Feb. 18, 2003
CLEMSON, SC – The Clemson women’s swimming and diving team will travel to Chapel Hill, NC to compete in the 2003 ACC Championships on Feb. 20-22. The meet will be held at the Koury Natatorium on North Carolina’s campus. Each day, the preliminary rounds will begin at 11:00 a.m. followed by the finals at 7:00 p.m.
Clemson has a 7-6 record in dual meets and is 2-3 in the ACC. The Tigers were lead in the regular season by junior Lindsey Kroeger with eight first-place finishes, including three in the 100 back, three in the 200 IM and one each in the 100 free and the 100 fly. Freshman Kim Routh posted seven overall wins, all in the 200, 500 and 1000 free events. Senior Elise Thieler placed first in six events, winning the 50 free three times and the 100 fly three times. Senior Mandy Commons and junior Kate Walker won four events each during the regular season.
The Tigers’ competition at the 2003 ACC Championships includes 11th-ranked North Carolina, 13th-ranked Virginia and #24th-ranked Florida State. During the regular season, Clemson posted ACC victories over Georgia Tech and N.C. State, and lost conference decisions to Maryland, #11 North Carolina and then-#12 Virginia.
Clemson is trying to improve on its fourth-place finish at the 2002 ACC Championships. At last year’s championship, the Tigers won the 200 and 400 free relays and the 200 medley relay. The 200 and 400 free relay teams set new Maryland pool records in both events at the meet.
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