March 21, 2003
Auburn, Ala. – The Notre Dame women’s swimming and diving team continued action at the 2003 NCAA Championships on Friday afternoon. The Irish qualified four individuals for the three-day meet – Marie Labosky (Jr., Churchville, Pa.), Danielle Hulick (Jr., Galesburg, Ill.), Lisa Garcia (Jr., Denver, Colo.) and Meghan Perry-Eaton (Jr., Brandon, Fla.).
Labosky swam the 200 individual medley in a time of 2:03.23 on Thursday and finished 19th in the 400 IM by recording a time of 4:18.09 today. Labosky qualified for the NCAA Championships in these two events for the third consecutive year.
Hulick, a first-time NCAA participant for the Irish, swam a time of 23.35 in the 50-meter freestyle on day one. Hulick finished 24th in the 100 backstroke by registering a time of 55.03 this afternoon.
Garcia took part in the 200 IM and 100 butterfly on the first two days of this year’s NCAA Championships after qualifying for the same events in 2002. Garcia swam a time of 2:01.58 in the 200 IM, placing her 22nd, and finished 28th in the 100-fly with a time of 54.68 on day two.
Perry-Eaton is the lone Irish diver at the meet, becoming only the second diver in Notre Dame history to qualify for the NCAA Championships. The junior also became the second Irish diver in history to earn honorable mention All-America honors by placing ninth in the one-meter diving with a score of 271.40 on Thursday. Perry-Eaton, the 2003 BIG EAST Diver of the Year, participated in the three-meter diving on Friday, finishing 20th with a score of 461.95.
Labosky, Hulick and Garcia will also be in action tomorrow, the final day of the Championships. Labosky and Hulick qualified for the 200 backstroke, while Garcia will be in the 200 butterfly.