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Two Women Swimmers Named All-Americans for the 1997-1998 Season

March 24, 1998

Clemson, SC— Clemson women’s swimmers Jennifer Mihalik and Erin Schatz were both named All-Americans for the 1997-98 season on Monday, March 23. Both competed in the 1998 NCAA Swimming championships at Minneapolis, MN this past weekend. They led the Lady Tigers to a 35th place team finish for the national meet.

It was the first time since the 1992 season that Clemson had two All-Americans in women’s swimming in the same season.

Mihalik finished 15th in the nation with a time of 2:00.24 in the finals of the 200-yard backstroke. She won the ACC Championship in the event last month in competition at the University of Virginia. She is also Clemson’s first All-American in the 200 back since 1989 when Jill Bakehorn earned All-America honors at the NCAA meet.

Schatz finished 16th in the 1650-yard freestyle with a time of 16:33.05. It moved her into third place all-time on the Clemson to time list. She is Clemson’s first All-American in the 1650 free since 1992 when Michelle Richardson earned All-America honors in the event.