Georgia women’s swimming and diving finishes in fourth at NCAAs
The Georgia women’s swimming and diving program’s performance on Saturday at the 2017 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships was highlighted by the efforts of Olivia Smoliga, again.
The senior broke her own school record in the 100 freestyle with a time of 46.30, which was good enough to earn her a silver medal.
Smoliga was also runner-up in the 50 freestyle, as well as the 100 backstroke.
“It’s been the honor of a lifetime to swim for this program,” Smoliga said. ““I’ve had so many doors opened to me by being in Athens. I made sure I soaked in every moment this week because it was my last chance to be on this team with these girls. I’ll never forget these last four years.”
Smoliga was joined by Veronica Burchill, Meagan Raab and Chantal Van Landeghem in another record-breaking performance, a 3:08.97 in the 400 freestyle relay.
Freshman diver McKensi Austin placed 25th on women’s platform diving for the Bulldogs on Saturday with 233.95 points. Austin was the only Georgia diver to compete in Indianapolis, Indiana. She also finished 29th in prelims on the 3-meter springboard on Friday.