Calvin Sending Three to NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships
Wednesday, March 09, 2011
The Calvin men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams will be sending three individuals to the NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships scheduled to be held March 23-26 in Knoxville, Tennessee.
Scheduled to compete for the Calvin women’s team are sophomore Elizabeth Counsell and freshman Elise Kaufman while freshman Andy Krafft will represent the Calvin men’s team.
Counsell (Indianapolis, IN/Heritage Christian HS) will be making her second straight trip to the NCAA III Championships. She is seeded seventh in the 100 breaststroke, eighth in the 200 breaststroke and 41st in the 200 IM. A year ago, she earned honorable mention All-America honors in the 200 breaststroke with an 11th place finish. Last month, she was named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Swimmer after winning league titles in the 100 breaststroke, 200 breaststroke and 200 IM. Her winning time of 2:19.74 in the 200 breaststroke was a new MIAA and Calvin record.
Kaufman and Krafft meanwhile will both compete on the one and three-meter diving boards.Kaufman (Sugarland, TX/Clements HS) finished second on the one-meter board at the MIAA Championships last month and third on the three-meter board.
Krafft (Fort Wayne, IN/Home Schooled) won MIAA titles last month on both the one and three-meter boards. He was also named the MIAA’s Most Valuable Diver, becoming the first individual in Calvin men’s swimming and diving history to receive the award.
During the year, Krafft has established new Calvin records on the one and three-meter boards for both a six and 11-dive competition.
The 2011 NCAA III Swimming and Diving Championships will be held at the University of Tennessee.
Last year the Calvin women finished 24th as a team with 43 points. The Calvin men sent one individual but did not score at the championship meet.