June 3, 2013
EVANSTON, Ill. -- Northwestern seniors Jackie Powell (Madison, Wis./James Madison Memorial), Megan Goss (Brentwood, Tenn./Ravenwood) and Mary Kate Campbell (Burr Ridge, Ill./Fenwick) have been named captains for the 2013-14 season as chosen by the team and coaching staff.
Powell is a two-time captain after also serving in that capacity in 2012-13. The multiple-time Academic All-Big Ten award winner returned from an injury in the fall of last season to become NU's third-fastest sprint freestyler, breaking the school record in the 200 free relay at the Big Ten Championships.
Goss also is a multiple-time Academic All-Big Ten selection who ranked on NU's top times list last season in six different events as a versatile Wildcat up and down the freestyle and breaststroke distances.
Powell and Goss teamed up last fall to lead the inaugural Northwestern women's swimming and diving "Breaststroke4BreastCancer" that raised over five figures in donations for local cancer research. The Wildcats signed up over 150 swimmers to compete in relay teams for one hour of swimming. The squads were comprised of fellow students, student-athletes, NU faculty and staff, swimming alumni and local community members. With lively music, fun and games, the hour-long Breaststroke event was such a smashing success that NU more than doubled its fundraising goal heading into the day.
Joining the two swimmers as team captain is Campbell, a diver who is the second member of her family to serve as a Northwestern team captain after her older sister, Beth, served in that capacity in 2007-08. A multiple-time Academic All-Big Ten selection, Campbell earned a career-best score on the 10-meter platform at last season's Big Ten Championships after making three championship finals in all of the diving events at NU's own TYR Invitational.
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