March 17, 2012
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ALL-AMERICANS | ARIZONA STATE RECORDS
AUBURN, Ala. – With its best finish in seven years, the Arizona State women’s swimming and diving program took 12th place at the 2012 NCAA Championships with a total of 123 points, Saturday, in Auburn, Ala. This is the best finish for the Sun Devils since the team placed 12th at the NCAA Championships in 2005.
At the NCAA Championships, a total of eight athletes earned a total of 20 All-America honors, including six first-team All-Americans and 10 first-team honors. Swimmers Rebecca Ejdervik, Shannon Landgrebe and Caroline Kuczynski each earned two first-team All-American titles a piece with top-8 finishes in both the 400 medley relay and their respective individual events. Diver Elina Eggers also scored two All-America honors with her sixth-place finish on the 3-meter and eighth-place finish on platform.
On Saturday, the Sun Devils got big performances from sophomore Tristin Baxter, Eggers and Landgrebe. Baxter once again set a new school record in the 1650 free with a time of 16:02.60, a full three seconds faster than her previous record set at Pac-12 Championships. Baxter now owns the top-two times in school history, amazingly with a difference of almost 12 seconds between the two.
Senior Elina Eggers finished in eighth place on platform with a score of 266.55 to add another 11 points to the Sun Devils' total. With a time of 48.79, Landgrebe took 15th in the 100 free. But with her prelim time of 48.48, Landgrebe also recorded the second-best time in school history in the event.
First Team All-Americans
Kelli Kyle, 400 Medley Relay
Rebecca Ejdervik, 400 Medley Relay, 100 Breaststroke
Caroline Kuczynski, 400 Medley Relay, 100 Butterfly
Shannon Landgrebe, 400 Medley Relay, 200 Freestyle
Elina Eggers, 3-meter Springboard, Platform
Tristin Baxter, 1650 Freestyle
Elina Eggers, 1-meter Springboard
Kelli Kyle, 200 Medley Relay
Rebecca Ejdervik, 200 Medley Relay
Caroline Kuczynski, 200 Medley Relay
Shannon Landgrebe, 200 Medley Relay, 800 Free Relay, 100 free
Cassie Morrice, 800 Free Relay
Tristin Baxter, 800 Free Relay
Mattie Kukors, 800 Free Relay