March 2, 2012
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Florida State will now have three swimmers competing at the 2012 Women’s Swimming and Diving NCAA Championships on March 15-17 at the University of Auburn, as sophomore Julia Henkel was extended the invitation to compete last night.
Henkel earned an NCAA berth by swimming a school record breaking 4:11.91 in the 400 IM at the Bulldog Invitational last weekend.
The NCAA Zone Diving Qualifiers for both men and women will begin on Monday at the University of Auburn, where all eight Seminole Divers will look to qualify for NCAA’s. The competition will start with women’s one-meter and men’s three meter and on Tuesday, the women will compete on three-meter and the men will dive one-meter. The Platform is scheduled for Wednesday and the qualifiers should be announced later that day.
The qualifiers for the men’s swimming portion of NCAA’s will be announced next week. Senior Mateo De Angulo already punched his ticket to Federal Way, Wa., as he posted automatic qualifying times earlier this season in the 500 and 1650 free events. The Seminoles will also have two relays competing with the team of sophomore Paul Murray, juniors Trice Bailey, Mark Weber and David Sanders set to race in the 200 and 400 free relays.
Check back to Seminoles.com and Twitter (FSU_Swimming) for more updates throughout the week.