SHENANDOAH, Texas - It was a light day for Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference student-athletes at the 2015 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships. Two swimmers as well as two divers were in action during Friday's competition. Results | Team Scores - Men | Team Scores - Women | Schedule | Live Scoring | Photo Gallery
The SCAC, along with the city of Shenandoah, Texas, is serving as host of the championships which are being contested at the Conroe ISD.
During the morning prelim session, Colorado College's Olivia Dillorati and Trinity University's Isaac Johnson both competed in the 100 back. Dilorati finished 21st in the women's event with a time of 57.61 while Johnson placed 43rd in the men's event in a time of 51.71.
The ladies took to the 1-meter board during the afternoon's diving competition with Trinity's freshmen duo of Danielle Freund and Sarah Kate Mrkonich in action. Both earned Honorable Mention All-America honors as Freund scored 401.80 points and finished 10th on the low board and Mrkonich came in 11th with 390.85 points.
Trinity senior Stephen Culberson will defend his NCAA National Championship in the men's 100 freestyle Saturday - the last of the four-day meet. Culberson captured the championship trophy by winning the 2014 event at Indianapolis, Indiana. Senior Lydia Jones and first-year Lindsay Hagmann are entered in the women's 100 freestyle.
Culberson will also swim the 400 freestyle relay with Johnson, and seniors Adam Thomas and Kevin Thomas. Jones, Hagmann and first-years Lauren Cuda and Bethany Rysak will compete in the women's 400 freestyle relay event.
Colorado College senior Austin Howlett will make his final collegiate diving appearance and will attempt to duplicate his all-America performance from a year ago on the 3-meter board.
Teammate and junior Olivia Dilorati will compete in the 200 backstroke tomorrow.
In the team standings, the Trinity men are in 22nd place with 34 points. Kenyon College, with 348 total team points, sits atop the team standings and holds an 88-point lead over second-place Denison University, who has 260 points heading into Saturday's fourth and final day of competition.
Rounding out the five men's teams atop the standings, Williams College is third with 221 points, Emory University is fourth with 187 points and Claremont-Mudd-Scripps Colleges is fifth with 160 points.
On the women's side, Trinity has totaled 30 points and sits in 23rd place. Emory has totaled 456.50 total team points and remains in first place with a 136.50 lead over second-place Denison heading into Saturday's fourth and final day of competition.
Rounding out the women's teams currently in the top five, Denison has totaled 320 points, followed by Williams with 306 points, Kenyon with 269 points and Johns Hopkins University with 182 points.
Action at the 2015 NCAA Championships resumes on Saturday, with preliminaries at 10:00 a.m. CT and finals at 6:00 p.m. CT. Events slated to be contested during the fourth and final day of competition include men's 3-meter diving, the 1650-yard freestyle, 100-yard freestyle, 200-yard backstroke, 200-yard breaststroke, and the 400-yard freestyle relay.
Fans can follow the action with live video at http://www.ncaa.com/liveschedule and follow the results live at http://www.collegeswimming.us/results/28723/. For live social media coverage, follow @scacswimming on Twitter and Instagram and for post-race interviews with winners from each event, go to: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLre47zYMwAfTi9iksO5XIvRXCLzs9LeGL.