March 19, 2011
AUSTIN, Texas -
Wyoming Cowgirl swimmer Kelsey Conci finished her excellent run at the 2011 NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Conci swam in the 100-yard freestyle on Saturday placing 42nd with a time of 49.57.
"For Kelsey to score for us at this meet is awesome, I am really proud of how she swam this weekend." Wyoming head swimming coach Tom Johnson said. "Wyoming has not scored at the NCAAs in almost 20 years. Hopefully we can keep this cycle of sending kids to the NCAAs and scoring at the NCAAs."
Conci swam in the 100 freestyle prelims on Saturday and placed 42nd with a time of 49.57. Her time did not put her in the finals and concluded her swimming season.
Conci had an excellent performance at the NCAA Championships placing 10th in the 100 backstroke on Friday, making her the first Cowgirl to earn Honorable Mention All-American honors in 19 years. Her finish in the 100 back gave her seven points for the Cowgirls as a team at the championships. Her seven points put the Cowgirls on the scoreboard of the NCAA Championships for the first time in 19 years. Her score would finish the Cowgirls in 38th-place at the championships. She swam in the 50 freestyle on Thursday placing in a tie for 40th with a time of 22.74.
The NCAA Women's Swimming and Diving Championships concluded on Saturday with the University of California-Berkley winning the championship with 424 team points.
The NCAA Men's Swimming and Diving Championships will begin on Thursday, March 24. Cowboy diver Mark Murdock will compete in the 1-and 3 meter springboard as well as the platform dive during the men's championships.