Tigers Close Out 2021 NCAA Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships
GREENSBORO, N.C. – The LSU Swimming & Diving team closed out the 2021 Women’s NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships on Saturday as five Tigers competed across four events. The Tigers will be back in action March 25th as the Men’s 2021 NCAA Swimming & Diving Championships will kick off.
IN THE POOL
To begin the day, Summer Stanfield finished in 37th place in the 200-Yard Backstroke with a time of 1:56.02. Katarina Milutinovich finished in 45th place in the 100-Yard Freestyle with a time of 49.23. In the 200-Yard Butterfly, Stanfield finished in 39th place with a time of 1:58.63 and Hannah Bellina finished in 47th place with a time of 2:00.44.
“I could not be prouder of these women and how they not only handled themselves at their first NCAA Championships, but throughout the whole year,” said LSU head swim coach Dave Geyer. “Knowing we had such a young core here this year can bring valuable experience back to our women’s team but also for themselves as they continue to grow.”
ON THE BOARDS
The Tigers closed out the week with the Tuxen sisters competing on platform. Anne Tuxen finished in 32nd place with a score of 225.00. Helle Tuxen finished in 38th place with a score of 208.25.
“Although today we did not perform at the level we are capable of, I am proud of these young women nonetheless,” said LSU head diving coach Doug Shaffer. “For each, it was their first NCAA Championship. Earning a spot to compete at this level is a tremendous accomplishment in itself. At the same time, we know that we can do better and will use this experience moving forward.”
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