Skolaski Swims Well On Last Day Of NCAA Meet

March 19, 2005

WEST LAFAYETTE, IN – University of Iowa swimmer Jennifer Skolaski finished competition at the NCAA Championships today, swimming in the 200 back.

In the preliminaries, Skolaski swam a 2:00.14 to place 32nd. Auburn’s Kirsty Coventry won the event with a time of 1:50.54.

The Hawkeyes had an incredible performance at the NCAA Championships. Nancilea Underwood placed second in three-meter diving, the best finish in Hawkeye women’s diving history. Underwood also finished third in one-meter. Her finishes tied her for 17th in individual points scored in the championships with 33.

Skolaski competed in the 200 IM, 100 back and 200 back. Her best finish was in the 100 back, placing 14th.

Results: 200 Backstroke (Preliminaries)
1. Kirsty Coventry (Auburn) 1:53.54
2. Margaret Hoelzer (Auburn) 1:54.02
3. Jessica Hayes (Arizona) 1:55.05
4. Maureen Farrell (Florida) 1:55.25
5. Jeri Moss (Auburn) 1:55.41
32. Jennifer Skolaski (IOWA) 2:00.14