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    April 22, 1998

    Northwestern Swimmer Joy Stover Among Fastest in the World

    EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern senior swimmer Joy Stover (Lawrence, Kan./ Lawrence) swam the seventh-fastest time in the world in the 1500-meter freestyle in 1997, according to the final 1997 rankings released by USA Swimming. Her time of 16:43.84 at last year's Summer Nationals was ranked seventh and she also swam the 10th-fastest U.S. time in the 800-meter freestyle, 41st in the world, with a time of 8:47.73 at last summer's World University games in Italy.

    Stover, a three-time Academic All-Big Ten pick and NSCAA Academic-All American, recently finished her Wildcat career. While at NU, she won All-America honors five times, set school records in the 1,000-yard (9:51.00) and 1,650-yard (16:22.38) freestyle and won silver medals in both the 800 and 1,500-meter freestyle at last summer's World University Games.