Notre Dame Women's Swimming | Feb. 20, 2014 | Notre Dame Athletics
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Consider day one of the Atlantic Coast Conference Women's Swimming and Diving Championships a success for the University of Notre Dame as the 200 medley relay squad punched its ticket to next month's NCAA Championships with an impressive swim against some of the nation's elite.
The foursome of freshman Catherine Mulquin, juniors Emma Reaney and Courtney Whyte and senior Kelly Ryan went fast to clinch a spot at nationals. How fast you ask? How about 1:37.61, which broke the school record set last year by more than a second, and placed the squad third in a race where the top six teams all locked up their invitations to Minneapolis, Minn., for the NCAA Championships from March 20-22. The NCAA A cut mark was 1:38.01 and the Irish blew past that time to pick up the first all-ACC accolades in school history.