March 19, 2002
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. – The University of Virginia women’s swimming team will be represented by 10 swimmers at the 2002 NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships Thursday through Saturday, March 21-23 at the Lee & Joe Jamail Texas Swimming Center in Austin. Prelims begin each day at 11:00 a.m. and finals commence at 7:00 p.m. Central Time. The 10 swimmers representing UVa are: second-year Amy Baly (Atlanta, Ga./Marist School), third-year Mirjana Bosevska (Skopje, Macedonia/Trinity Prep), third-year Lindsey Crane (Fairport, N.Y./Fairport), second-year Carlie Dykehouse (Gainesville, Fla./Trinity Prep), first-year Carrie Ellis (Valrico, Fla./Durant), first-year Andrea Georoff (Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Prep), third-year Cara Lane (Charlotte, N.C./Providence), first-year Laura Lipskis (St. Charles, Ill./St. Charles East), first-year Katie McWilliams (Stratford, Conn./Bunnell), and fourth-year Megan Roesch (Columbia, Md./Wilde Lake). The Cavaliers finished 12th at the 2001 NCAA Championships with 92 points, the third consecutive year UVa has placed in the top 12 at the NCAA Championships.
Six of the 10 swimmers have qualified to compete in three individual events, while a pair of swimmers qualified in two events. The Cavaliers will also swim the three freestyle relays – 200, 400 and 800-yard freestyle relays. UVa is seeded 10th in the 200 free relay (1:31.64), 11th in the 800 free relay (7:14.89) and 15th in the 400 free relay (3:21.85).
Baly will swim the 500 and 1650 free as well the 400 individual medley, the same three events she swam at last year’s NCAAs. Baly is seeded 18th in the 1650 free with a time of 16:28.14. Her time of 4:15.71 qualifies her 17th in the 400 IM. Baly is also the 34th seed in the 500 free with a time of 4:49.07. Baly earned honorable mention All-America accolades in the 400 individual medley and 1650 freestyle with 10th and 13th place finishes respectively, at the 2001 NCAAs. At the 2002 ACC Championships, Baly was second in the 400 IM, and fourth in the 500 and 1650 frees.
Bosevska, the 2002 ACC Meet Most Valuable Swimmer, will compete in the 200 and 400 IMs and the 200 butterfly. Bosevska is the fifth seed in the 400 IM (4:11.76) and is seeded seventh in the 200 IM (1:59.31). She is also the 15th seed in the 200 butterfly. Bosevska won the 200 and 400 IMs and the 200 fly at the 2002 ACC Championships and was also a member of the Cavaliers’ winning 800 free relay team. Bosevska was a 2001 NCAA first-team All-American in the 400 IM with a sixth-place finish. She earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 500 free (10th), 1650 free (16th) and 800 free relay (11th) last year.
Crane qualified for the NCAA Championships as a relay swimmer and is making her first NCAA appearance. Crane has been one of UVa’s top relay swimmers the last two years. She led off the Cavaliers’ 200 free relay team that finished second at the 2002 ACCs with a time of 1:31.64. Crane was also a consolation finalist in 100 free at the ACCs with a 15th place-finish (52.25).
Dykehouse will swim the 200 and 500 free and 200 butterfly at the NCAAs for the second consecutive year. She is one of four UVa swimmers who qualified in the 500 free and is seeded 13th with a time of 4:44.55. Dykehouse is the 19th seed in the 200 fly (1:59.11) and the 26th seed in the 200 freestyle (1:48.21). She garnered honorable mention All-America accolades as a member of Virginia’s 11th-place 800 free relay team. At the 2002 ACCs, Dykehouse placed second in the 500 free third in both the 200 free and 200 fly. She was also a member of UVa’s winning 800 free relay team.
Ellis will be competing in her first NCAA Championship and will swim the 100 and 200 freestyles. Ellis is seeded 55th in the 100 free (50.62) and 58th in the 200 free (1:49.94). She won the consolation final of the 200 free at the ACC Championships with a time of 1:49.94, which ended up being the fifth fastest 200 free time swam at the ACCs. She was also sixth in the 100 free at ACCs with a time of 50.62.
Georoff is also competing in her first NCAA Championship. She will swim the 50 and 100 freestyles and the 100 butterfly. She is the 25th seed in the 50 free (23.05), 60th in the 100 free (50.76) and 44th in the 100 fly (55.41). Georoff placed fourth in the 100 fly (55.41) and seventh in the 50 free (23.16) and 100 free (50.76) at the 2002 ACCs.
Lane, the 2000 and 2001 ACC Swimmer of the Year, will compete in the 500 and 1650 frees and the 200 butterfly at the 2002 NCAAs. She is the two-time defending champion in the mile and is seeded fourth with a time of 16:11.49. Lane became the first UVa women’s swimmer to win an NCAA title with her victory in the 1500-meter free (16:03.59) at the 2000 NCAAs. She also won the 1650 free (15:53.86) at last year’s NCAA Championships. Lane, an eight-time All-American, is also seeded sixth in the 500 free (4:42.35) and 29th in the 200 fly (1:59.77). In addition to winning the NCAA title in the 1650 free last year, Lane was a first-team All-American in the 500 free and 200 butterfly with third and eighth-place finishes, respectively. Lane won the 500 and 1650 frees at the 2002 ACCs and was also seventh in the 200 fly. Lane also swam a leg on Virginia’s victorious 800 free relay.
Lipskis is the third of four UVa first-years who qualified for the 2002 NCAA Championships. She is seeded 24th in the 200 free (1:48.08) and 45th in the 500 free (4:51.12). Lipskis was runner-up in the 200 freestyle at the ACC Championships with a time of 1:48.08 and was also eighth in the 500 free in 4:56.56, but qualified with her prelim time of 4:51.12. She earned her first ACC title as a member of UVa’s winning 800 free relay team.
McWilliams is the fourth Virginia first-year to qualify for the NCAAs. McWilliams, who was originally the first alternate for the meet, will swim the 1650 freestyle. She is one of three UVa swimmers competing in the 1650 free. At the ACC Championships, McWilliams clocked a time of 16:38.37 in finishing fifth in the 1650 free.
Roesch is Virginia’s only fourth-year competing in the NCAA Championships. She will swim the 50, 100 and 200 freestyles at the NCAAs. She is seeded 17th in the 50 free (22.92), 37th in the 100 free (50.31) and 42nd in the 200 free (1:49.14). Roesch swam the 50 and 200 freestyles at the 2001 NCAA Championships and was an honorable mention All-American as a member of UVa’s 11th-place 800 free relay team. At the 2002 ACC Championships, Roesch was third in the 50 free (22.92), fourth in the 200 free (1:49.14) and fifth in the 100 free (50.42).