INDIANAPOLIS — California Lutheran's Grace Sanchez garnered All-America honors as she finished in 10th-place for the 50-yard freestyle at the NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships Wednesday at the Indiana University Natatorium. Ben Brewer competed for the Kingsmen and placed 19th in the 500-yard free.
Sanchez is the first CLU woman swimmer to attain All-America status. She finished second in the consolation finals of the 50-yard free with a time of 23.48 seconds. In the prelims, she broke the school record as she touched in with a time of 23.44. Here is the clip of Sanchez's All-America run in the consolation finals (second lane in).
Brewer finished top-20 in the nation for the 500-yard freestyle. He placed 19th with a time of 4:31.73. He was just shy of making it to the next step as the top-eight advance to the finals and then the next eight make it to the consolation finals.
The Championships continue today and you can watch a live stream at NCAA.com.
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Release by Ryan Jorgenson, Sports Information Director