April 24, 2012
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind.-– Three individual NCAA Championships qualifiers and 16 new school records highlighted the 2011-12 season for Purdue women’s swimming and diving.
Emily Fogle and Lauren Roth both made their second appearances at the NCAA Championships, where they were joined by freshman Rhiannon Sheets. One day after scoring in the 100 breaststroke, Fogle won the consolation final of the 200 breaststroke at the national championship meet to garner her second Honorable Mention All-America award of the weekend. She also competed in the 100 breast while qualifying for the NCAA Championships for the second year in a row.
The Boilermakers’ 16 new records established in 2011-12 featured seven individual team benchmarks, seven individual freshman bests and two relay records. Fogle, Roth and Sheets accounted for 10 of the 14 new individual marks. Sheets broke school benchmarks in the 100 and 200 butterfly, times that doubled as new freshman records. Her season-best swims in the 100 and 200 freestyle were also first-year marks.
Francesca Marr did not join the team until January but still managed to also post a Purdue-record time in the 400 IM at the Big Ten Championships that doubled as a freshman record.
Fogle was part of a record-setting event on all four days of the Big Ten Championships. She set new records in the 100 and 200 breaststroke and 200 IM. The sophomore posted NCAA automatic qualifying times in both breaststroke events, officially punching her ticket to the NCAA Championships.
Fogle and Marr eclipsed the longest-standing active team individual records. Fogle was one of four competitors to finish under one minute in the extremely fast A final of the 100 breaststroke. Her time of 59.53 eclipsed Lindsay Lange's record that had stood since 2003. In the 200 breaststroke, she was the runner up in the A final at the Big Ten Championships and broke the school record for the fifth time in her career at the NCAA meet.
Marr established her new individual record in the 400 IM while winning the C Final. She eclipsed the freshman record in the morning prelims and came back in the finals with an even better time that bested a Purdue record that had stood since 2005.
Carly Marshall (50 free) and Amy Katz (100 back) also accounted for new freshman records at the Big Ten Championships. Lauren Roth (500 free) and Sheets (100 and 200 fly) enjoyed their record-setting weekends at the Ohio State Invitational in December.
The divers were shorthanded much of the season with Michelle Cabassol, Mary Beth Dunnichay and Casey Matthews opting to exercise Olympic redshirt waivers to focus on training for Olympic Trials. Maddie Miskulin and MacKenzie Tweardy both competed for the Boilers in 2011-12, scoring points at the Big Ten Championships and qualifying for the Zone C Championships.
HONORABLE MENTION ALL-AMERICAN HONORS
Emily Fogle – 100 & 200 Breast (Qualified for Consolation Final of both events at NCAAs)
Most Valuable -- Emily Fogle
Most Improved -- Courtney Tumbush & Anji Li
P2S Award -- Carly Marshall
Whatever It Takes -- Francesca Marr
Commitment to Excellence -- Rhiannon Sheets
Bob Holloway Most Inspirational Senior Performance Award -- Lauren Roth
Cathy Wright-Eger Continuing Women of Educational Excellence Award -- Senior Class (Cathy’s final recruiting class that currently has a cumulative GPA of 3.68 and earned a 3.85 during the fall 2011 semester): Sara Bogert, Sarah Dunleavy, Kristen Gilson, Amy Gutwein, Christina Jacobs, Lauren Roth & Jenna York
Top Recruiter -- Colleen Drew, Maddie Miskulin & Alex Todd
Workhorse Award -- Kristen Gilson, Lauren Gustafson, MacKenzie Tweardy & Colleen Drew
Red Mackey Nomination -- Christina Jacobs
NEW PROGRAM RECORDS
Emily Fogle – 100 (59.53) & 200 Breast (2:08.28), 200 IM (1:58.94)
Rhiannon Sheets – 100 (53.80) & 200 Fly (1:56.67)
Lauren Roth – 500 Free (4:42.12)
Francesca Marr – 400 IM (4:14.35)
200 Medley Relay Team – Katz, Fogle, Vogel & Gustafson (1:39.04)
400 Medley Relay Team – Katz, Fogle, Sheets & Gustafson (3:36.70)
NEW PURDUE FRESHMAN RECORDS
Rhiannon Sheets – 100 (49.82) & 200 Free (1:47.22), 100 (53.80) & 200 Fly (1:56.67)
Carly Marshall – 50 Free (23.11)
Amy Katz – 100 Back (55.06)
Francesca Marr – 400 IM (4:14.35)
DISTINGUISHED BIG TEN SCHOLARS (3.7+ GPA)
Sara Bogert (4.0)
Ellie Roeing (4.0)
Lauren Roth (4.0)
ACADEMIC ALL-BIG TEN
SCORED TEAM POINTS AT BIG TEN CHAMPIONSHIPS
Lauren Gustafson, 22.73 (prelim time) – Finished 8th in A Final, 11 Team Points
Lauren Nichols, 22.90 (prelim time) – Finished T-6th in B Final, 2.5 Team Points
Lauren Gustafson, 49.61 – Finished 3rd in B Final, 6 Team Points
Carly Mercer, 49.80 – Finished 6th in B Final, 3 Team Points
Megan Gallagher, 4:46.62 (prelim time) – Finished 8th in B Final, 1 Team Point
Megan Gallagher, 16:22.49 – Finished 11th, 6 Team Points
Courtney Tumbush, 16:28.43 – Finished 14th, 3 Team Points
Kristen Gilson, 1:58.32 – Finished 4th in B Final, 4 Team Points
Emily Fogle, 59.53 – Finished 3rd in A Final
Emily Fogle, 2:08.72 – Finished 2nd in A Final, 17 Team Points
Rhiannon Sheets, 53.86 – Finished 6th in A Final, 13 Team Points
Rhiannon Sheets, 1:56.77 – Finished Tied for 2nd in A Final, 16.5 Team Points
Lauren Roth, 2:01.12 – Finished 8th in A Final, 11 Team Points
Emily Fogle, 1:58.94 – Finished 4th in A Final, 15 Team Points
MacKenzie Tweardy, 310.55+ – Finished 3rd in B Final, 6 Team Points
Maddie Miskulin, 289.15 – Finished 3rd in A Final, 16 Team Points
200 Free Relay
Gustafson, Nichols, Mercer & Marshall, 1:30.32 – Finished 4th, 30 Team Points
400 Free Relay
Gustafson, Sheets, Nichols & Mercer, 3:18.97 – Finished 5th, 28 Team Points
800 Free Relay
Roth, Sheets, Drew & Mercer, 7:10.10 – Finished 5th, 28 Team Points
200 Medley Relay
Katz, Fogle, Vogel & Gustafson, 1:39.04 – Finished 6th, 26 Team Points
400 Medley Relay
Katz, Fogle, Sheets & Gustafson, 3:36.70 – Finished 6th, 26 Team Points