March 16, 2006

Junior Katie Carroll, representing the Notre Dame swimming and diving team, finished 13th in the consolation finals of the 200 individual medley at the NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championship Thursday evening. The three-day event is being held at the University of Georgia.

Carroll entered the consolation final in 13th place after the preliminaries and held that placement, shaving a bit of time off her prelim effort (2:00.62) to touch the wall in 2:00.48. That time is the best in school history competed on a yard-configured course. Carroll owns the school record time of 1:58.52 – a time which is converted from short-course meters at the 2004 NCAA Championship.

The Toledo, Ohio, native has now earned at least honorable mention All-America honors in the 200 IM each of her three collegiate seasons. She finished 14th in the event in 2005 and ninth in ’04. Her strongest event, the 400 IM, will be competed on Friday. Carroll’s 13th-place effort delivered four points toward the Notre Dame team total and the Irish sit in 28th place entering the second day of competition.

Three Irish swimmers will be in action Friday, as Carroll and freshman Claire Hutchinson will compete in the 400 IM, while junior Julia Quinn will enter the 100 breaststroke.

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