FAYETTEVILLE-Arkansas senior swimmers Zsuzsa Csobanki and Whitney Lynn prepare to end their careers as Lady Razorbacks at the NCAA Swimming and Diving Championships, March 17-19. Competition begins Thursday, March 17, at 10 a.m.
Csobanki qualified in the 50 freestyle and swims in the event, Thursday. Csobanki earned all-American honors in 2003 as she was part of the Lady’Back 200-freestyle relay team. In August, she represented Hungary in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece.
Lynn, a two-time all-American in 2003, competes in two events at nationals. In addition to her specialty event, the 1,650 freestyle, Lynn was also invited to swim in the 500 free. She participates in the 500 free, Thursday, and finishes the championships with the 1,650 free, Saturday.
Arkansas swimming head coach Anne Goodman James said she is very proud of the Lady’Back duo and it is quite an accomplishment to take part in the national competition.
“The qualifying standards are so tough that everyone who makes it here is truly an elite swimmer,” Goodman James said. “Zsuzsa and Whitney both fit that description.”
Goodman James said she feels that the Arkansas pair is primed for their final meet as Lady’Backs.
“Both have trained well since the conference meet in preparation for this opportunity,” Goodman James said. “I truly believe that they are both physically and mentally ready to have phenomenal races here. They are determined to culminate their collegiate careers in an exciting way.”
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