Women's swimmers are All-Americans

Maggie Rosenbaum '14
Maggie Rosenbaum '14

Hamilton College's Megan Gibbons '12 and Maggie Rosenbaum '14 earned All-America honors on the fourth and final day of the NCAA Division III men's and women's swimming & diving championships at the Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis Natatorium on March 24.

Gibbons finished seventh in the 100-yard freestyle with a time of 51.23 seconds. She broke her own program record in the morning's preliminary heats with a time of 51.13 seconds. Her previous record of 51.43 seconds was set in February.

Gibbons picked up her fifth honorable mention All-America award for the 200 free earlier this week. This is her first All-America award. Anyone that finishes in the top eight earns All-America status.

Rosenbaum took third place in the 200 backstroke about 24 hours after she finished first and captured her second national title in the 100 back. Her time of 1:59.26 broke her own program record. Her previous record of 1:59.94 was set in February. This is her third All-America award.

Rosenbaum led the 200 back after 50 yards with a time of 27.66 seconds. She was just .02 seconds off the lead with a time of 57.78 seconds at the halfway mark. She had dropped to third with a time of 1:28.65 after 150 yards. She finished just four-tenths of a second behind the winner.

Rosenbaum finished the 2012 NCAA meet with two All-America awards, including the defense of her national title in the 100 back, and an honorable mention All-America award for the 200 individual medley.

Hamilton moved from 16th to 14th place in the team standings thanks to the 28 points Rosenbaum and Gibbons earned with their performances. The Continentals finished with a total of 61 team points. The result is the highest finish for the women's team since they also placed 14th at the 2003 championships.

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