INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. -- The NCAA released the selections for the 2018 Division III Swimming and Diving Championships and eight Southern Collegiate Athletic Conference student-athletes made the cut.
For the Tigers, seniors Lindsay Hagmann and Lauren Cuda, along with sophomores Abbie Jones and Star Rosales will swim the 400-yard freestyle relay. Hagmann is also entered in the 50 and 100-yard freestyle events.
Hagmann will compete in her fourth consecutive NCAA Championships meet. She earned All-America honors last year in the 100-yard freestyle, placing third in the race. Hagmann was also an Honorable Mention All-American in the 50-yard freestyle. In 2016, Hagmann finished seventh in the 100-yard freestyle to garner her first All-America accolades.
On the diving side, the Tigers will send two men, Daniel Valmassei and Anthony Liva, and one woman, Christine Peterson.
Representing Southwestern is Rehgan Hartsell, a freshman and the 2018 SCAC Swimmer of the Meet. Hartsell qualified in the 100 and 200 breaststroke events. In the short race, Hartsell qualified with a time of 1:03.63 which is 13th best. In the 200, her best time is 2:19.85. This ranks 16th in the nation heading into the event.
The 2018 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships will take place March 21-24 at the IU Natatorium in Indianapolis. Franklin College and the Indiana Sports Corporation will serve as co-hosts. A total of 579 participants (526 swimmers and 53 divers) will compete in the championships.
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