March 18, 2016
By Lizzie Mikes
NOTRE DAME, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame women’s swim and dive program finished their competition Friday at the NCAA Championship meet in Atlanta, Georgia. Freshman Ella Moynihan swam in the 200 free, while divers Lindsey Streepey and Emma Gaboury competed in the 1-meter. Gaboury and sophomore Annie Crea also dove in the 3-meter event.
“Ella had a great year; what with qualifying for the NCAAs, and setting a Notre Dame record, she has matured into a very good college swimmer,” Irish head coach Mike Litzinger said. “Her swims at NCAAs have set the foundation for her to have a very bright future. She needs to take this, and use her experience in her training throughout the spring. The next step will be qualifying for U.S. Olympic Trials, and bring her NCAA experience to her teammates. The goal is to have her teammates join her, and we certainly have the personnel at home on campus, and coming in next fall as freshmen, to do just that.”
Friday, Moynihan raced to 50th in the overall standings in the 200 free prelims, touching the wall in 1:47.46. Later in the day, Gaboury finished 29th in 3-meter (290.70) and Crea took 43rd (273.80).
In Thursday’s diving competition, Gaboury finished 38th in 1-meter (252.70), and Streepey placed 41st (240.20) in the morning prelims.
The NCAA meet concludes the 2015-16 season for the Irish, who now look ahead to the summer and the 2016 U.S. Olympic Trials Meet in Omaha, Nebraska, June 26th through July 3rd.
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Lizzie Mikes serves as Media Services Coordinator at the University of Notre Dame. A 2013 graduate of Johnson & Wales University, she oversees credential management and is the athletic communications director for Fighting Irish men’s and women’s swimming and diving and track and field. She has assisted with numerous NCAA postseason events hosted by Notre Dame, and is heavily involved in the day-to-day tasks of the athletic communications office.