UF women's swimming seeks strong NCAA meet
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 3:02 p.m.
Florida women's swimming and diving
What: NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships
Where: Indianapolis, Ind., at the IU Natatorium
Who: Junior Elizabeth Beisel, senior Jamie Bohunicky, sophomore Natasha Fung, freshman Natalie Hinds, freshman Ashlee Linn, junior Hilda Luthersdottir, junior Alicia Mathieu, freshman Lindsey McKnight, sophomore Rebecca Rainer, freshman Sinead Russell, freshman Jessica Thielmann and junior Ellese Zalewski are representing UF.
Of note: Last year Florida finished 10th, the 11th consecutive year UF has finished in the top 10. Florida, which finished third at the SEC Championships, ranks fourth with the most swimmers selected behind Georgia (17), Minnesota (14) and Texas A&M (13). The Gators are looking for their fourth NCAA Championship, most recently winning the women's title in 2010 under coach Gregg Troy.
Swimmers to watch: Beisel has the nation's best time in the 400 IM that she set at the 2013 SEC Championships. She was awarded the Commissioner's Trophy at the SEC Championships for finishing as the high point winner for the women. The Gators also bring in a group of talented freshmen, with Hinds winning the SEC title in the 100 fly. She was named SEC Female Freshman of the Year.
On air: ESPN3 will have a live stream of Friday and Saturday's finals beginning at 7 p.m. ESPNU will air tape-delayed coverage Wednesday at 8 p.m.