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    March 16, 1998

    Wildcats Set for NCAA Championships

    Northwestern Carries a No. 14 Ranking

    #14 Northwestern Women's Swimming And Diving
    At NCAA Championships
    Thur.-Sat., March 19-21
    University of Minnesota * Minneapolis, Minn.
    University Aquatic Center
    Dorothy L. Sheppard Pool

    The Northwestern women's swimming team travels to Minneapolis, Minn., to compete in the 1998 NCAA Championships, hosted by the University of Minnesota. NU will bring eight swimmers to the championships, six of whom earned All-America honors last year for the 'Cats. There will be preliminary heats at 11 a.m. each morning followed by the finals each night at 7 p.m.

    Thur., March 19
        1.  200 free relay  4.  50 free
        2.  500 free        5.  1-meter diving
        3.  200 IM          6.  400 medley relay
    Fri., March 20
        7.  200 medley relay    11.  100 breast
        8.  400 IM              12.  100 back
        9.  100 fly             13.  3-meter diving
        10.  200 free           14.  800 free relay
    Sat., March 21
        15.  1650 free  19.  200 fly
        16.  200 back   20.  Platform diving
        17.  100 free   21.  400 free relay
        18.  200 breast 

    A Look At The 'Cats: Sophomores Amy Balcerzak, Dominique Diezi and Kelly Igoe, junior Cathy Lundin and seniors Ashley Mosher and Joy Stover, all of whom earned All-America honors at last year's championships, return to the NCAA meet this year. They will be joined by sophomores Courtney Allen and Allyson Bowman. NU will compete in 10 of the 13 individual events and all five relays.

    Head Coach Jimmy Tierney: The 1997-98 season marks Jimmy Tierney's fourth year as head coach and 10th season of involvement with the NU women's swimming program. He spent six seasons as an assistant coach prior to his appointment as head coach in 1994. During his tenure as head coach, Wildcat swimmers have earned All-America honors 73 times. In his 10 years with the program, NU has never finished out of the top 20 as a team at the NCAA meet. Also last year, the team finished with the sixth-highest grade point average among Division I women's programs with a 3.37 team GPA.

    WHAT THEY'RE SWIMMING Courtney Allen 400 medley relay 200 free relay 400 free relay 800 free relay 50 free 100 free Amy Balcerzak 200 medley relay 400 medley relay 200 individual medley 100 breast 200 breast Allyson Bowman 200 free relay 800 free relay Dominique Diezi 200 medley relay 400 medley relay 200 free relay 400 free relay 50 free 100 free 100 back Kelly Igoe 400 free relay 800 free relay 100 free Cathy Lundin 200 medley relay 400 medley relay 200 individual medley 100 fly 200 fly Ashley Mosher 200 medley relay 200 free relay 400 free relay 50 free 100 free Joy Stover 800 free relay 500 free 1650 free