Swim and dive finishes 14th in NCAA Championships

By Ben Burke, 23 Sports

Saturday, March 21 –

The Missouri women’s swim and dive team tied the program record for its best finish at the NCAA Championships Saturday with 14th place finish, the third time in school history.

This was just the tip of the iceberg of Missouri’s successful weekend.

Missouri had a particularly strong performance in the medley relays. Both the 200 medley relay team of Danielle Barbiea, Anna Patterson, Katharine Ross, and Hannah Stevens, and 400 medley relay squad of Barbiea, Abby Duncan, Patterson, and Stevens took home first team All-America honors for the first time in school history.

The Missouri 400 medley relay team finished fourth, the best in school history.

Tiger senior Danielle Barbiea took part in both relays. The Louisville transfer added a solo first team All-America award by taking seventh place in the 100 butterfly.

Barbiea finishes her career with five All-America awards (including honorable mentions).

Although a senior highlighted the individual performances, Missouri also showed off the bright future it has, in the form of freshman Sharli Brady.

Brady became the first freshman swimmer in program history to win multiple All-America honors. The Kentucky native picked up honorable mention nods in both the 200 butterfly and the 400 individual medley.

Duncan was also awarded All America Honorable Mention in two individual events, with an 11th place finish in the 200 Breaststroke and a 13th place finish in the 100 Breaststroke.

An Honorable Mention award for Ross in the 100 Breaststroke and Stevens in the 100 Backstroke rounded out the All-American performances for the Tiger swimmers.

On the diving side, Missouri’s lone representative also won an award. Junior Lauren Reedy won her first ever All America award with an Honorable Mention on the 3-meter Springboard.