FAYETTEVILLE-University of Arkansas senior swimmers Zsuzsa Csobanki and Whitney Lynn qualified for the NCAA Swimming Championships, March 17-19, in West Lafayette, Ind.
Csobanki competes in the 50 freestyle and is tied for 24th nationally in the event with a time of 22.90. Lynn swims in the 500 and 1,650 freestyle. Lynn is 26th in the country in the 1,650 free and her ‘B’ time in the 500 free allowed her to enter that event as well.
Arkansas swimming head coach Anne Goodman James said she is excited for the opportunity the seniors have to finish their careers at nationals.
“I am so proud of these two seniors,” Goodman James said. “They have worked hard consistently throughout their four years here, and have made tremendous contributions to our team. I am so happy for both of them.”
In 2003, Lynn received all-American honors in the 500 and 1,650 freestyle events while Csobanki earned the same honor in the 200-freestyle relay.
Goodman James said she feels that the Lady Razorback duo’s prior achievements should enhance their chances of repeating as all-Americans.
“Both have experience at the NCAA Championships, which will be a big plus in their ability to swim fast when they get there this year,” Goodman James said. “This is Zsuzsa’s first time to qualify and be selected for an individual event at the NCAAs. She just keeps getting faster.”
The Lady’Backs have a chance to send three divers to join Csobanki and Lynn at the national championships if freshmen Brieanne Kushner, Jamie Hyslop and Hilarie Wilson can qualify at the NCAA Zone Diving Championships, March 11-13, in College Station, Texas.
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