conroe ISD Natatorium in Shenandoah, Texas. Each day includes the preliminary round beginning at 10 a.m. (CDT). The finals get underway at 6 p.m. (CDT) and include the top 16 finishers from the prelims with spots 1-8 taking part in the championship final while slots 9-16 race in the consolation heat.

Pilhofer will swim the 100-yard butterfly on Thursday and the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday.

Live video of each session of the championships is available on Live Results are posted on

Here is a list of dates/events with Carleton competitors:

Women’s 50-yard freestyle — Sophie Pilhofer – (23.28, 3rd place – All-America)
Men’s 50-yard freestyle — Erik Klontz – ( 19.86, 2nd place – All-America)

Men’s 200-yard freestyle relay — Erik Klontz, Mamoru Kanazawa, Stephen Grinich, George McAneny
Women’s 100-yard butterfly — Sophie Pilhofer
Men’s 200-yard freestyle — Mamoru Kanazawa & Erik Klontz

Men’s 800-yard freestyle relay — Erik Klontz, Mamoru Kanazawa, Stephen Grinich, George McAneny

Women’s 100-yard freestyle — Sophie Pilhofer
Men’s 100-yard freestyle — Erik Klontz


Year Athlete(s)
1980 -- Kate Damberg (50 back)
1981 -- Kate Damberg (50 back)
1983 -- Kim Gillen (7th-100 fly, 2nd-200 fly, 9th-400 IM)
1984 -- Kim Gillen (100 fly, 200 fly)
1985 -- Kim Gillen (200 fly)
1992 -- Lydia Neilsen (4th-100 breast)
1993 -- Lydia Neilsen (4th-100 breast)
1995 -- Lydia Neilsen (1st-100 breast)
1997 -- Kelly Hoeschen (100 breast)
2000 -- Angie Soucek (8th-3M dive)
2001 -- Marie Marsman (4th-50 free, 2nd-100 free)
-- Angie Soucek (8th-3M dive)
2002 -- Marie Marsman (1st-50 free, 1st-100 free, 1st-200 free)
-- Angie Soucek (4th-1M dive, 4th-3M dive) 
-- Andrea Barbera, Molly Lalor, Marie Marsman, Emily Mondloh (3rd-400 FR)
2003 -- Marie Marsman (3rd-50 free, 1st-100 free, 1st-200 free)
-- Marie Marsman, Emily Mondloh, Jenny Grover, Andrea Barbera (5th-200 FR)
-- Emily Mondloh, Andrea Barbera, Jenny Grover, Marie Marsman (3rd-400 FR)
-- Elise Knoche, Emily Mondloh, Jenny Grover, Marie Marsman (2nd-800 FR)
2005 -- Marie Marsman, (1st-100 free, 1st-50 free)
-- Marie Marsman, Jenny Grover, Emily Mondloh, Andrea Barbera (1st-400 FR)
-- Marie Marsman, Jenny Grover, Andrea Barbera, Jen Gratz (1st-200 FR
-- Marie Marsman, Emily Mondloh, Jenny Grover, Elise Knoche (800 FR)
2007 -- Kate Alexander (8th-200 breast)
2009 -- Kale Zicafoose (7th-200 back)
2010 -- Kale Zicafoose (7th-100 Back)
2011 -- Kale Zicafoose (3rd-100 back, 6th-200 back)
2013  -- Sophie Pilhofer (3rd-50 free)