The Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team claimed it’s third MIAC Title in four years by winning the 2010 MIAC Swimming and Diving Championship on Saturday. The Gusties scored a total of 744 points, 155.5 points ahead of second place Carleton (588.5). St. Thomas rounded out the top three in third place with 497 points. The Gustie women have won the MIAC Championship seven times since the 2000-01 season.
The Gustavus men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams combined to register a total of four NCAA A cuts and 25 NCAA B cuts, as the Gusties broke three MIAC records, five meet records, and 14 school records at the meet. The Gustavus women turned in 22 All-Conference performances, as 10 different Gustavus swimmers were honored as All-Conference. The Gusties tallied 12 event wins, as individual event champions were Carrie Gundersen (2), Carley Mosher (2), Stephanie Korba (2), Anika Erickson (1), and Marnie Luke (1).
All-Conference performers included Dajana Vidovic, Sarah Hund, Carrie Gundersen, Carley Mosher, Anika Erickson, Maggie Hansvick, Steph Korba, Marnie Luke, Serena Elthon, and Jonna Berry.
Carrie Gundersen defended her MIAC Title in the 1650 freestyle to become a three-time champion in the event, with an NCAA B cut time of 17:19.04. Gundersen also won the 500 freestyle (4:59.02), setting a new MIAC and school record. She added a second place finish in the 200 freestyle (1:52.49), breaking the school record and making the NCAA B cut.
Carley Mosher, in her first collegiate season, claimed victories in the 200 IM and 200 backstroke. Her time of 2:09.48 in the 200 IM made the NCAA B cut and set a new school record. In the 200 back, Mosher broke the MIAC, meet, and school record with an NCAA A cut time of 2:01.79. She also broke the school record with a second place finish and NCAA A qualifying time of 56.88 in the 100 backstroke.
Stephanie Korba broke two school records at the meet, becoming the MIAC Champion in the 100 (57.85) and 200 butterfly (2:10.59). In the 100 fly, her time of 57.85 made the NCAA B cut. Anika Erickson became the two-time MIAC Champion in the 200 breaststroke with an NCAA B qualifying time of 2:22.05. She also placed second in the 100 breaststroke with an NCAA B cut time of 1:06.15. Marnie Luke won the 400 IM (4:37.33), breaking the school record and making the NCAA B cut.
The Gustavus relay teams took first place in four of the five relay events at the conference meet. The third place 400 medley relay team set a new school record with an NCAA B qualifying time of 3:54.42. The first place 800 free relay (7:41.95) team broke school and meet record while making the NCAA B cut. The 200 (1:35.62) and 400 free relay (3:30.36) teams both took first place with NCAA B cut times, while the 200 medley relay team set a new MIAC, meet, and school record with an NCAA B qualifying time of 1:45.72.
Qualifying members of the Gustavus women’s swimming and diving team will compete at the NCAA Championships on March 18-20, in the Aquatics Center on the campus of the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. Selections to the National Championships will be made on March 3rd.
Women’s Standings – Final
1. Gustavus – 744
2. Carleton – 588.5
3. St. Thomas – 497
4. St. Olaf – 473
5. Saint Benedict – 387
6. St. Catherine – 262
7. Concordia – 254
8. Macalester – 212.5
9. Hamline – 128
10. Saint Mary’s – 104
11. Augsburg – 62
2009-10 MIAC Swimming & Diving Awards
Women’s Diver of the Year: Amy Glubzinski, Concordia
Women’s Swimmer of the Year: Becca Ney, St. Thomas
Women’s Swimming Coach of the Year: Jon Carlson, Gustavus
Diving Coach of the Year: Gabe Kortuem, Carleton/St. Olaf