200 Medley Relay Highlights Day Two at NCAA Championships
March 22, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - Zina Grogg of the NC State women's swimming team concluded her Wolfpack career with All-America honors as a member of the 200 medley relay team on Friday at the 2014 NCAA Championships.
The team of Grogg, Lauren Poli, Ashlyn Koletic and Riki Bonnema qualified for the `A' final in the 200 medley relay with a time of 1:37.35 in the morning preliminaries. In the evening session, the quartet finished eighth overall with a time of 1:37.73. With the finish the group garners All-American honors.
"Being in the top eight in the 200 medley relay is a huge accomplishment for our program," said head coach Braden Holloway. "We're excited for Zina Grogg to go out as an All-American on her final day of competition in her career."
Grogg, a native of Moon Township, Pa., posted numerous accomplishments over her four seasons. She will leave State holding the school record in the 100 butterfly and is a member of the 200 and 400 medley teams that also hold the school record. In addition, she owns a top-10 time in the 50 freestyle and the 100 backstroke. She also claimed All-ACC honors in the 100 back last season at the ACC Championships.
"(Grogg) has done a tremendous job leading our program to this new standard of a lot of fast swimming," Holloway said.
As a team, the Wolfpack is 15th in the standings with 36 points. Georgia (369) leads the way, while Stanford (297), California (285), Texas A&M (226) and Southern Cal (189) round out the top five.
Up next, the Pack will return to the pool for the final day of competition on Saturday. Preliminaries are set to begin at 11 a.m. while finals are slated for a 5 p.m. start time.