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Women’s Swimming Finishes in Top 25

March 14, 1998

The Clemson Women’s Swimming and Diving team finished 23rd in the final poll of the Speedo America’s College Swimming Coaches Association Top 25 Coaches Poll. The Lady Tigers ended the season with a 9-2 record, three of the victories were against ranked teams Auburn, Cincinnati and Miami.

Clemson also holds eight of the fastest times in the country according to the College Swimming Coaches Association of America’s College Quick 25 final release. Three of these times consist of relays, while the other five are individual top times. Erin Schatz holds a total of three individual times on the list; the 500, 1000 and 1650 freestyle, as well as being a member of one of the relays.

Clemson Divers Compete for Spot at NCAA Championships

The Lady Tigers sent three divers, sophomore Aly Susterka, freshmen Besty Potter and Jillian OrRico, to the Zone B Diving Competitions in Athens, GA in order to qualify for the NCAA Championships next week in Indianapolis, Ind.

Susterka, making her first appearance in the NCAA Zone B Championships, competed in two events, the one-meter and three-meter. She finished 36th out of 43 in the one-meter with a score of 304.15 points and 34th out of 40 on the three-meter board with 367.00 points.

Potter finished 34th in the one-meter diving competition with 310.10 points. She dove to 24th place on the three-meter board with 402.40 points.

OrRico ended the season with 320.35 points to claim the 38th spot in the three-meter diving competition.