SWIMMING & DIVING

Lin becomes two-time All-American; Miller gets 8th

Sophomores Shanny Lin, Danielle Sauve, and senior Maddie Miller represented RPI in Greensboro, N.C. during the four days of competition at the National Collegiate Athletics Association Division III Swimming & Diving Championship Meet.

Now a two-time National All-American, Lin’s fourth place finish in the 200 butterfly finals last Friday night leaves her ranked fourth in the nation in Division III. She was first recognized as an All-American last year during her freshman season when she also placed fourth in the 200 fly at Nationals, setting the school record of 2:02.09. She has since shaved nine tenths of a second off of her record time to establish a new record of 2:01.19, but it was a 2:01.55 that earned her fourth at Nationals.

Sauve swam 5:02.87 in the women’s 500 freestyle preliminary on Wednesday morning to place 28th out of 36. She did not qualify for finals that evening; however, she did race the following day in the women’s 400 individual medley preliminary, clocking in at 4:35.70. Coming in 23rd out of 25, she did not make finals for that race either. Her final race was the 100 freestyle on Saturday, where she swam a 53.95.

Miller competed in the women’s one meter dive preliminary on Thursday and the women’s three meter dive preliminary on Saturday. After having scored high in the three meter preliminary, she won a spot in the finals that evening where she placed eighth to earn 11 points for the Engineers.