Howlett; Culberson Headline Final Day of NCAA D3 Swim/Dive Championships

Howlett; Culberson Headline Final Day of NCAA D3 Swim/Dive Championships

SHENANDOAH, Texas - The 2015 NCAA Division III Men's and Women's Swimming and Diving Championships concluded on Saturday and the Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference made its biggest splash on the final day of competition. Saturday Results | Complete Results | Team Scores - Men | Team Scores - Women | Schedule | Photo Gallery

Trinity University senior Stephen Culberson barely missed defending his national championship in the 100 freestyle, finishing second in the same time that won the event last year, 44.18. The finish earned him his fourth individual all-America honor (2x in 50 free; 2x in 100 free).

On the 3-meter board, Colorado College's Austin Howlett racked up his third straight all-America honor, finishing in eighth place with a score of 491.70.

The SCAC, along with the city of Shenandoah, Texas, served as host of the championships which was contested at the Conroe ISD.

In other Saturday action that involved SCAC student-athletes, the Trinity 400 freestyle relay team of senior Adam Thomas, Culberson, sophomore Isaac Johnson and senior Kevin Thomas earned honorable mention all-America honors with a 14th place finish in 3:03.02. The quartet were honorable mention all-America last year in the 200 free relay. 

On the women's side, Trinity senior Lydia Jones swam a prelim time of 51.34 in the morning session to qualify for the consolation finals. From there, she placed 16th overall and earned honorable mention all-America honors after a swim of 51.64 in the evening session. Fellow Tiger and freshman Lindsay Hagmann finished in 44th place with a time of 52.72.

The Trinity 400 freestyle relay team of Hagmann, freshman Lauren Cuda, Jones and freshman Bethany Rysak finished their prelim swim in 22nd place with a time of 3:31.35 

Colorado College junior Olivia Dilorati completed her 2015 championships with a 29th place showing in the 200 backstroke with a finish of 2:05.80.

All told for the championships, SCAC student-athletes recorded four all-America and five honorable mention all-America performances over the four-day meet. In addition, two relay teams earned honorable all-America honors.

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