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Four Clemson Swimmers to Compete at Women’s NCAA Championships

March 6, 2001

CLEMSON, S.C. – Four members of the Clemson women’s swimming team have been invited to compete in the 2001 NCAA Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships March 15-17 in Long Island. Mandy Commons (Cincinnati, OH), Patty Hider (Reston, VA), Elise Thieler (Harbor Township, NJ) and Lindsey Kroeger (Cincinatti, OH) will represent the Tigers at the national meet. The Tigers will compete in eight different events, including the 50 free, 100 free, 100 fly, 100 breast, 200 breast, 200 medley relay, 400 medley relay and the 200 free relay.

Thieler will compete in the 50 free and the 100 fly. She is seeded 29th in the 50 free with a time of 23.14 and is seeded 24th in the 100 fly with a time of 54.73. The New Jersey native won the 100 fly event at the ACC Championships.

Hider will compete in 50 and 100 free events. She is seeded 37th in the 50 free and is also in the 100 free as the 49th seed (50.64).

Commons is the highest seeded Tiger in any event with a seeding of 10 in the 100 breast (1:01.86). She was also invited to compete in the 200 breast with a seeding of 34th (2:17.60). Commons was an All-ACC honoree and finished second in the 100 breast.

The Tiger 200 medley relay team of Commons, Hider, Thieler and Kroeger is seeded 11th entering the NCAAs with a time of 1:41.28. Clemson’s relay team will also compete in the 400 medley relay and the 200 free relay.