Sinhue Mendoza | March 23, 2017
The No. 19 University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving program concluded its breakthrough 2016-17 season with a strong showing at the 2017 NCAA Division I Women's Championships. The Irish sent a school-record 10 athletes and senior Catherine Mulquin earned All-America honors in the 100 backstroke.
FIVE THINGS TO KNOW
The Irish sent a program-record 10 athletes to the NCAA Championships, including nine swimmers and freshman diver Claire Andrews.
Senior Catherine Mulquin was Notre Dame’s first All-American since Emma Reaney captured three All-America honors in 2015.
Two of the four Irish relays that competed in the championships set Notre Dame records.
Alice Treuth set a school record in the 200 back and came in 26th in the event.
Abbie Dolan’s time in the 200 free earned her a 22nd-place finish.
Senior Catherine Mulquin’s sendoff was one to remember when she placed 15th in the morning prelims of the 100 back with a time of 51.72, which earned her honorable mention All-America honors. Mulquin then swam 51.89 and finished sixth in the evening's consolation final. The senior's prelim time was the fastest in school history and broke her own school record twice. She set the previous record just over a week ago at the Boilermaker Aquatic Center's Make-It meet (52.13). Mulquin swam the 50 free at the NCAA Championships for the first time in her career. Her time of 22.52 was good for 40th and is the fourth-fastest time in school history.