Women's Swimming Readies for NCAA Championships
March 19, 2014
RALEIGH, N.C. - The NC State women's swimming team is set to begin competition at the 2014 NCAA Championships. The competition will take place from March 20-22 in Minneapolis, Minn.
Eight members of the Wolfpack women's team were selected to take part in the upcoming Championships, as Riki Bonnema, Kayla Brumbaum, Zina Grogg, Ashlyn Koletic, Natalie Labonge, Lotta Nevalainen, Lauren Poli and Alexia Zevnik will take part in the meet.
State will send teams to compete in the 200 (1:28.71), 400 (3:14.96) and 800 freestyle (7:07.99) relays, as well as the 200 (1:37.18) and 400 (3:35.79) medley relays.
In addition to qualifying as members of relay teams, Bonnema, Grogg, Nevalainen and Zevnik were selected to take part in individual events.
Bonnema and Nevalainen will each represent the Wolfpack in the 50 free. Bonnema finished as a runner-up on the podium at the ACC Championships and set the school record with a time of 22.16, while Nevalainen's top time of 22.28 ranks second in the program record books.
State will also send representation to compete in the 100 back, as Grogg and Zevnik earned selections to compete. Zevnik set the program's top mark in the event at the ACC Championships with a time of 52.65, while Grogg's mark of 52.93 ranks second.
The Pack is coming off a fourth-place performance at the 2014 ACC Championships.
Throughout the week, the squad posted 15 school records, highlighted by breaking the school record in all five relays contested for the third consecutive season.
In addition, the program finished with 64 swims inside the top 10 all-time marks. The squad also claimed five medals throughout the competition.
Preliminaries are set to begin at 11 a.m. CT on Thursday, while finals are set to begin at 7 p.m.