Notre Dame Women's Swimming & Diving | Mar. 22, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - After making the swimming world pause and take a look at the University of Notre Dame one month ago by setting an American record in the 200-yard breaststroke, Irish junior Emma Reaney put the spotlight back on the South Bend campus by winning the national championship in the event Saturday night by breaking her own NCAA, U.S. Open and American record with a powerful and dominant swim against a loaded field. Her time of 2:04.06 gave her an impressive second and a half cushion over runner-up finishers Katie Olsen (Stanford) and Breeja Larson (Texas A&M), who tied for second with times of 2:05.88.
"I am just so proud I can do this for the University of Notre Dame because I am obsessed with my school," said Reaney. "I don't even think anyone would understand. I don't know right now. It's going to take a while to soak this one in."