Women's Swimming and Diving Looks to Close Strong at NCAA Championships

March 14, 2008

OXFORD, Ohio - Behind a bevy of fantastic individual efforts, MIT is in 20th place heading into the final day of the 2008 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Senior Doria Holbrook is in first place after six dives on the three-meter, as MIT looks to finish strong on Saturday.

Holbrook has already secured another terrific championship. The Yakima, Wash., native picked up her seventh All-America honor in as many tries after netting a third-place finish in the one-meter competition on Thursday. Holbrook scored 428.65 to hold off Calvin's Erica Duer, who made a late push for the bronze.

Senior Sasha Brophy delivered an electrifying performance in the 200 free, shaving nearly three seconds off her personal best to finish sixth in Friday's prelims with an Institute-record and NEWMAC Open-record time of 1:52.64. Brophy finished eighth at finals in 1:53.86.

Freshman Amy Jacobi has also enjoyed a good first trip to nationals, finishing seventh in the consolation finals on Friday in the 100 fly. Jacobi split 57.67 in the morning and 57.71 at the evening session.

Brophy swam 5:06.65 to finish 24th in the 500 free and Jacobi split 24.47 to close in 21st in the 50 free during Thursday's prelims.

In addition to the conclusion of three-meter diving, Brophy and Jacobi return to the water on Saturday for the 100 free.