Sophomore Emma Reaney is the reigning BIG EAST Women's Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week.

Irish Head West For Kansas Classic

Nov. 15, 2012

NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team continue its fall season this weekend as the Irish head to Topeka, Kan., for the Kansas Classic.

The three-day meet gets underway at 10 a.m. Friday with the prelims of the 500 free. The Irish will compete against Iowa State, Nebraska Omaha, Nebraska, Rice and the host Jayhawks of Kansas.

Notre Dame is coming off a weekend split of BIG EAST foes Pittsburgh and Louisville at Rolfs Aquatic Center. The Irish rolled past the Panthers, 188-112, before falling to the Cardinals, 162-138.

The Irish won both relays and earned individual wins from Kim Holden (200 fly, 100 free), Catherine Galleti (50 free), Emma Reaney (200 free), Kelly Ryan (100 back, 200 back), Lauren Stauder (100 breast), Sarah Dotzel (100 fly), Jenny Chiang (3M Dive) and Allison Casareto (1M Dive).

Picking up individual wins against the Cardinals were Reaney (100 Breast, 200 Breast, 200 IM), Holden (100 Back, 200 Back), Galletti (50 Free) and Chiang (1M Dive), while Holden, Reaney, Galletti and Ryan were a part of the 200 medley relay team.

Holden’s time of 1:58.73 in the 200 back was an NCAA B-cut as was Reaney’s times in the 100 breast (1:00.95), 200 breast (2:13.57) and 200 IM (1:59.70).

Reaney did her part over the weekend, as the Lawrence, Kan., native won four individual events and swam a leg on two relay teams that were victorious. For her efforts she earned her fourth career BIG EAST Women’s Swimming and Diving Athlete of the Week award. Heading into this weekend Reaney is ranked in the top-10 nationally in the 100 and 200 breast and the 200 IM.

Fans can follow the meet by way of live results, with a link available on